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Vintage Clothes, Futuristic Wheels

A former Oakland-based fashion retailer has recently planted its roots on Park Street.

Pop-up Fashion

What do you get when a traveling sales wagon idea is combined with vintage clothes, food, wine, music and a lot of women with an eye for fashion?

All Things Pets

According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, 39 percent of all households in the United States have at least one dog and 33 percent have at least one cat.

Against the Grain

Denise DeRose’s exquisite handbags don’t come from a fabric-strewn atelier. They’re born in her Oakland wood shop. DeRose is one of the only artisans in the country turning wood into wearable art.

A Little Alchemy and a Lot of Heart

What does a one-time English teacher do upon moving to Oakland and finding a tough job market? Open a most charming spice shop with his fiancé, of course. John Beaver and Erica Perez opened Oaktown Spice Shop in December to fanfare from friends and neighbors.

Word on the Street

What should replace the former Borders Bookstore space at South Shore Center?

Hella Local

The Oaklandish tree has new digs. With its roots as deep as its branches are long, the ubiquitous symbol is getting screen printed at the apparel brand’s first retail store in downtown Oakland.

In the Market for Cultural Adventure?

Outside the crimson and yellow arched entrance, dozens of split-chickens grill to a golden brown, emanating tantalizing scents.

The Best of Alameda 2010

Alameda Magazine celebrates Island living all year long, but once a year we pull out all the stops for the annual Best of Alameda issue.