I first became aware of Three Rivers Vintage after Susan Gregg Koger, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of ModCloth, shared on Instagram that a “new vintage wonderland” had popped up in Pittsburgh. That tiny square image was enough to make me rush down to 1716 East Carson Street on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side and check it out for myself!
I wasn’t able to chat with the owner Scott, but I was greeted by two incredibly friendly and helpful gals, Stacey and Kristy. I am just beginning to dip my toes into vintage fashion, so I had a lot of questions. They talked me through general sizing, quality, and even little bit about how the owner is able to define time periods on the garments (here’s the secret – he is an expert with a lot of vintage experience 😉 ).
The boutique is clean, well organized, and the selection was amazing! The quality of the items that Scott selects for the store is impeccable and the prices were reasonable (for all you fellas out there, they have a pretty huge selection of men’s items in the back). I found several things to try on and despite wanting it all I walked out of there with this darling dress and a couple of necklaces.
I can’t wait to visit again! Plus, a huge bonus to shopping at a local vintage boutique, like Three Rivers Vintage, is that it helps support your community AND promotes sustainability. Who doesn’t want to reduce their carbon footprint, support small businesses, and look great doing it?
About the look: Vintage Plaid Belted Dress, Three Rivers Vintage /// Vintage Basket Handbag, U’niki An’Tiki (I picked this lovely up at the Spring 2015 Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer) /// Nude Patent Pointed Toe Flats, Nine West
Photos by my very best gal pal, Lindsey, at Electric Lime Studios!