We’re shopping in a different neighborhood each week throughout the holidays! Come with us through the heart of Shadyside:
Have fun and let loose at Footloose Shadyside (5411 Walnut St; 2nd floor), a designer boutique feet-uring women’s shoes and accessories. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you discover the style that matches you – whether that’s practical, classic, or “hey look at me”, you’ll be sure to find something to start 2022 off on the right foot.
Japanese for “cute”, Kawaii Gifts (738 Copeland St) is exactly that. Anime, K-Pop, and Pokemon lovers will have anime-zing experience walking through the plush, fuzzy, cuteness that’s all around (like this chillin’ winter sloth). With such adorableness all around we challenge you to leave without buying at least one thing with a cat on it.
A boutique of carefully curated clothing, accessories, gifts, and beauty & wellness items, Francesca’s (5426 Walnut St) is a collection of hand-picked merchandise for women. With just a few of each item available, but with new items arriving regularly, you can shop Francesca’s knowing that the goodies you find today (like these sherpa flip top mittens) are pretty unique and may not be there tomorrow.
Like many Shadyside shops that cater to a specific niche audience, Shadyside Variety Store (5421 Walnut St) is a great destination for anyone and everyone who loves toys. With all sorts of toys and goodies there’s bound to be at least one thing for each person on your holiday shopping list. And once all your holiday shopping is complete come back and visit just for the fun of it.
The Picket Fence (5425 Walnut St) is a small boutique that carries distinctive pieces of women’s, kids, baby, and home items along with particularly Pittsburgh gifts (like this Pittsburgh Christmas platter). From well-known designers of women’s clothing and accessories to small-but-special items for children, The Picket Fence is the place to get gifts for all your fam and friends that will have them saying: “Where ever did you find this?”.
Locally owned and operated, Kards Unlimited (5522 Walnut St) is a gift shop that has cards, books, games, puzzles, mugs, coloring books, pins, stickers, and many other novelties. Basically, if you can stuff it in a stocking they have it. This is an especially great place to grab all your White Elephant or Yankee Swap gifts (like this Haunted Pittsburgh book or this Happy Holidays Pittsburgh candle).
“Here comes Santa Claus right down Apricot Lane.” The fashionable styles available at Apricot Lane Boutique (5533 Walnut St) are a mix of styles for both moms and daughters which have been hand-picked by a mother/daughter team. On-trend, affordable, and ever-changing, this is a great destination for all mother/daughter shopping duos (just don’t let each other see what gifts you’ve picked out for the other!).
What’s better than feeling like a kid in a candy store? Being like a kid in a toy store! At S.W. Randall Toyes and Giftes (806 Ivy St) you can channel your inner kid in “Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest specialty toy store”. Surround yourself with 1000s of toys and find out how Santa’s elves must feel as they get ready for Christmas. There are plenty of options for you to pick up something for every naughty and nice kid you know (and be sure to also grab a little something for yourself, too!).This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.