Shop Downtown Madison

Downtown Madison is a unique shopping, business and cultural district that boasts more than 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment establishments, with most locally owned. A vibrant pedestrian and transit mall, State Street is the perfect setting to shop in all seasons. Spend a few hours or the entire day exploring specialty foods, luxury gifts, trendy clothing, fair-trade goods, fine art, jewelry and much more.

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First EVER Downtown Group Gift Card Sale Announced

Fall Gift Card Program
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Announcing the Downtown Madison Fund

The purpose of this fund is to promote the vitality of downtown and leverage opportunities within and immediately adjacent to Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID).
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COVID 2020 Updates

Downtown Madison Information and Updates during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Handmade and Handcrafted 2019

When it comes to gift-giving, it pays to shop — and craft — local. “…Shopping local directly supports your community,” says Kira Rosenstiel, manager of Art Gecko, 510 State Street.
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Your Holiday Traditions Start Downtown

Start your season of celebration in Downtown Madison, WI. Holiday Lights, A Winter Night Market, A Holiday Open House and a Cookie Walk...
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Use the Business Directory to get acquainted





The Visitor Center is currently closed, but you can search through our directory , attractions , and see how you can support downtown businesses by heading to our Updates Page


Shop online or in store for the world's largest selection of Wisconsin Cheeses since 1938. Great for gifts and souvenirs.


Huge walk-in humidor, CBD wellness center, hookah, clothing, tobacco accessories.

Fontana Sports Specialties
216 North Henry Street
(608) 257-5043
Certificates accepted here

Providing Wisconsin with the best in outdoor apparel & equipment since 1949, with a deep respect for nature and a passion for outdoor pursuits.

109 State
(608) 467-6325
Certificates accepted here

Unusual, hand-crafted, well-made, footwear for men and women. Plus wearable art, handmade jewelry, accessories and other art.

673 State

Convenience store located at the end of State Street at the edge of the UW Campus.

230 State

A paper, craft and gift shop featuring gifts Made in Madison. Included are works by over 100 local & indie artists featuring fine papers, craft kits, handmade goods, workshops, instruction and inspiration.

Arch Apothecary
23 S Pinckney

Offering a selection of high end beauty products as well as services such as everyday eyebrow and lash upkeep to a special makeup application and blowout.

Art Gecko
510 State
(608) 280-8053
Certificates accepted here

Best selection of stones, clothing & carvings from the Far East. Sterling silver jewelry, unique home decor, cool clothes.

Huge selection of quality artist and craft supplies.

414 State

August serves as a multifaceted retail space that honor's Madison’s deep traditions of forward thinking, education and the arts. While our main focus is on streetwear and sneakers, it will be our duty to welcome all members of our community to share in the exchange of ideas, art and fashion while providing access to rare brands. August has been positioned to organically evolve into a community staple for years to come. It is essential that our shop functions not only as a premier footwear and apparel boutique but also as a cultural linchpin to the community which it serves and provides a platform and voice to those who feel they don’t have one.

August cross functions as a venue for the performing and visual arts under the AUGUST AUX brand banner. These live sessions feature hip hop, poetry, spoken word, jazz and more. We have formally partnered with UW’s First Wave scholarship program to provide an educational approach to event planning and execution. Last, we curate both SoundCloud and Spotify pages where we feature our AUGUST AUX mixes that are created by our staff, DJ’s from Madison, NYC, LA and abroad.

August recently launched the AUGUST ART COLLECTIVE which now allows August to function as an art gallery that supports local artists during monthly art exhibitions.

Last, we begin an initiative called THE AUGUST SALÓN which is a community workshop that focuses on education where we facilitate discussions ranging from entrepreneurship, politics & activism, social issues, the business of music, screen printing workshops and more.

While Madison is a host to many creative minds, there are not many entities that are dedicated to providing a platform for youth culture expression. August is here to fill that void.

Azara Hookah
429 State
(608) 630-8618
Certificates accepted here

Selling tobacco products and accessories; wide selection of glassware and vapes.

B-Side Records
436 State
(608) 255-1977
Certificates accepted here

New, classic & uncommon music, since 1982. CDs, DVDs and vinyl.

Badger Liquor
402 State

Wine, beer and spirits.

Badger Market
800 Langdon

Designed for convenience, the Badger Market is located just inside the main first floor entrance. Whether you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite or beverage, or you’re looking for a way to keep a little piece of the Terrace with you, the Badger Market can help. Visitors can find Steep & Brew coffee, grab-and-go lunches, snacks, small grocery items, office supplies and Terrace gear and apparel.

Blum's Trophies
130 State

Expert engraving, trophies, plaques, ribbons, custom awards.

Browzers Bookshop
668 State
(608) 255-5521
Certificates accepted here

150,000 used and rare books. Located upstairs.

116 E Washington

Artisan Home Goods and Gift Boutique offering interior design services.

(608) 630-8065
Certificates accepted here

Extensive selection of UW apparel and t-shirts printed in Madison for all your badger apparel needs.

Chocolates crafted locally using the finest ingredients.

Chazen Museum of Art
750 University

Home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin, with permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, education programs and events.

Family owned and Madison made super-premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, soy ice cream, and no sugar added ice cream

(608) 255-2994
Certificates accepted here

Gourmet popcorn made from scratch in many flavors, and other specialties.

Classy Glass
438 N Frances

Handcrafted artwork using ancient and modern glassblowing tools and techniques. Services include custom orders, glassblowing lessons, and glass repair.

Community Pharmacy
341 State

Featuring downtown's greatest selection of herbs, vitamins, CBD, natural body care as well as a prescription pharmacy. Find unique, locally made soaps, teas, lotions, cards and so much more. We're a worker's coop dedicated to improving health since 1972.

113 King

Quality heritage denim, menswear and premium leather goods.

Daily Scoop
800 Langdon

Babcock Dairy ice cream is as delicious as it gets. From a single scoop waffle cone to the Freshman 15 sundae with 15 scoops of ice cream, all the classics are back and then some. Made fresh on the UW Campus.

Dotty Dumpling's Dowry
317 N Frances

Longtime local institution offering specialty burgers, cheese curds & tap beers in quirky digs. Grilling burgers since 1974.

The Visitor Center is currently closed, but you can search through our directory , attractions , and see how you can support downtown businesses by heading to our Updates Page

Fair Trade fashion, accessories and household goods.

559 State

Since 1960, developing timeless and functional outdoor gear.

Fontana Sports Specialties
216 North Henry Street
(608) 257-5043
Certificates accepted here

Providing Wisconsin with the best in outdoor apparel & equipment since 1949, with a deep respect for nature and a passion for outdoor pursuits.

(608) 255-1994
Certificates accepted here

DVD rentals. Mainstream Hollywood plus large selection of foreign, independent, documentary and anime films. Since 1985.

Frances Street Market
438 N Frances

Offering delivery of convenience store goods, snacks, and fresh sandwiches and foods.

Our boutiques offer an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive.

Freedom Skate Shop
434 State

Skateboard, longboard and roller derby products, apparel and accessories. Skater owned and operated.

12 S Carroll

Fromagination features artisan cheese from Wisconsin…and all over the United States and the world. Working one-on-one with you to pair cheeses with wine, beer, crackers, preserves, honey and other perfect companions. Creating an unique experience for each guest. Stop in and taste more than 100 cheeses, and other wonderful local specialty foods. Many items proudly made here in Wisconsin.

Gazelle Dance
401 N Lake

Specializing in dance and fitness apparel; wide selection of apparel and equipment for people who move. By appointment.

Change the below to read “Engagement rings, conflict free diamonds, lab grown, and Canadian diamonds. Gemstone jewelry, watches, and officially licensed UW Badger merchandise.

At Goodman’s Jewelers you can expect:

• An inviting and comfortable experience. We are a NON-comissioned team.
• Educated staff to answer your questions. We are GIA trained and certified.
• Onsite Goldsmith. Full service repair and custom work.
• Custom CAD design.
• Appraisals included with purchase. Done by our GIA certified Graduate Gemologist.
• Largest on hand selection of diamonds and loose gemstones. GIA certified, ethically sourced, lab grown, and Canadian options.
• Watch batteries, sizings, and straps while you wait.
• Engraving.
• Free jewelry cleaning and inspection.
Family owned. Supporting the greater Madison community for over 85 years.
Honest+Integrity+Quality=GOODMAN’S JEWELERS.

HYART Gallery
133 W Johnson

Showcasing contemporary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition hand-crafted art metal jewelry, ceramics, wood, glass, photography, and gifts.

(608) 257-9248
Certificates accepted here

Unique pizza by the slice & fresh salad. Voted Wisconsin's best pizza by Food Network Magazine. Lunch, dinner and late-night; pick-up and delivery.

639 State
(608) 251-0495
Certificates accepted here

Official University of Wisconsin Badgers fan gear and gifts.

Insomnia Cookies
462 State

Fresh baked mix and match cookies daily. Have them delivered or pick them up in store!

542 State

Specialty candy, novelties and gifts.

J&P Fresh Market
346 State

Asian grocer stocking a variety of Asian goods such as vegetables, meat, snacks, and frozen foods.

507 State

Our crepes are made with fresh vegetable, fruit and meat. Each recipe's ingredient combination was tested thousands of times before delivering to our customer. Therefore, each recipe offers a unique taste. In-house seasoned beef and handmade cream are two secret ingredients in our crepes. Also offering Thai Ice Cream.

Jacob's Ladder
128 State

Wellness can be achieved naturally with PCR - Hemp Rich oil, found in all Jacob's Ladder products

340 State
(608) 256-2062
Certificates accepted here

Men's clothing, shoes, and accessories.

208 State
(608) 661-4431
Certificates accepted here

Traditional, kitchen-made candy and ice cream made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.

Huge walk-in humidor, CBD wellness center, hookah, clothing, tobacco accessories.

Little Luxuries
230 State

A Downtown Madison shopping destination for over 25 years. Little Luxuries offers curated gifts that support your well designed, mindful, sustainable lifestyle.

Boutique specializing in fun unique gifts, housewares and accessories.

(608) 251-2020
Certificates accepted here

Independent optometrists; lab on site, contact lenses.

(608) 256-5432
Certificates accepted here

New Age books, gifts, resource center and events since 1984.

Unique Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired gifts and Madison souvenirs.

(608) 257-3222
Certificates accepted here

Hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary craft and unique gifts.

Parthenon Gyros
316 State

Homemade gyros and Greek specialties with a beautiful rooftop garden dining area. Lunch, dinner and late night.

Paul's Book Store
670 State

Used and out-of-print books, large general stock. Since 1954.

Pipefitter, The
520 State

Selling unique gifts since 1972. Smoking, drinking and entertainment supplies and accessories. T-shirts, books and cards.

Power Nine Games
341 State

Offering RPG cards and accessories, board games, and more!

(608) 256-7075
Certificates accepted here

Stylish imports, worldwide fashions and much more.

Pure Health Cannabis
447 W Gilman

Offering CBD products and consultation for your health needs.

329 State
(608) 251-3419
Certificates accepted here

New, recycled and imported apparel, clearance under $10.

Red Square Flowers
132 State

When unique and thoughtful matters.

410 State
(608) 257-1018
Certificates accepted here

A recycled fashion boutique specializing in buying, selling, and trading high quality clothing & accessories, including high-end designer and vintage iconic apparel for both men and women.

(608) 257-0400
Certificates accepted here

Wines from around the world, all major domestic beers and hundreds of imports and micro brews, wide selection of liquor.

(608) 257-7888
Certificates accepted here

Fiction, Kids, Women's Studies, LGBT Books, Fair Trade Gifts. New and used books. Open late weekdays.

(608) 661-4350
Certificates accepted here

Authentic apparel celebrating the Wisconsin lifestyle. T-shirts, sweatshirts, accessories.

SEE Eyewear
437 State

Custom frames sourced from international designers at affordable prices. Eye exams available.

224 State
(608) 251-2370
Certificates accepted here

One-of-a-kind Fair Trade handmade products from around the world.

Short Stack Eatery
301 W Johnson

All breakfast menu, day and night, made from scratch with fresh, organic, and local ingredients. Open Wed: 6am-3pm; Thurs & Fri: 6am-Midnight; Sat 6am until Sun 9pm (yes, the whole time.)

So Simple Shop
148 E Wilson

So Simple Shop is a one of a kind shopping experience in the Midwest, happily calling Madison, Wisconsin our home. At So Simple Shop, we are passionate about quality cashmere products and proudly sell authentic Mongolian wool. We are your local cashmere experts.

Square Wine Company
5 N Pinckney
(608) 819-6191
Certificates accepted here

Wines from small, family growers that reflect a sense of place. Tastings and classes offered.

(608) 256-9934
Certificates accepted here

Grocery and convenience store. Coffee served.

Sunshine Daydream
619 State

Madtown's tie-dye, jam band and hippie shop featuring GD, Marley, Phish, DMB.

The Soap Opera
319 State
(608) 251-4051
Certificates accepted here

Since 1972 The Soap Opera has been bringing you high end natural bathing and grooming products, with a smile! Come create your very own custom scent or find your favorite natural brands and products here! You can breath pure oxygen in our aromatherapy oxygen lounge, and take some time to relax in our back courtyard. We cannot wait to meet you!

The Vineyard Liquor
626 University

Wine, beer, and spirits.

Tobacco Mart
103 State
(608) 819-8895
Certificates accepted here

Cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, groceries and more.

Triangle Market
302 State

Neighborhood convenience store, coffee served. Free tours daily!

Tropic Jewel
449 State

Downtown's only bead store. Handmade and sterling jewelry.

(608) 257-3784
Certificates accepted here

Emporium for textbooks, school/office supplies & University of Wisconsin apparel & gifts.

Urban Outfitters
604 State

Unique and modern clothing and home accessories.

15 E Main
(608) 257-3814
Certificates accepted here

Pharmacy and convenience store including groceries, photo, and cosmetics.

Walgreens Corner W
676 State
(608) 257-2556
Certificates accepted here

Convenience store including groceries, photo, and cosmetics. (No pharmacy at this location.)

Warby Parker
401 State

Optometrist and eyeglasses.

Shop online or in store for the world's largest selection of Wisconsin Cheeses since 1938. Great for gifts and souvenirs.

Books, Wisconsin-themed items, gifts, children's gifts and souvenirs, made-in-Wisconsin and more.

Military and patriotic gift and souvenir items, as well as a selection of books and videos on military and veterans’ affairs.

Brewery making and serving local craft brews.

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Downtown Ambassadors

Stop by the Downtown Visitor Center at 452 State St. or our seasonal Downtown Information Booth located at the top of State Street for information, directions and a welcoming smile.