What does your business offer and why should people check it out?
McMullen is an Uptown luxury concept store known for bringing designers from around the world and supporting manufacturing in areas where they can positively impact communities, promoting positivity, and female empowerment.
Known for cultivating fresh fashion talent, Sherri has developed a reputation for carrying emerging and desired designers before they achieve national recognition. McMullen carries brands such as Ulla Johnson, Tibi, Rick Owens, Ganni, Mansur Gavriel, Adam Lippes, Nomia, Jacquemus, Marion Parke, Proenza Schouler, Simon Miller, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Kamperett, Rejina Pyo, Sea NYC, and Peter Petrov.
What inspired you to start your business? Why did you choose Oakland?
I have always had a love for fashion and knew I wanted to open my own store even while working in corporate retail. I was inspired by the need for a luxury boutique in Oakland and after living here for several years I wanted to offer customers a unique shopping experience that they would not be able to find anywhere in the bay. I am committed to supporting other local Oakland businesses and specifically support Oakland charities that focus on women, children, and the arts.
What are a few of your favorite businesses in downtown Oakland? Why?
We love supporting our neighboring businesses and frequently visit Firebrand for their amazing coffee and pastries, Dosa for the best Tikki Masala bowl, Vessel Art Gallery, and Calavera who has amazing cocktails and Mexican inspired cuisine.
What inspires you to go to work every day?
Working with my incredible team, getting to work with clients that have supported us for years, and my love for cutting-edge fashion.
What do you love most about the community in Oakland?
I am forever inspired by the amount of culture the Oakland community thrives in and the fact that everyone is always willing to work together as a whole.