Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Madison's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Hilldale Mall or Downtown. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.



A somewhat small shopping center in Madison, East Pointe Plaza is incredibly diverse in its offerings. You'll find a few salons, dealers of tactical gear and vintage toys, a thrift store, Fraggin' Dragon (video gaming center) and Erik's Bikes,...  Read More

Williamson ("Willy") Street


This street, which locals refer to fondly as "Willy Street," is the most prominent street in the Marquette neighborhood, a district which has lately seen an improvement in its fortunes and its prestige. Long known as a haven for alternative...  Read More



A veritable haven for bargain shoppers, this outlet center is packed with name-brand retailers. The prices may be low, but quality is high. With stores like Columbia Sportswear, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach and Bose, even the most...  Read More



Home to several shops, hotels and restaurants, one could easily find everything they want and more at Madison's Greenway Station. This outdoor shopping complex houses over 35 diverse stores, national and locally-owned, which carry everything...  Read More



Year-round, but especially during the summer, this fantastic local market plies Madison residents with incredible foodstuffs. Farmers from all over bring in produce, cheese, preserves, baked goods, meats, herbs, and bedding plants. For thirty...  Read More

State Street


Perhaps Madison's most well-known thoroughfare, State Street stretches from UW-Madison to the State Capitol. The six-block pedestrian mall is chock-a-block with businesses, from ethnic restaurants and book stores to apparel boutiques and art...  Read More

West Towne Mall


Folks on Madison's west side favor this convenient mall, which offers one-stop shopping for practically any need. Anchor stores include the Boston Store, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, and JCPenney. You'll also find Pottery Barn, H&M,...  Read More

East Towne Mall


One of the area's largest malls, popular East Towne Mall is anchored by JCPenney, Sears, and Boston Store. Other prominent shops include The Gap, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Barnes & Noble, and Children's Place. Several...  Read More

Hilldale Mall


If you prefer local enterprises to ubiquitous chain stores, Hilldale is just your kind of mall. Anchored by Macy's and Metcalfe's Sentry Foods, the upscale complex offers a selection of specialty shops, including ones devoted to clothing,...  Read More



This charming neighborhood lies near the university and several city greenspaces and boasts a wealth of intriguing shops and restaurants in which to browse. Spread across more than a mile, the district offers practically any sort of independent...  Read More