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Best Madison shops for engagement session outfits and wedding gifts!

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I know the movement to encourage shopping locally has been around for a while now, but I think I have a better appreciation for it being a business owner myself! I’ve never been much of a huge online shopper, but I have definitely noticed a shift in the way I shop lately. For Christmas gifts, instead of shopping at Target and finding the same things as last year (to be clear, I still love Target), I much preferred to visit the local shops in Madison, Middleton and other areas. I also love craft fairs, especially around the holidays! I found some really great gifts (and things for myself) from local artists this year.

Anyway, this post is not about Christmas! I wanted to share some of my favorite shops that pertain to weddings and events related to your wedding (think, engagement session!). These aren’t bridal shops per se, so you’re not going to find wedding dresses here. But I love these shops for classy, fashionable outfits and gifts! If you need some new outfits, or some gifts for your bridesmaids, moms, etc., these are great places to shop.

I personally love shopping for dresses and earrings, but you can find so much at these stores – from candles to decor to shoes. The list goes on!

Downtown Madison (these are mostly for gifts and decor, but there are a handful of clothing shops downtown too!)


Little Luxuries

Madison Modern Market

Monroe Street

Good Day Shop (favorite!!)

Hive of Madison (for the outdoorsy people)

A simple summer dress I got from Cloth & Metal in Middleton (and brought all the way to France!)

Middleton / Madison’s west side

Cloth and Metal Boutique (clothing, shoes, dresses in the summer)

Mainstream Boutique

Tradition Women’s Market


Evie and Co (clothing)

Red Barn Company Store (gifts and decor)


Cosa Boutique (clothing)

And while not every shop is local here, I do love walking around Hilldale once in a while too!

Happy shopping! 🙂

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