Mischief is Always up to Something. So, you too can make Mischief in Oakland. And, when you walk into Mischief, you immediately get the feeling that someone is having a lot of fun running things around here. There is a curated cheekiness about the place. That someone is Laura Shields with support from her husband Julien and young son, Jonah. Together, they make Mischief akin to shopping in a big joyful family hug. And, there are several ways to enjoy MIschief.
The most obvious is to browse around the shop. They have a nifty and gifty selection that is anchored in the creativity and craftsmanship of 100+ local makers. They’ve got home decor, greeting cards, jewelry, apparel, handbags, accessories, art, curios, etc. For me, I was drawn to the avocado sweatshirt. No doubt, there is something for everyone here and some very affordable prices too. If buying gifts is not your forte, come here. Laura can help you.
Another way to enjoy MIschief? The oodles of workshops and events. I’m still not sure sure which event I love the most. Is it Little Folkies? Or, perhaps its Baby’s and Beer. It’s really hard to say. No matter what your favorite might be, they’re always up to something when it comes to events so be sure to check the calendar on their website.
But the best way to enjoy Mischief might be to spend some time chatting with Laura and Julien. Or ignore them and just let adorable Jonah charm you and melt your heart.
More About Mischief in Laurel District, Oakland
In their own words: Mischief is a locally-owned, family-friendly gift shop and creative hub located in the heart of Oakland’s Laurel District. We’re all about showcasing the many, MANY, talented local artists and makers in the bay, and bringing colorful creativity and joy to our community! We offer a curated selection of locally made jewelry, paper goods, art, gifts, and more, as well as a variety of creative classes and free neighborhood events.
We are Laura and Julien Shields, a husband-and-wife team, and we are the folks behind Mischief. We live just blocks away from the shop, and love our neighborhood so much- we’re so excited to create a welcoming space for community and creativity, and we especially love to share our favorite local makers (many of whom also live in the Laurel/Allendale/Redwood Heights area). As artists and makers ourselves, you might see us working on our own creative projects in the shop, or teaching one of our many workshops! We originally started Mischief because we saw a need in our neighborhood for a place to foster creative community- a place to shop from local artists and maybe even become a local artist yourself!
Address: 3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Phone: (510) 646-0453