You’ve been asking for this for a really long time – well, as long as I’ve been doing my vintage shop tours on Snapchat and Instagram (@vintagesplendor – follow along!). I was hesitant at first because you guys will buy up everything at my favorite shops and I’ll be jealous of your finds. But then, I thought it’s the holidays and it’s the time to share so I’m sharing the lowdown on my favorite spots in the City of Roses. If you’re in the area, let me know and we can go shopping together (like I did with my friend Taryn of Pasadena Charm)!
My Favorite Vintage Shops in Pasadena
Bonita Interiors at Pasadena Antique Center
Angela, the owner of Bonita Interiors, has immaculate taste in art and interiors. Her space is a work of art and I can spend hours looking at every single piece of furniture, art, and decor. Every time I do a vintage shop tour on Insta Stories you all go crazy for her artwork and rugs. Angela finely curates and updates each piece and it shows. Whether you’re into traditional, mid century modern or Hollywood Regency, you can find what you need at Bonita Interiors.
Carolyn, the owner of High Low Vintage, is another woman who has impecibal taste. This is the place to stop in to pick up a unique and fabulous dress for an upcoming soiree – think a fabulous caftan for a cocktail pool party. For those diving into vintage for the first time, Carolyn, the shop owner, will help you find the perfect piece and will offer tips to help you style it for a variety of looks. Carolyn’s philosophy is that vintage is best when incorporated into your modern wardrobe— basically my life motto!
Delilah opened Hot Box Vintage when she was still in High School and it’s still operating out of the tiniest and cutest spot in South Pasadena. Here you’ll find thrift store priced vintage clothing that is ready to wear off the rack. Although it’s a tiny spot, it’s not short on goodies. I love Delilah’s selection of accessories, plus the clothes are amazing too.
Pictures by Kyle Ellis