Readers, I just stumbled upon something truly lovely — Sailubju, a new boutique located on Holly Street, just a skip away from Old Town Pasadena’s One Colorado. Walking into Sailubju (a made up word by the owners, who say it means “I love you”), is like entering a cottage on Prince Edward Island–blue and white floral wall-paper covers the walls, a rustic wooden floor stretches across the store, and metal buckets with greens sit high up on shelves. It’s calming — Bed & Breakfast style calming.
As I edge around the store, I see an old white-washed locker, open, displaying knits for kids, while racks all around the store display beautiful items for women. Ethereal dresses and tops come in various colors and patterns (florals seemed to rule these racks) along with structured, yet soft, blazers and shifts.
And it’s all priced well. An adorable blue and white dotted dress with lace detailing runs for $60, while a bubble gum pink dress with a tiered skirt is just $55. Their vintage pieces are unique too–like the Christian Dior night gown ($85) and Vanity Fair night set ($70). Each item looks handpicked, carefully selected.
According to their website, I’m right. “Our clothing, pieces both vintage and new, are chosen thoughtfully and special attention is paid to the workmanship of each item,” write the owners, who are two sisters and their mom. They opened Sailubju in August 2013 in hopes that “the country cottage atmosphere of [their] store lends a familial sense of belonging to [their] customers.”
And, boy does it. Everything, from the meaning of the name to the uniqueness of the items, puts a smile on my face. I’ll be back, Sailubju.
Thanks for reading Robin’s post about Sailubju!
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