Shoes. Jeans. Sweaters. Hats. No matter what tickles your fashion fancy, Pittsburgh has a variety of stores with almost anything you can wish for.
Whether you’re into designer brands or thrifting, there’s a store waiting for you in Pittsburgh. Not looking for clothes? That’s ok too, because some of Pittsburgh’s best shopping has a more culinary focus, where you’ll be sure to find something for the cook in your life. Below are 10 shops hand picked for their knowledgeable staff and commitment to helping the customer find exactly they’re looking for-- and even some things they’re not! In our list we have a variety of shopping, including:
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1000 Ross Park Mall Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Touted as the best mall in Pittsburgh, Ross Park Mall has everything you want all in one place.
In an era when traditional malls are closing daily, this place has defied the odds.
Perhaps it’s the eclectic mix of high end boutiques like Louis Vuitton and middle of the road staples like Nordstrom.
Whatever it is, the people of Pittsburgh are still coming out in droves to these brick and mortar shops, and with 169 stores to choose from, it’s hard to walk away empty handed.
...It's clean, clear, not too big and not too small. Perfect for the winter time since it's indoor. - Yelp Review
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
When people visit Pittsburgh, they want to see the bridges, ride the incline and shop in the historic Strip District.
With a mix of produce, ethnic grocery stores, bars, and street food, you can easily spend the whole day here.
Littered across the shopping district are also local vendors selling their Pittsburgh-centric wares to passersbys on the street. It’s an exciting place to be, especially on market day, which is Saturday. Bring your appetite!
...I think everybody that comes to Pittsburgh should spend some time at this part touristy, part real Pittsburghery part of town. - Yelp Review
6739 Reynolds St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Juju is an eclectic store that caters to the woman who’s into vintage fashion, but also interested in her astrological reading for the day.
When you mix the two together and add a bit of metaphysical “Sunday school” classes, you have a Pointe Breeze shop that that’s ready to cater to the bohemian side of you.
Not just a clothing shop, the owner also specializes in unique gifts and big hugs. What’s not to like?
...I love vintage clothing, and you can head somewhere to find a mess of clothes just piled high or a well curated shop like this. You can absolutely tell the owner takes time to gather items that fit her aesthetic, but also are lovely items. - Yelp Review
2010-2012 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
While technically a part of the Strip District experience, this shop gets a special mention because of the shear Pittsburghness of it.
Where else will you wait in line for an amazing collection of European cheeses, have such a selection of dried pasta, or actually enjoy the hustle and bustle of waiting for deli meat?
That’s market day at the PennMac, and this place does everything old school, as it should, since it dates back to 1902. Definitely check this out whether you have guests in town or just a free Saturday morning.
5850 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Eons is one of the best vintage shops in Pittsburgh, especially if you’re looking for that one piece of clothing that will add that bit of extra to your wardrobe.
You can be sure every piece is expertly chosen, so if you’re in search of a particular decade, simply walk inside and ask for directions. Even celebrities who come to Pittsburgh end up here, drawn by the extensive and wide-ranging collection.
...All items are in pristine, brand new condition. You can see what pride Richard takes in his business as soon as you walk in the door. An iconic Pittsburgh establishment. Perfection from top to bottom. - Yelp Review
6300 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
The Center for the Arts gives local artists a venue to showcase their wares, and hopefully make a couple of sales as well.
With over 200 artists who specialize in everything from photography to ceramics to metals, you’re sure to find a unique gift for someone special.
Not just a store, the Center offers classes to public as well, so you can drop in and learn from their resident artists.
...What sets this gift shop from other museum gift shops in the area is their wide selection of work by many local artists and artisans, including watercolor prints, photographs, jewelry, clothing and knitted items, ceramic and hand-blown glass items. The list goes on and on.” - Yelp Review
301 S. Hills Village
Bethel Park, PA 15241
This shopping center has survived when other malls have failed, and continues to grow and thrive.
It’s probably due to the large, but not overwhelming, selection of stores.
It’s bright and roomy, and on any given day, you might find local “mall walkers” getting their steps in for the day.
In addition to the shopping, the food court is also a must visit when you need to wind down after a long day of shopping.
“...You have your anchor stores like Sears and Macy's, as well as a bunch of popular stores like Lush, B&BW, Victoria's Secret, etc. I also enjoy the Oil&Vinegar store because it's different and neat. They have a very nice food court area with a variety of food & dessert items, and plentiful comfortable seating.” - Yelp Review
2991 W. Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
This cute store in the heart of Dormont is one of the best reasons to shop local.
Specializing in hand picked women’s clothing, their selection is always on point but not too overtly trendy.
Vintage Grace shares their space with a nail salon in the back, so after picking up some new threads, you can treat yourself to a manicure, all in one spot!
...Very cool European/ LA style on their racks, and they sell handmade jewelry and a few select shoes as well. Their prices are very very reasonable too considering how unique their selects are compared to most local boutiques.” - Yelp Review
4209 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The uniqueness of this store is what makes it so endearing to shoppers.
Offering a diverse selection of stationary, jewelry, and clothing all with a distinct Pittsburgh attitude. Out of town shoppers, as well as locals, are sure to find that special gift that they just can’t do without.
...There are such treasures here, including lots of handmade and local goodies...great place to shop for that wonderfully weird person in your life. - Yelp Review
249 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Upscale clothing at its finest.
Larrimor’s continues to thrive in downtown Pittsburgh, with a list of distinguished clients that keeps growing.
They offer personalized, friendly service in an era of quick online shopping, a quality that keeps shoppers coming back.
The caliber of their clothing is unmatched, as is their attention to detail.
While it may not seem to at first, Pittsburgh has quite diverse and impressive shopping options. It boasts of everything from large malls to small boutiques and manages to make you feel welcome in both. GiftYa cards are accepted in all these stores, so go ahead and get your favorite bargain hunter one.
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