Sweaters on rack demonstrating loungewear. Image from Priscilla du Preez on Unsplash.

Loungewear: Embrace the 2020 Trend at These Local Shops

As the weather outside becomes frightful, the fire sure is delightful. There’s nothing like lounging in the warmth of your home on a cold winter day. Take your comfort to the max by embracing 2020’s loungewear trend at these Shadyside shops.

Apricot Lane Boutique, 5533 Walnut Street

Faux fur slippers sold at Apricot Lane Pittsburgh at Shadyside location. Image from Instagram.

Image from @apricotlanepgh on Instagram

The Shadyside location of this women’s boutique brand opened up in 2018 and is run by a mother and daughter duo. Walk in with a pair of sneakers and leave with a pair of warm slippers you’ll never want to take off. Prefer browsing online? There’s a whole loungewear section on their website!

Apricot Lane is open for in-store shopping Monday – Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

MODA, 5401 Walnut Street

Sweater selection at MODA Pittsburgh. Image from Instagram.

Image from @modapittsburgh on Instagram

Nothing says loungewear quite like sweatshirts and sweatpants. Stock up on these classic garments at this fashionable store. You’ll find styles for men and women, so load up on some of your favorite work-from-home attire. Browse their inventory online or pay a visit to their Shadyside location.

MODA’s hours of operation are Monday – Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. In-store and online shopping are both available.

Feathers, 5408 Walnut Street

Woman modeling pajamas at Feathers Shadyside store. Image from Instagram.

Image from @feathers_shadyside on Instagram

Sometimes you just don’t want to shed your pajamas when you get up in the morning. Feathers has a selection of comfy women’s pajamas you can wear all day long. They really are the cat’s pajamas. Be sure to check out their nightshirts and gowns as well.

Feathers is open for in-store shopping from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday.

Fill in your wardrobe with comfortable staples in solidarity with this year’s work from home lifestyle. These shops are all within three blocks of each other in the heart of Shadyside, and they’re only a two-minute walk from some of Franklin West’s Shadyside apartments. Shop at your leisure and hit them all in one go. Remember to wear your mask and check these stores’ websites for updates to hours of operation.

Hero image of cards representing card and stationery shops in Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh

Send Season’s Greetings & Thanks With These Shadyside Stationery Shops

Sending holiday greeting cards is a timeless tradition, and during the 2020 holiday season finding creative ways to stay connected is more important than ever. Elevate your correspondence this year by sending handwritten cards or unique gifts your friends and family will surely cherish. Everything you need to get started is available from local stationery retailers right within Shadyside. 

Kards Unlimited, 5522 Walnut Street

Whether you’re looking for the perfect witty card for the comedian in your family or a new journal to jot down your goals for the new year, Kards Unlimited on Walnut Street has you covered. This store has been a family-owned Shadyside staple for more than 50 years; it’s a one-stop-shop for all your holiday gift needs. You’ll find an assortment of cards, books, games, mugs, puzzles, and more.

Cards from Cards Unlimited on Instagram

Image from Kards Unlimited on Instagram

Kards Unlimited is open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup from 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Sunday. Double-check hours on their website for any updates before visiting.

Scribe Fine Papers, 731 ½  Filbert Street

For the artists and calligraphy lovers, Scribe Fine Papers on Filbert Street carries letterpress goods, stationery, and printing products from various designers and local artists. This stationery shop fulfills custom orders and also sells beautiful calendars, journals, ribbons, and calligraphy pens. In addition to finding quality cards for your friends and family, this is the perfect spot to pick up any supplies you’ll need for your next rainy day weekend project.

Scribe Fine Papers Instagram post featuring Christmas card and pen

Image from Scribe Fine Papers on Instagram

Scribe Fine Papers is open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday – Saturday, and 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday. Look to their website for any updates to these hours of operation.

Pennhollows, 244 S. Highland Avenue

This local shop has been a Shadyside favorite since it opened in 2007. Come for the selection of beautiful cards suiting various occasions, and stay for the assortment of rare books and unique home decor. Your card recipients will love a warm message enclosed in one of Pennhollows’ delightful illustrations.

Pennhollows gift shop in Shadyside from Instagram

Image from Pennhollows on Instagram

Pennhollows is open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday, and 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday & Monday. Refer to their website for updates to hours of operation.

Kawaii Gifts, 738 Copeland Street

Kawaii means “cute” in Japanese, and cute is exactly what you’ll find at Kawaii Gifts on Copeland Street. This shop sells Japanese letter sets, notebooks, pens, and other items adorned with animals and charming illustrations. The items here provide a lighthearted tranquility people can appreciate in this challenging year. A gift from Kawaii is sure to spread cheer.

Kawaii Gifts Shadyside shop with cards and toys from Instagram

Image from Kawaii Gifts on Instagram

Kawaii Gifts is open every day from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Visit their website for any updates or to schedule a private shopping appointment.

Bring some cheer and a personal touch into this holiday season. No need to stray far; all these Shadyside shops are easily walkable. Whether you send a simple, handwritten thank you note or your annual batch of Christmas cards, your loved ones will appreciate you thinking of them.

 

Small Business Saturday 2020: A Socially Distanced Shadyside Event

Small Business Saturday 2020 - support Shadyside businesses

Image from Think Shadyside

The busiest shopping season of the year is approaching, and planning ahead is more important than ever. Before you purchase all the items you need online from big brand retailers, head into Shadyside and support the many fantastic local businesses that help enrich this beautiful neighborhood. If you’re shopping for great deals, then mark your calendar for this year’s Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday will take place on November 28 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and will include shops along Ellsworth Avenue, Walnut Street, S. Highland Avenue, and many stores in between.

While you make your way from shop to shop, admire the holiday decor in storefronts participating in the Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Holiday window decorations are a familiar site during this time of year, but this year the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has upped the ante by sponsoring this festive contest. Local businesses have paired up with talented local artists listed on the Pittsburgh Artists Registry in order to bring the public these spectacular, creative displays.

Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA) metered street parking and metered lots will be free for this event, so you’ll only need to pay for the great deals you discover. PPA lots in Shadyside include Shadyside Garage on 714 Bellefonte Street as well as the Ivy/Bellefonte lot at 726 Ivy Street. PPA parking is also free on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and every Sunday. No matter where you choose to park, Shadyside is easily walkable and pedestrian-friendly.

We hope to see you out and about supporting the many treasured businesses Shadyside has to offer. Stay tuned to the event’s official Facebook page for updated info on participating businesses.

Many thanks to PNC and UPMC for sponsoring this event and to Think Shadyside and Pedagogy for hosting.

Local Stores to Shop for the latest Fall Fashion

The thermometer is settling down. Shorts and tees are making their way into closets until the spring. It’s officially time for your favorite fall and cold-weather outfits.

Be it jeans and leggings, flannels and cardigans, or even puffy parkas for those who don’t tolerate the chill so well: Shadyside has stores with your style in stock. Check out just a few of the local offerings and pay a visit for this season’s wardrobe expansion.

Pursuits Pittsburgh

This women’s clothing and accessories store is showing off its fall 2020 collection in-store and on Instagram. If you’re looking for a traditional department store, you won’t find it here. This boutique shop will ensure the garments you choose will be unique to you. If you’re running low on face masks or you always misplace the ones you do have, they sell those too.

Pursuits Pittsburgh on Instagram

Photo Credit: Pursuits Pittsburgh via Instagram

GAP

Gap carries many of the classic styles we’ve all loved for years. With selections for men, women, and children, everybody will leave happy with some great seasonal attire. Check out some of the sales going on and dive into their inventory for activewear, maternity clothes, accessories, and more.

Apricot Lane Boutique

This nationwide boutique chain has its only Pennsylvania location right on Walnut St. Their Instagram account alone will inspire your own fall fashion ideas. If the outside world is already too chilly, you can buy online and await your new garments on your doorstep. Classic plaid favorites and chunky knit sweaters will keep you warm and are plentiful here.

Apricot Lane Boutique on Instagram

Photo Credit: Apricot Lane Boutique via Instagram

Hey Betty!

This vintage clothing store features throwback styles for men and women. The storefront has remained closed throughout the pandemic, but the Etsy store remains open for orders. This isn’t just any thrift store. All the attire here has been painstakingly curated for the love of all that is vintage clothing. Stay warm with a classic coat or an antique scarf.

Panache Boutique

This East End boutique in Highland Park is all about personal touch. A favorite of shoppers for over 35 years, Panache is dedicated to providing globally and ethically sourced clothing made up of organic and sustainable fabrics. Shopping at Panache just feels good – especially with all the help you’ll receive in finding your own style. Inventory changes with the seasons, so find Panache on Instagram @PanachePGH and shop your favorite fall styles.

You can find your style all around Shadyside. Just pop in with a mask and browse to your heart’s content. Or order online – whatever floats your boat.

5 Excellent Cafes to Frequent In Shadyside

Whether you’re just popping in on your way to work or you’re looking for a spot to relax with a great cup of joe on a Saturday, these cafes in Shadyside will not disappoint. Check them off your list and enjoy the splendors of the neighborhood.

Arriviste Coffee Bar

5730 Ellsworth Avenue 

This bright and open space showcases local artwork and sets itself apart by serving sustainably-sourced, single-origin coffees from roasters across the East Coast and Midwest. You can also choose from a selection of locally made pastries to round out your relaxing and fulfilling experience. If you enjoy this spot, then be sure to sign up for their rewards program.

Photo credit: Arriviste Coffee Bar via Instagram

Adda Coffee & Tea House

200 S. Highland Avenue 

Adda was created with the goal of bringing people together. In fact, ‘Adda” is a Bengali word that means “to indulge in informal or friendly conversation with a group of people, such as friends, family, or colleagues.” Here you can indulge in healthy snacks, scones, specialty lattes, and take part in a high-tea service.

Photo credit: Adda Coffee and Tea House via Instagram

Jitter’s Cafe

5541 Walnut Street

This small shop serves specialty lattes that people rave about! They’re a great grab and go option. But if you want to hang out, then pull up a chair at a table outside and enjoy the Shadyside scene. Too hot for a coffee? They serve ice cream too!

Photo Credit: Jitter’s Cafe via IG

The Coffee Tree Roasters

5524 Walnut Street

Here’s a spot where the outside makes its way in. On warmer days, Coffee Tree Roasters open up their large garage door entrance to enjoy the fresh air. Looking to accommodate a bigger group? This cafe stretches back and provides ample seating for many to enjoy. Keep your order simple or try a seasonal favorite like a S’mores Mocha.

Photo Credit: The Coffee Tree Roasters via IG

Crazy Mocha Coffee Co

5830 Ellsworth Avenue #100

This local chain has locations throughout town and delivers great service in a relaxed atmosphere. It has plenty of room to breathe and outlets throughout so you can get some work done. If you enjoy their coffee, then know that you’re never far from a cup as you roam around the city.

Photo Credit: Crazy Mocha Coffee via IG

When you need to wind down from the workday (or the caffeine), try the local happy hour spots featured in this article

9 Unique Stores for Festive Shopping in Shadyside

In the spirit of last-minute shopping? Sure, Amazon may have gifts delivered to you in a day, but where’s the fun in that? Take part in the holiday spirit by supporting local shops located in one of the most shoppable areas in Pittsburgh. 

There are many unique places to browse for thoughtful gifts. Here are 9 stores around our Shadyside neighborhood with unique gifts for your favorite people.

Glassworks

You’ll discover charming household items at Glassworks over on Walnut Street. This creative local shop specializes in tabletop items like coasters, drinkware sets, photo frames, and more. Plenty of opportunities to find the perfect gifts here.

Shadyside Variety Store

Toys, books, novelties and more; if you can imagine it, Shadyside Variety Store probably has it. This fun shop on Walnut Street is open every day from 9:30 am to 5 with altered hours on Sunday. 

S.W. Randall

Over on Ivy Street, you’ll discover treasures that would make a child burst with excitement. S. W. Randall Toys and Gifts is one of Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest specialty toy stores. If you have kiddos on your gift list, S.W. Randall is the place to go! 

Kards Unlimited

Doing business on Walnut Street since the late ‘60s, Kards Unlimited has become one of Pittsburgh’s favorite gift shops. You’ll surely find a few presents here. Kards Unlimited is stocked with a variety of items like t-shirts, toys, mugs, photo albums, pet products and much more!

Eureka Chocolates & Gifts

Eureka Chocolates & Gifts on Copeland Street is the local, specialty shop with a variety of mouthwatering chocolates! Need we say more? It’s the holidays after all. It’s time for everyone to have a little sweet tooth. Take a peek at all the flavors here. 

Synthesis 

This shop is all about the plant life. Over on Copeland Way, Synthesis brings exotic plants to a modern style. You’ll find cacti, succulents, handmade ceramics, hanging pots, gardening tools and more. Synthesis also offers plant consultations for homes, offices, restaurants, and shops around the Pittsburgh area for those who want to make a greener impact. 

ToadFlax

The items inside this local shop are just as unique as the name. Visiting ToadFlax on Walnut Street for any last-minute gifts is a must. You could snatch up great stocking stuffers like warm alpaca socks, awesome jewelry from Studebaker Metals, and much more. 

Shadyside Books

Do you love to pass the time cozied up with a good book? Open from noon to 7 pm every day, you’ll find Shadyside Books on Ellsworth Ave stocked with over 5000 books of any and all genres. 

Cienne Designs Vintage Market

Walking into Cienne Designs you’ll find home goods and vintage treasures! This unique shop on Ellsworth Ave is bright, cheerful, and filled with fabulous gift potential from Kantha throws to antique signs and so much more. 

Have a wonderful holiday and don’t forget to shop to support local businesses this year! 

Your Shadyside Shopping Guide for Small Business Saturday

It may be tempting to sit at home and order friends or family gifts from Amazon or other online stores. But where’s the fun in that?

Go out and get involved in the holidays this year by supporting your local shops. These hardworking business owners can offer a better shopping experience and higher quality items anyway. Save yourself from the late deliveries, wrong sizes, and return hassle. 

At Franklin West, we love giving a shout out to our favorite shops within our Shadyside neighborhood! And what better time than during the biggest shopping season. 

Here’s your guide to all the sales happening over Thanksgiving weekend! Plus, we hear there’s free parking at city meters and lots this weekend only.

The Best in Fashion

The Picket Fence. When you walk into this women-owned boutique on Walnut Street on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, you can expect a 15% discount on everything, special sales on the Tea Collection, complimentary treats, and free gift wrap. Plus, the first 25 purchasers will receive a $25 voucher for the next purchase!

EB Pepper. This contemporary women’s boutique on Walnut Street is hosting a holiday coupon event on Thursday through Saturday. Get $20 off a $100 dollar purchase. Ask about all the discounts with the holiday coupon!

Roberta Weissburg Leathers. Between Friday and Sunday, shop at Leathers for the new Uno de 50 Trunk Show jewelry, plus get a free cashmere scarf when you purchase outerwear. (This excludes items on sale as well as sweaters.)

Pursuits. Over on Filbert Street, you’ll find the clothing boutique called Pursuits! Over Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday – Monday) select clothing will be 30% off. If you make a purchase, your name will be put into a raffle to win a Pursuits gift card.

Dina Ellen. On Aiken Ave, Dina Ellen women’s boutique will be closed on Thursday for the holiday. But come Friday and Saturday, they will be ready for the shopping season with 20% off any item of your choice and free gift wrapping.

Caesar’s Designs Fine Jewelry Creations. This fine jewelry shop on Walnut Street is celebrating the season and giving 50% off select diamond and gemstone jewelry now until Saturday!

Your Inner Athlete

Patagonia Pittsburgh. The holiday can be really stressful. To mend that, Patagonia decided to host a free, community yoga class before the shopping madness ensues.RSVP for the class here.

Tennis Village. You have until closing time on Saturday to get in on the deals at Pittsburgh’s premier tennis shop. Receive 10% off on purchases between $50 and $100, plus, for any items above $100 you’ll receive 15% off

For the Home

Feathers. Starting Friday, visit Feathers for Pittsburgh’s best linens and downs and get 20% off select items from Yves Delorme, Sferra, Matouk, Scandia, and more! The sales at Feathers will extend to Tuesday, December 3rd.

Glassworks and Cheeks. During Friday and Saturday, you could get 20% off items at Glassworks (some exclusions apply), and 20% of all items from Cheeks.

Kards Unlimited. In the tradition of getting a new ornament to hang on the family tree? Receive 10% discount on ornaments at Kards Unlimited on Saturday and Sunday.

 

After all, the holiday season is about spreading joy and sharing. What better way than to support your neighbors with their business!

New Community Event: The Shadyside Holiday Trunk Show

That’s right. There’s a new event coming to our Shadyside neighborhood this year to get us ready for the holiday shopping season! 

Think Shadyside shared the news, The Shadyside Holiday Trunk Show, to take place next week starting on Wednesday, November 13th to Saturday, November 16. It’s a shopping extravaganza just a short walk away with over 20 participating stores along Walnut, Ellsworth, S. Highland, and others.

We aren’t just talking about store sales. Our local shops are going all out with fashion shows, happy hours, trunk shows, giveaways, raffles, and more. 

Keep reading to discover what fun activities are in-store.

Caesar’s Designs

Caesar’s Designs Fine Jewelry Creations over on Walnut Street is hosting an exclusive Sapphire Trunk Show. You’ll undoubtedly have a twinkle in your eyes viewing the gorgeous sapphire jewelry and loose gemstones at 25% off during the Shadyside Holiday Trunk Show. 

PHOTO CREDIT: CAESAR’S DESIGNS VIA INSTAGRAM

Dina Ellen

Dina Ellen has no problem going all in for the four days of the Shadyside Trunk Show. Any guest is welcome to her store to enjoy daily specials on jewelry and shoes. Plus, why shop empty-handed when you can also sip on some wine and snack on yummy treats!

PHOTO CREDIT: DINA ELLEN SHADYSIDE VIA INSTAGRAM

Feathers

Feathers is taking the Shadyside Trunk Show to the next level on November 15th and 16th. You’ll want to run over to Walnut Street to get a peek at the beautifully crafted pieces by Dea Luxury Italian Linens. Fusing old-world methods with contemporary designs and fabrications, these bed, bath, and table pieces by Dea are no joke.

PHOTO CREDIT: DEA LUXURY LINENS VIA FEATHERS SHADYSIDE INSTAGRAM

Four Winds Gallery

With a short stroll on Walnut Street, you’ll come across the wonderful Four Winds Gallery. During all four days of the Trunk Show, Four Winds Gallery will present two talented artists at their store: Jorge Lovato, a miniature wood sculpturist and Shawn Bluejacket, a jewelry designer. 

Plus, when you purchase something during the Shadyside Trunk Show you’ll automatically be added in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate!

PHOTO CREDIT: FOUR WINDS GALLERY VIA INSTAGRAM

The Inn on Negley

During all four days of the Shadyside Trunk Show the Inn on Negley will kick things off every day at noon up to 6 pm. This luxury Bed and Breakfast on South Negley Ave will celebrate the season with 20% off gift shop items, a chance to enter to win tea or brunch for two, and offer their gourmet hot cocoa and cookies.

PHOTO CREDIT: THE INN ON NEGLEY VIA INSTAGRAM

Petagogy

Get ready for PAW-liday kick-off on November 15th and 16th by Petagogy. You’ll have the chance to call dibs on all limited edition holiday-themed pet toys and treats. Petagogy is also running a sale of 15% off all dog coats and sweaters to keep our furry friends warm this winter season. 

When you purchase a holiday-themed item, you’ll receive a free raffle ticket entry to win one awesome stocking stuffer gift basket!

PHOTO CREDIT: PETAGOGY VIA INSTAGRAM

Roberta Weissburg Leathers 

Roberta Weissburg Leathers is showcasing an exclusive Trunk Show Collection to celebrate the first Shadyside Trunk Show. During all 4 days, shop for one of a kind winter outerwear. When you do find the perfect outerwear you’ll receive a free Cashmink scarf with every purchase. 

Stay hydrated with complimentary beverages, shop till you drop, and get the chance to win a $100 gift card to Leathers.

PHOTO CREDIT: ROBERTA WEISSBURG LEATHERS VIA INSTAGRAM

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Ice cream in winter? Absolutely! Sub Zero Nitrogen on South Highland Ave is one of the newest additions to our neighborhood opening its doors earlier this year. 

Stop by Sub Zero to enjoy a delicious treat and spin the wheel to win discounts or free items! For guests who want to stay warm, try gourmet hot chocolate flavors in pumpkin cheesecake, orange spice, or chocolate-covered cherry.

One more thing, Sub Zero will also collect toy donations for Pittsburgh nonprofit, Beverly’s Birthdays. When you donate you’ll receive 25% off your entire purchase.

PHOTO CREDIT: SUB ZERO SHADYSIDE VIA INSTAGRAM

Ten Toes

The chilly weather also means the best of boot season. Ten Toes on Walnut Street will join all 4 days of fun during the Shadyside Trunk Show. The team at Ten Toes will feature the entire fall line from J. Renee. Plus, prizes will be drawn daily for free shoes (yes, a free pair of shoes) along with other specialty items.

PHOTO CREDIT: TEN TOES VIA INSTAGRAM

TILE & DESIGNS, INC. 

Last but absolutely not least, Tile and Designs, Inc on Spahr Street is jumping in on the Shadyside Trunk Show excitement. They’re running a 20% off select items sale. But the real fun is the mini scavenger hunt. Tile and Designs will hide a gift in their showroom for visitors to find. When found, the gift would be yours to keep! 

PHOTO CREDIT: TILE AND DESIGN VIA INSTAGRAM

See the full list of participating shops through Think Shadyside.

Experience the splendor of the holidays. Shadyside local shops are pulling out all the stops this year giving you a wonderful shopping season. 

Ways to Add Spooktacular Decor to Your Space this Halloween

We’re nearly there! There are less than 90 days left in 2019. Can you believe it? 

The end of the year is the most fun. After all, it’s time to decorate for the holidays. The start of Fall means all things pumpkin, sweater weather, and adorable decor. 

Plus, spooky season is right around the corner. We can’t end October without adding cauldrons and spider webs to our apartments. 

Here are a few ways to get into the Halloween spirit with your apartment decor! 

Add Some Spook to Your Space

One way to add a little spook to any room is by a flock of flying bats. All you need is black felt or construction paper and cut out various sized bats. See the tutorial and get a free bat template from Ella Claire & Co!

If using tape on your walls is against the lease, grab sticky tack at the local convenience store. You’ll be able to hang out the bats on the walls without the worry of marks or damage. 

Here’s a fun little tip! Most of Franklin West’s apartments have fireplaces, so placing those flying critters as if they were flying into your space from the chimney will definitely add spook. Be careful not to place anything flammable inside the fireplace!

Of course, it doesn’t have to be bats. You could do a witch, a black cat, or a few pumpkins. It’s all up to your spooktacular imagination!

Image from Ella Claire Inspired via the website

A New Take on a Pumpkin Tradition

Part of the fun with Halloween is carving out pumpkins. Whether you’re carving a terrifying ghoul or a comical face, carving a pumpkin is just tradition!

When you live in an apartment though carving pumpkins might get a little tricky. 

If you have a private deck or outside space you’re good to go. If not, get your hands on plenty of newspapers. But wait! There are a few alternatives to carving a messy pumpkin. One that won’t start to rot in a week. 

Create your own paper mache jack-o-lanterns! It’s a fun and a cleaner alternative to actual pumpkins. You can you the old, plastic grocery bags that you have lying around in your cabinet, grab some tape, and materials to get your paper mache on!

Check out this tutorial by CrookTribe to see how a paper mache pumpkin can come to life.

Image is a screengrab from CrookTribe’s original video from Youtube.

Where to go in Shadyside for Fabulous Halloween decor?

Not really a crafty person? We’ve got you covered. Here are five local shops where you may find some awesome Halloween decor – 

  1. PenHollows on South Highland Ave
  2. The Picket Fence on Walnut Street
  3. Kards Unlimited on Walnut Street
  4. Glassworks on Walnut Street
  5. Shadyside Variety Store on Walnut Street

Happy Halloween!🎃

Get the Details for This Year’s Shadyside SideWalk Sale

Strolling through the streets of Shadyside next week will be far from ordinary. Once a year, local businesses throw up signs and take their products to the streets to offer their best sales! Business owners get the chance to meet and engage with the community, while visitors get to enjoy a day full of discount shopping.

When, Where, and Everything in Between.

You get five days to explore Shadyside’s finest treasures from 10 am on Wednesday, July 24th to 7 pm on Sunday, July 28th. The Shadyside Chamber of Commerce will open up the streets for discount shopping during this year’s Annual Shadyside Sidewalk Sale! 

You’ll be able to spend a day or two walking along Walnut street, many of the side streets, and the Shadyside shopping district during regular business hours in search for deals. 

If you’re driving into Shadyside to join in on the shopping spree, look for the free 2-hour parking on residential streets off of Walnut, Ellsworth, and South Highland. If you’re still unsure, green permit signs will give you the information you need when parking. 

Keep an Eye Out for These Local Shops

The Annual Shadyside Sidewalk Sale is known for local shops to put up their best deals. We’re talking up to 80% off! 

It’s not a bad time to do some early holiday shopping if you ask us since over 40 local businesses are participating this year. You’ll find deals on the latest fashion, a pair of shoes, gorgeous jewelry, and everything in between. You’re bound to find a few gifts for the people you care about. Maybe even one or two for yourself too.

Here are a few local shops on Walnut Street that you should keep an eye out for. 

Dina Ellen

Awesome women’s clothing boutique! Kicking off the party, last year, Dina Ellen started the sales a day early with up to 70%, deal baskets, and more surprises. Fingers crossed she does it again this year.

Image credit: Dina Ellen via Instagram

Glassworks and Cheeks

This gift shop specializes in amazing tabletop items and sleepwear. Last year, Glassworks made sure new items were out and about every day during the Sidewalk Sale and boasted plenty of once-a-year deals!

Image Credit: Glassworks Pgh via Instagram

Picket Fence

Last year, this wonderful women and children’s clothing boutique went with 50% off clothing, and up to 75% off on past season items. Not too bad if you ask us. Hopefully, we’ll see some of those same deals this year.

Image credit: Picket Fence via Instagram

ToadFlax

What can we say about this gorgeous flower shop? You’ll absolutely find summer treasures in here! Rain or shine, ToadFlax was very active in offering the best for Sidewalk Sale shoppers.

Image Credit: ToadFlax via Instagram

FourWinds Gallery

This local gallery features stunning Native American jewelry and art. FourWinds took “bargain” to a new level. Your eyes will be drawn toward the gorgeous items here.

Image Credit: ToadFlax via Instagram

Happy Shopping!🛍️