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Shopping in Glendale

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Enjoy the nation’s top retail brands. Discover small, independent retailers.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect gift, Glendale is a Milwaukee shopping destination.  America’s top retail brands call the North Shore home.  From Apple to Barnes & Nobel…..From Athleta to Torrid…From Trader Joe’s to Target… There is so much to experience at Bayshore and all over the North Shore!

Or perhaps, you prefer “Main Street” over “Main Stream”?  You’ll discover unique independent retailers worth meeting and exploring for fine jewelry, music, resale, shoes, and comic stores.  Many are locally-owned stores proud of their unique offerings…and even prouder of their rich, family tradition.  From independent music stores to family-owned shoe stores, you’ll salute the selection and service.

We’ve highlighted a few of our local favorites below…or click here to visit our business directory.




 5800 N Bayshore Drive Glendale, WI 53217

BAYSHORE is Glendale’s premier entertainment center featuring more than 75 retailers, restaurants, and service providers including Apple, Athleta, EVEREVE, Target, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, H&M, FreshFin Poke, plus much more! Visit for featured events and entertainment.




 4200 N. Port Washington Rd. – Glendale, WI 53212

Every cook’s delight!  There are only three Boelter SuperStores in the country…and Glendale is proud to host one!  This kitchen warehouse superstore caters to cooks, bakers, chefs, restaurants, and entertainers.  If you are a cooking aficionado (or just a wanna-be), you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for: Cooking equipment, dishes, tools, glassware, cookware, small appliances, restaurant equipment, paper products, storage options, cutting boards, knives, and more! Don’t forget to sign-up for a class and learn from their celebrity chef.  Their state-of-the-art event space hosts parties, meetings, and events.



 505 W Silver Spring Dr, Glendale, WI 53217

Step into an old-fashioned, family shoe store…which isn’t so old-fashioned.  You’ll find a large selection of comfortable brands that are on-trend. Locally owned and operated since 1950…men, women, and children have been shopping at Stan’s for generations.  The “feel” is always important, and their employees are properly trained to find the right “fit” for you.  Tried-and-True brands such as DANSKO, BIRKENSTOCK, BOGS, CLARKS, MERRELL, KEEN, NEW BALANCE, and more. Come meet the wonderful Sajdak family, as they operate one of the best shoe and accessory stores in the North Shore.




 5800 North Bayshore Drive, Suite A-115 Glendale, WI 53217

Discover a new favorite game at BOARD GAME BARRISTER.  This independent, locally-owned game store offers hundreds of family-friendly favorites, iconic challenges, fantasy selections, cards, dice, puzzles and more. It’s the go-to destination for “Magic the Gathering” and “Dungeon’s and Dragons”. Try-Out the game before you purchase.  Board Game Barrister offers hundreds of games you can play in their game area. It’s the ideal location for a birthday party…for any age.



 701 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, WI 53209

Need a momento of your stay in Glendale? Looking for the ideal gift for a craft beer drinker? Want to take home Sprecher’s award-winning soda and beer?  The Sprecher Brewery Gift Shop offers a wide selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, specialty foods, beverages, knick-knacks, and promotional items.  Oh, while you’re visiting…be sure to sign-up for a tour. You’ll get to see why Glendale is the “Root Beer Capital of the Universe” and taste the brewery’s award-winning creations.




 210 Silver Spring Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53217

For generations, Brass Bell Music Store has been the top music store in the North Shore for instruments and lessons.  Besides finding a large selection of instruments to purchase or own, you’ll connect with experienced, knowledgeable staff.  If you’re looking for musical accessories, sheet music, and gifts…that’s in the repertoire, too.


 (414) 351-2222

 6815 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale, WI 53209

This local, independently owned comic store features a lot more than comic books. Discover fun, hard-to-find collectibles, and movies. Superheroes, movie stars, and legends are represented. The owner is very “hands-on”, friendly, and knowledgeable about comic books.

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