These locally owned boutiques, carefully curated by people in our community, stock everything you didn’t know you needed.
Proper gear for your next outdoor adventure at Yellow Wood
401 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay
Whether you’re planning an urban adventure on the Oak Leaf Trail or traversing one of the national parks, Yellow Wood gear – high-end footwear and apparel for hiking, camping, climbing and more – has been tested by its friendly staff.
A great record, new or old, from Rushmor Records
2635 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Rushmor has been slinging new and used vinyl for almost 50 years, specializing in indie and punk music from local and global musicians. The music-obsessed staff has plenty of recommendations, too.
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A specialty toy for a cool kid from Ruckus & Glee
805 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa
Half the fun of going to a toy shop is actually getting to play. At Ruckus & Glee, kids can test out the latest imagination-generating toys.
A great party dress for that summer soiree from Lela Boutique
321 N. Broadway
Lela has an eclectic mix of designer and vintage styles for women of all ages. The engaging staff is always eager to help customers develop their personal styles – no pressure involved.
A good-looking shirt to make a well-dressed man, from Milworks
143 N. Broadway
Milworks stocks high-end, modern and rugged men’s apparel from brands like Filson, Levi’s and Wisconsin-made Thorogood boots. A collared shirt, raw denim and leather boots go a long way to make a man look polished.
A quirky antique at Annex or Clinton Street Antiques
1106 and 1110 S. First St.
These shops are chock-full of antiques and some strange treasures, too. Pluck a piece of art or an old sign off the wall to add to your collection.
Milwaukee Gear from the MilwaukeeHome Store
907 W. National Ave.
Just when you thought you had too many Milwaukee T-shirts, the MilwaukeeHome Store moves into
a bigger storefront in Walker’s Point and comes out with fresh designs. There are hoodies, tanks and other accessories, too.