Sometimes you want the runway look but don’t want to pay the runway cost and that’s where department stores can help you stretch your budget. So grab that fashion magazine and get ready to find a version of the styles you love without breaking your budget.


Southside Works
535 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-481-2810

H&M has a great selection of clothing from jeans to jackets and even their accessories are a good buy. Their items allow you to dress for success without breaking the bank! Best of all, H&M has the best sales with things that you’ll actually wear for another season.


Edgewood Town Centre
1737 South Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15218
Phone: 412-242-8530

Don’t let the name keep you away from this funky chain store. Many of the items – from clothing to accessories and even shoes – are nicely made, but don’t cost you an arm and a leg. Plus, it’s all the up-to-date styles that you’ll find in the magazines. Be sure to try on the clothing and shoes you purchase since sizes sometimes aren’t as advertised.

Forever 21

Multiple local locations

You don’t have to be 21 or younger to enjoy the fun clothing, accessories and shoes from this chain store. The quality of their items is great and you can put an expensive-looking outfit together without spending a ton of money.

TJ Maxx

Multiple local locations

If your motto is: “Have time, will shop,” then this is the store to visit for some name brands at lower prices. You will need time to sift through the overabundant, but noteworthy clothing and shoes to find the good stuff. It’s so worth it though.

Burlington Coat Factory

339 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-765-1499

As the store name suggests you can find great coats inside, but you can also find some nice clothing for everyone in the family. The store also carries a great selection of suits for both men and women. Best of all you can dress your kids from babies to teenagers in great outfits that won’t break your budget.