Dandelion Post: Local is Lux

Dandelion PostWho needs big name fashion brands and ubiquitous Corporate America retailers that crank out the same old stuff that everyone has? Because, we have Oakland Indies like Dandelion Post.

And this Temescal boutique is one more happy example that proves local merchants do retail best. Indeed, they put their corporate competitors to shame. While mega retailers are worrying about making numbers, Jaime, the owner of Dandelion Post, is pondering sustainability, ethical production, and fair wages. And while category buyers make product decisions based upon who’ll pay the big bucks to be on their shelves or who provides the biggest margins, there’s Dandelion Post carefully curating small local brands and handmade products. And while multimillionaire execs are counting their profits, our local heroine is assessing craft, quality, and design. 

Dandelion Post in Oakland CaliforniaThe results of Jaime’s steadfast local mindset is a boutique of luxurious clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and apothecary products. Here, local is luxury. But with a friendly, down-to-earth so Oakland attitude.

Dandelion Post in TemescalIt would be hard not to notice that there is an aura of sophisticated simplicity that compliments Jaime’s localist values. First, there’s the vibrant mural that is a pleasure to contemplate. It was painted by local artist, Alex Steele. The shop is delicately fragranced. We guess that it must be one of the local brands they sell. And, the products all have space to breathe on the racks and shelves. All the while chill tunes percolate through the speakers.

Indeed, it might be best that Big Retail stays away to avoid embarrassment. Because at Dandelion Post, it’s an authentic local is lux shopping experience.

More About Dandelion Post

Dandelion Post in Oakland, CaliforniaWhat they offer: The results of Jaime’s steadfast local mindset is a boutique of luxurious clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and apothecary products. Here, local is luxury. But with a friendly, down-to-earth so Oakland attitude.

Address: 421 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609

Phone: (510) 858-3742

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dandelion_post/

Website: www.dandelionpost.com/

Neighborhood: Temescal

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