Local shops and maker spaces

Looking to support local brick-and-mortar shops along with all the cool new pop-up markets? Pittsburgh has a growing selection of locally-focused shops perfect for ‘burgh-focused holiday gift-giving.

Photo courtesy of Make + Matter.

Make+Matter, Lawrenceville
This 1,200-square-foot space features four to six new designers each month selling everything from clothing to home goods to accessories. That includes Make + Matter’s three founders — Rebekah Joy of Flux Bene, Kelly Simpson-Scupelli of Kelly Lane Design and Rona Chang of Otto Finn, who all focus on sustainable design.

PG&H features local makers at their Downtown storefront. Photo by TH Carlisle.

PG&H, Downtown
PG&H started as a pop-up store, but still going strong and offering locally-made furniture and homeware to Downtown shoppers. Among the inaugural class of local and regional designers to appear at PG&H are Coded Clay ceramics, Blak Rust handmade textiles and Ashley Cecil wallpapers.

Small Mall, Lawrenceville
This store created by Casey Droege features art and designs from creators across the region.

Commonwealth Press’ Pittsburgh vs. All Yinz  t-shirt is among the shop’s most popular items. Photo by Stephanie Hacke.

Commonwealth Press, Mt. Lebanon and Bloomfield

You can’t go wrong with a creative Pittsburgh-themed T-shirt — like “Yinzer” in the style of the Thrasher magazine logo or the Slayer logo (with hockey sticks!) — made in Pittsburgh by these expert screen-printers. They sell records, too, and parking chairs. (Yes, parking chairs. Winter is almost here!) Their gifts are even easier to find now that this Pittsburgh favorite has opened a Bloomfield outpost.

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love, Pittsburgh, Mt. Washington and Downtown

Both locations of this ‘burgh-centric store offer terrific selections of locally-made gifts — a pierogi-adorned towel, a “Lil’ Yinzer” onesie, a 1971 World Series T-shirt and much more — and the Mt. Washington location is just a short walk from one of the world’s greatest urban views.

Wildcard

Wildcard. Photo by Matt Dayak.

Wildcard
, Lawrenceville

Unique gift ideas abound at this Butler Street gem which features an amazing selection of handmade and 412-themed items — Pittsburgh-y mugs, dish towels, magnets, apparel and more, along with T-shirts, books, bags, jewelry and knickknacks a-plenty. Plus, they sell the cards and wrapping paper to go with them.

Contemporary Craft Holiday Pop-Up Store, Christine Frechard Gallery, Lawrenceville
Through Jan. 18

Before their new home in Lawrenceville is ready — and now that their long-time home in the Strip is closed — Contemporary Craft will be hosting a pop-up shop at Christine Frechard Gallery.

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh.

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon and Carnegie

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, which just opened a new permanent location in Carnegie (the big Mt. Lebanon location will close after the holidays), showcases a vast selection of work by 300 local and regional artists, including ceramics, fiber, glass, illustration, jewelry, paintings, sculpture and more.