Shop Indie | Dine Local | Only in Old Pas!
Old Pasadena is home to a wonderful variety of retailers including prestigious nationals, one-of-kind boutiques, and everything in between. Support local by looking for the "Only in Old Pas" stamp next to businesses that are either one-of-a-kind and unique to Old Pasadena, or have few regional locations and embody the indie spirit. If you choose to shop online or by phone, ask about contact-free curbside pick-up.
Specstacular Eyewear is a family-owned business that offers lenses crafted onsite and a range of high-quality, name brand frames, including Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Matsuda, Alain Mikli, LA Eyeworks, Bada, Persol & Paul Frank. The shop gets high reviews for its personalized service and master repair craftsmanship.
Launched in 1971 as a small kiosk in Miami, Sunglass Hut is now a leading international retailer of sunglasses and is part of the Italian-based Luxottica Group, the world’s largest eyewear company.
Shoppers can find the latest branded products like Rayban, Revo, Maui Jim, Persol, Serengeti, Sergio Tachinni, Gucci, Moschino, and Anne Klein; it also carries watches from brands like Fossil, Anne Klein, Skagen, Nike, Casio G-shock & Baby G, Freestyle, and Kenneth Cole. The store is happy to do battery changes on certain watches and free adjustment on non-prescription sunglasses.
Warby Parker offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear starting at $95. The entire Warby Collection is on display on open shelving for customers to try on.
Kids get their own line too! Warby Parker for Kids features some of the company's favorite grown-up frames in a rainbow of hues and miniaturized for tinier faces. They’re available in two sizes: Jr. (for ages 8 and up) and Jr. Jr. (good for kiddos 4–7).
The Pasadena store is one of the first Warby locations in the whole western region to have a doctor of optometry on site. Dr. Christine Nguyen-Tran provides comprehensive eye exams through walk-ins and appointments that can be booked through WarbyParker.com with only a couple of clicks. The price for a comprehensive eye exam is $85 which includes dilation. Check with the store to find out Dr. Nguyen-Tran's weekly hours.
As with other Warby Parker stores, the Old Pasadena location pulls design cues from libraries and civic spaces—like brass fixtures, terrazzo flooring, and books aplenty—to make frame finding as enjoyable as it is easy. The store features beautiful artwork created by Art Center College of Design alum Rafael López, who designed a geometric tableau of books, readers, and—of course—glasses, in a Warby palette.
The store is committed to giving back to the community: For every pair of glasses or sunglasses purchased, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need.