Often times I forget about the shops on South Lake Avenue. My go-to shopping area is always Old Pasadena; however, the quaint tree-lined street running north and south has some well known stores worth mentioning. And shopping.
I love this specific Macys because of its history. Built in 1944, the 240,000 square foot building was designed by notable architects Wurdeman & Becket in the style of streamline moderne art deco. In its time, Arts and Architecture magazine described it as “one of the world’s most modern buildings.” Can you believe it? The site originally hosted a Bullocks department store. Today, it houses Macys.
Attention women in business: Ann Taylor should be your jam. Their streamline clothing, classic staples, and on-trend colors and accessories make this store a go-to for all things business, casual or dressy. The shop here is small—but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the right pieces. Favorite of mine? Their shoes. Comfortable. Classic. And don’t break the bank.
Just like Ann Taylor, Talbots caters to business wear (from casual to dressy) for women. What I love about this store are their classic staples. From blazers and crisp cotton button downs to pencil skirts and cardigan sweaters, Talbots is the perfect place to buy those core pieces for your wardrobe. But there’s no skimping on the trends. Fun colors, quirky patterns, and sweet lacey details can be found throughout their collection as well.
TJMAXX, for those of us shopping on a budget with a hunger for designer pieces. Am I right? Love this idea. Love their selection. And the Pasadena store has plenty to chose from. We’re talking Gucci; Dolce & Gabbana; Milly; Diane Von Furstenberg; Rebecca Taylor; Alive + Olivia; Theory; Rachel Zoe; Valentino. And the list goes on.
Macys 401 S Lake Ave | Pasadena 91101 626-792-0211
Ann Taylor 495-505 S Lake Ave | Pasadena 91101 626-792-4820
Talbots 497 S Lake Ave | Pasadena 91101 26-577-4297
TJMAXX 455 S Lake Ave | Pasadena 91101 626-683-8715
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