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From that ugly sweater party to the office holiday happy hour, there are so many occasions that require having the perfect sweater on hand during the holiday season. Cold weather and warm gatherings call for cozy clothes, and what could be more perfect than a sweater. Whether it’s snarky and obnoxious or festive and imaginative, during the holidays, you can get away with something that is a little over the top. If you are looking for some special pieces to add to your festive sweater repertoire this year, here are some great places to shop for holiday sweaters in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers Pro Shop
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(800) 832-6883

Cold weather, football season and the holidays are the prefect recipe for the perfect sweater. That’s why the NFL has created officially licensed “ugly” sweaters for each pro football team. You can get the official Pittsburgh Steelers ugly sweater at the Steelers pro shop, or if you don’t have time to make it over to the North Side, you can order yours in the online shop.

Community Thrift Center
2226 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 937-9345

If you must attend an ugly sweater party this season, there is no place that you are more likely to score a vintage ’90s holiday sweater complete with scalloped edges and shoulder pads than the Community Thrift Center. Browse through the well-merchandised store for the perfect sweater. While you’re there, check out the large selection of clothing and household items. You may find the perfect piece for your home as well.

249 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-5372

If you are looking for a classic, fashionable look this holiday season, Larrimor’s is the place to shop. As one of Pittsburgh’s few local department stores, Larrimor’s offers beautiful fashions combined with personalized service. At Larrimor’s you can find imaginative sweaters from brands such as Lisa Todd Now and Gerendal. There are also glitzy and glamorous pieces from names like Fuzzi and Diane Von Furstenberg.

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(888) 495-9699

In the mood for a more vintage holiday style? Look no further than local favorite, Modcloth. This shop may have made the big time, but it is still a great place to get super stylish pieces. Some ideal classic sweaters from this year’s collection include the “Host of Toasty” sweater, with its classic argyle pattern, “Forever and a Snow Day” with knitted snowflakes or “Ripe Back Atcha” a sweet classic with embroidered cherries. On the slightly kooky side are “Come What Neigh” with its horse head pattern complete with a 3-D maine and “Terms of En-deer-ment” perfect for the huntress in you.

447 Beaver St.
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 356-5116

It is unlikely that you will be able to find an ugly sweater of any sort at Bellwether, but this new Sewickley shop is likely to have your new go-to sweater of the season. This shop just opened in July and already has quite a cult following. It is a favorite place to shop for fantastic fashions and unique housewares curated by local blogger Angelique Lorence. You are sure to find a cozy, one of a kind sweater to wear to the places where you need to show your inner (and outer) beauty.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at