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Tops of the Shop

Stocking up on holiday gifts? Here, man of style and musician Kellen “Klassik” Abston share his picks for the best local gifts of the season, all available at Mercantile gift shop.

Book It
Local photographer Paul Bialas recently published two books detailing Milwaukee’s rich beer history and highlighting the Pabst and Shlitz breweries. It’s a great read that pairs well with a frothy brew.

Local Colors
Milwaukeehome apparel celebrates Wisconsin with its line of hip t-shirts, hoodies and more. Go for the green and gold for your sporty friend, or clean black on black for a modern take on casual.

Chocoholics Anonymous
Indulgence Chocolatiers Cocoa Mix is perfect for those cold, snowy nights in front of the fireplace. (And don’t forget the marshmallows.)

Blast from the Past
Kelly Adamcyzk never disappoints with her always-changing vintage and handmade jewelry line, perfect for the eclectic on your list. Plus, look for the rummaged trinkets she’s picked up from vintage stores around the world.

Knock Your Socks Off
Style means everything — even down to your socks. Kellen’s favorite sock brand, Zkano, designs unique socks featuring polka dots, stripes and more.

Treat Yourself
The perfect stocking stuffer for your “nutty” aunt, Treat spicy and candied pecans are a local fav. You’d be nuts to pass them up.

Top It Off
Canela-Canela, a Mequon-based jewelry line, creates one-of-a-kind statement pieces for the style savvy. The nature-inspired designs are not to be missed.

What’s Brewing
The Good Land at Brew City offers vintage-inspired designs that celebrate Alice Cooper’s iconic “Wayne’s World” line … not! (No, they really do.)

Comfort and Joy
Kellen loves the soft and cozy Iron Horse Hotel robes. Slip one on, sip a cup of cocoa and melt away the winter chill.

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