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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.