The Deals and the Dish on Where You Need to Shop
Nov 4, 2010
04:43 PMWindow Shopping
Fun Shopping Events
Madison Children's Museum Appreciation Days
When: November 5–14
Where: Capitol Kids, 8 S. Carroll St.
Details: Print off the coupon on the kid's boutique website and twenty percent of your purchase will go to the Children's Museum. This locally owned, ten-year-old shop has super stylish kids' clothes, long-lasting toys and games that the whole family can enjoy.
More info: 280-0744. Capitolkids.com
Four-Year Anniversary Sale
When: November 5–7
Where: Fair Indigo, 570 N. Midvale Blvd.
Details: Get thirty percent off of all men’s and women’s apparel at the Hilldale shop! Fair Indigo’s eco-friendly bent means many of their items are made with organic cotton—but are also very fashionable, too.
More details: 661-7662.
Purple Goose Trunk Shows
When: November 20 (they’re held the first Tuesday and third Saturday of every month).
Where: The Purple Goose, 117 S. Pinckney St.
Details: Check out featured local artists at these fun shopping events. Snacks are provided and you’ll love the stock at this local boutique where everything is (amazingly!) under $100.
More info: 335-6065. Shopthepurplegoose.com
Madison Bead Society Annual Show and Sale
When: November 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Westgate Mall atrium, (Whitney Way and Odana Road)
Details: Handcrafted work from local artisans is for sale, including jewelry and beaded creations.
More info: Liz Jones, 839-0226. Madisonbeadsociety.org
Confectionique Craft Market
When: November 26, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.; December 2, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Where: Confectionique, 8300 Airport Rd. (Middleton/Morey Airport)
Details: Confectionique is open one weekend per month and one Thursday night for a Nuit Blanche market. Get a start on holiday shopping with their upcoming markets, filled with handmade treasures of revamped and reclaimed vintage goods. Check out pillows, home décor, jewelry and kids’ items. Read about Confectionique in my blog here.
More info: 206-4590. Confectionique.com
Black Friday Sale
When: November 26, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where: MMoCA Museum Store, 227 State St.
Details: Head out early to get the best deals at the Museum of Contemporary Art Store—customers can get one item for twenty-five percent off (like the Resource Revival bike-gear desk clock, above!). If you’re a Museum member, you can get an additional ten to twenty percent off for a total savings of thirty-five to forty-five percent off. Check out art glass, cards, handbags, home accessories, jewelry and more. This store is one of the best gift destinations in the city!
More info: 257-3222. Mmoca.org
Downtown Open House
When: November 27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: State Street and the Capitol Square
Details: Downtown’s annual tradition of sales, trolley rides, free gift bags and snacks at local retailers kicks off this holiday season. The free trolley rides continue through December 18.
More info: 512-1342. Visitdowntownmadison.com
Winnebago-Atwood Winter Festival
When: December 3, 5–9 p.m.
Where: Winnebago Street to Atwood Avenue
Details: This little east-side shopping enclave doesn’t seem to get as much attention as downtown or Hilldale Mall, but it’s a funky little strip of shops ranging from a pet store to athletic apparel to a yummy chocolate shop. So far participating retailers include: Absolutely Art, bad dog frida, Buddie’s Bites/Talbot Photography, Bunky’s Café, Catalyst, Eastside Shoe Repair, Gail Ambrosius, Lilian’s Shoppe, Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, Operation Fresh Start, The Green Owl, Victory Coffee Shop, Wilson’s Bar & Grill and Yonda’s Photography.
More info: Meghan Blake-Horst, Absolutely Art, 249-9100.