2022 Local Shopping Guide

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theCITYSCENE loves supporting the businesses that make Pittsburgh great. This year, we’ve compiled a list of must-haves from some of our favorite local spots so you can bring joy to everyone on your nice list.

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love, Pittsburgh is a locally focused gift shop featuring 100+ Pittsburgh-based artists and makers.  Founded in 2017, this women-owned business strives to give locals and visitors a way to support the maker community of Pittsburgh by providing a curated assortment of gifts celebrating the creativity of our city. Their Yinzer Holiday Gift Set features a Pittsburghese Tea Tahl, felt pickle ornament, a “Cheers Yinz” koozie, a Nebby mug, and a love, Pittsburgh milk chocolate bar.

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At Pittsburgh Pottery, they strive to provide locals, expats, and newcomer Burgh fans alike with unique, functional, and decorative ceramics. Their pottery features Pittsburgh’s unique language full of fun colloquialisms that befuddle and intrigue many out-of-towners. The homegrown ceramics company has just the thing for even the pickiest Yinzer, paying homage to Pittsburgh’s past and harnessing our city’s hardened work ethic and neighborly spirit as they continue to transform mud into art. 

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Luna Selene is an atelier of handcrafted footwear invoking the everyday elegance and timelessness of femininity. It is gliding through the office with effortless elegance. It is winning a high-stakes negotiation, and then care-freely meeting your partner for dinner and a movie. It is the glamour of the 1950s-60s, with the power of the 2020 woman. Step into the world of handcrafted elegance – heels made with perfection, timelessness and quality. 

The Judy Pump is the winter edition of the Monroe Red Pump. This shoe is a stunner at holiday parties, date night at the symphony, dinner and dancing, and (of course) girls’ night. 

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At Rue Boutique, the power of great ambiance and aesthetics is held in high regard. With over 30 years of combined experience in the fashion and design industry, their team strives to guide you through design dilemmas and offer styling assistance so that you can project yourself to the world with confidence and authenticity. Stay warm & cozy this winter with a beautiful, high-quality scarf from this lovely boutique. 

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Two Faced Ceramics is committed to well-crafted, green-conscious, handmade goods. Small-batch production ensures high quality functional art that isn’t contributing to the waste of mass produced home goods. Their studio recycles all production materials in-house, and all shipping materials are recyclable or bio-degradable.

Eve, the creator of 2FC, has always wanted to help breathe life into her hometown region of Pittsburgh, PA. Growing up in an area depressed by industrial outsourcing, supporting local people and businesses has always been important to her. With that in mind, Two Faced Ceramics sources local materials for all production needs, and all outsourced production is local to western PA.

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There’s always something new to love at Opal Rose, a combination boutique, salon, and spa in McCandless. With new arrivals daily, they feature new and unique women’s clothing sizes XS-XL, gifting items, accessories, jewelry, and footwear.  Private shopping parties and fundraisers are also available. There is so much to experience at Opal Rose – make sure you stop in and say hello – and pick up this gorgeous beaded handbag while there.

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Leo and Lynn Jewelry was created in 2019 to provide handmade resin, gemstone, and beaded jewelry for real life. Women have many roles in their days and lives and they strive to create jewelry that makes them feel like their best self through all of those roles. Their jewelry transitions to the office, school pick up line, Target runs, special events, date nights, and all the places you need to be in a day. 

Leo and Lynn Jewelry uses high quality metals, mostly sterling silver and gold filled metals, to create pieces that are easy to wear, enhance your natural style, and make you smile. Most of their designs are few of a kind or one of a kind. You know that feeling when you put on the perfect accessory for your outfit? Their jewelry is designed to give you that feeling every time you wear it. 


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Marc and Susan Serrao started Oakmont Bakery in 1988, establishing themselves as the town’s only full service retail bakery. They began with 1,200 square feet, 2 children and a big dream. Since then, their space has dramatically expanded to over 12,500 square feet, making Oakmont Bakery one of the largest retail bakeries in America, their family has more than doubled, adding 3 more children, and their dream of owning a successful business that will serve Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities for generations to come has been realized.

The mini pies are the perfect size for gifting (or for keeping all to yourself!) which make them a favorite of theCITYSCENE; hoever, you can’t go wrong with any delectable treat from this Pittsburgh staple. 

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 This Pittsburgh-based designer has fun ideas and an extreme passion for Yinzer culture.  All items in the shop are designed by hand and produced on-demand with a sustainability-conscious production partner. This partnership allows for the reduction of waste and avoids over-production while creating items made exclusively for you. This means your products are created after you complete your order and will arrive at your door straight from production! 


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Scout & Cellar gift sets range from $49 to $129, including olive oil & vinegar gift set, 1/2 bottle gift sets and full bottle gift sets.  Perfect for personal gifts, as well as corporate gifts to invest in your client and employee relationships.  Prices include shipping right to your recipients door – or have shipped to yourself so you can hand deliver this beautiful gift.  Scout & Cellar makes it easy – order online or contact Kim Yackovich, Independent Wine Consultant, at 412-979-6379 or siplaughlovewine@gmail.com and she can take care of your individual or bulk ordering needs!

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Deciding what to put and where on a charcuterie board is made easy with this handy serving piece. The mango wood paddle board features an engraved diagram for building the perfect charcuterie board. The handsome serving tray makes a great hostess or housewarming gift. 

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Family-owned and operated, Liberty Pole Spirits pays tribute to the early days of Pennsylvania’s whiskey distillation and the Whiskey Rebellion. Their Washington, PA facility is open for both tours and tastings and is well worth the drive. While you’re there, pick up a bottle of their award winning Bourbon Cream, perfect on ice or added to coffee or hot chocolate during the chill of winter. 

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Can’t figure out what to give the girl that has everything this year? A gift card to Lawrenceville’s No. 14 Boutique is the always the perfect fit! With ever-changing inventory, there is always something new to love at this modern, effortlessly feminine boutique. Give the gift of choice this year and be sure to please with almost unlimited options!

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Maple Street Jam Co. was founded by a mother & daughter team from right here in Pittsburgh. Inspired by their passion for High Tea culture, Maple Street Jam Company was created to recreate their memories of tea time.

Made in small batches, they carefully and delicately flavor each batch that only makes about 96 ounces. Three signature flavors are carried all year round: Maple Street Pepper Jam, HoneyRum Strawberry Jam, and Blueberry Lemon Jam. Check back for limited edition seasonal flavors as well!

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Located in Sewickley, Apres is a women’s designer clothing, shoes, & accessories boutique featuring both European and domestic designers. Embodying a “small-town-shop-meets-global-style-aesthetic,” this well-curated boutique will have you thinking boy meets girl, night meets day, chic meets casual.


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