The busiest shopping season of the year is upon us, and before you know it, our city will be bustling with holiday shoppers from all around the country. If you are traveling here from out of state, you will be pleased to find that Milwaukee is a wonderful shopping destination, and we have a full roster of both national and local retailers for you to choose from. As a visitor to our beautiful city, though, you may be wondering where you can find the best shopping Milwaukee has to offer. Well, you’re in luck. We have the list for you right here.

Mayfair Mall – Revered as the best mall in all of Wisconsin, Mayfair Mall is a must-stop destination on your shopping itinerary. This mall is located just 15 minutes west of Downtown Milwaukee, and you can use any of our local modes of public transportation to get there. Inside, you will find all of your expected national favorites, including Nordstrom, J Crew, Crate & Barrel, and a Build-a-Bear for the kids.

The Home Market – If you’re looking for something beautiful and elegant for your home (or as a gift for someone else’s home), The Home Market is going to be a go-to shop for you. This high-end home goods store has everything you could ask for, and their customer service team has a reputation for being second to none.

The Waxwing – This is a must-stop for lovers of locally sourced handmade goods. Here, you will find everything from one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry to handmade soaps, and so much more. Quaint, quirky, and oh-so-charming, The Waxwing is a can’t-miss.

Third Point of View – If you are searching for the perfect gift for someone who loves vintage and antique items, give Third Point of View a shot. This is a great place to find a unique gift for that person who is so “hard to buy for.” They also make a major point of supporting our local artisans, makers, and small businesses, which is definitely something we at Kinn Guesthouse can get behind.

Sparrow Collective – This shop offers a bit of a variety for shoppers and gift givers, but where Sparrow Collective really shines is in its apparel. Here, you can find beautiful clothing designed by up-and-coming indie designers that you can’t find anywhere else. For the fashionista in your life (or for yourself), Sparrow Collective is an excellent addition to your holiday shopping route.

As a visitor to our beautiful city, we hope you enjoy all the best shopping Milwaukee has to offer! Whatever your taste and holiday shopping budget may be, we are sure you’ll find something for everyone on your list.