Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
371 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 279-1700
Fax: (510) 279-1701
Oaklandish has become an Oakland institution since its inception as a renegade street art campaign in 2002. Starting with their iconic oak tree with roots logo, they eventually progressed to making apparel with this and other Oakland-centric designs and selling them from booths at street fairs and farmers markets. Booths gave way to a truck, and in 2011 they opened their own store front. The clothing has come a long way since their single logo, and now savvy shoppers can pick up shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more in a variety of clever, stylish and just plain cool colors, designs and logos.
Japanese kitchenware are known to be one of the best in the world. It is this knowledge that motivated Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano to set up this store in the heart of Oakland. At Umami Mart expect to find a wonderful array of cutlery, kitchen and dining apparatuses, imported from Japan. Their collection includes beautiful crystals, ideal for beer, wines, cocktails and sake, kettles, mugs, spoons, strainers, knives and bar utilities like shakers, mixing glasses stirrers and much more. If you are in a fix regarding a purchase, the amicable staff will guide you through your selection.
10th Street Market, also known as the Oakland Free Market, was a commercial market and city attraction that now features on the National Register of Historic Places. The Swan Market features several tourist-oriented businesses including restaurants and boutiques, as well as the Museum of Children’s Art. This complex has also been awarded for its urban excellence.
This music shop carries a wide selection of new and used instruments including brass, woodwinds, and string Instruments. It also offers instrument accessories and in-house repairs.
This beautiful bookstore features very fine woodworking in their bookcases and cabinets and it offers a warehouse full of first editions and rare books.
One of the Bay Area's finest book stores, this place features a wide variety of books on such topics as fiction, poetry, California, and general titles.
This bookstore has over 700 books about Black self knowledge, including African culture, history, spirituality, and wisdom. The store also offers audio tapes about the African culture.
The Loakal Gallery & Boutique is located near Oakland's Jack London Square. The gallery frequently hosts exhibits from emerging as well as established artists, many of them local. The adjacent boutique sells clothing, accessories and home decor items from the Oakland-based fashion label fiftyseven-thirtythree and other local independent designers.
This ethnic gift gallery offers a variety of items, including dolls, books, jewelry, sculptures, lithographs, and original art. It also offers custom framing and art installation. In addition, they carry just about everything needed for an African-American wedding, including African clothing, Africentric gifts and accessories, and wedding books.
Spread across 62,000 square feet (5760 square meters), Jack London Market is in the heart of the famous Jack London Square. This unique six level building overlooking the harbor is a lovely culinary retail hub. Buy the local fresh fruits, meat, vegetables, seafood, bakery items, coffee and cheese from shops located on the first two floors. There eateries for a quick bite or a leisure lunch as well. They also host many events and educational programs.
This charming little Japanese furnishing store sells unique items. Its specialty is custom made futon covers, duvets, and comforters, plus handcrafted tatami beds, futons and frames. Pick your favorite fabric from over 50 selections. You will also find a nice selection of shoji screens, meditation mats, tatami lights, indoor fish fountains, kimonos, and gifts such as Japanese porcelain and art.
A great bookstore that carries a large selection of books on almost every topic available, as well as offers specialty topics including foreign language books, Judaica, system dynamics, and whitewater maps.