Where to shop, what to buy: March fashion scoop in Pittsburgh (and beyond)
March 5, 2017 12:00 AM
Stock up on stylish activewear at UrbanFitCo., which will open a brick-and-mortar shop in Sewickley in March.
Shop the latest eyewear trends at SEE Eyewear, a new shop in Shadyside.
A dress from the exclusive YYIGAL by Yigal Azrouel collection available at Macy's locations at South Hills Village and Ross Park Mall, plus online at macys.com.
Don't forget the kids! Target has a new collection inspired by the magic of Disney.
By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Kiss winter so long with some fashion fun!
Here’s a roundup of some of the latest shops, trends and style-centric events in bloom this month across Pittsburgh:
Where to shop: Why not welcome a new season with some new stores? For fashionable activewear, check out UrbanFitCo.’s first brick-and-mortar location at 412 Beaver St., Sewickley. The Pittsburgh-based company curates on-trend brands that are manufactured in the United States. Expect to find clothes that can go from an exercise class to running errands for a variety of sizes and lifestyles. A grand opening celebration will be March 23. For more, go to www.urbanfitco.com.
If eyewear is your envy, be sure to visit the new SEE storestorefront at 5533 Walnut St., Shadyside. The chain has nearly 40 stores from coast to coast and specializes in fashion-forward frames sold in limited quantities at affordable prices. Its slogan: “Hip without the rip.” Stop by 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 412-316-4033.
A jumpsuit from the limited-edition YYIGAL by Yigal Azrouel collection available at select Macy's locations and online at macys.com. (Courtesy of Macy's)
What to buy: For its latest designer collaboration, Macy’s has teamed with Israel-born, New York-based Yigal Azrouel on a limited-edition YYIGAL collection of signature tops, blouses, faux-leather motorcycle jackets, intricate dresses and a statement jumpsuit. The pieces retail from $69 to $199. Get the collection while it lasts at Macy’s locations at South Hills Village and Ross Park Mall, or online at macys.com.
There’s also been much buzz about the new Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant plus-size collection, which debuted in this month’s issue of Vogue. Mr. Gurung, who featured a diverse mix of models of color and body types in his latest New York Fashion Week runway show, packed this collection with sleek and sexy pencil skirts, floral-print tops, versatile outerwear, leather-panel leggings, colorblock dresses and much more. It’s available for a limited time in stores and online at lanebryant.com.
The little princess in your life might like Target’s exclusive “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired collection. The retail chain worked with designer Jacqueline Durran from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film to create pieces with special details from characters’ costumes. Find in stores and online at target.com yellow ruffle dresses, matching floral-print separates, charming character prints and more fashions fit for Belle herself! Available in baby, toddler and “big girl” sizes.
Spring break beauty: Is a beach getaway in your future? Waxing The City at 3605 Butler St., Lawrenceville, can help. From eyebrows and ears to backs and bikini lines, the studio’s specially trained aestheticians, known as cerologists, use custom-formulated waxes that soothe and exfoliate the skin. Waxing The City was founded in 2003 and is expected to open 350 locations by 2018. This is its first operation in Pittsburgh.
Must-see: All month, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland will be holding special events related to the haute couture exhibition “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” on display in the Heinz Galleries through May 1. A talk on “Globalization for Good” with designer Tereneh Mosley (March 12), “stroller tours” of the show for adults with kids (March 22), a teacher workshop (March 23) and a fashion marketplace in the CMOA Store (March 31-April 2) are a few of the highlights. Off site, pick up “otherworldly glam” makeup tips and tricks during an evening of beauty and refreshments at The Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium in Lawrenceville (March 22), and watch local designers showcase their Iris van Herpen-inspired fashions in a runway show (March 24) at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh in East Liberty. More details: cmoa.org/exhibition/iris-van-herpen.
Did you know?: The online personal styling service Stitch Fix has expanded to include selections for men and plus-size women. It also offers maternity and petite options and multiple lengths of pants and denim. Stylists work with clients to pick pieces that match their tastes and budget. They can keep what they like and ship back what doesn’t work. Apparel and accessories range from $20 to $400 per item by brands such as Trina Turk, Eloquii, Ella Moss, City Chic and Scotch & Soda. Get started: www.stitchfix.com.
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