Milwaukee Resources for Clothing

With the weather staying cold and the snow still coming, I combed through the past blog posts to see what recent resources that have been posted. Sadly, no recent posts have been done about Milwaukee resources for you students. Let’s change that. This first post of a Milwaukee Resources Series will be about where to find warm winter clothes at a variety of prices for all students.

Making sure you have a good winter coat, boots, hats, gloves / mittens, and other optional accessories will mean that cold weather here in Wisconsin is more manageable every day. Dressing properly for the weather helps to keep you healthy.

In the store descriptions below, I will be including shorthand for a price range.

Price range explanation

$ – Low-cost items, many prices you will see are under $20

$$ – mid-cost items, many prices will be under $50

$$$ – higher- cost items, many prices will be under $150

$$$$ – High-end or luxury items, many prices will be over $150

There are more options that you can find online, but this post is to highlight stores that students can get to that are around UWM or a short drive away. There are many options that students can find at different retailers not mentioned.


Brand, address, price range

Goodwill – 2830 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, $

With a variety of locations, Goodwill is non-profit store selling pre-owned clothing and home goods. Here you can find a variety of brands at affordable prices. You won’t find the same things in the next size up, but this store is always a good place to check out if you need something quick and don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Retique – 190 N Broadway St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, $$ – $$$

Retique is a specialty store branch of Goodwill also selling pre-owned items. The inventory is filled with the kinds of name brands you’d expect to find in boutiques and department stores. Expect that prices will be higher based off of condition and the higher end brand.

Burlington – 6748 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214, $$

Burlington is a national chain that sells department store brands for discounted prices. They take in large volumes of overproduced products and sell it for a lower price. Burlington is a good place to shop for low priced winter goods if you are not wanting to sort through the options a Goodwill. You will also have more of a chance of finding a certain product in different sizes here. This store has been quite the staple for my family and I to get all types of clothes and footwear when I was growing up.

DSW – 11500 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222, $$ – $$$

DSW is a place to find footwear. I’m guilty of the last thing I think of buying is winter boots and I already have so many shoes. Thinking I would be fine with my other pairs of shoes, I suffer from slipping on snow and ice, and having constantly cold toes. Finally, I went and got some winter boots that have better tread and are much warmer. Don’t do what I did and suffer with this weather. Get some proper foot gear.

The North Face – 95 N Moorland Rd Ste #D-67, Brookfield, WI 53005, $$$

On the higher end of the price range that I will be including in the post, The North Face is a great brand for outdoor recreation products and clothing.

Some of these locations are a bit away from campus so you may need to look up directions for public transportation or if you have a friend with a car, you can plan to hang out and go shopping!

If you didn’t find anything you liked at these locations, I’ve included some basic search terms for students below to get you started.

Winter coat/ Jacket

Puffer coat

Gloves / Mittens

Winter boots / snow boots

Stay healthy! Stay warm! This blog is not sponsored.