There’s a statistic somewhere out there that says that indie retailers produce 70% more economic activity per square foot than big box retailers. If that is true, we can only imagine how much more startling the difference is as compared to ecommerce behemoths. Of course, this is only one head scratching fun fact of many that demonstrates the true economic might of small independent businesses.
But it’s also why we think Pelago might be an economic powerhouse for Montclair Village and the broader Oakland community. Because every single square foot of this little hidden-treasure-in-plain-sight is packed with an expansive and creative gift-y assortment. Indeed, we see an inspired cooking and entertaining theme throughout the shop. But, it also includes: useful accessories that beautify the home; practical gifts like pens and notebooks; jewelry; enriching body care items like hand crafted soaps and body lotions; table top and recipe books; adorable stuffed toys; and, many other ingeniously curated curios.
And so it is, that this Montclair specialty gift shop is the gift that keeps on giving! It delights its customers with an inventive assortment. It’s definitely a gift to those last minute shoppers who are in a desperate situation to find a gift for a holiday, wedding, birthday, or any other gift occasion. Likely, thousands of people have happily received Pelago presents. And seventy percent of each square foot drives economic activity in our community.
More About Pelago
What they carry: It’s a gift shop with an expansive and creatively curated selection. Lots of cooking and entertainment items, jewelry, home accessories, artwork, practical gifts, apothecary, stuffed toys and other kid gifts, knick knacks, curios.
Address: 6134 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 339-7090
Neighborhood: Montclair Village