A downtown Tosa shopping guide
Although Brady Street, the Historic Third Ward and other Milwaukee shopping districts have an abundance of charming and unique stores, don't forget the charms of an afternoon of shopping downtown Wauwatosa, or as residents call it the Tosa Village.
We've compiled a list of flower, gift and other quirky shops in Tosa, and a few places to get some grub since shopping usually makes you hungry. The Tosa Village is very walkable, and with a great mix of new and old (who doesn't love Drew's?) you'll find something worth buying at every turn. Don't forget the credit cards and comfortable shoes.
1442 Underwood Ave.
This home interiors and gift boutique has greeting cards, Asian antiques, Eric Oxendorf photography, wire sculptures and more.
7532 W. State St.
This is the place for scented soaps and candles and just about any home and garden necessity.
Dog Spot Boutique and Cafe
7707 W. State St.
Home to all pampered pooches, this is an upscale pet shop that has bakery and birthday cakes, all-natural foods, collars, sweaters, dog carriers and toys.
Drews Variety & Craft
7505 Harwood Ave.
Drews has it all: toys, crafts, seasonal decorations, domestics, cards and basically anything else you can think of.
The Flower Lady
1460 Underwood Ave.
They've got fresh flowers, blooming plants, easy care plants, cards, vases, bath and body products and some jewelry.
7609 Harwood Ave.
Custom sewing of leather is the name of the game here. They do jackets, pants, skirts and more.
Little Read Book, Inc.
7603 W. State St.
One of the few small, independent bookshops around; they've got a well-stocked section for the kids, too.
Magpie Jewelry & Metals Studio
7613 Harwood Ave.
Everything from bracelets to earrings to engagement rings. Prices start at about $10. And custom designing is their specialty.
Niemann's Chocolate Shop
7475 Harwood Ave.
Chocolate, chocolate and plenty more chocolate.
Paper Perfect & More
7471 Harwood Ave.
Besides paper, there are gift items, seasonal decorations, pottery, greeting cards, note cards, a large invitation department, bordered papers, wedding invitations and photo albums.
PJ's Frame & Gallery
805 N. 68th St.
There are a wide variety of posters, frames, matting and even a few original art pieces.
Rosie's Flower Shop
804 N. 68th St.
Fresh flowers, plants, gift items and cards.
StyLynn Baskets & Gifts
7605 Harwood Ave.
This is the place for gift baskets. Get one for a teacher, coach, bird watcher, golfer, gardener or for newlyweds. Anything goes since you can have your basket specially made.
Swan Furniture & Interiors
1348 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
Check out the home décor. Plenty of accessories, wallpaper, upholstery and a full-service design studio.
820 N. 68th St.
Chocolate, chocolate covered popcorn and many hand-dipped chocolate candies.
1430 Underwood Ave.
Contemporary art including glass, pottery, paintings, prints, jewelry, wooden boxes, photography and more.
811 N. 68th St.
The place to go for school uniforms and monogramming.
Food for the weary shopper
Balistreri's Italian American Ristorante
812 N. 68th St.
Classic Italian fare, including some of the best pizza in town.
7754 Harwood Ave.
A menu full of European and Asian traditions. Choose from beef, lamb, pork, chicken and tuna dishes. But leave room for dessert.
Chancery Pub and Restaurant
7615 W. State St.
Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas and Mexican dishes.
7118 W. State St.
Standard Mexican dishes.
Nova Cena Café and Bakery
1427 N. Underwood Pkwy.
Pastries, deli sandwiches, fresh bread, muffins, scones, burgers, paninis, omelets, quiche, coffee drinks and more.
7606 W. State St.
Pizzas (with plenty of toppings), pastas and panini, courtesy of the Bartolotta folks, who run the top-notch Ristorante Bartolotta next door.
Simma's Ovens Bakery
817 N. 68th St.
Pastries, cheesecakes and wedding cakes to die for.
estey gottlieb said: do you have a map of the tosa village area and how to get there from the wyndham hotel. thank you
1 comment about this article.
Post a comment / write a review.
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.