Sunday was one of those gorgeous autumn-in-the-city days that just begged for a meandering walk. Being relatively new to Regent Square, I took my time going up Braddock, making mental notes about shops that were closed on Sundays and checking out the ones that were open.
One place that stood out in particular was Le Mix (1115 1/2 S. Braddock Ave.), a fantastic and quirky little shop jammed full of gifts and antiques at just about every price range. It’s a great store for an hour or so of browsing, and I ended up walking out with two very random but already beloved items: a hand-blown glass ashtray and a map of the world circa 1626. Highly recommended for collectors, antiques buffs, or anyone who likes picking up random curiosities.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Braddock Avenue in Regent Square, it’s a really nice little area with locally-owned businesses that are off the beaten path, including a movie theater that features a range of foreign, independent, and classic films. Frick Park is also nearby, as well as a host of cafes and restaurants. Definitely a neighborhood to consider when planning an afternoon or evening out. The main business district is accessible from Downtown, Oakland, and Braddock via the 61B, as well as the Parkway East via the Edgewood/Swissvale exit.