What better way to escape the cold than to treat yourself to a little retail therapy? Door County is well known for its unique shops and boutiques in towns and villages up and down the peninsula. It has been said that you can find things (clothing, fine art and craft items, wine, jewelry, etc.) in Door County that you can’t find anywhere else. Retail in Sister Bay offers one of a kind shopping adventures. Whether you’re on the hunt for home décor, the perfect outfit or just browsing, you’re sure to find some hidden gems at Pipka’s, Al Johnson’s Butik, On Deck Clothing, Spot and Space, Ecology Sports,  Bayshore Outdoor and you can easily walk to all of these shops from Birchwood Lodge (866-854-7195, or www.birchwoodlodge.com) in Sister Bay. After a day of shopping, relax in the comfort of your amazing suite with a gas fireplace and whirlpool tub. Plan a girlfriends’ getaway, a mother/daughter day away, or a couple’s fun shopping spree, and remember, there are usually sales going in in the off season.