Pursuits is a contemporary women’s fashion boutique, offering high quality, name brand clothing, handbags and accessories made specifically for women. Founded at our current location on Filbert Street in 2002 by Roberta Brody, Pursuits proudly maintains the tradition, feel and high fashion of the boutique business that created Pittsburgh’s revered Shadyside Walnut Street District.
In 2008, after a nearly 27-year retail-clothing career in Shadyside, Pursuits employee Maria McManus became owner and operator, fulfilling a life-long dream of owning her own women’s fashion business in the community she loves. Maria is a well-known and popular member of the Walnut Street District, a member of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce since 1985 — and appeared in Pittsburgh’s WHIRL Magazine October 2010 issue, as part of their “Class Of 2010 Women In Business” feature. Read more about her work in the Pittsburgh community.
Maria devotes herself to Pursuits and to her customers — having built many life-long friendships through her love of people and fashion — and when asked about Pursuits, Maria will tell you, "We help women feel great one outfit/accessory/handbag at a time… without breaking the bank."