oakland shopping guide

Updated on Mar 09, 2010
beige BB Dakota blouse - black vintage Justin boots - green vintage coat
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calivintage 's Thoughts:

today i am picking up on the “au courant” military trend that we’ve seen cropping up in magazine editorials and street style sites over the past several weeks. i found this gem of a vintage coat at mercy vintage on piedmont ave in oakland, ca. it’s an awesome vintage boutique several blocks from where i live and the perfect place to shop when you feel like investing in a serious vintage statement piece. they have a carefully selected collection of beautiful vintage dating all the way back to the 20’s and 30’s and up through the 90’s.

i love shopping for vintage in oakland, and in addition mercy vintage, i also have a few more shops to recommend:

pretty penny vintage: located on college ave, pretty penny offers a wide selection of vintage clothing at seriously affordable prices! not only do they have tons of women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, but they also have a really great selection of vintage men’s clothing, too. definitely one of my favorite vintage shops in the bay area.

down at lulu’s: an adorable little vintage boutique with a rad selection and killer window displays. they also have a 2 chair hair salon in the back of the shop (though i could never cheat on my stylist shannon at revamp salon in sf!).

issues: on those days when your wallet wont allow a mega vintage shopping spree, you can get your magazine fix at this cute little magazine shop in the piedmont neighborhood of oakland and pick up some of your favorite high fashion and indie magazines. they even have a case full of pretty jewelry made by cool independent and local designers!

rock paper scissors collective: speaking of independent and local designers. stop by the rps shop for cool hand-made clothing, jewelry, books, and zines. in addition the the shop, this space is also an art gallery and they offer a range of cool classes like silkscreening and sewing! it’s a volunteer run organization, and a crucial part of the art community in oakland, so definitely offer your support if you’re ever in the neighborhood.

-calivintage

Comments (37)

090809
090809 on January 20
great look! pretty lace blouse and love the high wasted look!
ANNAFRYS
ANNAFRYS on August 12
PRETTY STYLE LOVE D COLOUR OF COAT
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on April 27
i love the coat
LBD_Love
LBD_Love on March 17
love your hair so much!
katrinavsnature
katrinavsnature on March 15
oh my goodness, that coat is to die for!
lovelieechikk_
lovelieechikk_ on March 12
lovee the coat! that green fits u well
missphan
missphan on March 12
the jacket looks amazing!!! the button shirt. i WANT IT!!
saramilk
saramilk on March 11
i love it
lydeeloo
lydeeloo on March 10
great outfit, and love the descriptive store recommendations, very helpful !
SpottedbyM
SpottedbyM on March 10
I'm in love with your coat! Lovely outfit!!!
inbugsdrawers
inbugsdrawers on March 10
I love this! The pants and boots go together so well and I just can't get over how wonderful that coat is!
November15th
November15th on March 10
Love the entire outfit! Love the coat, the blouse, the pants!
FashCloud
FashCloud on March 10
great outfit, loving the green coat xx
houseofjeffers
houseofjeffers on March 10
I'm usually not one for green, but that coat is adorable!
alescna
alescna on March 10
beautiful coat!
libys11
libys11 on March 10
that coat is divine!!! :D
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on March 09
amazing coat, girl! <3333
maxandchloevintage
maxandchloevintage on March 09
Fabulous coat!!
WhoaThereCowboy
WhoaThereCowboy on March 09
That jacket and those boots are fantastic.
PeachyPanda
PeachyPanda on March 09
looove the coat! great rolled up pants also i love it
disarmingdarling
disarmingdarling on March 09
love those boots!
youngbones
youngbones on March 09
love the coat. great look .
audreyglam
audreyglam on March 09
so chic! love it!
kellyshoestrings
kellyshoestrings on March 09
amazing - my new favorite outfit from you! that jacket is great as well as those boots. so cute and chic
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on March 09
so awesome!
kitkatherine
kitkatherine on March 09
that coat is amazing - i love the inside
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on March 09
Love the coat and boots!!!!
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on March 09
This is Sooo Chic!! Adore your pants and jacket
majelheart
majelheart on March 09
great pants
bay7
bay7 on March 09
Love this!!! This is gorgeous!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on March 09
This coat is so chic and elegant...wow!
togandtrappings
togandtrappings on March 09
love the blouse with the boots!
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on March 09
ooooh snazzy coat! very military but feminine, love those shoulders!
LovelyFreak
LovelyFreak on March 09
I want those booots!
nihonfleur
nihonfleur on March 09
beautiful! love love love those boots!
HelloPretty
HelloPretty on March 09
That coat is amazing!! Love, love, love!
SpammishRice
SpammishRice on March 09
Wow, I am LOVING the color, cut, and buttons of that coat!
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