Swiped from the press release:
A little boutique with an audacious vision! Things are happening in Pasadena’s tiniest, tucked away shop located in a courtyard between Union and Holly Street in Old Pasadena. This 350 sq foot retail space is center stage for a groundbreaking retail revolution.
Co-Owners Yvonne Russo and Christina Bernal conceived the idea of NO MMP* (*Mass Manufactured Products) as an alternative to a stale business model that plagues boutiques today. Their solution is to provide a venue where customers and artists make a direct connection. With over 80 local artists and designers represented, you can get almost anything you want! All products in the shop are made or conceived of by a local set of hands. Perhaps you know what it is you want but can’t find it anywhere, then this the place where it can be made to order.
All of the products sold at the Majestical Roof are either one-off hand made items, or items made in limited quantities according to fair trade principals. There are no mass-manufactured items in the store. Because of a close relationship with a few select suppliers, items can, in many instances, be customized to your specification. Most of the artists whose product they represent come from Pasadena and surrounding areas and they regularly run special events and activities. From art lessons to discussion forums and showcases, there is something for everybody.
The Majestical Roof’s has a roster of Oscar winning clients. The boutique has been recently nominated for FOX Hot List. If you need help with individual design ideas, The Majestical Roof is Pasadena’s creative resource. The motto of this boutique-gallery-studio-guerilla shop is, “You Name It! We Can Create It!” NO MMP is a trademark of The Majestical Roof.
Building relationships with local small creative businesses is what this operation is about. Providing the artisan or designer, the creative entrepreneur a place to test market, launch a product, or just get a foot up in an otherwise dog-eat-dog market is part of the Majestical Roof dream. It's Small Mart Economics at it's best and it's locals only.
With this in mind, you'll find that nothing under the 'Roof is mass manufactured. Meaning you won't find anything on the premises in a mall or big box store. It doesn't get more unique, fresh or even made to order than this.
Did we say "made to order?" We sure did. In fact, many of the vendors that work with the Majestical Roof offer up made to order services. Come in to the shop for a menu of services offered. Chances are if you need something created, we know the right someone to get the job done.
In addition to the main shop, The Majestical Roof also has a "pop up" gallery space based on the temporary marketing idea of "now you see it, now you don't." The space is available to artists and designers alike. Depending on what sort of usage you are interested in, there is a modest usage fee for the space.
Events are a frequent occurrence at the courtyard, including the monthly Alternative Art Market. Generally the end of every month and always new artisans and musicians. We are always looking for new participants and new friends. So sign up or friend us to get updates on all the happenings.