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Kick off the holidays with South Milwaukee Shop Small World Tour on Nov. 25

Looking for a fun way to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Head to South Milwaukee where 15+ local shops have gotten together to host the South Milwaukee Small Shop World Tour, a themed shopping adventure for folks of all ages.

Spear-headed by Natalie Gajewski, owner of Omen Subculture Clothing & Accessories, the event will feature over 15 independently owned businesses offering globally themed holiday shopping, discounts and immersive holiday experiences.

“We want people to see how much South Milwaukee has to offer,” says Gajewski. “We have so many great independently owned businesses here and we’re excited to promote them through food, wine tastings, discounts and a whole lot of holiday cheer.” 

Guests can start their day by picking up a Global Christmas Passport (available at any participating shops). The passport has room for five Passport Stamps, which can be collected from participating businesses.  Once the passport is filled, guests can drop their completed passports into one of the designated collection boxes to win the raffle prize at that location.

All completed passports are also eligible for a larger prize package which will be announced after the Shop Small World Tour Event.

Acetime Disc Golf

916 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 419-2237


Type of business: Disc Golf supplies

Theme:  U.S.A.

Guests can expect: Classic Christmas carols, sports games on television, a festive Christmas tree, apple pie candy and sales on select merchandise. 

Avenue Coffeehouse

911 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 304-8060


Type of business: Cafe, coffee shop

Theme: Mexico

Guests can expect: Traditional live contemporary music with a Latin twist, housemade tortillas for purchase and discounts on Mexican Mochas.                                   


1309 Milwaukee Ave.,  (414) 304-5151


Type of business: Bakery

Theme: Vietnam

Guests can expect: Free samples with Passport stamp, plus a free cookie voucher with every purchase of a $25 gift card for the bakery. The bakery will also be offering banh mi sandwiches and bubble tea for purchase. 

Barre Collective 

1633 Rawson Ave., (262) 853-3319


Type of business: Workout studio, barre classes

Theme: France

Guests can expect: Barre demonstrations throughout the day, French tarts, plus a pop-up featuring a vendor selling Fair Trade accessories, jewelry and bags.                               

C3 Designs

 2110 10th Ave., (414) 764-3892


Type of business: Custom-designed jewelry shop

Theme: Around the World

Guests can expect: Access to the shop’s annual gem event featuring hand-chosen gemstones gathered from around the world and sold for half retails value.

The Chi Shed 

916 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 234-6022


Type of business: Makers boutique

Theme: The North Pole

Guests can expect: Sugar cookies, gingerbread men, hot cocoa and hot cider along with 20%-30% off select items

ChowChow Treats and Accessories

 907 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 677-2735


Type of business: Pet items

Theme: Africa

Guests can expect: Traditional African dress and African food, plus $5 back for every $25 spent. The shop will also offer buy one get one half-off on select items.

Dupree’s Vintage

 915 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 304-8242


Type of business: Vintage clothing and housewares

Theme: U.K.

Guests can expect: Mulled cider (both spiked and NA), regional snacks, photo ops with Santa and Billy Idol (mannequin), along with British punk, ska and Christmas music. Featured items will include Winter Solstice yule logs, smudge sticks, 50% off Christmas inventory and other select discounts.

Hollyville Boutique

916 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 220-0055


Type of Business: Retro-inspired clothing shop

Theme: Poland

Guests can expect: Traditional Polish dress, music and dancing, paczkis and a “Pick a Poppy, Get a Discount” promotion.

Immortal Toys & Collectibles

 907b Milwaukee Ave., (414) 301-4340


Type of business: Collectible shop

Theme: Puerto Rico

Guests can expect: Tastings of traditional foods, Puerto Rican music and the chance to spina prize wheel for discounts, gift certificate and t-shirts.

Mari’s Flowers, Wine and Gifts

905 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 431-2030


Type of business: Flowers, live plants, gifts

Theme: Southern Italy (Sicily)

Guests can expect: Biscotti, Prosecco, buy one get one half-off wines, plus discounts on candles, soaps, lotions and jewelry.

Omen Subculture Clothing & Accessories

Omen Alternative Music and Media

1310 Milwaukee Ave.,  (414) 666-2804


Type of business: Alternative/goth clothing, music

Theme: Italy

Guests can expect: Italian cookies, Italian roasted coffee and Italian Christmas music, plus a visit from La Befana, the Italian Christmas witch (photo ops available). Guests will also earn “Befana Bucks” ($10 for every $50 spent); get 60%-80% off all clearance items; and purchase $25 and $50 mystery bags for keeping or gifting.

Parkway Floral

1001 Milwaukee Ave., (414) 762-0246


Type of business: Flowers, plants and pottery

Theme: Holland

Guests can expect: Techno music, wine tasting and samples of food items including frikadellen, bitterballen, fries and mayo and windmill cookies. There will also be specials on classic blooms, paintings of windmills and Dutch scenes, in-house forced bulbs in handmade pottery and a Red Light District mannequin floral lingerie show-down.

Pink Bunny Games

1204 Minnesota Ave., (414) 304-5305


Type of business: Table games

Theme: Germany 

Guests can expect: Sales on select items

Rosenquist Fine Art 

1805 10th Ave.


Type of business: Art gallery, gifts

Theme: Sweden

Guests can expect: Cookies (ginger, almond, chocolate and raspberry), candy, sparkling pear drink, mulled fruit juice, wine and huvudroll (Swedish meatballs). The gallery will offer discounted pricing on mugs, canvas art bags and more. There will even be free temporary tattoos and stickers for the kids.