Top Choice Market in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Rose Bowl Flea Market

Every month, rain or shine, since the 1960s, the Rose Bowl football field has hosted 'America’s Marketplace of Unusual Items,' with rummaging hordes seeking the next great treasure. Over 2500 vendors and some 20,000…
Top Choice Art in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Gold Bug

An amazing boutique with a steampunk vibe, Gold Bug shows work and collections created (or curated) by 100 area artists. We saw a robotic, metallic Cheshire cat, exquisite vintage jewelry and lamps, raw crystals and…
Books in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Vroman's Bookstore

In business since 1894, Vroman's is a Pasadena institution and claims to be the largest and oldest bookstore in all of SoCal. It's practically a required stop for authors on book tours, making for events virtually d…
Body Care in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley


This Pasadena-based company supplies natural hand creams, exfoliants and other treatments, and at its flagship store you can try them. The bamboo lemongrass body scrub left our hands feeling all smooth and silky. Pr…
Market in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Pasadena City College Flea Market

A Pasadena rummage blooms on the first Sunday of every month, on this decidedly stylish and spare art deco campus. There are about 450 vendors here, with some particularly good vinyl music to be discovered. Proceeds…
Food & Drinks in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Wing Hop Fung

This sprawling store is one-stop shopping for all your Chinese needs: teas and accessories, medicinal herbs, snacks and cookies, dried seafood, alcohol and gift items. That's not to mention an entire wall of ginseng…
Shoes in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Neo 39

In the thick of the Old Town Pasadena shopping district is this smart sneaker depot sporting rare, imported and generally colorful and stylish high tops, low tops and skate shoes.