Shopping Downtown Oakland: Sales, Events, New Products & More

As of 2/7: Oakland Indie Sales, Events, & More

A NOTE TO INDEPENDENT MERCHANTS: Our Shopping Piedmont Ave & Montclair Guide is better when it includes you! Please send us your sales, events, and gift ideas and we’ll add them to our listing.


Neighborhood Events, Markets, Craft Fairs, and More

2/15 6:30. EVENT. StorySlam Oakland is hosting their next event about Modern Love. Go and share a story or just listen & laugh. Every story teller wins a free drink just for telling a true personal story on the topic of love, five minutes or less. Luka’s Lounge! StorySlam Oakland is the longest-running true storytelling show in Oakland. 


2/20, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21 and 6/18 and every third Thursday for 2020, Oakland Art Library Events. These ultra cool events feature Art Library artists who display their work for you to borrow…or buy! They have adult beverages and more. 


Black Joy Parade2/23 Third Annual Black Joy Parade. As the say: Studies show that Black Joy is proven to raise endorphin levels, aid generational healing, and spread love. Come get your dose on February 23rd!


3/14 She Win We WinIt’s through the word that we live forever.” Save the date for their  Book Fair making space to celebrate all black women authors! Follow them and support women entrepreneurs. ⠀

Shopping in Oakland: Indie Sales, Events, & Cool Stuff!

Please message us with Oakland Indie Activities so we can add them to our list! 

Oakland Indies Listing by Neighborhood: Grand Lake District, Laurel District & Fruitvale, Montclair & Piedmont Ave

Merchants A to G

NOW. EVENT. Cape & Cowl Comics “It’s Black History Month! We’ve got a TON of awesome comics for you to celebrate with! Also, in honor of Black History Month, we’re looking for our February charity to focus on. If you have any ideas, hit us up I’m the comments on instagram!”


NOW. VALENTINE’S DAY PREP. City Bloom. Is getting ready for Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to call in early for your arrangements! If you work in the Downtown/City Center area, what a convenient way to get ready for Valentine’s Day! Tell Dan to LOCALMOTIV says to make it “extra romantic” for you! LOL. 


Crown NineNOW. SALE & VALENTINE’S DAY. Crown Nine might be on your mind if you’re thinking of Valentines Day. And their Valentine’s SALE is still on, 10% off with code: LOVE2020. We think shopping local for jewelry is so meaningful. The maker loves what they are doing and works with a merchant who has a passion for what they do. A doting lover buys his or her ring for their loved one. And the recipient loves it forever more. It’s a local jewelry love story.


12/13 9:30am-2pm. VALENTINE’S DAY PREP. e14 Gallery is a shop packed with Oakland Art, Love, and Spirit. So there are lots of opportunities to find dope gifts for those who love so Oakland dope things. Art, hoodies, tees, jewelry, and other marvelous Oakland art curios. They always host So Oakland activities that support artists so check with them for the latest info!


2/7 5-7pm. ART SHOW & MORE. Field Day. “Join us TONIGHT from 5-8pm for our First Friday art show & tarot pop up with @inthelull and @theartandsexwitch.


NOW. VALENTINE’S DAY. Flax Art can supply you with DIY supplies so you can create your own work of LOVE. Also, they’ve got some unique cards printed write here in OAKLAND.

12/8-3/13. Art Exhibition. GrayLoft Gallery Presents The Art of the African Diaspora opens on Saturday, February 8, 4-6:30. The show will be on view until March 13. Visit their instagram and check out the talented artists who’ll be showing their work. 

Merchants I to N

NOW. NEW INVENTORY. id Oakland This shop on 17th St, iD, is for anyone with a discerning taste for men’s or women’s streetwear. Also, super helpful if you NEED to transform a boyfriend or husband’s closet with cooler jeans, jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, shirts, and kicks (sneakers). Style. They even have a curated vintage selection and we’re loving this t-shirt! And accessories. We’ve noticed a lot of cool new and limited inventory arriving… 


2/7 7pm. EVENT & NEW INVENTORY. Maker’s Loft is celebrating their one year anniversary right now. And, they’ve grown over that year. Wow. They’ve got tons of new makers and lovingly made inventory. So, we say, pay them a visit. Perhaps they can set you up for Valentine’s Day too. Here’s what they say: We wanted Maker’s Loft Boutique to feature lifestyle goods handcrafted by local makers. That covers everything from clothing to ceramics, skin care to stickers, plants to prints, and we’re excited to say our home goods collection is growing! New products from new makers: @lauren_klick @arborupcycle @balakianfarms @groundceramics with our OG partners @tamthyme @julemsceramics

Don’t forget this Friday, we kick off our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY with a Meet The Maker portion from 7pm – 8pm. Come meet the people behind these beautiful products, they look forward to meeting you! Please RSVP, link to the event on our website.”


2/21 – 3/28. ART EXHIBITION. Manna GalleryKathryn Arnold will be showing recent works at Manna Gallery with two other artists in “Layers.” It opens February 21 and continues to March 28. Meet Kathryn at her reception First Friday in March from 6-8 pm when she will greet gallery visitors and answer questions about her work. Light refreshments will be served. 


2/13 – 3/21. NEW ART EXHIBITION. Mercury20 Gallery is hosting 3 Solo exhibitions: Peter Honig (Still) + Charlie Milgrim (Street Code) + Neo Serafimidis (Neighborhood Nights). Details: Feb 13- March 21. Reception: 2/15, 4-6 pm. FF: 3/6, 6-9 pm. Gallery hrs: Thurs-Sat, 12-6 pm.


2/7 6-10pm. ART SHOW. Mise en Place Gallery. As part of First Fridays Art events! Sayers are playing. Lots of events to walk around and enjoy. 


NOW. VALENTINE’S DAY PREP. Minimo Wine can help you with your Valentine’s Day needs. We always say a Local Valentine’s Day is the most romantic Valentine’s Day. Buy local chocolates, wine, flowers, and gifts!


NOW. SALE & COOL PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT.  Mod y Vi carries tkt_clothing. They are the cool clothing brand that hand paints every item so each is a unique work of art. We love TKT. They make our LOCALMOTIV t-shirts too. Of course, Mod y Vi has a lot of other cool stuff too. Check out there Big Valentine’s Day SALE.


NOW. FUN TO SHOP. Narrative! Super exciting. Narrative is a Mid-Century, VINTAGE, AND OTHER ERAS time travel emporium. They’ve got several dealers and all of them brings something different to the narrative. It’s fun to shop… FUN.


Merchants O to Q

NOW. ALL THE TIME. SALES at Oo La La Gifts and Accessories Lounge. And Tracey can get you ready for Valentine’s day. This is a place to go if you are looking for well curated, unique, French-inspired curios, clothes, and more. The French know love.


NOW. VALENTINE’S DAY PREP. Queen Hippie Gypsy is working hard to help you with your Valentine’s Day Gifts. She has the wisdom and experience to guide you on your Valentine’s Day gift quest. Plus, they’ve got YOGA every Saturday from 11:00am – 12pm at the shop. 


Merchants R to Z

2/7 6-10pm. ART EXHIBITION. RPS Collective FIRST FRIDAY EVENT. “Distorted Memories ties together the work of 4 Bay Area artists exploring the malleable nature of memory and perception. Artists: Thomas Young, Emily Lewis, Chris Rummell, and Michael Tunk. Located at 416 26th St. in Oakland.


TUESDAYS. SALE. Spoiled Boutique. The Queen of Retail, Mika Mccants has regular SALES on Tuesdays. And if you go shopping there, you might start feeling a little royal yourself. Is it the cream colored Throne with gold accents? Is it the inspired hot pink and gold decor? Or is it the daring clothing and accessories that say “I am a Royal Trendsetter.”


2/7-2/28 ART EXHIBITION. Studios Eleven. There are at least 11 good reasons to go visit Studios Eleven and a new art show is another one.Join us Friday, February 7, 5-8pm for the opening reception of Recent Paintings of Scott MacLeod.”


NOW. NEW SHOP ALERT. Taylor Jay Collection. Okay so they aren’t exactly new–they reopened several months ago… but we didn’t know. So, we’re adding them here because they are an important Oakland Original. We enjoyed this post. We love Shop Local fans like this one… “When she walks in wearing all taylor jay & grabs some more Taylor jay 🍁🍁 @miapixley.” 2355 Broadway Ste 1 Oakland, CA 94612.


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