2023 Best Moments of love, Pittsburgh

2023 Best Moments of love, Pittsburgh

As we reflect on the past year we have so much to be thankful for. Here we're recapping the best moments of our year in case you missed them.  


Opening of love,

love, concept store

It has been a few years since we opened a store, so of course it was bound to happen 😅. Joking aside, we had been dreaming up a brick and mortar vision for our love, brand for years. The stars aligned and our concept store came to fruition in May of 2023.  

Located on Market Street by Market Square, love, stands as a reminder of self love to all those who shop the collection of exclusive merchandise we've developed specifically for our brand. The definition of a passion project, everything we put in the store passes the test of being loved by us first; from the heart adorned apparel (that I believe I own ALL of), to the personal fixtures and decor like Kelly's drum set and the portraits of our great grandmother's. 

We invite you to visit and fall in love with love, like many of our customers do (with a giggle).  Visit the love, website here


University of Pittsburgh Partnership

When my alma mater inquired about featuring our locally curated gifts in their bookstore, it felt like a homecoming. Pitt recognized the need to offer more locally-sourced products to their students and their families, and invited us to partner with them.  We gladly accepted, and in late July of 2023 we were thrilled to be featured in the front of their newly renovated University Store on Fifth with a dedicated branded space and the ability to tell our story and the story of featured artists.  

We are so excited to continue to stock the best local gifts in a new Pittsburgh neighborhood serving the locals and students in the Oakland area.  


The first love, Pittsburgh baby shower

Jen's baby shower

The greatest news ever came when our Mount Washington and Downtown store manager, Jen, shared that she is expecting a baby girl in January 2024.  This is our first team member to bring a little one into the world, and we couldn't resist the chance to throw a surprise shower.  We know her "nebby newbie" will be the cutest babe to sport the onesie created from Jen's own clever phrase.  Be sure to congratulate her next time you see her in Mount Washington!  


Kaylee's First Art Show

After Strip District store manager Amber shared her daughter Kaylee's painting of “Evil” Peppa Pig with us, we knew we had found our featured gallery crawl artist.  In Kaylee's First Art Show, she showcased original works of acrylic on canvas as well as small clay sculptures for entry-level collectors.  Her works were praised by gallery crawlers and many sold that night.  However, the painting that inspired it all did not find a buyer that night - the price of "one hundred million-trillion" dollars was a bit too steep, and Kaylee gets to continue to treasure her art at home.

Read more about Kaylee's art show and you might run into her in the Strip on a day that hard-working Amber is there. Kaylee is skilled at selling chocolate! 

Dream Team

We truly have the most wonderful team. Words cannot express how grateful we are for the many talents, kindness, and joy each one brings both behind the scenes and out on the shop floors. Every person has a super power, and each team member shines brightest when showcasing their strengths. Just a few examples: Sam has a strong creative muscle, seen in our dreamy Snow Drift holiday windows. Many gorgeous product photos were taken in our Strip District location by Kristen. It's magical to experience members like Aysan, Mary, Laura, and Nicole connect with customers through their generous curiosity and kindness. Do you have a memory you would like to share about our team? 

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