The Pittsburgh-based e-commerce site founded two years ago by Mollie Lang, a Fox Chapel native who now lives in Shadyside, has become a go-to site for shopping luxe pajamas and casual apparel. Now the online boutique is exclusively carrying pieces Ms. Lang designed and is looking to gauge public response with a pop-up shop at 5417A Walnut St. in Shadyside for the month of April.
“Online is where my business started, and we’re never going to take that away,” Ms. Lang said. “But when people touch and feel and try the pieces on, it’s an entirely different ballgame.”
The pop-up is in the same building as another Pittsburgh-based brand, upscale shoe line EMY MACK. The footwear collection launched by Emily Mack Jamison is handmade in Italy.
To kick off the spring and summer shopping seasons, both brands will hold a party at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. People can stop by, meet the designers, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and music and — of course — shop.
Throughout April, Ms. Lang will feature special events and trunk shows in the space to encourage shoppers to stop by.
“I really want every weekend to be something special to come in” to see, she said.
The pop-up shop’s hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
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