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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is undergoing a renaissance. Once ruled by steel mills and industrial companies, in recent years the city has become a hipster hotspot, complete with cutting-edge art galleries, a booming restaurant scene, and its own Ace Hotel — three things that have earned the locale comparisons to places like Brooklyn and spots on many "must-travel" lists.
Unlike the arts and food scenes, the retail options in Steel City haven't quite taken off in the same way. But there is one area where Pittsburgh excels: vintage. Maybe it's thanks to the growing indie crowd, or even the fact that Pittsburgh is home to vintage-style online clothing company Modcloth. Regardless of the cause, this Rust Belt town is a great place to pick up period dresses, jackets, hats, accessories, and other one-of-a-kind pieces.
If you're planning a trip soon, consider timing it to the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer on November 19th. This convention brings together dozens of the area's best vintage sellers under one roof with a huge range of goods, from glassware to furniture to all kinds of clothing and accessories.
Looking for more vintage in the Rust Belt? See our guide to vintage shopping in Philadelphia.Read More