I’ve always dreamed of having my own boutique. A place to visit with friends, and make new ones. It would be stocked with items that send my heart racing in the hopes that others would feel the same way. I worked in the fashion industry for over thirty years selling to stores, hosting trunk shows, and even managing a store, hoping that my career would eventually lead to having one of my own.

My "Pearls" scrapbook was stuffed with pictures from magazines and photos to create the look and feel of my imaginary store. From the beginning, the name was Pearls. No matter who you are or how you wear pearls, they make you look and feel ladylike. Pearls are luxurious, ageless, and timeless. Pearls can be both traditional and modern. Women over the age of forty remember when a pearl necklace and studs were a wardrobe staple, and quality clothes were the norm. Our daughters have discovered the value of classics that stand the test of time, just like the generations of women before us.

When a beautiful retail space became available next door to everyone's favorite restaurant Julienne in San Marino, I knew it was now or never. I can’t think of a better location for it. Pearls and San Marino/Pasadena go hand in hand. The community has a rich history of quiet elegance that still exists today.

I opened Pearls doors four years ago with the goal to provide unique and quality collections that complement a lady's lifestyle. My purpose was also to give back to the community that has been so good to my family by hosting fundraisers for local charities.

I'm thrilled to now launch our online boutique that will make it convenient for Pearls Girls to shop wherever they are.

I'm so grateful to our amazing Pearls family, friends, and clients who have helped to make my dream come true, and make it such a lovely place to be. The door will always be open at Pearls to visit, dream, and fall in love!

Lauri Wax