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.
The Pasadena Anthropologie is but one of the national chain's nearly 200 stores, but its setting in one of Old Pasadena's historic brick buildings, its creative displays, and the unique mix of clothing, accessories, gifts, and home décor gives it an indie feel. Patrons can meander through the store’s multiple rooms and find clothing for all occasions, dresses both casual and pricey, sleep ware, bed and bath accessories, and a beautiful kitchen section with colorful table settings, gadgets, towels, and aprons. Always make sure to check out the sale room!
One of Old Pasadena’s truly old stores, Crown City Loan & Jewelry opened in 1953 in a building that dates even older: The Kinney-Kendall Building was built in 1899 and is the last standing commercial structure built by renowned architects Charles and Henry Greene. Known locally as “the pawn shop,” the store carries jewelry, coins, electronics, iPhones and iPads, and vintage guitars, among many other items.
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Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s short story "The Gold Bug," a tale in which a gold scarab leads the way to an incredible discovery of buried pirates’ treasure, the Gold Bug Gallery is, indeed, a treasure trove of rare and unusual wonder.
Gold Bug is a 21st century cabinet of curiosities brought to life by 100+ contemporary artists and bound by threads of science and natural history. Curated with its own neo-Victorian point of view, Gold Bug invites its customers to fall into a truly unique gallery experience, presenting works by some of today’s most interesting emerging designers in a retail space with a museum atmosphere.
As the one-of-a-kind creations on display at the gallery come and go on a daily basis, the store is in constant evolution. Whether you are looking for a piece of jewelry, an article of clothing or accessory to add to your wardrobe, an embellishment for your home, a gift for a special friend or family member, this is the place to find it.
Place Vendome, a fine jewelry gallery, was started in Old Pasadena in 2004 by Max Emsallem and Michael Merritt. Raised in Paris and in the fashion industry in the United States for twelve years, Max has an approach to style not often found in the typical jewelry store. This, coupled with Mike’s eighteen-year experience in fine jewelry, created the casual chic atmosphere of their store. Mike and Max wanted a unique gallery setting with a contemporary European feel. Place Vendôme brings exclusive French and Italian luxury designers to the increasingly design-conscious Pasadena.
Shant’s Clock and Watch Repair is a family operation with more than three generations of fine watch experience. Patrons can get a quick battery or band change, get a scratched or shattered crystal repaired, or peruse the great selection of vintage watches for sale. Shant’s also specializes in new and antique clock repairs.
Tiffany & Company, a world-class luxury jewelry store with high-end household items, brings prestige to Old Pasadena. Considered the world's finest jewelry company, Tiffany & Co. has stores in major cities all over the world, featuring a wide array of jewelry in many price ranges.