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If your wardrobe can use some spring cleaning, there are several top-notch boutiques located throughout the city that can help you swap out those outdated pieces for eye-catching fashion finds. Get a fashion forward push with new merchandise from the most talked about spring lines and designers. Whether you consider your style classic couture or vibrantly vintage, the racks and shelves of the city's local boutiques are just waiting to be raided. Spring into a fresh look by shopping at these five Pittsburgh boutiques and stores.

Boutique La Passerelle
417 Wood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 434-1325

You don't need to travel internationally to find the finest frocks from France, Portugal, Italy or Spain; you can find them right here in the heart of Pittsburgh at Boutique Le Passerelle. Whether you need to update your professional wardrobe, add in some comfy casual weekend pieces or find the perfect outfit for a night on the town, Boutique La Passerelle has plenty of options that blend Pittsburgh touches with exclusive European flair. Inside this downtown boutique is a diverse and distinguished selection of the season's trendiest dresses, accessories, outwear, bottoms and tops hand-picked direct from New York City and Portugal and presented to Pittsburghers at affordable prices without clothing tax! Boutique La Passerelle is located on Wood Street in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

3613 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 224-2294

Fashion is cyclical after all, so where better to bring back the finest vintage trends with a modern twist than at Pageboy. Reinvent yourself this spring with a complete head-to-toe makeover that puts locally crafted fashion at the heart of your new style. Shop designers like Buttercup Blues, Astali, Crossfox, Fare Feathers and Ragtrader for the most unique accessories, jewelry, eco-friendly fashions, upcycled vintage pieces and more. In addition to its boutique, Pageboy also offers an attached salon with a variety of men's and women's services that include hair extensions and styling, waxing, makeup and more. Pageboy is located in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

Kristi Boutique
345 Freeport Road
Aspinwall, PA 15215
(412) 782-2033

The fiercest fashionistas know that Kristi's Boutique is the go-to boutique for spring fashion trends in Pittsburgh. New spring merchandise arrives daily ensuring regular customers are among the first to slip into spring's stunning styles with help from the boutique's customer-centered and knowledgeable personal shoppers, denim fit experts and stylists who can provide personalized, private shopping experiences. Lace is among the season's top trends and Kristi's Boutique has plenty of luxurious lace-inspired pieces to pick from as well as stylish leather jackets and casual couture weekend wear. Kristi Boutique is situated in the Aspinwall Community Business District on Freeport Rd.

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Diana Misetic: Fashion Studio & Boutique
809 Ivy St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 363-6442

Cutting edge and timeless style are at the heart of Diana Misetic designs, which can be found at her Shadyside boutique. Shop hundreds of high-end women's fashions with a contemporary flair, including the hottest fashion finds. Spring 2015's trends include mesh/lace and suede pieces, leather dress, animal print detailing and more, which are all available in-store. Shop often to be the first to secure the season's must-own pieces, many at up to 75-percent off thanks to frequent sample sales. Score couture at Diana Misetic: Fashion Studio & Boutique.

5426½ Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 683-0508

Whether you crave classic clothes or funkier fashion, Maxalto's unique high-fashion inventory has got you covered this spring. Featuring contemporary collections from American and European designers, this premier women's boutique has become a favorite among fashionistas looking to revamp their closet each season thanks to Maxalto's constantly evolving and trendy pieces. Browse designers like Ivko, High, Lunn, Gary Graham and Rundholz for this spring's must-wear clothing, shoes and accessories and preview the upcoming trends for fall 2015. Maxalto is located on Walnut Street in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood.

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Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for and Her work can be found at

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