Shopping Dot Calm

Ready, set, don’t go. Rethink your shopping routine and consider a serene shopping excursion online within the comforts of a home page.



Mapping out your gift list for family and friends can be a labor of love. But shopping for them should be more love than labor—especially during the holidays. So put your car into the garage or tuck away your bus pass—holiday shopping is no longer a race to the finish. In fact, online shopping with local boutiques is an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution that supports our local economy while still resulting in great gifts.

To jump-start your online shopping, here’s a list of Web sites for neighborhood boutiques from the Strip District to Ross Township (and a few places in between) that carry everything from home-and-garden accessories to interior-design pieces and fashionable finds. Addresses are included in case you decide on an in-store visit, but if you can’t take the time or make the drive, go online—the perfect gift is one calming click away.


SEARCH:

FOR HER

Crazy Hot Clothes »
From the latest trends to classic pieces, this Sewickley-based online boutique has the perfect frock for the fashionista in your life. crazyhotclothes.com.

Mod Cloth »
This Strip District-based, online vintage-fashion boutique is the place to go for one-of-a-kind pieces from the past and cool new pieces from up-and-coming designers. modcloth.com.


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FOR GREEN LIVING

The E House Co. »
Shop here for natural household products, organic products and recycled accessories and gifts. 1511 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/488-7455, ehousecompany.com.

Equita »
This is a local source for design-conscious, functional, eco-friendly and socially ethical fashion, home décor and organic essentials. 3609 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/353-0109, shopequita.com.

Little Earth »
It’s a source for eco-fashionable purses and belts made of recycled materials.
shop.littlearth.com.


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FOR ONE-STORE-FITS-ALL APPAREL

American Eagle Outfitters »
Maximize your time and shop this South Side-based, on-trend retailer for him or her or the entire family. ae.com.

Roberta Weissburg Leathers »
A destination for distinctive custom-leather clothing and one-of-a-kind leather apparel. 5415 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/681-8188; 527 S. 27th St., SouthSide Works, South Side, 412/488-8008, robertaweissburgleathers.com.


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FOR THE HOME

Splash »
This is a destination for the kitchen and bath, with products ranging from faucets to fixtures. 1237 Freedom Road, Cranberry Township; 4807 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, 724/772-1060, exploresplash.com.

Weisshouse »
Shop for unique finds from furniture and flooring to accessories with fresh design. 324 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside; 412/441-8888, weisshouse.com.


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FOR KIDS

S.W. Randall Toys »
This specialty toy and gift store is perfect for the little ones on your list. 603 Smithfield St., downtown, 412/562-9252; 806 Ivy St., Shadyside, 412/687-2666; 5856 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412/422-7009, swrandalltoys.com.


Gals On and Off the Green
The specialties here are women's golf clothing and fashion apparel, from resort and leisure wear to outerwear and shoes.
7440 McKnight Road, Ross Township; 412/630-8808, galsonandoffthegreen.com.

The Pussycat
From bras and panties to robes, lingerie and intimate garments, any gift you choose here is fun, flirty and functional.
5824 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/421-5977, anotherpussycat.com.

Becoming Mommy
Look no farther for your fix of designer maternity collections of outerwear, pajamas, lingerie, dresses, swimwear and more, including diaper bags and baby products.
5833 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412/421-9600; Ross Park Mall, Ross Township, 412/369-9606, becomingmommy.com.

Mexico Lindo
Think South of the Border, with imported Mexican arts and crafts for inspired living.
2027 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/422-9984, mexicolindo.biz.

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