By Liz Petoniak

Social Climbing

Since opening its first brick and mortar location in the Cultural District in 2011, Social Status has brought Pittsburgh’s “quality-driven and fashion-focused” set an incredible selection of distinctive men’s lines, streetwear, and limited-release sneakers that are unique to the area. The retail space, inspired by minimalist European boutiques, continually renews its promise to both learn from and educate its customers by keeping its commitment to brands with smaller distributions and keeping its community involvement high. The Downtown location frequently displays works from local artists, and Social Status has also expanded its reach in Pittsburgh with a second location in East Liberty. Locals aren’t the only ones taking notice. Notable online pubs like HypeBeast, Complex News, and Sneakernews have featured Social Status for its appeal to fashion-forward thinkers, “sneakerheads,” and entrepreneurs alike. Stop in to shop the curated selection of footwear, apparel, and accessories from the store’s new arrivals for fall and winter, featuring hats from Just Don; T-shirts from Human Made, A Bathing Ape, and 10 Deep; and our picks — a mesh-textured bomber paired with stone-hued joggers from Publish Brand — shown here. SS2


Social Status, 717 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412.456.2355. 5929 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 412.404.2147.

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