After you splurge on strappy shoes and vintage handbags, stay for a hot stone massage at Aja Fonte's spa.
A worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books and other media in topics ranging from anarchism to graffiti. Also holds author events.
One of the company's three Bay Area locations, the shop is stocked with a mix of commuter, cargo, folding, hybrid, single speed, road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes.
This place serves the East Bay community with all manners of musical instruments, but especially those in the brass and woodwind families.
The store specializes in books about social movements, modern literature, children's books, and military history, but also stocks more general titles.
A nonprofit run by Friends of the Oakland Public Library, the bookstore sells a variety of low-cost books, from best-sellers to out-of-print editions.
Carries second-hand clothes, housewares, and furnishings.
Catering to the booming urban agriculture movement, City Girl Farmstore offers everything a city farmer might need: seeds, soil, feed, bee-keeping supplies, workshops, and even cute aprons.
An urban art pop-up shop and gallery.
Metalsmith Kate Ellen's jewelry store, part of the popuphood initiative in Old Oakland, features a curated collection of jewelry and art from local designers, along with locally made home and body products.
Vinyl-focused record store.
This store for analog gamers houses a magnificent collection of new and used games and offers space for numerous gamers to play upstairs.
Entrez! Open House specializes in selling independently made crafts with personality. The store's wares range from candlestick holders to wine glasses, all of which show a fresh take on traditional pieces.
An "adult gallery" and novelty store selling everything from vibrators to vintage books and magazines.
This little record store carries hard-to-find soul records, along with everything from jazz and rock to reggae and rap. You'll also find record players, books, posters, and other funky music-relate memorabilia.