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Whitefish Bay
Silver Spring Drive is home to a diverse group of specialty stores

By REBECCA KONYA
Photos by Dan Bishop

December 2013

Erik's Bike Shop

Gifts

Located at the corner of Silver Spring and Lake drives, Winkie’s has been a family tradition for generations. The upscale variety shop, which dates to the 1940s, carries an array of novelty gift items. A candy counter beckons on the first floor, while a cache of toys and seasonal items can be found on the lower level. 629 E. Silver Spring Drive, winkieshallmark.com

For fine stationery and invitations head to Three Wishes, a locally owned boutique in the heart of the Whitefish Bay shopping district. The shop carries an extensive inventory of high-quality paper for all occasions. The store also stocks a treasure trove of gifts items from pillows to candles to wine stoppers. 304 E. Silver Spring Drive, threewisheswfb.com
 

On the Go

Customer service is essential at RedCap Luggage & Gifts, a family owned store that offers a large assortment of luggage and expert packing advice. Store owner Jo Ann Schultz is well-known for her two-minute packing demonstration. RedCap, which replaced Kaehler World Traveler in 2009, also carries gifts and does luggage repairs. 415 E. Silver Spring Drive, redcapluggage.com

Bike enthusiasts can find every type of bike and gear, from beginner to accomplished rider, at Erik’s Bike Shop, 151 E. Silver Spring Drive. The state-of-the-art bicycle sales and service shop opened in September, following a renovation of its 10,000-square-foot space. eriksbikeshop.com

Grace and Shelly's Cupcakes

Me Time

Named for an early culture on the island of Crete that had the first-known fitted garments for women, Minoan Intimate Apparel knows a thing or two about undergarments. Visitors can expect personalized attention when they visit this elegant lingerie shop, which specializes in women’s foundation garments and accessories. 509 E. Silver Spring Drive, minoanintimateapparel.com

In the relaxing and rejuvenating environment at Elements Therapeutic Massage, massages are specifically tailored to clients’ individual needs. Offering a range of techniques, including sports, deep tissue, prenatal, hot stone and Swedish. 312 E. Silver Spring Drive, elementsmassage.comTasty Treats

With their mini cupcake empire well-established in the Naples, Fla., area, partners Grace Bolen and Shelly Stayer recently expanded their reach to Whitefish Bay. Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes opened in August to enthusiastic customers eager to sample the shop’s 35 different cupcake varieties, which rotate on a daily basis. 308 E. Silver Spring Drive, graceandshellyscupcakes.com

Thiet Jewelers

Bejeweled

First opened in 1945, a third generation of the Thiet family now operates Thiet Jewelers, 513 E. Silver Spring Drive. With a reputation built on honesty, integrity and outstanding customer service, Thiet offers a beautiful array of traditional and contemporary jewelry in 14-karat gold and sterling silver, as well as jewelry repairs and appraisals. thietjewelers.com

Schwanke Kasten Jewelers’ name is synonymous with originality and elegance. Since 1899, the family owned jewelry store has specialized in one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Fourth-generation owner Tom Dixon serves as the store’s on-site gemologist, goldsmith and watchmaker. 417 E. Silver Spring Drive, schwanke-kasten.com
 

Home Inspiration

On the hunt for original artwork that fits your space and taste? Check out Gallery 505. Featuring the works of more than 60 artists, the gallery is dedicated to helping find a piece of art that speaks to you. Gallery 505 even offers clients the option to take artwork home for a 24-hour trial period. 517 E. Silver Spring Drive, gallery-505.com
 

Susan Fredman Design Group

For home furnishings and accessories curated with the eye of an interior designer, visit Susan Fredman at Home. The retail showroom for the Susan Fredman Design Group offers a distinctive collection of tabletop items, glassware and home decor. Unsure of your decorating style? Go straight to the experts in the attached interior design firm. 401 E. Silver Spring Drive, susanfredman.com





 

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