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The Gold Bug

Map & Directions 22 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
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626-744-9963
  • Sun 10am-5pm, Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm

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Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “The Gold Bug,” a tale in which a gold scarab leads the way to an incredible discovery of buried pirates’ treasure, the Gold Bug Gallery is, indeed, a treasure trove of rare and unusual wonder.

Unlike the typical offerings found amongst the shops and boutiques that make up One Colorado in Old Town Pasadena, Gold Bug is more like a 21st century cabinet of curiosities brought to life by 100+ contemporary artists and bound by threads of science and natural history. Curated with its own neo-victorian point of view, Gold Bug invites its customers to fall into a truly unique gallery experience, presenting works by some of today’s most interesting emerging designers in a retail space with a museum atmosphere.

As the one-of-a-kind creations on display at the gallery come and go on a daily basis, the store is in constant evolution. And, with such a large group of artists contributing to the ever-changing collections, there is something to capture nearly anyone’s attention. Whether you are looking for a piece of jewelry, an article of clothing or accessory to add to your wardrobe, an embellishment for your home, a gift for a special friend or family member, this is the place to find it.

 
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  • Bravo on 01/28/10

    One-of-a-kind art and jewelry. Very dark and macabre things can be found there. --Susie Brunet, Launch My Line

  • LA Weekly on 12/03/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Decor On The Macabre!

  • Aubrey C. on 11/23/13

    This place is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!

  • Max P. on 07/19/13

    Really interesting items but rude owners

  • Jessyca on 03/17/13

    For the darker side of life!

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