//Our Blog: Talk Local

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

07/13/17 0 SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN


The first two blogs were really about LOCALMOTIV and why we started this company. However, the intention is not to write about us (boring) but to celebrate all that is awesome about local shopping and to celebrate our communities.

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OAKLAND, KITCHEN SUPPLIES, SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN, MONTCLAIR, LOCAL SHOPPING

06/26/17 0 THE THREE STORES


There are three stores that have greatly contributed to my love of local shopping and my localist mindset. I would even say that they are the inspirations for the development of LOCALMOTIV.

The first store, I won’t spend too much time on because it is a little clothing boutique in Toronto, Ontario Canada - where I had lived prior to moving to California in 2000. But, I started shopping at BodyBlue sometime around 1997.

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OAKLAND, KITCHEN SUPPLIES, SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN, MONTCLAIR, LOCAL SHOPPING

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