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Mission statement

A short stroll from the Gold Line stop in South Pasadena, Mission Street has all the charm of a small town shopping strip. The three-block stretch offers architectural salvage, Eastern rug and furniture stores and ye olde thrift shops ranging in style from loft-like galleries to ramshackle junk stores.

If your tastes are all-Americana, Mission Street is the place to find turn-of-the-century handicrafts as well as contemporary folk artist Christopher Blake's hand-carved circus animals, like the elephant on Page F1 ($245 at Family Fair, [626] 799-6533).



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