Shop Local, Pittsburgh: Shadyside

With Small Business Saturday on the horizon, TABLE Magazine encourages you to shop local not just on the upcoming holiday but year-round. The small businesses owned by our neighbors do more than sell goods and services. They add vibrant life to our neighborhoods and to our entire region. Their presence brings our Main Streets alive, and the long-lasting, personal relationships they foster create a culture of positivity and belonging. To get you started on your local shopping adventure, check out these 17 Shadyside businesses. 

e.b. Pepper

At e.b. Pepper you get a carefully curated boutique selection by women for women. There are special clothing finds for every age and occasion whether you’re looking for something colorfully noticeable, or classic neutral essentials that go with any outfit. 


Find your next piece of cutting-edge clothing with the perfect stand-out accessory to match. Moda specializes in fashion-forward designs for both men and women, from clothing to unique bags, fragrances, and footwear. 


If you’re looking for high-quality name-brands, skip the big corporation and shop this intimate contemporary boutique. Pursuits holds a torch for the high fashion feeling that created Walnut Street’s reputation for stylishness. 

Scribe Fine Papers

Find or create this year’s birthday or holiday cards with the curated care of Scribe. The employees at Scribe make sure you get the exact look and feel you want, with the excellent quality you desire. They work with local designers to make some of their options, and they have strong relationships with top makers nationwide. 


This gift hub of Pittsburgh offers tabletop decor and gifts for modern and traditional homes, and everything in between. Pick out designer dishes, handmade glasses, and anything else you need to set the perfect table. They’re also helpful when it comes to creating your dream wedding or bridal registry. 


Embrace your own unique style with Cheeks’ lingerie. Talk to a personal lingerie specialist to find what makes you feel confident and beautiful. Choose from popular brands like Marie Jo, Hanky Panky, PJ Salvage, and Natori. 


Layer your home with luxurious fine bedding and linens for your bedroom, bathroom, and dining table. The diverse textures, colors and fibers on offer help you customize your home in the aesthetic you want, all while supporting a small business. 

Tile and Designs

No matter what your budget for home renovation is, find the ceramic or stone tiles of your dreams. Stroll into their showroom to inspect their wide range of designs. They even have eco-friendly and specialized selections that you won’t find anywhere else, and the experts on staff are helpful in every way. 

The Idea Shops

Laura Young and Lee Knox, the owners of Tile and Designs, provide home and garden gift ideas from all over the world. The two work with a French correspondent who gives them access to handmade Parisian jewelry, garden items from European flea markets, hand-painted Italian tables and chairs, and many more one-of-a-kind European products

Henne Jewelers

Treat yourself to a dazzling new necklace or even find the ideal engagement ring for a proposal thanks to these expert jewelers. Henne Jewelers works to serve the community by helping members mark all of life’s important milestones with jewelry just right for the occasion. 


Designer home products can take your living space from basic to beautiful in just a few purchases. Check out Weisshouse’s variety of vintage and designer furniture, wall decor, shelving, and other additions to take your home to the next level. Friendly and knowledgable staff await you.

Caesar’s Designs

Locally crafted jewelry is this store’s specialty. It’s all chosen by owner Caesar Azzam. He’ll work with any design requests you have, and will help to find the best piece for your budget. You can start from scratch to design something new, or redesign, update, and repair what you already have.

Madeleine George

Visit this women’s fashion boutique to find luxe, modern styles that fit most budgets. Some of the store’s featured designers include The Range, Autumn Cashmere, and Misa. Looks move from classic leathers and cashmeres you will wear forever to uniquely stunning clothes for special occasions.

Picket Fence

Take your little ones to this women’s and kid’s boutique to shop for new clothes, home goods, and of course, toys. Personal and personable assistants will help you search for a unique gift for a friend, child, or yourself!  

A Snack During Your Shopping Trip


Try different authentic, rustic Italian dishes in the atmosphere of a villa wine cellar. Delight in handmade Potato Gnocchi or Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli during your break from shopping. Perhaps a glass of wine is order, too? Girasole’s menu changes seasonally so make sure you stop by and try out the new selections. 

Coffee Tree Roasters

Sip on a delicious cup of freshly brewed, farm-sourced coffee at this locally owned coffee shop. Select from a variety of specialty coffee drinks, take home a bag of freshly roasted beans, and enjoy a selection of local pastries, including vegan and gluten-free options. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Bring a friend and catch up on each others’ lives.


Puerto Rican and Sicilian flavors come together at this women-owned coastal cuisine restaurant. Order the tender Swordfish with blends of spices and fresh clams. Or, get a Mango Torte with butterscotch brittle for a refreshing small treat. 

Shop our other local gift guides for men, women, children, home, food and drink, and makers products for more ways to support small businesses.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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