Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

How Pittsburghers can Shop Small, Shop Local and Give Better

Three Pitt business experts have made it easier to shop local for the holidays.




photo shutterstock

Instead of wading through crowds and waiting in long checkout lines only to have your money be go to another corporation's bank account, what if you shopped another way?

Three women have partnered with Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence to create a 2017 holiday season #ShopSmall guide — a 30-page gift guide full of products available from 22 Pittsburgh businesses. The digital book includes four categories: gifts for her, him, the kids and the home.

The group created the list to help Pittsburgh shoppers find the perfect holiday gifts and make personal connections with business owners in the process. That means your money goes to an individual, or a family, who you know in real life. Find some of our favorite items from the #ShopSmall guide below. The full small business shopping guide is here.
 

   
 

“New In Tahn” Onesie - $22 | “Love, Pittsburgh” Mug - $12
From Love, Pittsburgh - 301 Shiloh St., Mt. Washington
 

Lily Lolo Cheek Duo - $26 (available in four shade duos)
From Rad Ritual - 5823 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside


 

Made-to-Order Earthenware Dinner Plate - $52
From Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics - 1104 N Canal St., Sharpsburg
 


 


Photo shutterstock

#RushHourToyDrop

We’ve got an excuse for you to be a few minutes late to work tomorrow (Dec. 8). Don’t worry, your boss won’t mind — unless you work for Ebenezer Scrooge.

Take a quick break in the middle of the morning chaos at a place you may pass every day. Bring a new and unwrapped toy to the Steel Plaza Port Authority station Downtown between 6-9 a.m. The Port Authority joins Q92.9 FM and the U.S. Marine Corps to collect for Toys for Tots.
 


 


photo courtesy Pittsburgh patagonia
 

#OpenForBusiness

Just one more item to add to your weekend to do list — the new Patagonia store opens Dec.7 in Shadyside, and plenty of festivities are on tap.

There will be treats from Coffee Tree Roasters, Arriviste Coffee Bar, The Commonplace Coffee Co., Prantl’s Bakery and more in the mornings from Thursday through Sunday, and “Patagonia Provisions” in the afternoons from The Vandal. Three Rivers Waterkeeper and East End Brewing Company will be there Thursday starting at 3 p.m. to brew into Patagonia Pittsburgh pint cups.

The store will also give away Patagonia branded bandanas and patches designed by local artist Daniel Gurwin.

Find the store at 5509 Walnut St.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Latest

On Trend: Add a Touch of Velvet to Your Decor

Local designers say the fabric can give a room a luxurious feel. Here’s how to incorporate it into your home.

Spring Clean Your Attic at This Reuse Festival

Just in time for Earth Day, local organizations are giving you the opportunity to recycle, learn about sustainability and get rid of unwanted stuff at home.

Dish Osteria Will Reopen This Spring

After a two-year hiatus, Michele and Cindy Savoia's beloved restaurant and bar returns to the South Side.

7 Scenic Day Trips with Spectacular Views

By car, train, bicycle or foot, head outside to take in these unforgettable vistas.

Restaurant Review: LeoGreta is a Gem in the Making

With a few tweaks and a little time to settle in, LeoGreta will be the restaurant we all wish we had in our neighborhood.

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Last World Series

Forty years removed from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ most recent championship, the “We Are Family” Pirates reflect on the myriad differences between their game and the one played on the North Shore today.

Foreign Investment: Pittsburgh's Business with Israel

Pittsburgh has a robust Jewish and Israeli community, with scores of programs, both social and academic, bridging the ocean. The relationship, however, is increasingly about business.

Grandstand Gear: The Ultimate Baseball Scoring Pencil

A Pirates fan says she designed the perfect pencil for keeping score at baseball games — and it’s a hit.

Giving the Little Ones Room to Learn

An expansion at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf will allow the storied institution to better serve the needs of its youngest students.

Scrapbooks Share Pittsburgh's Subterranean Secrets

Beneath a longstanding Strip District church, visitors could once descend into catacombs.

Pat Toomey and President Trump: Not Always on Same Page

The Republican Senator from Pennsylvania discusses his differences with the President, avoiding another government shutdown and how to further combat the opioid crisis.

Hiking Through the Northern Suburbs with Rachel Carson

The Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy seeks to bring more people into the natural world via an increasingly interconnected network of suburban trails.

Our 50 Years: A Look Back at Ads You Won't See Anymore

An “In Memoriam” segment for those products and services that are unlikely to ever advertise again.

Rolling Pepperoni's Doughy, Delicious Dialogue

Katt Schuler serves West Virginia’s iconic pepperoni roll with a side of storytelling.

Brown and Bell are Gone – What the Steelers Need to do Next

Whether the Steelers are better or worse off, whether they’re culpable or deserve to be applauded for finally resolving two of their biggest problems remains to be seen.