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Zinnia

Zinnia

Thanks to Zinnia, we may never have to set foot in the dreaded Michael’s again. This is a craft store with personality, flair and whimsy, staffed by people who are obsessed with this stuff. Owner Tamara says this store looks like the inside of her brain, which is either a thrilling or frightening statement, depending [...]

Motif’s Swan Song

Motif’s Swan Song

We are terribly sad to report that one of Pasadena’s best boutiques, Motif, is closing its doors soon after many successful years, but happy that owner Stephanie Plumb Miller is ready for new adventures. To both thank her regulars and end the era, Stephanie is having a blow-out sale, starting today, August 21st, and running [...]

Il Teatro

Il Teatro

An easily overlooked Old Town boutique next to a cigar store, Il Teatro pleases the price-conscious shopper who want to tap into trends without paying a lot. You’ll find a wide array of jewelry, including (as the name suggests) some theatrical pieces! There’s something for every age here, thanks to the range of accessories and [...]

Maude Woods

Maude Woods

Upscale home furnishings, furniture and unique gifts fill this newish Old Town store, which owner Carrie Davich says has a “westside/Santa Barbara vibe without the westside prices.” Light and airy, full of vibrant colors, it feels like a French country house with all the trimmings. Davich, who used to be a clothing designer, named the [...]

The Huntington Collection

The Huntington Collection

The higher end of the clothing at this upscale thrift store benefiting Huntington Hospital is set off from the rest of the merchandise and is well worth some serious exploration. You’ll find some designer labels (Calvin Klein, I. Magnin) mixed in with some Talbots basics. This is a great source for affordable but quality used [...]

Elisa B.

Elisa B.

A Pasadena favorite, Elisa B. mixes New York high style with a more relaxed West Coast vibe. With brands such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly, Tibi, J Brand, Juicy, Trina Turk, Shoshanna and Rebecca Taylor, this boutique is not for the weak of checkbook—but you’ll end up with modern classics that will last far beyond [...]

Berg Hardware

Berg Hardware

A hometown hardware store since 1923, Berg has the most helpful, knowledgeable staff anywhere, bar none. They’ll match the screw or bolt you bring in, they’ll help you choose the right kind of glue for that craft project, and, if you’re a JPL scientist seeking a widget for an unusual project, they’ll help you with [...]

Mary Falkingham

Mary Falkingham

Mary does abby fabby custom work, especially for big occasions like weddings and charity balls, and her work is often showcased in posh magazines and venues like the Pasadena Showcase House. But she also does special one-off arrangements that will wow the lucky recipient. This is a small storefront shop with limited hours, so it’s [...]

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 [...]

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