Check Out Some Fashionable & Sustainable Pgh Businesses – Tula & Kelly Lane Open Houses

Pittsburgh is usually not known for being uber-fashionable, some may say that Pittsburgh is a good 10 years behind other cities in terms of our fashion sense.  Others are confused by our pro-sports dress code.  Only in Pittsburgh is a yellow hand towel considered an import accessory by everyone.

But there are some amazing businesses working to make Pittsburgh look better – this weekend both Tula Organic Salon and designer Kelly Lane are hosting open houses where you can check out their work spaces and save big on on their goods.  I have had the honor of learning about both of these businesses for some time.  I was luck to get an invite to one of the Kelly Lane sales at Kelly’s House a few years ago.  Tula Organic officially opened their doors in April – but the idea has been in the works since last summer.  Tula’s co-owner, Emily Askin, is a good friend of mine.  It is so exciting to see their idea for Tula Organic Salon and Spa become a reality.  Both of these businesses are hosting open houses this weekend and you should stop buy and say hello.

Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane Lake Side Dress

Kelly Lane is a clothing line that is based here in Pittsburgh.  Kelly Simpson-Scupelli designs dresses, skirts and tops that are sold around the globe.  Kelly Lane clothing is crafted with eco-friendly fabrics and is manufactured in the US.  Kelly Lane dresses have been featured on a number of fashion blogs.  Check out Kelly Lane’s Galaxy Dress featured in Eco-Salons list of top 10 Holiday Dresses.  Read more about Kelly Lane in the Post-Gazette profile of her business from March here.

Kelly Lane Spring Studio Sale
Deal Alert – 10-50% off past collections and on-of-a-kind samples

Friday, June 15 4pm-9pm
Saturday, June 16 10am-3pm
Ice House Studios (Lawrenceville) 100 43rd Street, Suite 108 Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Facebook Event – 

Tula Organic Salon and Spa 

Tula Organic Interior

Tula Organic Salon and Spa is a new Aveda salon that opened in Pittsburgh this spring.  The owners of Tula are committed to sustainability.  Many elements in their new salon space were built by Pittsburgh artist Wade Caruso using reclaimed wood.  Stop by on Saturday evening to meet owners Emily and Becky and to learn more about their services

Tula Organic Open House
Deal Alert – to celebrate their opening – Tula is offering a $10 gift card bonus for each $50 gift card purchased
Saturday, June 16 5pm-10pm
Tula Organic Salon and Spa (Sq. Hill) 2629 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217
Facebook Event – 

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  • I had a hearty laugh after reading the second and third sentences of the first paragraph. I must say, coming from California, I noticed that Pittsburgh folks have a more formal yet creative fashion sense. I suppose this is true for much of the east coast. I like the coats and colorful scarves worn by women during the winter. Spring time is the best in terms of ladies’ fashion though. 🙂

  • I’m wondering peoples take on Pittsburgh Fashion Week.  I’m a Photographer and had the privilege to shoot some of the events of Fashion week.  It seems to me that there is not much support for fashion in Pittsburgh.  I’m wondering what we can do as a community to make Pittsburgh more fashionable and rally more support for events such as Pitt Fashion Week.