Vintage Fashion Retailer ModCloth Pops Back Up in Its Hometown

The online-only boutique comes home to Pittsburgh as a final stop on its ModCloth IRL tour.

photos courtesy of Modcloth


If you fancy an ascot, retro dress or polka-dot anything, scoot on over to ModCloth’s newest pop-up store Downtown next week.

The online-only vintage boutique comes home to Pittsburgh as a final stop on its ModCloth IRL tour. Over the summer, the retailer visited Oregon and Colorado, among other destinations.

You can book a free, one-hour appointment with one of ModCloth’s fashion gurus who can provide style advice and 1-on-1 fitting expertise by visiting the website in advance.

While most items in the pop-up store still must be ordered online, it gives patrons the opportunity to feel the fabrics and try on all different sizes of garments — ModCloth offers sizes ranging from XS through 4X.

The store will also offer special programming throughout the week, including a Meet & Shop with ModCloth’s founder, Susan Gregg Koger, hair, glitter and metallic tattoo artistry with Bohofaux and in-store performances from The Telephone Line and Molly Alphabet.

The shop is slated to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 625 Smithfield St.


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#TickleTheIvories: Calling All Piano Men & Women

Artisan piano aficionados, rejoice — on Sunday you can play a 9-foot Steinway Concert and Artist grand piano that Elton John may have used.

As a part of the National Piano Month celebration, Pittsburgh Steinway brings the rare model (CD541) to Schenley Plaza Pavilion on the University of Pittsburgh Campus.

This is one piano you wouldn’t leave Tom and Jerry with. There are less than 300 of them in existence, and they’re not for sale. Steinway & Sons typically designates them for performers such as Lang Lang, Billy Joel or Elton John.

Not only is there an opportunity for you to try your hand at “Piano Man,” but you also can troubleshoot with piano technicians for free.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.


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