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SUO

SUO

This large, loft-like boutique is stocked with vintage-inspired feminine dresses and tops that won’t break the bank — think a more affordable Anthropologie. There’s also an array of great costume jewelry, accessories and inexpensive handbags that take note of designer trends. The look you’ll find here will keep you up with the Joneses but will [...]

B.Luu

B.Luu

A cozy boutique in the heart of Paseo Colorado, B.Luu offers designer brands that are contemporary and delectable. The target customer is on the younger side, mid-20s to late 30s, and she’s generally pretty fashion savvy. With such edgy brands as La Rok, Alica + Olivia, and Genetic denim, B.Luu is not selling the same [...]

Dinosaur Farm

Dinosaur Farm

Our kids may be too old for toys now, but they still get misty-eyed when we pass this South Pas destination, where we bought so many birthday presents back in the day. Owner David Plenn has kept the store as fresh as ever, mixing the kid-staple basics (Legos, Thomas the Tank Engine, storybooks) with a [...]

Onesipkim

Onesipkim

It’s not often that you know a shop owner’s drinking habits before you enter, but Kim Madolora’s store is named for hers. This beautiful, modern space in Old Town is rich in the newest names in L.A. fashion — Voom, LA Made, EVER, Revolver, Hourglass — as well as Lollia fragrances and candles, bags by [...]

Potted

Potted

Sometimes you’ve got to wander a short way out of the San Gabriel Valley to find just the thing you’re looking for — and if you’re looking for something for the garden that you won’t find anywhere else, you need to head west to up-and-coming Atwater and spend some time browsing Potted, the finest garden-accessory [...]

Flutter

Flutter

A newish Pasadena (and now San Marino) institution, Flutter carries a wide array of such designer brands as Cynthia Steffe, Ella Moss, Nanette Lepore, One Girl Who and Single for customers ranging in age from late 30s to hip-mature. The mix ensures that you’ll find something for everyone. With well-known, quality brands come steep prices, [...]

Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Built around a 1903 cottage, this is one of Pasadena’s more hidden and low-key nurseries, but it deserves to be sought out. Owner Ramon Franco spent 30 years as a landscape contractor before he and his wife, Teresa, bought the place from the Japanese-American family that had owned it for two generations, and he brings [...]

Jenni B.

Jenni B.

All SGV fashionistas thank heaven for Jenni B., a truly exemplary contemporary boutique in not-so-contemporary Old Town Monrovia that saves locals a trek to the westside. The selection is magnificent, with amazing pieces from Voom, Fremont, Susana Monaco, Yoana Baraschi, Kuyumi NY and more. There are also casual pieces from Free People and AG Jeans, [...]

Attitude

Attitude

This boutique is a great find in Sierra Madre. A small store, it makes up for its size with pieces so well edited, you’d be hard-pressed to find a selection this good in a store twice the size. The styles are fashionable yet classic, with many possessing a whimsical bohemian flavor. The price points are [...]

Belle’s Nest

Belle’s Nest

Moms from nearby St. Rita’s school have taken over this cheerful, light-filled space and turned it into a unique co-op shop with giftware by local artists (including as far-flung climes as Claremont and Ojai) – scarves, towels, baby clothes, soft goods and hand-crafted wooden wands, tops and pencils. The sunny back patio is a relaxing [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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