Although I made a promise to continue the series highlighting some of my PA-based small businesses, life took a slight detour the past few weeks and I wasn’t able to continue in the timely manner which I had planned. Nonetheless, I’m back, and with one of my absolute favorites this time — Contemporary Concepts! Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Contemporary Concepts is a great go-to stop in person or online for a variety of gifts for a wedding, engagement, new baby, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday…or special occasion of any kind really.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the owner, Kenny Cohen, with my t-shirt brand Neighbor Teaze for years, and he now owns and sells the brand in deeper depth and breadth than before, making it bigger and better than ever. I also registered with Contemporary Concepts for my wedding, and the items the store carried/I received are some of the most special items in my apartment. The types of merchandise carried has great range, from jewelry and clothing to Yeti tumblers, table runners and fine China, locally crafted products and mementos that can be engraved in the shop for an added personal touch. Kenny and his wife also run a second shop in Murrysville, PA, and have stayed present and engaging online during the entire COVID-19 shutdown, which has been a breathe of fresh air to see the shop on social media and the new arrivals that they are excited about. Contemporary Concepts beautifully gift wraps and ships super fast, so if you are in need of a great gift (and you can shop the site by special occasion), along with the perks of supporting a small business, they’re it!