Best Shopping In Pittsburgh’s Downtown

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When looking for a neighborhood to shop small businesses, downtown Pittsburgh offers the best selection. The downtown area is approximately two miles in diameter so each is conveniently located within walking distance. The historic city offers an elegant backdrop to the shopping experience to provide a refreshing change from traffic and fighting the mall crowds. These tucked-away spots offer a specialized selection to accommodate.

Larrimor’s
249 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-5727
www.larrimors.comLarrimor’s is an upscale clothing store for men and women. It offers custom suits, custom dress shirts and clothing for men and offers women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. Tailoring is available for any name brand selection that is chosen. The shop has additional services of closet cleaning, home or office visit, complimentary gift wrap, free alterations, home delivery, button repair and a family-friendly environment. Designer trunk shows and special events are available at this location. Accommodations can be made by appointment. Parking is validated for the 3 PNC Plaza Garage.

Related: Best Of Men’s Clothing Stores

The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company 
822 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-2499
www.pghpopcorn.comThe Pittsburgh Popcorn Company has a variety of flavors of popcorn and sizes to choose from. These edible bits offer a tasty flavor to popcorn, and samples are available to make sure the right selection is made. This shop also provides catering, wholesale and fundraising. Flavors of the week are available in stores only. Once a tin is purchased, it can be used for a refill.

Harold’s Flower Shop
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-8850
www.haroldsflorist.comHarold’s Flower Shop has many fresh flowers, wind chimes, statues, music boxes, mugs and sports novelties. The helpful staff will help you choose the right flowers and accessories for any occasion. Beautiful arrangements can be ordered for delivery or pick up. Harold’s is located at the Doubletree Hotel downtown.

S.W. Randall Toyes and Giftes
630 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 562-9252
www.s-w–randall-toyes-and-giftes.hostedbywebstore.comS.W. Randal Toyes and Giftes is a family-run chain in Pittsburgh with the largest selection of specialty toys and gifts. It prides itself on having a selection separate from the main stream market. Last year it held a logo-building contest. The shop is currently celebrating its 44th year in business. Two other stores are open in Shadyside and Squirrel Hill.

Heinz 57 Center Gift Shop
357 6th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 237-5144
www.downtownpittsburgh.comThe Heinz 57 Gift Shop sells apparel, kitchen and grill, home and office and sports branded with the infamous Heinz 57 namesake. It is affiliated with the Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smithsonian Institute but does not share the same location. Heinz Ketchup is a staple in Pittsburgh and at one time could be seen at every restaurant and on every dinner table. Don’t forget about the Heinz pickle and novelty items available at the store too.

Related: Best Places To Find Pittsburgh Souvenirs

Diane Straka is a freelance writer whose work can be found on http://www.examiner.com/finance-in-pittsburgh/diane-straka
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