Best Places For Fall Jackets In Pittsburgh

September 18, 2012 5:55 AM

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Shopping for the perfect jacket to transition you into fall can be a challenge thanks to Pittsburgh’s unpredictable weather. Nobody knows when to carry what. You want outerwear light enough to keep you warm when you have the A/C blasting on Indian Summer days, warm enough to keep you cozy during chilly autumn evenings, but stylish enough to carry you through the season as well. Well, for once you can thank the city’s wacky weather for encouraging retailers to stock an unlimited variety of fall jackets. Browse these five local outwear stores and boutiques that promise to make shopping for the ideal fall jacket a breeze.

Once Upon a Child
3747 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 374-9932

With how quickly children outgrow their clothes, there’s no reason you should pay the manufacturer’s full price for a fall jacket that won’t fit them by winter. Thanks to Once Upon a Child, which sells gently used children’s clothes, toys and equipment, you don’t have to. All of the store’s clothes, including adorable fall jean jackets and sporty windbreakers, are priced significantly below retail price to ensure fair prices and affordability. Once Upon a Child also has an additional store in Pittsburgh’s North Hills.

Down Low Clothing
1901-15 Centre Ave, Suit 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-0724

For the past six years, Down Low Clothing has been the leading urban streetwear store in Pittsburgh thanks to the its knowledgeable staff, upscale storefront and variety of designer labels. Young men and women alike will appreciate the store’s trendy selection of everything from jeans to jackets from designers including Greedy Genius, Vintage China and Rock Revival. A two-week layaway plan is available. Mention Down Low’s website to receive a 10- to 15-percent discount on your purchase.

Joseph Orlando Gentlemen’s Clothier
606 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 765-1726

Whether you need a sophisticated sportscoat or a relaxed jacket for your outdoor adventures, you’ll find it and more at Joseph Orlando. Since 1981, this downtown Pittsburgh gentlemen’s clothier has dressed Pittsburgh men in the finest quality merchandise, providing expert tailoring for the most comfortable, flattering fit. Ladies, don’t be fooled. Joseph Orlando has you covered as well with Wellensteyn outwear and accessories, including the stylish women’s Ayala jacket.

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Mozaic Boutique
600 Taylor Way
Bridgeville, PA 15017
(412) 319-7483

The warm temperatures of summer often linger into the first few weeks of fall, so you don’t always need a heavy jacket to keep you comfortable during the brisk evenings of early autumn. If you’re looking for stylish seasonal outerwear, turn to Bridgeville’s Mozaic Boutique. Whether you prefer a reversible animal print cape, a casual cardigan or a fabulous faux fur coat, you’re sure to find it at this funky boutique. Mozaic Boutique also carries an eclectic mix of trendiest handbags and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces so you can accessorize your favorite fall jacket for a look that’s totally you.

Roberta Weissburg Leathers
5415 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 681-8188

If you’re in the market for a beautiful leather jacket, don’t pass up Roberta Weissburg Leathers. This Shadyside-area store serves up some of the best leather jackets for men and women, as well as belts, jewelry, boots, handbags and custom apparel. If you’re longing for a rock ‘n roll style, try on the women’s Schott NYC Perfecto jacket. For a more outdoorsy look, go for the Remy Magellen Timber coat.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at

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