Have we convinced you to #ShopSmall this holiday season? Perfect! Because we have another gift guide for you, and it’s loaded with ideas from shops that all happen to be in Sewickley.
412 Style Lab
412 Style Lab is the perfect place to shop for the ultimate fashionista, the girl who already has everything, or a woman who has a style all her own. We love how fun and unique their offerings are, with accessories like earrings, mix-and-match bags and straps, Apple watch bands, cuffs, and hair accessories by Closet Rehab. Their shoes are fashion forward (but with comfort in mind) in every style: flats, heels, and boots, all by Jojo Shoes. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or need a little help, 412 Style Lab offers in-store and virtual design services. Jojo and Erica believe style is one of a kind, which is why they’re bringing unique items in small batches – designed by them, made for you.
One of the reasons we love Après is because we always end up discovering a new brand we’ve never heard of. We guarantee you’ll find a gift for every woman on your list, from the beauty junkie to the casual girl, the fashionista to the athletic gal. Another perk of shopping here? You can create a profile on their website and create a wishlist…making sure you get gifts you *actually* want this year! Check out the gift guide on their website, and take advantage of their gift wrapping, curbside pickup, and even free local delivery. Head to their website to chat for more information or ideas for great gifts she’ll love.
Pittsburgh House of Oils
We all know 2020 has been a doozy, so gift the gift of wellness this year! Pittsburgh House of Oils has curated the best aromatherapy, bath and body, essential oils, CBD and supplement products. They’re offering free local delivery (within 7 miles of the store), shipping, and private shopping hours and consultations. Insider tip: make sure you check out their website on Thanksgiving to get first dibs on all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! They have discounted holiday wellness bundle boxes (including your choice of a holiday card!) and bonus gift card deals. You can also browse their online gift guide to find that perfect gift.
Genisys Body Arts
Gifting a piercing or some new body jewelry? Head to Genisys Body Arts for the best of the best. They’re reinventing the body piercing experience, one procedure at a time, thanks to their perfect balance of safety and elegance. They offer the largest selection of American-made jewelry in the area, and use the latest and greatest sterilization equipment. Their top priority is to bring you a safe and positive experience! Their staff is highly trained…and we think that over 500 5-star reviews on Google shows that their atmosphere and customer service are top-notch.
The Lavender Loft Hair Studio
Because self-care always makes a great gift! Lavender Loft specializes in balayage, blonding, and vivid hair color, along with hand tied extensions. They have over a decade of experience, so you can feel confident in their services! Lavender Loft is a safe and inclusive environment, and they’re serious about their Covid safety procedures. Call 412-853-5690 to talk about gifting an experience…or to book your own!
Judit Day Spa
Can you tell we’re all about the self-care? Judit Day Spa is a place where spa treatments meet European tradition. Healthy, glowing skin is their expertise, and we could all use a little help there, right?? They use renowned Hungarian skincare lines Eminence Organics and Omorovicza products for facial treatments, along with traditional Hungarian facial massage techniques to lift and firm the facial muscles. All of their estheticians were either trained in Hungary or by Hungarian skin care professionals! Their services include facials, massage, manicures, pedicures, waxing, body treatments, and more…so we’ll definitely be gifting ourselves a treatment or two while we’re holiday shopping.
Their motto is “we just look expensive” and we can’t get enough! Jewel Thief focuses on high fashion costume jewelry, sterling silver, fashion watches, and more. They have something for *everyone* and their gifts start at just $15. They’re offering the latest from Spain’s Uno de 50 and Ania Haie from the UK. They’re also introducing new and fabulous Maui Pearl Bracelets that you can wear all the time…even when you shower. We love shopping there for looks we can’t find anywhere else!
If you’re shopping for a unique style in high-end clothing, shoes, organic bath and body products, accessories, and locally made jewelry, head to Bellwether. They pride themselves on having something for every single woman who walks through their door, and will go above and beyond to make sure you leave satisfied. They’re offering private shopping appointments and special events. Visit Monday 10-4, Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 10-5, Thursday 10-7, and Sundays 11-3.
Penguin Bookshop just celebrated their 91st anniversary, and we think that’s pretty darn cool. It’s also one of our favorite local book stores. By shopping here, you’re helping Penguin support organizations like the Sewickley Valley YMCA; the Sewickley Valley Library, First Book, and Safe Passage in Guatemala. They have two book clubs: the Penguin Evening Readers and the Well-Read Black Girls Book Club. And we love that they offer a frequent buyers program where you can earn points to spend at the store! Even more reason to keep going back for more books.
Want to reduce your footprint a little but not into making homemade gifts? Shop at Consign Sewickley! You’ll help promote sustainable fashion by conserving resources as you shop second-hand. “There is nothing in here you need, only what you want!” They offer a unique and personal shopping experience…and you can also score high quality and designer items at a huge savings from the original price. You can also give a friend the gift of the experience and give them a gift card to the boutique! We love the thrill of going in to see what one-of-a-kind and luxurious item we’ll find…because it’s different each time we shop there! Consign Sewickley is open Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 4pm and Friday and Saturday 11 to 5pm.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.