I love a Pringle!
Welcome to the first edition of "Confession of a Style Editor." Each week I’ll dish on local shopping, fashion, style and more. Be sure to tell me what you think in the comments below!
Confession of the Week: I love a Pringle–not the irresistible brand of potato chip, but the fresh and fun fashion line sold exclusively at Larrimor’s. (See for yourself in the video below.)
I confess that those who know me may vouch that I’m not always a walking fashion plate (I have my moments). But separately the term does define me: I know about fashion and I know about plates—filling them up with treats and snacks, like a Pringle or two—that is. And now to be updated on the classic fashion line by the same name, specifically called Pringle of Scotland is a definite fashion treat for me—but more on that later.
Back to the topic of snacking: Working on the computer is what I do as an editor and by default I have a habit of snacking and typing simultaneously (especially when I am on a deadline). I snack-type, snack-type and repeat this process all day. But one of the best aspects of being a style editor are the days when I can break the cycle of snack-typing and visit a local store to see the latest in fashion and to get a front row seat on what’s hot and what’s not. It is window-shopping at its best. I can shop for products for my monthly Style department in Pittsburgh magazine, get inside scoop on new arrivals and talk fashion with the people behind the scenes.
One person I love getting the fashion low-down from is Lisa Michael of Larrimor’s. Michael is a co-owner and buyer for Larrimor’s and she knows what her customer wants, especially women. Larrimor’s, the family-owned upscale men’s and women’s store with two locations (see below for complete addresses) is still one of the best places to shop in Pittsburgh for luxury fashion apparel. Their recent move from The Union Trust Building on Grant Street to their One PNC Plaza location is celebrated today with the kick off to their 11-day Open House event.
I made a special in-store visit to check out their new downtown digs and got a taste of Pringle of Scotland, plus so much more, including a look at some of the lines they carry including Burberry, Etro and Piazza Sempione for Her and Robert Talbott, Hugo Boss and Ermenegildo Zegna for Him, to name a few.
Pringle of Scotland, a luxury knitwear line Michael shared with me has a fantastic blouse for spring. “Pringle is fresh, young and this blouse with its peek-a-boo sleeve is very sexy,” described Michael. The designer apparel line is sold exclusively in Pittsburgh at Larrimor’s and Pringle merchandise can range from a knee length skirt at $95 to a trench coat for $495. I love this label because it’s very feminine, functional and fashionable without being over the top. Pringle is popular with celebrities including Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Claudia Schiffer, to name a few. Check out my one-on-one video with Michael as she gives you a virtual tour of Larrimor’s and visit larrimors.com for more details on the Open House and upcoming designer trunk shows and special gatherings for women and men. And make sure to pop into Larrimor’s for a look at Pringle and try on all of it. The temptation to buy more than a few pieces will be hard fought—trust me, you can’t just stop at one Pringle—snack-type, snack-type, snack-type…
Larrimor’s, One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 5th Ave. and Wood St.), downtown; 412/471-5727; hours are Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, evening hours are Thursday until 8pm and The Galleria, 1500 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon; 412/344-5727; hours are Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; larrimors.com.