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Downtown Shopping Guide to Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2018 /   Small Business Saturday Milwaukee Downtown

By Megan Kujawa

Holiday gift shopping is about to be in full swing. You could spend Black Friday waking up early and standing in long lines. Or, you could rest up for a Saturday afternoon in downtown Milwaukee supporting local retailers and restaurants. Here are some of the best spots to hit on Small Business Saturday, or any shopping day this season.

Note: Make sure to save your receipts! After getting gifts for everyone else, jump on the Hop and treat yourself to food and drinks at any of Downtown’s delicious restaurants. Snap a photo of your receipt from any business along the streetcar route and enter the Hop, Shop & Win! contest to win awesome cash prizes through November 24.


1. For the Brewery Lover

Visit Brew City Brand at the Shops of Grand Avenue or Milwaukee Public Market. They have t-shirts, beer coozies, posters and other accessories your beer enthusiast will love.

Small Business Saturday Deal:

Public Market - 30% off all apparel. Free T-shirt of their choosing with purchase of $15 or more (while supplies last)

Grand Avenue – Everything is $1 for Moving Sale


2. For the Fashionista

Access Boutique has all the right things for the most stylish person you know. With their wide selection of jewelry, handbags and scarves, it’ll be easy to find the perfect accessory. They also offer gift cards!  

Small Business Saturday Deal: Free gift with purchase of $25 or more


3. For the Creative

Broadway Paper has plenty of beautiful stationery, ribbons and pens for those that like to add a personal touch to just about everything. 

Small Business Saturday Deal: Free gift with a $50 purchase


4. For the Local

Urban Milwaukee has anything and everything Milwaukee themed, from clothing to drinkware to board games, your little local will love it.


5. For the New Home Owner

Inspired is filled with rustic home furnishings and decor that the new home owner in your life is sure to appreciate.

Small Business Saturday Deal: Offering holiday treats and gift with purchase


6. For the Sophisticated Taste

Open weekdays, Kloiber Jewelers has the perfect amount of sparkle for that special someone that likes to shine bright with a large selection of rings, necklaces, watches and more located in the US Bank building.


7. For the Athlete

InStep Physical Therapy & Running Center carries all the basics for the avid runner. The staff will help you pick out the perfect apparel and accessories to check off your athlete's wish list.

Small Business Saturday Deal: Buy 1 get 1 half off shoes, apparel and accessories


8. For the Green Thumb

Mod Gen is a unique shop where you can find a large selection of houseplants and vases, along with other specialty gifts for those with a contemporary taste.

Small Business Saturday Deal: 15% off storewide from 10AM-6PM


9. For Your Well-Dressed Friend

Allen Edmonds has fine leather shoes and high-end clothes for the stylish guy in your life at this flagship store located at the Pfister Hotel.


About the author: Megan Kujawa is the Marketing & Special Events intern at Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. She is a senior at Marquette University studying public relations, marketing and advertising.

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