By Sally Turkovich

Let’s face it: it gets cold, very cold in Pittsburgh and sweaters are a way of life here from October until at least March. You can head to the mall for a new piece for your cold weather wardrobe or you can head to one of Pittsburgh’s many independent boutiques to load up on cute sweaters that not everyone else will have. Don’t worry about blowing your budget. “Boutique” doesn’t automatically mean, “break the bank.”
Check out these top 3 places to get some must have sweaters for every gal’s wardrobe: the cardigan, the turtleneck and the comfy duster sweater. With each sweater priced at less than $100, updating you winter wardrobe just got fun… and affordable!

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Jupe Boutique

2306 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15302
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
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Located in the heart of the South Side, Jupe is a fabulous, established presence in Pittsburgh’s independent clothing scene. Affordable trendy and classic pieces are mixed throughout the shop so you are guaranteed to find something that fits your style. Try a ruffled cardigan for a perfect piece to transition from fall to winter when layered with a long sleeved tee. Priced at $34, and coming in a number of colors, it’ll be an in-style wardrobe piece for years.

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5817 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 6pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm
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Pittsburgh’s self-proclaimed “best kept secret,” Hip’tique is nestled on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside in a charming three-story shop that used to be a house. With its gorgeous hardwood floors and airy atmosphere, Hip’tique has pieces to fit every budget. Most of the clothing styles you find here will be classic and nothing gets more classic than a heather grey turtleneck. You’ll find Tracy Reese turtlenecks there for $75, a must have for this winter.

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The Picket Fence

5425 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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If there is one piece you absolutely have to have this winter, it is a soft, oversized sweater. Sure, a petite cardigan or a tissue-weight cashmere turtleneck each create a sleek silhouette that will keep you warm, but wrapping yourself up in a long, thick sweater is what you need to get through those cold winter days. A duster sweater is just what the doctor ordered. Dress it up with some slim trouser pants or dress it down with some boyfriend-fit jeans. The Picket Fence has the preppy looks you need and with sweaters like this one priced at just $88, this shop will become one of your favorite places to frequent when you are craving something new for your wardrobe.

Sally Turkovich lives in Pittsburgh with her fiancé, Jason and German Shepherd, Zeus. By day she works as an eyewear stylist for an independent eye doctor. By night, she writes a twice-weekly column for Twoday Magazine. Catch up with her there at

Comments (2)
  1. Rob Trappen says:

    100 dollar sweater – Try the Goodwill stores

  2. Rob Trappen says:

    $100 sweaters? Try the Goodwill Stores. They’ll beat that price.