The Scoop is your resource for all the latest and greatest events, restaurant and bar openings and retail news happening in Downtown Oakland! Explore the features and categories below to get local insights about the best places to eat in Downtown Oakland, best venues to enjoy live entertainment, Oakland’s hottest retail shopping, live music, and more! To truly experience Downtown Oakland in all of its authentic glory, you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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Oakland is full of artisans and makers, who pour their passion into their work. Together they make Downtown Oakland a sought-after and unique shopping destination full of locally owned and independently operated stores. Our burgeoning retail scene provides customers a one of a kind shopping experience that is authentically Oakland. When in town for business or pleasure, or just on your lunch break, explore some of the over 60 independent retail establishments and take home some Oakland-made products and unique items curated from around the world. Start with a selection of fine artisan furniture, homewares and clothing intermingled with found objects at Kosa Arts on 19th Street. While there, enjoy some delightful conversation with Kosa’s lovely proprietor, Elaine Hamblin. Maybe vintage is more your style? Stop in at VAMP Vintage Art and Music for the People to shop through a curated collection of vintage music, art, clothing, jewelry, housewares, and furniture. Head into Old Oakland for a truly unexpected shopping experience at NFL star Marshawn Lynch’s apparel shop Beast Mode or neighboring business Umami Mart – purveyors of beautiful Japanese bar tools and glassware, as well as a bottle shop dedicated to sake and Japanese beer. We’ll raise a glass to that! Check out our business directory for a comprehensive listing of the best places to shop in Downtown Oakland, from Uptown to Jack London Square. If you’re ready to explore, check out our retail map!

UPLift PopUp OAACC Nov3
The UpLift Black Pop-up Experience
Join us on November 2nd and 3rd in Oakland’s Black Arts Movement Business District for UpLift: A Curated Black Pop
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McMullen Boutique Oakland Retail
McMullen Boutique
McMullen Boutique McMullen Boutique
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Second Saturday Jack London Square
Jack London Square, Oakland 11am - 5pm
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Nailphoria Day Spa
Nailphoria Day Spa
Nailphoria Day Spa is family owned and was established in 2005. We provide a variety of services for men and
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Town Biz Oakland Retail
Town Biz Oakland
Town Biz showcases amazing artists, artisans, craft workers and designers from and/or based in Oakland.
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Minimo Wine Tasting Oakland
Minimo Wine in Oakland
Retail wine shop specializing in small production, sustainable wines and ciders.
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Kosa Arts Downtown Oakland Shopping
Kosa Arts
Kosa Arts – Artisan Goods in Uptown Oakland – Beautifully curated space, showcasing local artisan wares, providing an exceptional shopping
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Dax Lee’s Barber and Apothecary
Dax Lee's is a community based barbershop with a highly curated men’s apothecary featuring all natural and handmade products.
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Umami Mart
Umami Mart is a curation of bar tools and glassware from Japan, as well as a bottle shop dedicated to
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Archer Bicycle
Archer Bicycle is a bike shop whose main focus is NOT selling you a bike (although we are happy to
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Viscera shopping in Downtown Oakland
Viscera curates a collection of American-made men's and women's clothing. We also design and produce a line of 3D printed
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Show & Tell Concept Shop
Show & Tell is a concept shop, gallery, and gathering space located in vibrant downtown Oakland that serves as a
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Flax Art & Design Now Open
Flax Art & Design is a long-time purveyor of art supplies with a focus on service.
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repair revolution
Repair Revolution Winter Camp at Owl
Owl N Wood for the winter where we've assembled trusted repair professionals to make it easy to fix the things
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VAMP *vintage art & music for
VAMP is a vintage shop focusing on used vinyl records, with vintage clothing & accessories, art & coffee table books,
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field day and friends
Hand Crafted boutique featuring all Made in America goods. Home of the Made in Oakland clothing line, field day.
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Oakland Fashion Showcase: Celebrating 4 years
On Sunday November 15th from 4-9pm Show &Tell Concept Shop invites you to join us as we celebrate four years
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Oakland Art Market
Looking to do some early holiday shopping with meaning? Come check out the Oakland Art Market in November as we
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Qulture Collective
Part cafe, retail shop, gallery, and shared workspace, Qulture Collective is an inclusive space with multiple businesses operating together under
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Regina’s Door
Regina's Door is a customer-service oriented boutique specializing in exquisite vintage dresses and pieces from the Victorian Era to the
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Feelmore Adult Gallery
Feelmore Adult Gallery is a unique retail store that offers: artwork, vintage books & magazines, unique adult themed collectible items
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Harper Greer
Harper Greer has a great collection of clothing for curvy women sizes 10-24. We also carry jewelry, scarves, handbags, socks
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NSE West Co.
NSEWest Co. (Oaklandish)
NSEWest Co. is a lifestyle apparel brand dedicated to celebrating community. Everything we make is designed and printed at our
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Two Jacks Denim shop in Downtown Oakland
Two Jacks Denim
Two Jacks Denim is a menswear shop that stocks only U.S.-made clothing and specializes in artisanal raw selvedge denim jeans
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Entrez Open House local houseware and gifts shop in Downtown Oakland
Entrez! Open House
At Entrez! Open House you’ll find a colorful mix of European & locally made Houseware and gift Items. They take
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