Show & Tell Concept Shop

1714 Franklin St
Number of years in Oakland: 4

Show & Tell is a concept shop, gallery, and gathering space located in vibrant downtown Oakland that serves as a platform for sustainable and socially responsible apparel, accessories, and gift items. We offer an eclectic selection of items from a rotating roster of up and coming brands with an emphasis on goods made in California.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
Show & Tell was born out of a desire to shift the paradigm of retail. We wanted to be inclusive of all people regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender presentation, size, economic status, etc. and to support brands that focused on sustainability and social responsibility. We believe that what you choose to purchase is a reflection of your values, what you choose to put on communicates who you are- essentially how you Show & Tell what you are about.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business.
Customers love our welcoming atmosphere, excellent customer service, and eclectic mix of items from independent designers.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
It’s no secret that the best thing about Oakland is her people. We have the best customers and a wealth of super creative local designers and artists to work with.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
There are so many favorites- Crown Nine, Marion and Rose, Owl N Wood, Viscera…. We could go on and on!

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The relationships we’ve built here. There’d be no Show & Tell without Oakland!

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