1978

Pasadena

Founder, Larry Hughes, helped ignite the re-birth of Pasadena, California’s Old Town when he opened his first storefront, Riff Raff, on Holly Street in 1978.

He specialized in vintage California Pottery and 1930s through 1950s collectibles.

Larry Hughes, Circa 1978

1980

California Art and Antiques

Larry pioneered the Antique Mall concept when he opened Holly Street Bazaar in Old Town Pasadena, which was becoming a mecca for collectors around the world.

With over 50 dealers selling California art and antiques, Holly Street Bazaar was regularly featured in travel magazines and international collector’s guides.

The New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 1988

1990 – 2002

Antiques and Vintage Stores

Larry’s son Todd began working with his dad as a youth and by the time he was in his early 20s, they opened neighboring antiques and vintage stores on Fair Oaks in Pasadena, Larry Hughes Antiques and Inorbit.

Larry then opened a shop on Mission Street in South Pasadena and Todd ran a neighboring gallery specializing in contemporary art.

Inorbit and Larry Hughes Antiques, Fair Oaks, Pasadena

2002

Hughes Estate Sales

Todd and Larry joined forces to form Hughes Estate Sales, bringing high quality estate sales to Pasadena and Los Angeles and garnering a huge following of loyal customers.

Pasadena estate sale for founder of local museum

2004 – 2020

The Hughes Warehouse Experience

Hughes launches its popular Altadena Warehouse bringing fresh stock of antiques and vintage collectibles from estate all over Los Angeles to shoppers.

Monthly warehouse sales are expanded to a second location in Downtown Los Angeles. Monthly sales at each location offer consigners and buyers a unique estate sale experience featuring evening events with live music and refreshments.

The Hughes Showroom in Altadena

Todd Welcoming Shoppers, Downtown Los Angeles Showroom

Hughes After Dark Event

2017

Live Auctions

Hughes launches a live auction platform specializing in fine art, estate jewelry, rare books, vintage vehicles, designer furnishings, and special collections.

Online auction platforms bring Hughes to a world-wide marketplace benefitting sellers and buyers alike.

Auction Event, Altadena Showroom