New PGH, a high-end consignment for women and children, opens its doors in Aspinwall
It’s over with the old and with the new for you at Aspinwall.
Nouveau PGH is a new designer consignment store offering high-end clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories for women and children. It is located at 21 Brilliant Ave.
Owner Jessica Rehling Vukmir from O’Hara owns the dovecote, which is located just across the street. Vukmir said opening a second store in Aspinwall was on his wish list.
“I have always liked consignment purchases, and there is really a lack of it in this area,” said Vukmir.
Nouveau opened in the storefront previously occupied by Sol Collective, a shoe store that went down one door.
“It’s surreal and wonderful,” Vukmir said of opening another business. “I had this vision in mind for so long. And seeing it come to life really took my breath away in a super emotional, good, happy way.
Choosing a smart name for the store was a priority.
“Nouveau literally means ‘new’ in French, but it also means ‘new to the owner’ which is exactly the concept of consignment,” said Vukmir, who has a degree in French and has traveled extensively in France.
Vukmir, 44, grew up in Cincinnati and moved to Pittsburgh about 10 years ago with her husband, Eric. They live in O’Hara.
She calls Pittsburgh her “home away from home” and credits Dovecote with her introduction to Aspinwall.
Former President of the Aspinwall Chamber of Commerce, Vukmir is active in the community, volunteering with Light Up The Wall, Fall in the Wall, Wine in the Wall and many other Borough events.
Dovecote sells vintage and eclectic decorations, gifts, and clothing, and offers consignment options. But Vukmir says this store doesn’t have the space for his vision.
“We had a few parts at Dovecote, but space so limited that I really wanted to develop a large store or have a separate store just for consignment parts.”
Vukmir took over Pigeonnier from its original owners in 2015, after working there as a buyer. She brings a background in finance and marketing to her retail work.
“I want Dovecoate and Nouveau to be fun and happy places that make you feel good,” said Vukmir. “Good vibes only.”
Nouveau employee Lucy Hainan said customers can expect returnable clothing to be unique and in excellent condition.
Clothing can be brought in for consignment, without an appointment, at any time during opening hours up to one hour before closing.
“There is always a need to clear your closet and record. Where do you get some of these parts? Here. Someone can certainly appreciate it and reuse it, ”Hainan said. “It’s new to you.”
All clothing sizes are accepted for consignment.
“We want to be open to everyone and everyone who comes – of all sizes,” Hainan said.
Aspinwall’s first-time customer Paige Regan, 26, picked up Christmas presents on Monday and had her eye on a black ruffled sweater.
“I love Dovecote, and I love it,” Regan said. “I love decor and everything is organized by color – that’s how I organize my closet.”
New’s prices range from $ 20 to $ 300. The split is 50/50 and there is no charge to open a deposit account.
Items must be seasonal, in near new condition, and conform to Nordstrom level design lines or above.
Any unsold items not collected will be donated to Second Harvest, a community thrift store in Sharpsburg.
Designer counterfeits will not be accepted. Designer brands such as Prada, Chanel and Louis Vuitton are particularly in demand.
Customers can expect to find designer names such as Anthropologie, Tory Burch, J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Talbots, Coach, Ted Baker, Athleta, Free People, Joseph Ribkoff, Lululemon, and Ugg.
“We would like to get more designer handbags on consignment,” Vukmir said.
New PGH store opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.