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Uncommon-Items.jpg If you are looking for a truly exquisite piece of handcrafted jewelry, a unique gift or a special piece of clothing, check out Uncommon Items Gallery and Boutique located at 1316 E. Brady St. The shop opened four years ago and is a colorful and fun addition to the Brady Street shopping scene. The shop carries handcrafted jewelry from many countries and has begun to showcase the work of local designers. Each piece is chosen for its beauty, uniqueness, and quality. Coral, cin-nabar, amber, fresh water pearls, or faceted gemstones set in sterling silver or strung on leather or ribbon continue to be popular. In addition to all the latest fashionable designs, Uncommon Items carries classic jewelry styles as well. Original hats, velvet and silk scarves, and handbags of all kinds line the walls. The shop carries the paintings of contemporary regional and local artists. Brightly colored urban scenes of Milwaukee and European cities reverse-painted onto antique windows by Milwaukee artist Kris Hulka are a must see. Uncommon Items has expanded their clothing line to include beautiful pieces by New York and California designers. Silk and organza dresses be designer Nataya are suitable for an alternative wedding dress. For that special gift, Uncommon Items carries exquisite items from Vietnam. Japan, China and Bali. The handcrafted silk and beaded photo frames, writing journals, and decorative boxes are distinctive and well-made. Best of all, the shop is relaxed and friendly. For those on a budget, many gifts are $20 or less, and the clearance clothing rack is always full of popular fun clothing items to add to your wardrobe. Uncommon Items is the place to find something truly beautiful and unique at a reasonable price for everyone on your holiday list. Regular hours are Noon to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 4 pm on Sunday. Extended hours will be in effect after Thanksgiving for holiday shopping. Phone number is 331-8141