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Independent Stores

Find that one-of-kind piece in Tosa's stylish boutiques.

Explore Wauwatosa’s independent stores for everything from boutique fashion to great books. These shopping districts will help you find everything you need on a fun day of shopping.

Charming and highly walkable, The Village is Tosa's historic European-style area filled with one-of-a-kind shops. Take a stroll while you shop and dine in this exciting shopping district. Looking for a chic boutique? Find trendy accessories at Bangles & Bags or a unique piece of fine jewelry from the artists at Magpie Jewelry and Metals Studio. Salamander features original contemporary women’s fashion from designers across the country, and you’ll find unique urban women’s apparel at Urban Laundry. Village Boutique Clothiers offers specialty clothing not found in department stores. To get yourself ready for a perfect night out wearing one of your new finds, stop at the locally owned and operated Soaps & Scents for bath and body products and more.

The Little Read Book Store is everything a full-service bookstore should be – come and browse or let their helpful staff recommend the perfect book for you to enjoy on your trip. Brighten up your home with antique pine, home accessories or lighting from French Country Pine & Design. Phase 2 Skateshop has been locally owned since 1985, providing gear for everyone who loves to skateboard, from beginner to advanced.

After you’re done exploring the Village, head to East Tosa, a vibrant urban community that offers a classic “Main Street” feel with a sixteen-block district offering a wide array of goods and services. Elektra Lights and Fans is your source for unique light fixtures, as well as attractive artwork, and the musically inclined need to stop at North Star Music. The Martini Girls Gallery and Studio is home to three self-represented artists, selling original artwork as well as prints. 

If you picked up some art while you were shopping, make sure it’s ready for the trip home with a stop at Bridgetowne Framing Gallery


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