South Side’s vin­tage vibe

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Magazine - SARA BAUKNECHT

There’s a lot of his­tory on Pitts­burgh’s South Side. All along East Car­son Street, mom-and-pop shops and main­stream re­tail­ers breathe new life into its sto­ried bars and store­fronts.

It’s no sur­prise, then, that this his­toric neigh­bor­hood has a soft spot for vin­tage cloth­ing. If you wax nos­tal­gic for the trends of decades past, here are a few places to shop:

Three Rivers Vin­tage

After a ca­reer work­ing for one of the nation’s largest Hal­loween re­tail­ers, Scott John­son de­cided it was time for a change.

“I woke up one Fe­bru­ary morn­ing and said, ‘I’m go­ing to open a store on the South Side.’ It was as sim­ple as that.”

That quiet epiphany turned into Three Rivers Vin­tage, a 3-year-old shop that spe­cial­izes in men’s and women’s ap­parel and ac­ces­sories from the 1870s through the 1970s. Here you’ll find every­thing from a $12 top to a $400 flap­per dress from

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