If you haven’t been able to find the perfect gift for someone you care about recently, you might want to pay this shop a visit. Wildcard has been supplying the Lawrenceville area with unique cards, handmade gifts and much more since 2009. Shopping at Wildcard means that you’re supporting local artists and businesses that create the one of a kind items found only in this store.
Wildcard, 4209 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 + 1 412 224-2651
In 2012, graphic designer Brigitte Nguyen opened Ragged Row because she felt that Pittsburgh needed more ‘locally owned boutiques’ and now she has two locations in the Pittsburgh area. Along with her sister, Christina Nguyen, Brigitte co-owns both locations which carry Pittsburgh-themed apparel that are designed by both Brigitte and her partner David Barbe. The owners strive to only carry made-in-America items, to cement that home-made vibe. When browsing, notice how they subtly play on icons in Pittsburgh like the Steelers logo.
Ragged Row, 116 Bakery Square Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA +1 412 441 1730
Lex & Lynne
Lex & Lynne started in 2011 as a line of jewelry under the same name, and Alexis Corry has been about keeping her business local ever since. Now with two clothing boutiques in Sewickley (the newest one includes menswear), Alexis has also added clothing designer to her list of attributes. The boutiques are very chic and offer clothing, shoes, handbags and belts all following the latest fashions.
Lex & Lynne, 430 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA +1 412 259 8955
The wife of the Steelers’ coach, Kiya Tomlin just recently opened her first flagship store, but has been designing her own clothing line for a while now. In the store you’ll find Tomlin’s Uptown Sweats line (which is a brand of fleece dresses) and loungewear that is stylish while being comfortable for the woman on the go, as well as Colombian-made leather handbags by Sandra Cadavid
Kiya Tomlin, 5983 Broad St., East Liberty, PA +1 412 345 1135