If you have to shop for kids in Oakland, it must be one of the easiest local shopping trips there is. It’s just a matter of picking one of several neighborhoods that have the toy, kids clothing, and other kid accessories shops.
Rockridge rocks. It’s one such neighborhood. And if shoes are on the shopping list, we suggest starting at GoldenBug Shoes. Clearly, owner, Emily Goldberg, lovingly set up a shop that is meant to be a happy space. It’s obvious from the cheerful green glow of the paint on the front of the shop. It’s an inviting beacon to go in and check out the shop.
And, though we are no experts, the assortment seems quite sizeable. Indeed the available brands and prices should satisfy any picky parental requirements. But even better: To watch children dance in delight in their new shoes has to be ranked as a top shop local experience, right? It is no chore to buy shoes at GoldenBug Shoes. No, it’s a joyful, heart-melting occasion.
In short, GoldenBug Shoes is a Shop Local Gold experience about expertise, commitment to the right fit, and love of kids and parents.
And as soon as you finish your shopping there, head right next door to Jennifer Viale’s Bella Vita for the clothes, toys, books, and more. If you’re still having too much fun shopping, proceed to Child’s Play and then Bird & Bean. While they are walkable distances for some, it is probably best to hop back in the car and head up College Ave.
More About GoldenBug Shoes,
What they offer: Emily has opened a Kids Clothing & Accessories shop in Berkeley called GoldenBug Kids. In this shop, however, find: kids shoes, commitment to the right fit, and some delightful little extra accessories
Address: 5509 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: (510) 350-8334