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ShoppingPittsburgh offers abundant shopping, free of sales tax on clothing and shoes, in hundreds of local shops, department stores, malls, outlets, and boutique establishments.

Reflective of the city’s industry history are the locations and sites of its unusual shopping venues. Home to mills, factories, and wholesalers in the 19th and 20th century, the Strip District and its restaurants and grocery stores were built to serve the local workers. Nowadays, the factories are gone, but the Strip still serves locals with ethnic and live food markets, clothing retailers, baked goods, and gourmet coffees. The Waterfront in Homestead was built on the site of the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works plant. Amidst the stores, restaurants, and a movie theater are a cluster of smokestacks that pay homage to city’s steel history. And the Shops at Station Square, housed in a restored 19-century railway complex, feature 20 retailers offering everything from Pittsburgh souvenirs to chic fashions.

Pittsburgh also has its share of traditional shopping experiences. In and around the city are numerous shopping malls, including the Mall at Robinson, Monroeville Mall, and the trendy Ross Park Mall and Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. Outlet shopping is available at the Prime Outlets at Grove City, north of Pittsburgh, and the Tanger Outlets, south of the city in Washington, Pa. And upscale boutiques, some of which offer personal shopping service, can be found on Walnut Street in Shadyside and at places like Sugar in Lawrenceville and Jupe in the South Side.

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Shopping Must Dos

  • Southside Works

    Housed on a former LTV steel plant site and located along the Monongahela River, this shopping center includes upscale and mid-range shopping and dining.

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  • Pennsylvania Macaroni Company

    Located in the Strip District, this local favorite has been serving up specialty meats, cheeses, oils, and fresh pasta since 1902.

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  • S.W. Randall

    Bring the kids (and the kid in you) to Pittsburgh’s largest specialty toy store, with locations in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Downtown.

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