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On Pittsburgh's Walnut Street: EB Pepper & Choices Boutiques

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We recently did a road trip to Western PA to check out Fallingwater. While we were in that neck of the woods, we decided to head over to Pittsburgh. We came across a few local shops in the Shadyside neighborhood that were of note. The first is EB Pepper on 5411 Walnut Street which stocks contemporary brands such as Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth & James, Nicholas K, Current/Elliott, J Brand, AG jeans, Kooba, and Chan Luu. We course fell in love with the boutique's mascot—a pug that was lounging in the front window of the store.

The sales associates had customer service down pat. Not only did they give us the inside scoop on new deliveries and upcoming sales, but also shared recommendations on new restaurants. And when they heard we were going to visit the Andy Warhol Museum, they informed us of the silk-screening workshop on the lower level. We totally took their advice and silk-screened a tote with Warhol's face on it.

Across the street from the menswear store Moda Pittsburgh is a high-end boutique called Choices. The 5416 Walnut Street emporium of women's European brands carries a well-edited selection of some of the most coveted labels.

Inside you'll find clothing, accessories, and shoes from Celine, Nina Ricci, Chloé, Prada, Lanvin, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Azzedine Alaïa, Bottega Veneta, and more. Unfortunately since the shop is closed on Sundays, we didn't get to browse through the racks. But from what we did see, it was pretty amazing. Certainly a welcomed surprise in the area.

· EB Pepper [Official Site]
· Choices [Yelp]