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    Pasadena City Hall Souvenirs Shop: Neat find!

    by Yaqui Updated Jan 7, 2014

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    I thought this is unique, why? How many city halls have a souvenir shops? Not many and you get to walk into the building to see more.

    Located on the second floor in room S228, they have T-shirts, posters, mugs, puzzles, tiles, postcards, tote bags and holiday ornaments. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

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    Rose Bowl flea market: Huge monthly flea market

    by Dabs Updated Mar 10, 2005

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    Rose Bowl

    My husband and I love visiting flea markets, not the ones selling new goods but the ones selling knick knacks and antiques. The Rose Bowl flea market, held on the 2nd Sunday of every month, is one of the largest ones I've been to in the US and is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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    Pasadena Antique Mall: Shop for classic, fine knick-knacks and more

    by marinarena Updated Nov 14, 2006

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    Pasadena, an antique-loving town, California

    Antiques, vintage items and contemporary collectables are scattered all about in a very large store. It was very difficult seeing everything, just amazing how packed full of treasures the place has. There is something for everyone here: from serious antique enthusiasts, average customers male and female, and toys/books/etc for children of different ages.

    The atmosphere is more pleasant, less stuffy than in small antique shops. Shop workers are friendly and knowledgable. Overall, I feel this place as one of nostalgia and am sure others would feel the same after coming.

    Hours:

    M-Sat 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Sun 11:00 AM 7:00 PM

    (Picture is of recently closed location, not the new one)

    What to buy: At the Antique Mall, almost anything of some value is in the store but here are just some examples:

    dollhouses
    50 ish era Pinup girls prints
    Japanese ceramic figures
    kimonos
    vinyls
    fancy women's hats
    Victorian era furniture/items
    old purses
    mannequins
    rare books
    silverware
    chandeliers
    collectable scarves
    armoires/desks

    What to pay: furniture runs from $100-$500 for most items
    other items usually at least $5-hundreds

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    Il Teatro: I shouldn't share, it's my favorite store!

    by GracesTrips Written Oct 6, 2007

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    This dress shop is my favorite store to buy clothes. The styles are unique and the prices are very reasonable! They don't carry a huge inventory. So, what you see from one month to another will always be different. The have exquisite jewelry. Today I bought four pairs of earrings of semi-precious stones in silver. Prices ranged from $18 - $25 a pair. I was Christmas shopping.

    What to buy: Jeans, dresses, tops, sweaters, jewelry, purses and scarves.

    What to pay: $35-$100 for dresses, $20-$60 for tops, Jewelry depends on what your buying.

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    Cost Plus World Markets: One of my all time favorite stores to shop!

    by GracesTrips Written Nov 12, 2007

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    The premise of the store is that everything is imported in - that their wares come from all over the world. For the most part it is and some are just here from the USA. All in all, I just LOVE this store. This is a chain store. Several in southern California. Open 7 days a week!

    What to buy: They sell everything from wine, beer, sodas, tea, coffee, food, gift wrap, toys, candles, incense, soaps, lotions, towels, bedding, pillows, faux flowers, baskets, pictures, mirrors, dishes, glassware, kitchenware, candy, cards, stationery, jewerly, home decor and furniture to name a few.

    What to pay: Very reasonable!

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    Rose Bowl Flea Market: The Rose Bowl's not just for football!!!

    by spgood301 Written Jun 17, 2005

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    This has got to be the biggest flea market I've ever seen. It's on the second Sunday of every month, right outside the Rose Bowl stadium. Admission is $7, and you can buy just about anything: clothes, collectables, even furniture. You know, I need a new couch-think you can ship that thing to New York?

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    Vroman's Bookstore (on Colorado): Lovely charm & aroma of Vromans

    by marinarena Written Sep 9, 2008

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    Here is a book and unique gift shop lover paradise. Even if you don't like to read, you'll enjoy the ambience of the place as a great place to meet up with friends or for a date.) The indie Vroman's has a rather sizeable collection of books, often featuring rare and eccentric titles. If you can't find what you're looking for here, they probably just had it or have the capability to order it. If books aren't your thing, how about a calendar, decorative coffee mug or fancy lotion bottle? There is such a variety of quirky and dainty elegant gift items are for sale here. You must come in to see all it has to offer.
    Note:
    Vroman's is a 2 story building.
    bargain area
    See general tip for more on Vroman's

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    Leonidas: Belgium chocolates

    by Dabs Written Nov 17, 2007

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    Leonidas

    Leonidas is a branch of the chocolate store from Belgium so if you can't make it all the way to Brussels for your chocolate fix, this is a mighty good alternative as the chocolates are air freighted from Belgium each week. There are over 1,700 stores worldwide, besides the one in Pasadena, there is also a shop in Santa Monica but it's really hard to figure out where the other 1,698+ are located as they all seem to have different websites. I know I've seen them in Chicago and New York City...

    The stores are named for the man who started the company, Leonidas Kestekides, not the leather underwear wearing King of Sparta in the movie "300" although it's possible he was named after King Leonidas I suppose.

    What to buy: Belgian chocolates of course! They are expensive compared to other chocolate stores you may find in California but they are Belgian chocolates and worth the extra $$$$.

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    Paseo Colorado: One of many shopping centers

    by GracesTrips Written Nov 26, 2007

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    This is a fairly nice shopping center just east of Old Town Pasadena. Stores include BCBG, Macy's, DSW, Tommy Bahamas, a 14 screen theatre, Cold Stone, Yardhouse, PF Changs, Islands, Tokyo Wako, Gelson's to name a few establishments. Underground parking make's it convenient. There's additional parking south of the shopping center as well.

    What to buy: Clothing, shoes, makeup, accessories, etc.

    What to pay: Probably more than average. But any shopping center you go to is about the same. Put it this way, there are no deals here.

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    Distant Lands: You can go far in Distant Lands

    by marinarena Written Mar 23, 2008

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    A Virtual Tourist fave shop in Pasadena is Distant Lands. This is a huge shop that makes me feel as if I am traveling on a fabulous tripwithout moving. This is place has wall-to-wall gorgeous and info-packed books on world destinations, culture and customs. If visiting Pasadena, you may want to drop by and check out local books of interest or get some item needed during your trip (map, travel kit, etc). Often, there are authors coming in the shop to discuss their books or about general travel-related topics. Check the elaborate website of the shop below with an updated schedule of events.

    Other info:

    Monday - Thursday
    10:30 am - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday
    10:30 am - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday
    11:00 am - 6:00 p.m.

    What to buy: travel books of world and local destinations, various travel gear from detailed maps, backpacks, luggage, stationary, clothing and much MUCH more

    What to pay: a few dollars to a hundred

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    Paso Colorado: Upscale Shopping

    by Yaqui Written Jan 12, 2014

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    Located downtown is a huge shopping facility called Paseo Colorado. There is two levels of high end department stores consisting of fashion apparel for men, women, and children, footwear, gift & beyond, luggage & handbags, jewelry & accessories, specialty retial, beauty, dining, entertainment and even has residences.

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    One Colorado Courtyard: Shopping & Dinning Galore!

    by Yaqui Updated Jan 12, 2014

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    Located along this block and within the courtyard is so many wonderful shops, resturants, and other various forms of entertainment. I have not been down here in such a long time and I was simply amazed how they have transformed and restored so many of the wonderful historical buildings for all to enjoy.

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    Gamble House Bookstore: Art & Architecture Books and Gifts

    by pigletsmom Updated Mar 7, 2005

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    The Gamble House Bookstore

    The historic Gamble House bookstore is set up in the Garage of this historic home. The store is filled with books, but also great gift items. This is a very nice bookstore. This is where you purchase tickets for the tours.

    What to buy: Wonderful array of art and architecture books and gifts. Really nice items reasonably priced. Replicas of tiles, pillows, lamps, clocks, etc. Fabulous collection of art books that are hard to find. They even sell items such as soaps, jewelry, and candle holders. Great place to shop for Christmas gifts because the items are so beautiful and unusual.

    What to pay: Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the merchandise. Small items start at a few dollars.

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    Design Within Reach: European Wares in Pasadena

    by GracesTrips Updated Dec 3, 2007

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    Cool store! Modern designs for the home. From dinnerware, glassware, office, toys, utencils, etc. with a flair of unique lines with usefulness. I guess that doesn't really describe much. For example, I thought this silver twisted piece of metal stuck into a lime to be used to extract lime juice was pretty neat. It was cool looking and useful.

    What to buy: They had lots of stuff to buy. Lots to look at. Wine knick knacks and gadgets. Knives, watches, vases, journals, etc.

    What to pay: A lot!

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    Trendy shops are in Old Town

    by Yubert Written Jan 20, 2003

    Trendy boutique as well as national chain stores found in Old Town Pasadena.

    When I was growing up, this area was a Skid Row/Red Light district with pawn shops and Adult Book stores.

    Now all sorts of respectable people come to shop at places like Victoria's Secret and Chicos. Heidi Fleiss (Madame to the Stars) even had a lingerie store here.

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