Your Guide to Shopping Local in Pittsburgh

Small Business Saturday introduces community members to the local shops and restaurants they might not have encountered otherwise. But this single day doesn’t have to be the only time you explore your neighborhood. Make it a point to shop small the next time you’re out and about rather than running straight to Target. You’ll find quality products, often handmade, and friendly staff that help grow our towns one purchase at a time. Here is a guide to shopping locally in your favorite towns.

Shadyside

A man in a sage green sweater with dark green patches from Moda in Shadyside, Pittsburgh
NN07, Photo courtesy of Moda

Shadyside is filled with local businesses all along Walnut Street and beyond. Visit designer boutiques, find customizable home decor, and browse plenty of jewelry options ready to service your needs.

Mount Lebanon 

A person personalizes an ornament at a local business in Mount Lebanon Pittsburgh
Photo courtesy of Barefoot Stitches and Gifts

Whether you’re looking for an official Tudor and Rolex seller, a unique hardware shop, or contemporary men’s clothing, Mount Lebanon has you covered. Plus, eat at a variety of small restaurants for a snack during your trip.

Sewickley

Two light pink and two hot pink champagne flutes.

Find gifts that’ll impress any recipient in Sewickley. Create a personalized flower bouquet, find one-of-a-kind antique-inspired furniture, or take home a new fashionable piece of women’s clothing.

Lawrenceville

A blue winter candle from Mix Candle Co in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh in front of a snowflake background.
Photo courtesy of Mix Candle Co.

Mix up your usual routine in Lawrenceville with 9 different small businesses. Make your own scented candle with a loved one, stop in at a cannabis and self-care boutique, then end your day with a movie and popcorn. 

Aspinwall and Fox Chapel

A gold serving bowl with large salad serving fork and spoon of gold and ivory resting on a green background.

Aspinwall and Fox Chapel shops work to make sure you’re showcasing your personality in every aspect of your life. Create your perfectly designed home, curate a closet that you want to wear, and even make sure your invitations show who you are.

Downtown Beaver

A stack of Necco waffer candys in different colors from local candy shop Grandpa Joe's in Downtown Beaver near Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop

Take care of your furry friend just like you would yourself with these 7 Downtown Beaver shops. Drop off your dog for a day of energetic daycare, bring your cat a homemade healthy snack, and don’t forget to treat yourself to fabulous eats.

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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