As the weather continues to get colder and we reach the cusp of a classic winter in Pittsburgh, we have provided a list of local shops that have everything you will need to keep warm! 

Tal & Bert Mercantile

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Located on the cozy and charming West Liberty Ave in Dormont, PA, Tal & Bert Mercantile is a fairly new brick and mortar home goods store. Selling custom made planters, tealight candle holders, and other vessels created by Tal & Bart, the store also offers home decor that will keep you toasty and warm. From huge pillows, to blankets that will not only help you achieve a fresh minimalist style but protect you from the cold. 

love, Pittsburgh

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This may not be the first time you’ve seen us feature love, Pittsburgh on a list, and it most certainly won’t be the last. With two gift shop locations in Downtown and Mount Washington, love, Pittsburgh was impossible not to include. Their inventory has a host of items from local artists and creators, among them are candles, mugs, sweatshirts, jewelry, home decor, and more. Current featured collections are Conversation Hearts, Frosted Forest, and Host(ess) With The Most. There are so many options available, you are bound to find something that will help you survive the ‘burgh winter. 

Vintage Grace Boutique 

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Vintage Grace Boutique (VGB) is a clothing company with three different locations throughout Western, PA and an online store specializing in providing curated trendy apparel for women of all sizes. They also offer menswear, outerwear, and activewear. Our current faves are their newest collections of winter white styles and cozy loungewear perfect for relaxing around the house or running errands on the go. Get 10% off your first purchase when you subscribe for their newsletter! 

WildCard PGH 

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We bring you another gift shop but this time in the heart of Lawrencville, Wild Card is a witty, unique, business presenting clothing, accessories, decor, books, and more. Keep your feet nice and warm with Wildcard’s line of humorous socks: Shhh….I’m Overthinking, People I Want to Meet: Dogs, Go Away I’m Introverting, and more. 

Square Cafe 

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We move from clothing and decor shops to something guaranteed to warm you up, hot chocolate. Becoming a fad in late 2020, hot cocoa bombs have jumped from your Instagram timeline to being sold right here in Pittsburgh. There are several places in the ‘burgh to choose from to get these tasty bombs but our ultimate fave is Square Cafe located in East Liberty. With seven different flavors to choose from; Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate (served with vegan marshmallows), Dark Chocolate – Caramel, Dark Chocolate – Peppermint, Milk Chocolate – Cinnamon, and Milk Chocolate – Toffee; the only thing standing between you and the perfect winter evening is a visit to the cafe or ordering online for pick-up! 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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