Let’s take a trip downtown or dahn tahn as us yinzers say to support some local businesses, grab a tasty treat, and revamp our wardrobe!
Steel City Clothing
Conveniently located at the corner of Smithfield and Strawberry Way, Steel City Clothing is a flagship retail store offering a selection of famous t-shirts, fleece, socks, and hats alongside exclusive in-store only and seasonal items. They have more than enough Pittsburgh memorabilia to make a yinzer out of anyone! After shopping is over stop by one of the best nearby bars and restaurants that the city has to offer.
An independent family-owned upscale store in Pittsburgh, Larrimor’s specializes in women’s contemporary and designer clothing, jewelry, and accessories. They have been previously ranked by Esquire as one of the top 20 specialty stores in the country for excellence in men’s tailored clothing, made-to-measure suits, custom shirts, great sportswear, and accessories.
Fresh Nostalgia Boutique
Fresh Nostalgia Boutique is a one-stop-shop for women’s clothing, accessories, home decor, and gifts, that caters to creative professionals in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. Their mission is to create a lifestyle and a community where women feel comfortable being themselves on purpose. After visiting you’ll not only realize your full style potential but will feel great in your own skin and connect, network, and gather with all types of women for events.
306 Forbes Boutique & Brow Bar
Another downtown locally owned boutique, 306 Forbes Boutique & Brow Bar, sells clothing and accessories that are carefully curated to provide customers with the latest fashions. They also offer state-of-the-art microblading, semi-permanent lip, and eyeliner which can last up to 10 years with regular touch-ups. Call (412)338-2222 to schedule a free consultation and follow @306forbesboutique on Instagram to stay in the know with new arrivals, events, sales, and specials!
Boutique La Passerelle
Boutique La Passerelle also known as BLP, was established on Wood Street in 2010 by Cidalia Duarte, an immigrant from Portugal. Cidalia brought European fashion not found anywhere else in the U.S. right here to the ‘burgh. She sold BLP to Adele Morelli in 2013, and Adele continues the trips to Europe each season to import unique and exclusive pieces of women’s clothing from Portugal, Spain, Italy, and France. Mix in the domestic clothing, shoes, and accessories and BLP has the self-proclaimed aesthetic of European fashion with Pittsburgh flair.
Joseph Orlando Clothiers
Started in 1981 by Pittsburgh-born and raised owners, Joseph Orlando Clothiers is a unique business that carries a collection of smaller artisan brands. Many being from similarly family-operated and owned brands from Italy, Germany, Portugal, and Eastern Europe. Their shop is located in the historic Carlyle Building, built in 1906.
All that shopping will definitely jump start an appetite, drop by La Gourmandine bakery for a true taste of France in Pittsburgh. They aim to evoke the feeling and ambiance of a traditional and authentic french bakery while also presenting the finest artisan baked goods that customers would find while traveling all over France.
Nicolas Coffee & Tea Co.
You’ll be needing a coffee to pair with that French treat! Keep the downtown crawl going and visit Nicolas Coffee & Tea Co., a fourth-generation, family-run coffee roaster and tea importer with a full coffee bar. Check out their specialty and seasonal lattes, freshly roasted coffee, wide selection of tea, and much more!
Perfectly situated in the middle of the golden triangle, Heinz Healey’s is locally-owned and operated since 1988 and prides itself on being one of the pioneers of the “shop local” trend. With multiple suit deals (three Ralph Lauren suits for $990 and three Paul Betenly suits for $1290) they are known as the guaranteed spot to find a well-fitted suit for any occasion. Items can be bought in-store in addition to on their new and improved website!
Gasoline Street Coffee Company
Travel next door to Gasoline Street Coffee Company for the best coffee products using the freshest roast in Western PA. This shop is using locally sourced ingredients to produce delicious beverages with excellent customer service. Each drink is carefully handcrafted from scratch with some of the finest barista artistry. Their menu ranges from delicious lattes to all-natural smoothies. Be sure to try out their three featured products for the summer: Catalytic Cold Brew, Iced Chai Charger, and Cold Brew Lemonade!
Carl W. Herrmann Furs
Summer may be approaching but it’s never too early to stock up on clothes for the winter! Carl W. Herrmann Furs is a fourth-generation business offering coats, jackets, capes, accessories, and home décor items. Customers can choose from faux fur to natural, eco-friendly real fur.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.