Shopping in Madison is easy especially if you are looking for food! Madison has an abundance of organic grocers and farmer's markets along with upscale boutique shops featuring of course, artisan cheeses and micro brews. Williamson Co-op on Williamson Street is a local favorite for all natural foods. For the best produce and local cheese and beer offerings, Madisonians flock to Brennan's.

But when it's not food that's on your list, shopping on State Street is where you'll want to be. A variety of clothing boutiques thrive here and satisfy the desires for student style, hippie style, and the business class alike. Women should not miss Bop which has become the world renowned online boutique website Shopbop.com which was recently aquired by Amazon.com. Men will want to check out Soul Man for a stylish and classy wardrobe.  A diverse variety of stores find home on State Street however so plan on spending adequate time here. The music and poster stores are abundant, along with a few great dinnerware and novelty gift boutiques.

Not far from State Street and just across from the beloved Camp Randall Stadium where the Badger football team plays, is the ever-so-charming Monroe Street. Forget about chain stores here and enjoy the line up of originals. Orange Tree Imports is a must stop for kitchenware fanatics whereas art lovers will be happy at the Grace Chosy Gallery. After your bags are full, fill your tummy with the homemade chocolate from Maurie's.