Out&About | Historic Third Ward

Hey Fashionable Guys&Girls!

On Wednesday, a fashion show brought me to the Milwaukee area and I was able to spend some time in my favourite Milwaukee area, the Historic Third Ward, "Milwaukee's Arts and Fashion District". Minutes from the Milwaukee Art Museum on the lake, It's an arty warehouse district with beautiful architecture. There are so many cool boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee, rain, out and about
Chicago-like weather!

One place I always need to stop in at when I'm in the area  is Lela Boutique to see all of their new gorgeous pieces.
"In October 2003, co-owners Stephanie Sherman and Carrie Arrouet launched a fashion movement in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. Their 1,200 square foot boutique brilliantly combines carefully edited vintage with new designer collections.  Lela's cream city brick walls also house exclusive collections from Milwaukee designer Shanel Regier. This eclectic warehouse district that was once the center of the Italian produce trade is now home to cutting edge fashion.

In 2012, Carrie became sole owner and looks forward to bringing fun fashion and great customer service to Milwaukee for years to come!"

Lela Boutique, out and about, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee

From shoes to accessories to clothes, everything is just beautiful. I have my eye on a couple dresses right now. All stores need a fashionable dog like Sam (the cutie near the middle). Their inspiration board (on the right) is bright and fun like the blue and red walls. Even the little ducks enjoyed a rainy Lela trip. ;)

Next door, I stopped at The Wicked Hop, a casual bar and grill. Couldn't resist the $2 sliders- yum.

Wicked Hop, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee

Finishing my mini-trip to Historic Third Ward, I went to the Milwaukee Public Market across the street. Just like an indoors farmer's market- away from the rain and wind!

Milwaukee, Public Market, Historic Third Ward

When should you visit Historic Third Ward? (besides anytime!)

Throughout the year like- 19&20 April and 25&26 July 2013- check out new artists, art,  and shop at Gallery Night and Day. Fridays are from 5pm-9pm (and afterwards check out the fun milwaukee nightlife ;)) and Saturdays are from 10am-4pm. I've been to a couple 'nights' and 'days' and they're both awesome. See the participant list, map, and details here.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 


  1. Great blog you have! Hope you visit mine!

    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check it out. :)
      xoxo Aimee

  2. Nice post, your blog is lovely!


  3. This are totally reminds me of the meat packing district here in NY, and the market reminds me of the Pike Place Market in Seattle where I lived for a while. I miss shopping in the Pike Place Market and there were some fun boutiques in the are too and the views of the mountains and sounds were awesome too!

    Ali of


    1. Thanks Ali!
      I always think the NY meat packing district sounds like something I would love; if it's anything like the Historic Third Ward I guess I was right. :) Even just comparing the Public Market sign in Seattle to the one in Milwaukee they are so similar. It's really nice since it's too cold to visit an outdoor farmers market in the winter-early sping months.
      xoxo Aimee

  4. Beautiful post!!!

    Lots of Love,



  5. This made me so excited! I'm going to a conference next year in milwaukee and had no idea what to expect.

    1. Thanks Ave! :) How exciting. Milwaukee is so much fun to visit! Hopefully I can get to the Milwaukee Art Museum soon for an Out&About, but if you're looking for really yummy seafood- Harbor House right next to it. Beautifully on the lake.
      xoxo Aimee


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