Despite my Grandpa’s ( a Pittsburgh native) warnings, my sister and I ventured to Lawrenceville, PA in downtown Pittsburgh to experience the recent arrival of trendy fashion boutiques in a once “bad” area. My Grandpa, who grew up in Lawrenceville, promised we would find nothing there but “saloons.” But instead we ended up tracking down some awesome vintage boutiques on Butler Street including: Sugar Boutique, Pavement and Pageboy Salon & Boutique.
At Pageboy I fell in love with several interesting vintage pieces, especially the shoes. The friendly woman at the counter, whom I assume is the owner, told me some of the clothes are vintage, some are made by local designers and some are made by designers from vintage fabric. Either way, I bought a few things that will be featured on a later post ( trying to focus on the boutique experience for now : ) ) The display of jewelry, handbags, scarves and clothes were magical, everything Urban Outfitters wishes it could be! And REASONABLY priced.
Finally, I went to Pavement. This boutique was similar to Pageboy but exuded a more “high end” feel. I was extremely
impressed by their earring selection, which hung from a pair of deer antlers. Great shoes also, but a little pricey! The belt selection was equally impressive.
Note: In the slideshow I identify which boutique each piece is from!