11 Best Shopping Malls Around Milwaukee (2024)

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.

The Yard at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale Wisconsin.
The Yard at Bayshore Town Center hosts free family activities throughout the year.

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.

Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa Wisconsin.
Mayfair Mall is located just outside of Milwaukee in the suburb of 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.

The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa Wisconsin
The Mayfair Collection is an outlet mall near Milwaukee, 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.

Choo choo train at Southridge Mall in Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Kids will love riding the choo choo train throughout Southridge Mall.

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.

The Corners of Brookfield hosts a sports viewing event.
The Corners of Brookfield in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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!

Whirly Ball at Brookfield Square.
Whirlyball is a favorite at Brookfield Square.

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 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Drexel Town Square is home to a Main Street, City Hall, and Library, as well as shopping.

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.

More Ideas

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.

Historic Third Ward on the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Historic Third Ward and other local neighborhoods also offer great shopping.

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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