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St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 and you can join in the celebration and sport the green colors that signify the emerald landscape of Ireland. Marchers, bands, dance teams, floats and dignitaries will follow a mapped out parade route on March 11 throughout the downtown streets, and the blaze of green clad parade spectators and performers provide the spirit and pride of Pittsburgh. Get out the hats, shirts, streamers, flags and Irish accessories to be part of one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the nation. There are stores and vendors ready to outfit you in apparel that will be right in style for a special holiday gathering.

S.W. Randall Toyes And Giftes
630 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 562-9252

Come on over to two locations in Squirrel Hill and Shadyside to find thousands of exclusive products at this family-owned business. Customers searching for St. Patrick’s Day items will find a vast display of articles just in time to celebrate with family and friends at the parade on March 11. The aisles and shelves will be stocked with items and if you need stickers, shirts, bracelets, rings, hats, necklaces, neckties and even a tattoo, then S.W. Randall is the place to shop.

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Mike Feinberg Company
1736 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-2922

One stop in the Strip District and traversing along Penn Avenue, you will find the colorful edifice of the Mike Feinburg Comapny and that welcomes customers to explore items for almost any occasion. You don’t need a lucky charm to access the multitude of St. Patrick’s Day selections. President Marcia Feinburg mentions the store will be well-stocked for St. Patrick’s Day items. There are enough articles for parties or the St. Patrick’s Day parade that includes shamrocks, banners, signs, confetti, flags, tams, beads, top hats and signs. Marcia Feinburg commented, “Yes, we have kilts.” The store is capably run and this family business has a wealth of experience to help customers purchase merchandise for a one- stop shopping adventure.

St. Brendan’s Crossing
120 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471- 0700

If you’re looking for parade fashions, then St. Brendan’s Crossing at the Fifth Avenue Shops will be the best place to go in style. Eileen Manning, proprietress, is a second generation owner of the business that was started by her mother, Elaine, in 1979. Eileen said, “For all of our 36 years, we present Irish necklaces to Miss Smiling Irish Eyes and the ladies in her court.” There are Donegal tweed caps, plaid ties and scarves, ladies and gents kilts, parade tee shirts and sweatshirts, Guinness and Ireland hockey jerseys, Irish cable net knit sweaters and Ireland soccer jerseys that are ready to be displayed just in time for a party or holiday parade.

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Yinzers In Da Burgh
2127 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 434-0113

Yinzers, come down to the Strip District and right on the corner of Penn Avenue and 22nd Street, you will find Yinzers in da Burgh, and the store is a well-known establishment for sports in Pittsburgh. Yinzers comes alive for St.Patrick’s Day with merchandise and accessories that is displayed in the store and outside on tables and hangars of apparel. Tim said that owner, Jim Coen, has from A-Z novelties available for St.Patrick’s Day. You will fit right in with the holiday festivities with anything green, and that includes tee shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks, shamrocks, neckties and enough accessories to make anybody green with envy.

Commonwealth Press
1931 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-4207

Dan Rugh, owner, commented there are two places, the South Side and Mt. Lebanon to purchase the perfect shirt to strut around Pittsburgh and the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Commonwealth Press will print the shirt to your linking with the words and designs customized just for you. There is much more to explore if you need tote bags, jerseys, hoodies, bandanas, posters and assorted items for kids of all ages. The screen printing and embroidery team works hard to make an exemplary product, and the creativity of Dan Rugh and his passion for excellence brings customer satisfaction.

Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at