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Chabot x Oaklandish

Chabot x Oaklandish

Chabot Space & Science Center has inspired future scientists in Oakland for 137 years. Located in Redwood Regional Park, among the largest stands of coastal redwoods in the Bay Area, the center offers a full dome planetarium, big screen theater, interactive exhibits, space artifacts, and the only research-level telescopes available for public viewings in the region. In 2020, COVID-19 necessitated that they close their doors for general admission visits, but they’ve worked to overcome this challenge by doing a fantastic job of bringing people together virtually. Many lucky Oaklanders have spent some of their pandemic Saturday nights tuning in from...

Oakland Feather River Camp

Oakland Feather River Camp

Oaklandish is thrilled to support Oakland Feather River Camp, one of The Town’s oldest and most cherished community programs. It’s Oakland’s only overnight summer camp and is located in the Plumas National Forest near Qunicy, California, providing outdoor experiences for Bay Area youth and their families, since 1924. The camp strives to be accessible to all Oaklanders, including those most impacted by systemic inequities. In 2019, Oakland Feather River Camp raised over $70,000 for camper scholarships, providing 440 young Oaklanders a life changing overnight camp experience they could not otherwise experience. Like many nonprofits, summer programs, and small businesses rooted in gathering...

Agana - Art, Activism & Oakland

Agana - Art, Activism & Oakland

The Bay Area soil grows exceptional graffiti artists, DJs, jewelry makers, educators, clothing designers, and 3D animators. But it’s a rare person who can call themselves all of these things. Oakland’s Vanessa "Agana" Solari Espinoza is one such individual. Agana is an East Oakland graffiti artist and a member of a women’s artist collective called Few and Far. She’s also an emcee, a 3D visual effects animator, a jewelry maker, and an activist. She describes herself as a “multi-dimensional contemporary mural artist.”  Her murals have transformed the Oakland landscape, bringing vibrant life back to overlooked urban spaces. Firmly rooted in...

Girl Mobb x Oaklandish

Girl Mobb x Oaklandish

Girl Mobb x Oaklandish collection brings a female perspective to Oakland street style. Girl Mobb creates challenging aggressive murals on broad social themes, such as the relationships among women, the state, and the natural environment. Her signature graphic style can be seen in her fine art pieces and in her public works projects, executed primarily with spray paint. Grim reapers, hot pink lips, tanks, recently a Lisa Simpson holding a spray paint can and studs are used symbolically and take up space in a cartoonishly fun graphic style. Originally from Cincinnati, Girl Mobb made Oakland her home in 2008. Since...

Hueman x Oaklandish

Hueman x Oaklandish

Oaklandish is beyond excited to bring you the Hueman x Oaklandish collection. This capsule collection of men's and women's tees reflect Hueman's signature style, with subtle nods to Oakland. Allison “Hueman” Torneros is an Oakland-based graffiti artist, painter and illustrator. Her ‘nom de spray’ plays on the idea of color hues and the idea of non-gender-specific humanity. Also, her art literally makes her feel more human. Allison started painting during a dark period of her life and doing so made her feel alive again. Despite the gender fluidity of her artistic moniker, Hueman is a female artist who has achieved...

Urban Aztec X Oaklandish: 'Ancient Roots'

Urban Aztec X Oaklandish: 'Ancient Roots'

We’re so incredibly thrilled to bring you these tees featuring the art of Jesse Hernandez in our limited edition Urban Aztec X Oaklandish Ancient Roots collection.  Jesse is a Bay Area visual artist known for his diverse, colorful and impactful illustrations which straddle and explore the juncture between urban graffiti and ancient indigenous culture. His art builds on cultural legacies and established visual languages to generate intricate new insights that are both striking and refreshing. He executes in an astounding variety of formats including street art murals, tattoos, video games, comics and collectible toys.  He’s worked with some of America’s...

Laney Football x Oaklandish

Laney Football x Oaklandish

At Oaklandish, we get inspired when we are able to honor and support local heroes who personify our town’s underdog spirit. So we’re super stoked to celebrate the Laney Eagles, Oakland’s grittiest sports team, with our Laney X Oaklandish collection. The Eagles recently showed the world what it means to be “Laney Built” on the fifth and final season of Netflix’s popular documentary series “Last Chance U.” The series examines the struggles and triumphs of junior college football teams.  Laney was chosen by the “Last Chance U” producers, from among thousands of junior college football programs around the country, for...

Small Biz Spotlight: Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory

Small Biz Spotlight: Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory

As a small business, we know the importance of supporting other small, independent businesses especially during these times. It was amazing being toured by Alex and Alicia and seeing the process of such an iconic cookie being made by hand the same way as it was decades ago. And it’s happening right here in Oakland. Alex and Alicia are now running the longest-running fortune cookie factory in Oakland (established in 1957), and one of the the oldest Oakland Chinatown businesses period. Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory, creating delicious cookies, preserving generations of culture, history, and craftsmanship while adding modern touches. Take...

Oakland Roots Sports Club joins USL Championship

Oakland Roots Sports Club joins USL Championship

We're stoked that Oakland Roots Sports Club announced yesterday that they will be joining the USL Championship for the 2021 season. The USL is the largest and fastest growing professional soccer organization in North America with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Roots will represent The Town across the country and around the world with matches on ESPN+, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.“We are excited to join the USL Championship in 2021,” said club Chair Steven Aldrich. “Playing in the Championship is a great opportunity for Oakland Roots to continue our journey of using soccer as a force for social good. We...

We Are Oaklandish: duck + chick

We Are Oaklandish: duck + chick

duck+chick proves kids can make a difference! Brianna, 10 years old:We started our company duck+chick two years ago because we wanted to raise money to help people. We wanted to make things ourselves and show other kids that they can make a difference too! After brainstorming, we decided to make leather bracelets and used the money to donate to an organization that provides flocks of ducks and chicks to hungry families for farming. That’s why we called our company duck+chick!  When our school was closed because of COVID-19, we learned that lots of students depend on school lunches. We made special keychains and donated to No Kid Hungry,...

We are Oaklandish: Oak Boys

We are Oaklandish: Oak Boys

Khalil: Oak Boys officially started in 2013 as something to be really inclusive and for people to stay updated. We wanted it to be hard and have edginess to it. There was always a lot of Oakland stuff but it just said “Oakland.” For example, our stuff’s got “the thirties” or wild statements like “I wanna die and live Oakland,” I always liked turning up on it like that. Fantasy things, stuff you can only imagine but no one is gonna make, that was always our motto. When I was younger I couldn’t afford the stuff that I wanted to...

Champion x Oaklandish: Highlighter Collection

Champion x Oaklandish: Highlighter Collection

We've got another hitter here! Cop yours before this Highlighter limited-edition collab sells out! We are so glad we get to work with the team at Champion to come up with these great combos of Champion assets and Oaklandish style! These Reverse Weave jogger and pullover sets in Black and Oxford Grey are everything you need for these quarantine days and nights. Model: @mayne_bchillin, shot by @54ghosts.

Ball Harder vol.2 by DOC Virtual Art Show

Ball Harder vol.2 by DOC Virtual Art Show

Here are just a few of the images from Dustin O. Canalin's 'Ball Harder' vol.2 project. For the full gallery experience, visit here. Check out our accompanying merch collection too!

Oakland is Still Proud

Oakland is Still Proud

If you've been to Downtown Oakland lately, you've seen all the street art that's been painted on the boarded-up storefronts. We wanted to support Oakland artists and small businesses with the piece at our flagship Downtown shop, so we turned to the legendary TDK crew and one of the firstborn graffiti kings of Oakland: Del Phresh. Joined by Vogue and Kufue, with supplies from 14th Street Supply, 'Oakland is STILL Proud!' For those who don't know, this design is based on Del Phresh's legendary mural that stood as a staple in Oakland and was an eye-catcher while driving down E12th for...

Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses

In 2018, Rafael Casal and David Diggs wrote a poem about police violence and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. They read this spoken-word piece that says, in part: “How perfect does a black boy have to be before we mourn him? How quickly must a neighborhood vanish for us to notice?” We originally released this design when Rafael and Daveed's film 'Blindspotting' premiered. It remains an accurate index for how little we have progressed as a country. 100% of profits from the sales of this shirt (profit defined in this case as everything above the hard...

Unchained: Lakeside session with Thomas Pridgen

Unchained: Lakeside session with Thomas Pridgen

When you watch Thomas play, you realize that there's no doubt he was born for this. Catch him crushing it on the big stage as he is here on Lakeshore Ave.

Basi and Drew Banga: Shake the Scene Listening Party

Basi and Drew Banga: Shake the Scene Listening Party

This Friday, January 10, 2020 join us at Oaklandish Downton (1444 Broadway) for a celebration of Basi & Drew Banga's new EP entitled, "Shake The Scene." Basi & Drew Banga, both born and raised in Oakland, are bringing a new sound and energy to the forefront of the Bay Area music scene. They will be performing their new EP as well as releasing limited edition "Shake The Scene" shirts in collaboration with Oaklandish. This event also features fellow Oakland Natives, Meleswave, Ajai Kasim, and Siri Seiko. The show starts at 7pm and will be wrapped up by 9pm. We promise you...

RIP RBC Bugzy

RIP RBC Bugzy

A look back at First Friday, April 2016. With DNas and Dion Decibels, featuring Beejus, RBC Bugzy, G Maly, and Rexx Life Raj. Photos by Amir Aziz.

We are Oaklandish: Aaron Davis and his journey as a drummer

We are Oaklandish: Aaron Davis and his journey as a drummer

My experience coming up in Oakland, CA has been an interesting journey. I have people who love me and support me and I have people who just hate me and don’t support me at all, but I’ve been living here almost 22 years of my life and love my city.Oakland is special because we have our own sound. Our own art and culture and what makes us unique is there’s no other city like Oakland.My journey as a drummer: it’s a very tough journey, I started playing drums at age 2 and I’m 21 now. Why I say it’s tough...

Unchained: An afternoon with Kellen

Unchained: An afternoon with Kellen

From the course to street freestyle riding, our newest member to the family Kellen crushes it when it comes to stunt riding. Catch him out and about or at one if his shows rocking #Oaklandish. Video by @DirLuisMontoya


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