2022 Top Retail Stores in Oakland and the East Bay

2022 Top Retail Stores in Oakland and the East Bay

Here are the 2022 Top Retail Stores as voted for by residents in Oakland and throughout the East Bay:

Top 5 (tie) Reader’s Choice Art Galleries in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Creative Framing & Gallery
  • Galleria Scola
  • Gray Loft Gallery
  • Pro Arts Gallery & Commons
  • SHOH Gallery
    1778 Fourth St
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 504-9988
    https://shohgallery.com/
  • SLATE Contemporary Gallery and Art Consulting

Winner Reader’s Choice Art Galleries in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Creative Framing & Gallery

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Arts and Crafts Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Blick Art Materials
  • Creative Framing & Gallery
  • East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
  • FLAX art and design
  • Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics

Winner Reader’s Choice Arts and Crafts Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Bookstores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • A Great Good Place for Books
  • Marcus Book Stores
  • Pegasus Books
  • Spectator Books
  • Walden Pond Books

Winner Reader’s Choice Bookstores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Walden Pond Books

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Cannabis Dispensaries in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Blüm | Oakland Dispensary
  • Farmacy Berkeley
  • Harborside
  • Ivy Hill Cannabis
  • NXTLVL Delivery

Winner Reader’s Choice Cannabis Dispensaries in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Harborside

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Children’s Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Bella Vita
  • Montclair Toyhouse
  • Mr Mopps’ Toy Shop
  • Silver Moon Kids
  • Valentine’s – Baby And Kids

Winner Reader’s Choice Children’s Stores v Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Mr Mopps’ Toy Shop

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Chocolate Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Casa de Chocolates
  • Le Bonbon
  • Michael’s Chocolates
  • See’s Candies
  • The Chocolate Dragon Bittersweet Cafe and Bakery

Winner Reader’s Choice Chocolate Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • See’s Candies

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Flower Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Brother & Sisters Flower Shop
  • Flowers By Myrna
  • J Miller Flowers and Gifts
  • Mille Fiori
  • Wisteria Rockridge

Winner Reader’s Choice Flower Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • J Miller Flowers and Gifts

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Frame Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Art Loft Framing
  • Cheap Pete’s Frame Factory Outlet
  • Creative Framing & Gallery
  • Galleria Scola
  • Panorama Framing, Inc.

Winner Reader’s Choice Frame Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Creative Framing & Gallery

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Gift Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • All Things Hemp
  • Nathan & Co
  • Pelago
  • Philippa Roberts
  • Urban Indigo

Winner Reader’s Choice Gift Shops in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Pelago

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Greeting Card Store in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Annie’s Hallmark Shop
  • Bay-Made
  • Nathan & Co
  • Surprise
  • Urban Indigo

Winner Reader’s Choice Greeting Card Store in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Nathan & Co

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Grocery Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Berkeley Bowl Marketplace
  • Berkeley Bowl West
  • Farmer Joe’s Marketplace
  • Piedmont Grocery Co
  • Trader Joe’s

Winner Reader’s Choice Grocery Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Berkeley Bowl West

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Hardware Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Ace Garden Center
  • Cole Hardware
  • Grand Lake Ace Hardware Inc
  • Laurel Ace Hardware
  • Pagano’s Hardware

Winner Reader’s Choice Hardware Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Grand Lake Ace Hardware Inc

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Jewelry Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Esqueleto
  • Pavé Fine Jewelry
  • Philippa Roberts
  • The 14 Karats
  • Urban Indigo

Winner Reader’s Choice Jewelry Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Philippa Roberts

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Women’s Clothing and Shoe Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • In Full Swing Plus Sizes
  • Lesley Evers
  • Outback In the Temple of Venus
  • Shoes On Solano
  • Tootsie’s Boutique Inc.

Winner Reader’s Choice Women’s Clothing and Shoe Stores in and around Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • In Full Swing Plus Sizes

About the Top Retail Stores in the 2022 Best of Oakland and the East Bay

Oakland Magazine’s Best of Oakland was born with the idea to give readers in Oakland and throughout the East Bay a chance to voice their opinions on their personal ‘Family Favorite’ choices for Retail Stores and all kinds of everyday categories. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.

The voting for Best of Oakland Retail Stores is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of February with open write-in nominations for reader’s favorite Retail Stores taking place. Write-in nominations continue to be open until the middle of April.

As the nomination period for Retail Stores in the first round comes to a close in mid April, shortly after, the second round opens with the top nominee Retail Stores being selectable in this final round of voting during the month of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorite Retail Stores from among those that are listed.

The final winners are posted in July

We hope you enjoy! And we hope you cast your vote next year!

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