RBMS 2015 Blog

Oakland and Berkeley Welcome You: Part 7

Image credit: Oakland Surf Club, The Bold Italic


Oakland Souvenirs, or, Proving You Found a There There

Within blocks of the Oakland Marriot City Center, there are a number of shops that celebrate local landmarks and makers.

Oaklandish – 1441 Broadway (Downtown between 14th and 15th Streets)

Oaklandish is the screen-printers and purveyors of “unofficial official” Oakland and East Bay apparel and memorabilia. Their Broadway Ave. shop also carries other locally-crafted items.

Oakland Supply Co. – 291 3rd Street (Jack London/Waterfront Warehouse District)

This shop, run by the folks from Oaklandish, showcases quality American-made goods and “the finest local wares from Oakland, California.”  Oakland Supply Co. is located in the historic American Bag Co. Building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Oakland Surf Club – 337 14th Street (Chinatown)

Note: Only open Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment

Located in a beautiful green-tile Art Deco building, this surfing brand and lifestyle concept shop features surfing supplies as well as apparel with the Oakland Surf Club logo.

Marion & Rose’s Workshop – 461 9th Street (Old Oakland)

Marion & Rose’s Workshop presents a collection of “finely handcrafted, heirloom quality goods made in the U.S.A.,” with many made locally.

Oakland Museum of California Store – 1000 Oak Street (Between Downtown and Lake Merritt)

“The OMCA Store showcases California arts, craft, history, and nature through a wide selection of books and locally-made items. Discover handmade California studio art glass, artisanal foods and fragrances, artful books, and one-of-a-kind gifts inspired by OMCA’s exhibitions.”

Note: The OMCA store will be open during the “Humanities Happy Hour” on Wednesday evening.

– Maria C. Brandt, Local Arrangements Committee Adjunct