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Shopping in Pasadena: A World of Treasures

Find unique treasures and exceptional bargains at retailers ranging from exclusive boutiques and national department stores to flea markets and quaint antique shops.

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Old Pasadena

Shopping Districts

Spanning 22 blocks, Old Pasadena reflects the traditions of early California blending more than 200 retail stores, art galleries, trendy boutiques, vintage clothing stores, theaters and restaurants. Retailers include Tiffany & Co., Guess, Apple Store, and Banana Republic.

The Pasadena Playhouse Village is an eclectic mix of art, theatre and literature, all enhanced with 1920s architecture. Visit Vroman’s Bookstore, the oldest independent bookstore in Southern California. Other must-sees include Canterbury Records and Jacob Maarse Florist.

European ambiance is most evident along the 10, tree-lined blocks of South Lake Avenue, which is home to upscale boutiques, designer stores and eateries. This active business community and bustling retail center features Macy’s and Orvis.

The Paseo

Shopping Plazas

Nestled in the heart of Old Pasadena, One Colorado is a creative square where 19th century architecture meets superlative shopping. National retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques include Vince, Joie, and The Soap Kitchen.

The Paseo is an open-air marketplace featuring shops, restaurants, and a movie theatre. Specialty retailers include Tommy Bahama, White House Black Market, H&M and J. Jill.

Flea Markets

The Pasadena City College Flea Market is held the first Sunday of each month and is free. Peruse the wares of 450 vendors offering antiques, records, collectibles, and food.

Pasadena’s famous Rose Bowl Flea Market is held the second Sunday of every month at the Rose Bowl Stadium and costs a nominal fee. The market boasts more than 2,500 vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, handmade quilts, and collectibles. Celebrity sightings are frequent!

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Antiques

The Pasadena Antique Center & Annex alone offers 130 dealers selling furniture, jewelry, art, and rare books. More antique shops can be found in and around the three shopping districts.

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