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Four Sweet Chocolate & Candy Shops Found Only in Oakland

Great chocolate is easy to find in Oakland! The Town is rich with chocolatiers creating some of the most decadent chocolate around. From jewel like truffles to vegan bars – these only-in-Oakland treats will make your valentine’s heart melt and their mouth water. Visit Oakland, visit one of these…

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Top Plant Shops in Oakland

Plants are an important part of your household. They provide the opportunity to reconnect or even begin to cultivate a relationship with nature. There is something to be said for the act of nurturing and caring for plants that has created a "plant therapy" renaissance as a way to practice self-care…

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Made in Oakland, California

Oaklanders are a crafty bunch who are working diligently to bring manufacturing back to their home town. And they are succeeding. Check out these made-in-town pieces to get a taste of Oaklands manufacturer spirit! Clothing McMullen Founded in 2007 by Sherri McMullen in Oakland, McMullen is an all…

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Vintage Treasure Hunt Through Oakland

Oakland is certainly not a one-note town - its diversity and multicultural tapestry are legendary, and the creativity that flows from that influences everything in the city, including the vintage clothing stores. And those aren’t one note either. Almost all feature additional temptations including…

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The Town Talks Shop

Visit Oakland asked community leaders and partners in The Town to share their holiday gift recommendations. Since we always Think Oakland First – this wonderful group was more than happy to offer suggestions to support The Town’s entrepreneurial spirit and celebrate our Oakland businesses. Their…

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McMullen Boutique Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Sherri McMullen is both a force and an activist in fashion. Since 2007, her namesake Oakland store, McMullen, has become a go-to destination for anyone interested in a curated mix of established luxury designers and space to shop emerging black and brown designers. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Fong…

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How To Support Oakland’s Black Community

To support our Black community, we have to educate ourselves, listen, and teach each other . In Oakland, we always believe this begins with listening to Black folx and engaging in what is shared. Below is a collated list of our existing resources as well as resources from community members for us to…

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Shayla's Top Spots in Oakland

Shayla is the ultimate vibe, and her soul is all Oakland love. A born-and-raised local of The Town, and founder of SoOakland, she has her pulse on all the great spots to check out. Want to see Oakland from her side? Check out her top picks. Shopping Taylor Jay 2355 Broadway, Suite 1 Taylor Jay…

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Women Owned Businesses in Oakland

Women in Oakland are making moves!Women's (or womxn, as you prefer) HERstory Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs have created businesses that have inspired women from Oakland and beyond. …

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