Lawrenceville is known for its thriving retail scene. Undergoing a revitalization, Lawrenceville has been able to build up its scene of boutiques, shops and more. We found five great shops in Lawrenceville to visit next time you’re in the neighborhood.
3629 Butler St.
Pavement was founded 10 years ago by a woman named Alissa Martin. She wished for an intimate shopping experience, one where a customer feels like they’re visiting with friends swapping clothes rather than at a store. Martin makes everyone feel like a Lawrenceville local. Also, Pavement’s items are all handpicked by Martin and manufactured in the U.S. For all your yinzer friends who have moved away for college or other various reasons, send them one of Pavement’s keystone, Pennsylvania or Pittsburgh nameplate necklaces—they’re adorable! You can check out their website here.
And that’s not all… more great shops in Lawrenceville are below!
4209 Butler St.
Wild Card has all the Pittsburgh-themed gifts you’d never find anywhere else. From Kennywood’s Thunderbolt t-shirts to vintage Pittsburgh pennants to Pittsburgh themed holiday cards, there’s something for every ‘burgh lover out there. There’s also tote bags with cute graphics on them and mugs that say “Cat Lady for Life.” Stop in and get all your holiday shopping done in one stop! You can see Wild Card’s website here.
Glitter & Grit
5300 Butler St.
This bridal shop on Butler Street caters to the non-traditional, unique bride. Think high-quality pieces for a woman who loves to do her own thing. Owner Erin Szymanski aimed for an experience against the typical wedding industry that always tells brides what to do and when to do it. If you’ve always marched to the beat of your own drum and are getting married soon, you’ll love Glitter & Grit. Visit Glitter & Grit’s website here.
4108 Butler St.
Dandelions is a gift shop on Butler Street with lots of kitschy fun items perfect for all your quirky friends. There’s fun magnets that say “Yay Cats!” or “Yay Beer!” and lots of soft, cozy socks. There’s also tea sets for sale too, perfect for friends that prefer tea to coffee. Eclectic gifts are the name of the game here, and the place tends to have the Target effect—every time you go in you always leave with something!
House of the Dead
4110 Butler St.
Neighbor to Dandelions, House of the Dead is the night to Dandelions’ day. This one of a kind place calls itself “Pittsburgh’s premier zombie store.” The store literally celebrates all things zombie, paying homage to the Pittsburgh filmed Night of the Living Dead to The Walking Dead paraphernalia. From graphic novels to movie posters and more, this creepy yet awesome store is a fun visit for anyone who finds themselves in the Lawrenceville area. To see more House of the Dead, visit their website here.
These aren’t the only shops in Lawrenceville to visit… there’s many more… we will update the list frequently!