More than a decade ago, Jessica Franzen opened Sparrow Collective at 2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and on Black Friday last month she opened a second shop, Sparrow Boutique, a half block to the south.
Oniomania opened 15 years ago and continues to offer arty, handmade gifts in West Allis.
In honor of Small Business Saturday, OnMilwaukee compiled five of our favorites and hope you'll add them to your list of places to swing by this weekend.
This week in the Unique Boutique series we showcase a pop-up shop with local vendors offering everything you need to have a green holiday!
Ursa, a lifestyle boutique located in Bay View, offers a variety of products including home goods, plants, jewelry, men and women's apparel and more.
Once again, The Waxwing offers some of the city's cutest, most useful and unique items - many to most are made locally - from more than 300 artisans. Fa la la la local!
Dandy describes itself as Midventurous Modern, which is a good way of saying, really cool stuff your mom and grandma tossed but you wish they'd have kept for you. There's furniture, clothing, home decor and much more in an alluring setting, all curated by the owners, Ryan and Jess Day.
Boswell Books is the city's best bookshop, stocked not only with great works but with employees who are passionate and knowledgeable booklovers.
Located in the heart of the Third Ward, Mod Gen offers plants of all varieties as well as household items and more.
While Form is a shop fixated on plants, gifts and unique goods to decorate your space, Specter aims to provide artifacts that illustrate the process of life and create feelings of nostalgia and growth for customers.
Owned by local artist Lynita Santora Wolf, Barcelona is a quaint shop chock full of a curated collection of locally made items, vintage finds and vintage-inspired new items.
Antiques on Pierce has three floors packed to the gills with a stunning array of items. The selection is not only wide, it's also deep.
Owner Eric Lewis refers to his Walker's Point store as "a really eclectic pop-up shop" that features furniture, home goods, art, clothing, toys, knick knacks, records, stereo equipment, classic signs, holiday items and more.
The Bittercube Bazaar aims to be a one-stop shop for all things cocktail-related. Shoppers will find a selection of high-quality spirits, bar tools and fun cocktail-related finds along with housemade bitters, tonics, soda essences and elixirs.