Lawrenceville is an up-and-coming neighborhood. The walkable community is home to approximately 13,600 residents, and offers one of Pittsburgh’s most energetic main streets. Located on bustling Butler Street, Brambler Boutique retails maternity clothing, postpartum necessities, and imaginative accessories for children under three.
Bridgeway Capital provided an Entrepreneur Loan to Kati Fishbein and Andi Calcagno to build, stock, and startup Brambler Boutique. Fishbein and Calcagno participate in Bridgeway’s business education program by working with accounting experts from the Riverside Sales Group. Access to capital and capacity building helped them start and sustain their business growth.
“Bridgeway Capital allowed us to fully realize our vision of opening a lifestyle store for young families that fits into and supports our community.”
– Katherine Fishbein, Co-owner of Brambler Boutique
Family Focused and Eco Conscious
Brambler Boutique offers a warm and welcoming retail environment and features play spaces where families connect and test out products. Fishbein and Calcagno used part of their financing from Bridgeway to stock an inventory of ecofriendly, healthy, and innovative products for parents and young children.
In addition, they make a strong effort to source apparel from local entrepreneurs like Pittsburgh-based Garbella, as well as offering products from minority, women- and family-owned small businesses. Fishbein and Calcagno are committed to offering products from mindful makers. Much of their apparel is manufactured domestically with organic and/or sustainably-produced textiles.
Neighborhoods that Thrive
Brambler Boutique is a unique addition to Lawrenceville’s commercial development, and demonstrates how small business and family-friendly the community has become. Bridgeway Capital is dedicated to supporting women-owned businesses that boost Pittsburgh’s economy and build community within neighborhoods. In the past year, Bridgeway has facilitated 41 startups through Entrepreneur Loans. Shops like Brambler Boutique are instrumental in keeping neighborhood business districts diverse and vibrant by providing Pittsburgh families with thoughtfully curated, local, and environmentally friendly shopping options.
3609 Butler Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15201 | 412.682.1327 | bramblerboutique.com