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.

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Larry Hughes, Circa 1978


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.

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The New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 1988


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.

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Inorbit and Larry Hughes Antiques, Fair Oaks, Pasadena


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.

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Pasadena estate sale for founder of local museum


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

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Todd Welcoming Shoppers, Downtown Los Angeles Showroom

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Hughes After Dark Event


Live Art Auctions

Hughes launches a live art 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


Frogtown Vintage Compound

Longtime Hughes shoppers kept telling us how much they missed The Hughes Estates Warehouse Sale, so we brought it back! Shop this 3-day multi-estate sale at 2910 Denby Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 with fresh finds from estates all over Los Angeles. We purchase entire estates, pack them up, and bring them directly to our new indoor/outdoor compound, located in Frogtown, right around the corner from Wax Paper, Colombe Coffee Roasters, Spokes Cafe, and half a block off the Los Angeles River Bike Trail.

Frogtown Vintage Compound Los Angeles Estate Sale


Innovating Estate Liquidation Services

With 45 years of experience handling luxury estates in the Los Angeles region, Hughes is the best choice when a significant estate needs liquidating. Experienced appraisers identify valuable items to be sold at our auctions. Furnishings and housewares are handled through our reclamation and redistribution service and through our relationship with Union Rescue Mission in Downtown LA, which benefits the homeless population. Our team is committed to landfill diversion and aim to find the best possible use for every item.