Shopping & Style

  • American Provenance makes awesome apothecary

    American Provenance makes awesome apothecary

    Located on his family's farm in Blue Mounds, Kyle LaFond's American Provenance is a line of apothecary products made with all-natural essential oils, coconut oil, shea butter and more. As a former middle school science teacher, LaFond jokes he was inspired to make safer, natural body-care products after smelling a "chemical fog of Axe Body Spray and other products" from his students in the...

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  • Curate your dream space at Brown & Beam

    Curate your dream space at Brown & Beam

    If you’ve got a couch that’s showing its age or a rug that could use a refresh, head over to Brown & Beam, a new 6,800-square-foot home décor/furniture store in Middleton to get inspired. Owner Lora Brown opened the spacious showroom in November and wants it to be a “shopping destination.”

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  • Tradition Children's Market is a hot tot spot
    Timothy Hughes

    Tradition Children's Market is a hot tot spot

    Having a child doesn’t mean your only choices to dress her or him are in pink and ruffles or navy and superhero T-shirts. Tradition Children’s Market in Middleton disproves that handily with its enviable selection of high-quality, fashionable kids’ duds. In fact, you might wish they carried your size in addition to 2T up to size 7 (I did).

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  • Best of the 'Burbs 2015: Hair salon
    Photos courtesy of Cloud Nine Salon

    Best of the 'Burbs 2015: Hair salon

    Cloud Nine Salon, Mazomanie CK Hair Salon, Middleton Studio Z, Monona

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  • Best of the 'Burbs 2015: Clothing boutique
    Photo courtesy of The Purple Goose

    Best of the 'Burbs 2015: Clothing boutique

    The Purple Goose, Verona Middleton Dress Company, Middleton Z.Bella Boutique, Middleton

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  • The one wardrobe piece every man must own
    Photo by Patrick Stutz

    The one wardrobe piece every man must own

    For the answer, we asked co-owner of Jazzman, the gold winner in the 2016 Best of Madison readers' poll.

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  • Two local style experts offer shopping intel
    Photo courtesy of Terese Zache Designs

    Two local style experts offer shopping intel

    Style editor Shayna Mace talks to Terese Zache and Laurinda Mahuta about closet essentials and consignment shopping tips.

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  • Get inspired at Good Style Shop
    Timothy Hughes

    Get inspired at Good Style Shop

    A vintage clothing shop has succeeded when a customer feels inspired to add depth to an already eclectic wardrobe, or maybe even, for the first time, a customer finds a style all his or her own. Good Style Shop is that kind of place, with a carefully curated selection of both women's and men's styles that withstands the test of time and trends. "There are some real heritage pieces, some true...

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  • Neutral palette, simple styles are for real at Rell'ia
    Timothy Hughes

    Neutral palette, simple styles are for real at Rell'ia

    An unassuming gem among women's boutiques, Rell'ia caters to a minimalist mindset when it comes to building a strong, versatile wardrobe. Tucked into a small space on State Street, this shop offers a palette of neutral colors as clean and uncluttered as the space itself.

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  • Get game day gear at Tailgate

    Get game day gear at Tailgate

    New collegiate apparel store on State Street puts a designer's touch on Badgers' gear.

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  • Fall fashion: Playing it cool at Johnson Street's hottest spots
    Timothy Hughes

    Fall fashion: Playing it cool at Johnson Street's hottest spots

    Effortless Style A maxidress easily transitions into fall when it's in a bold color and artful print. Top it with a tres chic moto jacket for cooler temps. BB Dakota leather moto jacket, $335, Chauette; Bel Kazan dress, $169.99, and necklace, $99.99, Middleton Dress Company; Chinese Laundry "Ballad" heels, $79, Citrine. (Photo taken at Drunk Lunch)

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  • Give it a DIY try at Revel

    Give it a DIY try at Revel

    If you've ever had the creative itch to make something that oozes coolness for your home but had no clue where to start or the time and wherewithal to source the supplies (ahem, myself), then Revel is the place for you.

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