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SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Greater Madison plays host to hundreds of fabulous stores, from locally owned boutiques to major malls. No matter the reason or the season, it's easy to plan a "shop 'til you drop" weekend here!

Start off your experience in the heart of Madison at retailers that stand out in the shopping category:

  • Cornblooms—Featuring footwear designed with comfort and style in mind. 
     
  • Little Luxuries—A great place for unique gifts and accessories.

 

When food and gifts are on your list, don't miss these destinations that include locally owned, universally loved shops:
 

  • Bavaria Sausage—Authentic, old world German sausages made in Madison for more than 50 years.
     
  • Candinas Chocolatier—Fine chocolates created by Swiss-trained confectioner Markus Candinas and made in Verona, Wisconsin.
     
  • Chocolaterian Cafe—An unforgettable dessert and chocolate experience; home of Christine's Toffee & Caramels.
  • Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet—A Swiss chalet in DeForest that features more than 100 different Wisconsin cheeses plus sausages and other gourmet foods to give as gifts.
     
  • Fromagination—A specialty cheese shop celebrating Wisconsin artisanal cheesemakers and imaginative pairings with artisan breads, fine wines and charcuterie.
  • Kilwins—"Sweet in every sense since 1947" now located on State Street.
     
  • Red Elephant Chocolate Cafe—handcrafted chocolates and distinctive desserts, ice cream, beverages and gifts. 

 

Or, try these stores that offer unique gifts that go from antiques to art and everything in between:

  • Odana Antiques—Madison's largest antique center featuring styles from Art Deco to Mid-Century to Victorian and every era in-between.
  • Orange Tree Imports—An incredible combination of culinary delights, specialty food and gifts located in Madison's Monroe Street neighborhood for more than 35 years.

     

If concentrated areas of shopping is more what you're looking for, Madison has many marvelous malls with a variety of stores: 

  • Greenway Station—An "outdoor mall" with more than 35 retailers that collectively create a shopping and dining experience.
     
  • Hilldale Shopping Center—Recently expanded to include many new stores, such as Lush, Sur La Table, and Lucky Brand.
  • East Towne Mall—Located less than a mile from I-90/94 and contains four major department stores, more than 100 specialty shops, and 15 restaurants and eateries.
  • West Towne Mall—More than one hundred different stores to choose from, including many restaurants.
     
  • Just a short drive away, you'll find Johnson Creek Premium Outlets—60 brand-name outlet stores, from Coach to Columbia Sportswear Company.
     
  • Outlets at the Dells also offers 30-70% off retail prices at favorite brands such as Nike, Under Armour and Disney and is located just off I-90/94 in the Dells.