Two-Day Pop-up Shop Selling Special Pittsburgh Merchandise to Appear / by Alex Young

Five native Pittsburgh creative and designer influencers prepare to open a two-day pop-up shop with exclusive and random items only available to patrons in the Steel City.

Imaginative sneaker engineer, John Geiger, swag purveyor PixburghCam, fashion designer Makayla Wray, creative director of Neon Social, Preslav, and DJ Pete Butta will host pop-up shops in downtown Pittsburgh at Liberty Avenue Newsstand Gateway 4, and in the city's East End at sneaker retailer Refresh PGH.

The shops will sell "Pixburgh" merchandise taking shape in socks, T-shirts, and button-downs. Wray repurposes one-of-one vintage Pittsburgh tees, while Geiger and Butta deliver an adaptation of Kanye West's "I Feel Like Pablo" and "I Feel Like Kobe" shirts. Geiger localizes Ye's message and celebrates the city's proud sports tradition with two of its legends, Dock Ellis, Jr. of the Pirates and Franco Harris of the Steelers. Butta uses his shirt to showcase the spots he spins at, like Flats On Carson over on Pittsburgh's South Side. Also, the button-down pays homage to 'Burgh culture with "446 BRIDGES, 14 RINGS, 3 RIVERS, 1 PIXBURGH" inscribed on the back. There will also be a special release from Neon Social.

Roll through the downtown shop on Friday, April 29, from 2-4 then 6-8 p.m. and stop by the pop-up and cookout at Refresh PGH starting at 12 p.m on Saturday, April 30.


Refresh PGH: 5450 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206