Pasadena Originals

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Shopping in Pasadena is a popular recreational activity, count it in as sightseeing, catching up with friends, or treasure hunting.

Shopping in 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.

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 all within its easily walkable area. This active business community and bustling retail center features Macy’s and Williams-Sonoma.

Paseo Colorado, in the Civic Center district, has an open-air promenade and more than 60 street-front shops. Right next to the Civic Auditorium is the Pasadena Visitor Center where Pasadena merchandise is available for purchase. Merchandise includes totes, stickers, water bottles, and t-shirts proudly adorning illustrations of the city's beauty. All over town, you'll also find Museum stores that offer distinctive gifts like the USC Pacific Asia Museum. While flea markets and shops dedicated to vintage finds make the city an antique lover’s dream.

The Paseo

Shopping Plazas

Nestled in the heart of Old Pasadena, One Colorado, a creative expanse of more than 25 stores, is anchored by a beautiful brick courtyard. Where 19th century architecture meets superlative shopping. National retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques include The Unicorn Store and Topdrawer. Retailers include Tiffany & Co., Alo, Apple Store, and Banana Republic.

The Paseo is an open-air marketplace featuring shops, restaurants, a movie theatre and luxury gym, Equinox. Specialty retailers include Tommy Bahama, Bath & Body Works, H&M and DSW.

Pasadena Commons is one of Southern California's premier shopping in the South Lake Avenue District. Dine at the Uovo for fresh handmade pasta from Italy. Get motivated for the day and pack a workout in at SoulCycle.

The Commons

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!

Rose bowl flea market shoppers

Rose Bowl Flea...


Pasaden's Antique District is a haven for antique enthusiasts, offering a variety of unique and charming shops that cater to all tastes. The Pasadena Antique Center & Annex alone offers 130 dealers selling furniture, jewelry, art, and rare books. Pasadena Antique Mall at Paseo is a family-run business that has everything from whimsical collectibles to retro clothing and period furnishings. Revival Antiques is filled with restored lighting fixtures, antique furniture and vintage tiles. Pasadena Antiques & Design is a sizable multi-dealer shop meticulously arranged with fine art and furnishings, pottery, ceramics and other artifacts. T.L. Gurley Antiques may be the smallest of this bunch, but they pack a lot of quality and character into their tightly edited selection of rugs, furniture, art and garden décor.

Antique Shopping Guide

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Gift Shop

Alexandria II

Alexandria II - jewelry

Alexandria II in Pasadena is a captivating bookstore that offers a unique blend of spirituality, metaphysics, and holistic living. Nestled in a serene...

Skincare Store

All Love Collections

All Love Collection Store Interior

All Love Collections is an Asian and woman-owned skincare and wellness shop that sells soaps, Korean face and skin care, body wash, cleansers, and more. Book a...

Vintage Store

Another Man's Treasure


Owners Meika and Warren Franz bring years of experience in sourcing vintage gems from Jersey City to Old Pasadena. AMT Vintage dedicates their time to provide...

Clothing Store

April Blooms


Shopping at April Blooms' clothing boutique will not only make you look good, but it will also make you feel good. April Blooms strives to empower women to...


Around the Cycle

Around The Cycle

is a bike shop with one of the largest inventory of used bikes and gear in Southern California. Around the Cycle also offers daily and weekly rentals for road,...

Gift Shop

Banter and Bliss


Banter and Bliss is a make-your-own candle shop. Banter & Bliss is the premier provider of candlemaking experiences with services offered for all kinds of...


Battery Books


The Battery Books and Music is a used bookstore in Pasadena, located within walking distance of the Pasadena Convention Center. Search through aisles filled...


Book Alley


AboutPasadena's independent and used bookstore, Book Alley was founded in 1992 and originally started in an alley way in Old Pasadena, California. Book Alley...

Group Activity

Bricks and Minifigs


Inside the Colonnade Mall, the Bricks & Minifigs (BAM) store is the ultimate destination for LEGO®️ enthusiasts, offering a wide selection of new and...

Floral/ Plant Shop

California Cactus Center

California Cactus Center

Pasadena's Premier Nursery. 10 minutes away from The Huntington Library, California Cactus Center is Southern California's premier specialty nursery...

Record Store

Canterbury Records


Founded in 1956, Canterbury Records is LA’s oldest surviving record shop. The family-owned, independent store has long catered to music lovers of all genres....


Century Books


Century Books is an independent used bookstore and art gallery located at the beautiful Green Street Village. The charming shop offers a wide array of books in...

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