If you’re looking for a fun day of shopping, we rounded up the best places to go in the greater Milwaukee area.
From traditional indoor shopping malls, to open-air town centers and discount outlet malls, southeastern Wisconsin has something for everyone.
11 Best Malls Around Milwaukee
1. Bayshore Town Center
5800 N Bayshore Dr, Glendale, WI 53217
Bayshore Town Center (formerly known as Bayshore Mall) in Glendale is a popular shopping mall featuring popular stores like Ulta, Athleta, Evereve, Gap & Gap Kids, H&M, Nike, Kohl’s Target, Trader Joe’s, Old Navy, and much more.
For lunch, options include Culver’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Qdoba, and Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
The Yard, an open green space in the center of the open-air shopping area, is the heart of Bayshore. It’s a great spot for families where you’ll find free live concerts, and cultural and seasonal festivals. There is a large screen for viewing sporting events and family movies.
For the latest news and events, head to their website.
2. Mayfair Mall
2500 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Mayfair Mall is an indoor shopping center located just outside of Milwaukee in Wauwatosa.
Anchor stores include Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel, Container Store, and Macy’s. Other stores include LuluLemon, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Build A Bear, the Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer, Forever 21, J Crew, Gap, and more.
Sit down restaurants include the Cheesecake Factory, P.G. Chang’s, and Maggiano’s. Casual restaurants include Panera, Potbelly, and Five Guys Burgers and Friend. There is also a food court inside where you can get an Auntie Anne’s pretzel, cinnabon, and other fast food.
Santa and the Easter Bunny usually make their rounds at Mayfair. Check their website for dates and times.
3. Mayfair Collection
11500 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
The Mayfair Collection is a 69-acre, mixed-use outlet mall anchored by Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
In addition to 400,000 square feet of shopping, The Mayfair Collection also includes an eclectic mix of local restaurants, a 146-room Hilton Homewood Suites, and 269 luxury apartments with plans to build up to 1,000 residential units and 500,000 SF of corporate on-site over the next five to ten years.
Golden Nest Pancake & Waffles is one of our favorite spots for a family brunch.
4. Southridge Mall
5300 S 76th St, Greendale, WI 53129
Southridge in Greendale is one of the biggest malls in Wisconsin, and it’s home to Macy’s, J.C. Penney, T.J. Maxx, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, and more.
Santa and the Easter Bunny visit each year and they hold family events through their Kids Club.
Pro Tip: Don’t miss the choo choo train that departs from the kids playing area in the center of the mall. Your kids will love chugging around the mall in a real train!
5. Corners of Brookfield
20111 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045
The Corners is a walkable town center with shopping, dining, and entertainment options for the whole family, located in Waukesha County.
Anchored by Von Maur, other stores include Anthropologie, Evereve, Free People, and LuluLemon.
Dining options include Cafe Hollander, Bel Air Cantina, and local favorite Goddess and the Baker.
For family entertainment and date night options, there’s a movie theater, Silverppot Cinema, and a comedy club called Improv Milwaukee.
6. Brookfield Square
95 N Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
Anchored by J.C. Penney, Barnes & Noble, and Marcus Theater Movie Tavern, Brookfield Square in Brookfield, WI is also home to favorite stores like American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, WhirlyBall & more!
You can eat at Bar Louie, Bravo Italian Kitchen, Chick-Fil-A, and more.
Check their website for family events like Santa Visits and photos with the Easter Bunny.
7. Drexel Town Square
361 W Town Square Way, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Drexel Town Square is a new development in Oak Creek with a blend of shops and residential living. There’s a Main Street, City Hall, Library, retail stores, restaurants, shop, businesses, and apartments.
Oak Creek is also home to the state’s first IKEA.
8. East Towne Square Mall
1505 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092
For a upscale shopping and a unique retail experience, head to East Town Square Mall in Mequon, located in Ozaukee County. It’s been a shopping and dining destination for 27 years.
This indoor specialty mall features women’s stores, unique boutiques, jewelry, eyewear, gift shops, salon/spas, and restaurants. All businesses are locally owned. Cafe 1505 is the perfect place for a delicious meal and great service.
9. Mitchell Street Mall
1020 W Historic Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Mitchell Mall is more of a flea market, located in the city of Milwaukee on a historic street that was once home to Goldmann’s and the Modjeska Theater.
Read all about this special place here.
10. Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
11211 120th Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Pleasant Prairie Premium Putlets is one of the best outlet malls in Wisconsin. You can save up to 65% off regular prices at stores like the Nike Factory Store, Pandora Outlet, The North Face, and more.
It’s conveniently located off I-94 and Highway 165, about a 40 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee.
11. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets
575 Linmar Ln, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Johnson Creek Premium Outlets is located at I-94 and Highway 26, exit 267, between Madison and Milwaukee, about a 50 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee.
There are 60 outlet stores from name brands like Adidas, Coach, Columbia Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more.
If you’re looking for more great shopping in Milwaukee, head to the Historic Third Ward where you’ll find unique specialty stores and great restaurants and cafes. Be sure to stop by the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch.
Brady Street on the east side of Milwaukee, and the trendy Downer Avenue are also great spots for local shopping.
We hope this list helps you find your perfect day of shopping in Southeast Wisconsin!
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