Old Town Pasadena’s latest retail store is finally here--Scotch & Soda. Guys, this is one of my new favorite stores, and when I learned it was expanding its locations–and coming to Pasadena–I literally jumped up and down. Because not only is this store a fabulously beautiful addition to Old Town’s retail lineup, but it also offers unique pieces for men and women at reasonable prices. Score!
I first visited Scotch & Soda in Venice Beach; and upon entrance, I was instantly in love. The design of the store sets the tone of the style and feel of clothing throughout. Beautiful tile work on the floor; velvet drapes line the fitting rooms; unique objects share shelves with folded clothing. I was enamored. And a bit disappointed because I was convinced nothing in this store would be under $200. I walked up to a dress hanging on a rack, reached for the tag, and squinted through half-shut eyes at the price. And rejoiced–it was less than $150! Now, sure–$150 isn’t a steal. But Scotch & Soda’s unique colors, patterns, and materials scream expensive. Like this butter yellow dress with thin blue and white stripes and a unique cutout in the back for under $150.
Pasadena’s store is no different. Same beautiful design. Same beautiful clothing. My husband already bought a lightweight navy bomber jacket (under $200) that’s been perfect for summer nights. I’ve got my eye on their chic sweatshirts–like a grey and rose pink leopard print pullover for less then $100.
But what I love most about this store is their unique take on trending pieces. It’s a breath of fresh air, walking into Scotch & Soda. Because designers here take familiar shapes and transform them into new items, particularly with their choice of colors, patterns, and textures. According to their website, I’m on the right track. “Scotch & Soda products are rich in detail, high quality and affordable. The designers at Scotch spare no effort or expense at detailing and fine-tuning samples, all the way to the neatly finished interior of each garment. We invest in the product, which is typically inspired by the best tried and tested classic and vintage styles, enriched with a wealth of inspiration from around the world.”
Be sure to visit Scotch & Soda, two doors east of Starbucks on Colorado Blvd in Old Town Pasadena, today! http://webstore-us.scotch-soda.com/