Boutique shopping is a great way to find a few pieces that will stand out in a crowd–perfect for those of you who don’t want your wardrobe to look just like everyone else’s, and prefer a carefully curated collection of clothing that is uniquely you.
Pittsburgh is working on upping its fashion game, thanks in part to the masterminds behind Style 412, and small boutiques are popping up in different neighborhoods all over the city.
Today, I rounded up a few of my favorite boutiques for you local Pittsburghers, or for those of you interested in visiting our [awesome] city.
Perfect for: dresses for weddings, special events, and any occasion worth standing out
Luna tops my list, as it is filled with dresses and jumpsuits that will make you swoon; it took me less than two minutes to fall in love with this boutique. Between its chic selection of occasion wear and its jaw-dropping decor, there’s no way that you can walk away empty-handed–and with several options under $200, you won’t want to!
South Side, Pittsburgh
Perfect for: fun pieces that are always on trend
Fig Leaf is located in the South Side of Pittsburgh, a popular neighborhood for college students, and young professionals. The main street, Carson, is lined with bars, restaurants and shops that are great for the young and young-at-heart. At Fig Leaf, you’ll find lots of on-trend florals, cutouts, and jumpsuits to freshen up your wardrobe.
Perfect for: modern women who skirt the rules between serious and a bit of fun
Pavement is a great option for those of us exiting our twenties, and heading into the next chapter. You’ll find a mix of comfortable and professional clothing, all of which is fairly priced, and versatile enough for work-to-weekend. Pavement is a super option for modern women who appreciate a balance between trends and classics.
Perfect for: one-of-a-kind designs
Originally from France, Diana Misetic is a local Pittsburgh designer whose shop is tucked off of the main shopping street–Walnut–in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. You’ll find her dual studio/shop on Ivy Street, just a few stops past Banana Republic. Her designs are on the pricier side, but you’ll receive a custom-fit piece that stands out in a crowd.
Perfect for: Men who love to look good but keep comfort a priority
Kinsman Shop is an absolute gem for menswear. Whether your man finds shopping for clothes a chore or enjoys putting together a great outfit, Kinsman Shop is will satisfy his needs. The inventory contains high-quality denim, and comfortable sweaters and basics that any man will appreciate. Best of all, the boutique selection makes it easy to get in and get out with top notch apparel–what man doesn’t want that?
East Liberty, Pittsburgh
Perfect for: minimalist athleisure and high-quality basics
Ragged Row is has two locations: in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and just outside the city, in Sewickley. This shop is ideal for modern women on-the-go, who want to look chic while getting shit done. You’ll find an awesome selection of athleisure, along with high-end denim and basics–the kinds of clothing you won’t want to stop wearing.