//Our Blog: Talk Local

12/08/18 0 The Art of Gift Shopping


Do you ever find it hard to buy gifts and find gift shopping a monumental challenge that you put off to the very last minute? Here are some tips to transform the chore into a fun event where you will likely end up with something special too!

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Umami Mart, Two Jacks Denim, Pelago, Marion + Rose, Toyhouse, Sophie's Cuppa Tea, Alchemy Bottle Shop, Maple Street Denim, Swan's Market, Standard and Strange

02/25/18 0 Local Heroes


Local independent merchants are often the ones leading the charge to build and expand our communities. Their contributions give us one more great reason to care about shopping locally.

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Local Heroes, Judy Wicks, Oakland Merchants

09/04/17 0 OAKLAND PLAID FRIDAY WEEKEND IS COMING


What? We are writing about shopping on Thanksgiving weekend already? Yes. Yes we are. Believe it or not, Oakland’s local retailers are already in the planning phases to deliver a dynamic shopping event on this most sacred shopping weekend. And we want to tell you about it!

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Plaid Friday Weekend, Montclair Toyhouse, Umami Mart, Oakland Grown, Townsquared, Mix Shade Store & More, Temescal Alley, Esqueleto

08/30/17 0 MR. OAKTOWN AND OTHER DOWNTOWN STORIES


In mid-August, we immersed ourselves in all things Oakland and wanted to mention a few highlights. Rest assured, Oakland retailing is alive and kicking and the events we attended were very much a celebration of that fact.

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Oakland Art + Soul Festival, 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square, Oaktown

08/20/17 0 THE HEART OF OAKLAND


There is a lot of heart in the heart of Oakland. It is because Oaklanders are working hard to reinvigorate the downtown and uptown neighborhoods. I cannot tell a lie, “there” is not entirely “there” yet.

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SoleSpace, Kosa Arts, Oaklandish, downtown, Viscera, Telegraph, Two Jacks Denim, Broadway, uptown

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