11 Must-See Shops in the Strip District

Pittsburgh’s Strip District is known for its variety of stores and restaurants, all within walking distance of Penn Ave and beyond. With little booths on the sidewalk throughout and so many different storefronts, it can be hard to decide which Strip District shops to browse, especially if you’re under a time constraint. Here are 11 stores that are a must-view throughout your trip.

Hot Haut Hot

Vintage finds are a must for every shopping trip. There’s nothing more fun than browsing a vast, unique assortment of furniture and decor from eras past. Hot Haut Hot is filled to the brim with some of the finest accessories, furniture, rugs, and decor in one convenient spot.

In The Kitchen

Find all your culinary and kitchen needs at In The Kitchen. Whether you’re looking for cookware, cutlery, appliances, or bakeware, the selection to choose from is vast and excellent for all levels of cooks, from home cooks to professional chefs. 

City Grows

Everything in this shop focuses on sustainability. This organic garden and gift shop provides seeds, potted plants, soils, pots, and even many decorative plants like bonsai trees and air plants. They even feature products from many local crafters. 

Posman Books

Posman guarantees you’ll find a story you’ve never heard before in their colorful array of books and gifts. The store is also home to ice cream shop, OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Love, Pittsburgh

Show off your love for the City of Steel with tasteful gifts from Pittsburgh makers. They have stylish apparel, neighborhood-scented candles, and so much more. All their products are high quality and made with Pittsburgh community members in mind.

Penn Ave Pottery

If you’re looking to add a new, handcrafted vase to your collection, this Strip District shop has various local artisan-made creations to choose from. The store opened in 1979 and continues to grow its selection of mugs, bowls, and other home accents.

Roxanne’s Dried Flowers

Decorate your home with various floral arrangements to wow any guests you have. These quality dried flowers bring a natural beauty wherever they’re placed. The shop has been a go-to place for floral aficionados and decor lovers for over two decades. 

Hazel Grey Boutique

This woman’s boutique carries quality clothing from brands across the country. The boutique focuses on cutting-edge trends and classic staples to provide something for everyone. Stop in and get a style makeover you won’t regret.

Fort Pitt Trading Company

What started as owners Jonathan and Mindy’s woodworking business has expanded over the years to include various artisanal brands at this handcrafted furniture and home accessories store. Check out their different collections that feature Pittsburgh-centric products and beyond. 

Bass and Bennett Trading Company

Authenticity is the primary concern for this furniture shop. Each product is handcrafted with the theme of preserving cultural history in mind. Many pieces are made from recycled materials from different parts of history. Maybe you’ll buy re-purposed Rosewood from old temple posts or reclaimed wrought iron from gates dating back to before the British Raj.


Find some of the most unique textiles and crafting materials in LOOM’s large showroom. They carry vintage and modern appealing materials that are perfect for any project. They’re constantly adding new selections, so come by each week to find something new. 

Story by Kylie Thomas

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