Today’s Blogger, May I prompt is Treat Yo Self. If you have no idea what we’re talking about….shame on you! Tom and Donna would surely shun you.
Seriously, it’s a day to treat yo self to anything you want. You want a new pair of shoes? Treat Yo Self. You want to eat a big fancy dinner? Treat Yo Self.
I decided to put together a list of my favorite places to treat myself in Pittsburgh. These makers and shakers have some of the best quality goods and I love them oh so much.
My absolutely hands-down favorite place ever to buy from in Pittsburgh is Moop. And don’t be afraid to order online. She has diagrams and charts to help you find the right sized bag for your needs. Their bags are fantastic quality and what I call industrial chic. They can be used as a work/travel bag or a night-out clutch (and can hold everything from a laptop + books or just a wallet and some keys).
The best part about Moop is Wendy. She is such a wonderful person. She’s always friendly and welcoming when I contact her and her Instagram feed is beautiful. The rest of her team are rock stars, too.
I also love me some Studebaker Metals for a more edgy touch with some girly charm. Their hand-forged pieces are durable but so beautiful. They add a great touch of urban funk to your outfit. They also have items for men – tie clips, mustache combs, and other accessories (if your man is into those sorts of things).
I can’t get enough of their cuffs, though. I wear them every day and the one that’s older has a beautiful polish just from normal wear and the newer one is starting to wear off its patina, but it’s still a fantastic grungy element to it.
I was first introduced to Studebaker Metals by Mid-Atlantic Mercantile in Lawrenceville. That shop is beautiful in a minimalistic way. Focusing on small-batch goods, everything is selected by Emily, sometimes with specific customers in mind (pro tip, y’all: become friends with the owner).
One of my favorite places for gifts and cards is Wildcard, also in Lawrenceville. They carry adorable paper goods, gifts, and craft supplies. I’ve found prints, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, art supplies, notebooks..you name it. I’d also suggest visiting Jack + Jules, The Shop in East Liberty, and Spoiled Chics for unique gifts.
Honorable mentioned to Steel City Cotton Works, Shop 412, and Fresh Factory for the softest.tees.ever.
What would you treat yo self to?
<This is adapted from my post on The Fashionable Eye for the Pittsburgh Great Blog Exchange.