Welcome to day 3 of our local gift guides! If you missed the first two, check out our guides for the experience junkie and the foodie. Today we’re partnering up with one of our favorite Pittsburgh fashion bloggers, Lauren Bernard, from Wellesley and King. She’s also the artistic genius behind Wellesley and King Creative, where she offers photography for every occasion and website design services. She is always in-the-know about the latest trends, which is why we asked her to share her expertise!
Think Pittsburghers’ wardrobes consist only of black and gold t-shirts? Think again, my friends! Over the last few years, the Pittsburgh fashion scene has reached a new level, with unique, modern boutiques opening in every neighborhood in the city. So if you’re looking for a stylish gift for the fashionista in your life, and look no further than the 412.
Today we’re rounding up some of the best boutiques for men, women, and children from all over the city!
The Loveliest (Sewickley)
Enjoy a personalized latte while you shop at this sweet little shop that combines coffee and clothes in perfect harmony. Don’t forget to budget time for a few photos in the adorable boutique’s to-die-for decor.
Ruhling Woven (Upper Lawrenceville)
For the throwback fashionista, Ruhling Woven is a perfectly curated collection of hand-selected, minimalist vintage pieces. Great for the women in your life who value sustainability as much as style!
Pavement (Lower Lawrenceville)
This indie clothier is chock full of casual chic options like beautiful knit sweaters, and high-quality denim. You’ll also find a plethora of stunning handbags and unique home goods. Pavement is dedicated to offering a selection of items made in the USA and focuses on supporting local, sustainable, and independent designers.
Lex and Lynne (Sewickley)
Founder Alexis Corry has created a one-of-a-kind shopping experience through her boutique, Lex and Lynne. From the personalized shopping to her Conscious Collection and signature designs, her brand focuses on styles that support the fast-paced lifestyles of Lex and Lynne women.
No14 Boutique (Lawrenceville)
Known for its “chic little boutique” tagline, Number Fourteen is a go-to for young Pittsburgh women. The on-trend clothing and signature pajama line, Sister Bloom, has won the hearts of many. Focused on affordability, owner Bri Conley has curated a selection of trendy pieces at attainable price points.
Ragged Row (East Liberty)
Need a gift for a more minimalistic fashionista? The Ragged Row brand is the perfect option for women with an on-the-go lifestyle who want to blend style with comfortable functionality. This shop offers high-quality denim, activewear, intimates, and more–all with clean lines and unique designs making it the perfect store for modern women who have places to go.
New to the neighborhood, Vestis brings unique, on-trend menswear to the Pittsburgh area. Here, you’ll find great gift ideas from small accessories, to quality clothing. The stylish gentlemen in your life will be thrilled to add to their collections with gifts from this men’s shop.
Commonwealth Proper (Downtown)
Commonwealth Proper sets a high bar for stylish menswear in Pittsburgh. Whether the men in your life are “hungry young professionals or established professionals,” Commonwealth Proper is dedicated to creating the highest quality menswear and suiting with the perfect fit.
Knotzland Bowtie Co. (Regent Square)
This is a company with a mission anyone can get behind! They take discarded textiles and reuse them to create beautifully hand-crafted bowties. These unique accessories make the perfect gift for stylish men with a passion for the environment and a dedication to supporting our local community.
Mick & Kip (Sewickley)
Mick & Kip is a holiday pop-up created by Lex and Lynne founder, Alexis Corry, and her husband that is inspired by both their hometown roots and worldly travels. Here, you’ll find a curated collection of high-quality clothing, including flannel and corduroy shirts, outerwear, hats and gloves, and small leather goods. This collection is a beautiful blend of masculinity-meets-functionality–perfect for the outdoorsmen in your life.
Picket Fence (Shadyside)
Know a new or expecting mom? The Picket Fence in Shadyside is the place for new-baby gifts, including sustainably-made stuffed animals and toys, teethers, and the most beautiful baby clothing for everyday and special occasions.
Brambler Boutique (Lawrenceville)
This little shop is about as cute as they come for children’s gifts. They carry everything from feeding supplies, board books, bath toys, imaginary play toys, AND a stunning array of the most adorable kids clothes you ever did see. This is truly your one-stop-shop when it comes to holiday gifts for little ones of all ages.
Precious + Posh (Oakmont)
Love to dress your kiddos in something a little extra? This boutique is filled to the brim with adorable pieces with all of the extra special details. Think cute little bowties for him, and plenty of ruffles for her! This shop is your go-to for festive holiday outfits!
While Wildcard is known for its wide array of unique cards and gifts, it’s also a hidden gem for baby clothes, toys, and books. You’ll find their kids section at the back of the store. Be sure to pick up a Pittsburgh-themed onesie (little Pierogi on the way?), and some sustainably made wooden learning toys for the babies in your life.