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54ghosts x Oaklandish: East Oakland

54ghosts x Oaklandish: East Oakland

We're stoked to present another collection with 54ghosts! This series celebrates East Oakland. Shop the collection. Artist statement by Alex Hernandez aka 54ghosts: this collaboration is inspired and made up of three shirts depicting what I grew up seeing during my childhood in East Oakland. The first photo entitled “Power” is a literal take on the electrical poles that a lot of us grew up with and attempted climbing. “Kick Up Dust” is a metaphorical take on my Oakland childhood, with the image of some young ones shutting down the 580 freeway on their bikes not giving a f@*k. The final...

Holiday Gift Boxes benefitting Alameda County Community Food Bank

Holiday Gift Boxes benefitting Alameda County Community Food Bank

We're not very good at gift wrapping. But we do love gift boxes! And we love the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). Did you know that a whopping 1 in 5 Alameda County residents uses the food pantry? And that ACCFB purchases 80% of the food they provide. Plus, most of the food they distribute is fresh produce? So while the bins all around town to donate food are great and provide variety to food pantry clients, monetary donations keep ACCFB moving. This holiday season, purchase a gift box at Oaklandish stores or online, complete with gold ribbon and tissue...

Plaid Friday 2018

Plaid Friday 2018

In Oakland, we don't celebrate Black Friday, we celebrate Plaid Friday! The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store Black Friday, and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. This Plaid Friday, we will have the requisite sales, but also some other activations to highlight other local, independent businesses. Together, we build a strong local ecosystem, invest in Oakland, create...

Be a Mentor with East Bay College Fund

Be a Mentor with East Bay College Fund

We'd like to invite you to join East Bay College Fund and the Oakland Promise in mentoring 1st-generation college students from Oakland Public Schools through the collegiate process. East Bay College Fund is a community-based nonprofit that provides scholarships and persistence support services to resilient students historically underrepresented on college campuses. East Bay College Fund needs college-educated professionals to join the mentor team! Mentors help students navigate the university system, as many lack family members who can advise in this process. Mentors also provide social, emotional, academic, and career support while students are in college. Your participation can make a...

November Nonprofit of the Month: Trees for Oakland

November Nonprofit of the Month: Trees for Oakland

Trees for Oakland contributes to building the urban forest all over Oakland by planting and maintaining trees in the city, with emphasis in areas with limited canopy. By doing so, they aim to educate people about trees, combat climate change, and provide a more equitable distribution of trees within Oakland. Since inception in 2017, Trees for Oakland has already planted more than 70 trees around Oakland. Trees for Oakland works primarily in east and west Oakland, areas that historically have the smallest tree coverage, and experience the greatest threat from future climate change as well as ongoing environmental health issues....

Oakland Roots x Oaklandish

Oakland Roots x Oaklandish

We're excited to announce our partnership with Oakland Roots Sports Club.  More than just a club, more than just a game. Oakland Roots Sports Club seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the beautiful game of soccer as a force for social good.  Whether on the pitch, in the stands or within the community, Oakland Roots will represent our one-of-a-kind city with passion, pride and commitment to all things Oakland. Player by player. Supporter by supporter. Resident by resident. One day at a time. One game at a time. This is about Oakland first, always. We'll  be working with...

Ball Harder Launch Recap

Ball Harder Launch Recap

We hosted a great group of creatives, sports lovers, and fans this past Friday at the downtown store. Dustin and Kari held court, and we all enjoyed the installation of prints arrayed throughout the store. We're honored to have the opportunity to host Dustin O. Canalin's work, and look forward to many more collabs! Check out pics from the installation plus limited-edition collab merch too!  

Ball Harder Vol. 1 Launch

Ball Harder Vol. 1 Launch

Please join us for Friday, November 2nd from 6-9pm as we celebrate the launch of Dustin Canalin's Ball Harder VOL 1 at the downtown shop! We'll be unveiling the first edition of the "Ball Harder" zine & collection of sketches by Dustin O. Canalin. Zines will be available for purchase onsite, plus limited-edition merch in collaboration with Oaklandish! RSVP here. It all starts with a simple doodle. An idea which transforms into reality once it hits the paper.  As a veteran in both the basketball and design field, Dustin Canalin has been turning his doodles into some of the most recognized products...

Autumn Lights Festival 2018

Autumn Lights Festival 2018

Autumn Lights is a magical festival of illuminated art by acclaimed Bay Area artists, in support of the non-profit Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt. This year's festivities run three nights only: Thursday, October 18 through Saturday, October 20! The Festival is a unique Oakland tradition, a huge art and light event! It’s a community gathering held within the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. The Festival is a fundraiser for these beautiful, free public gardens, which are truly the 'Green Heart of Oakland.'  Local artists create gigantic and small works of art using light.  From tiny clay...

Fall 18 Delivery 1 Lookbook

From monsters to local flora, our Fall 18 collection has something for all Oaklanders. All designed in Oakland, and printed by us right here in Jack London. Photos by 54 Ghosts, modeled by Shotta and Savaugn. 

October Nonprofit of the Month: Oakland Ed Fund

October Nonprofit of the Month: Oakland Ed Fund

Our nonprofit of the month for October is: the Ed Fund! The Oakland Public Education Fund provides a number of services that support Oakland schools. This includes managing the Oakland School Volunteers program, which ensures that volunteers are properly screened and also helps to place them with teachers or principals looking for help. They also started an A to Z Fund which gives mini-grants to schools with low operating budgets so that they can continue to offer programs like field trips, music programs, and teacher development trainings. Since 2003, they have raised more than $50 million to put the right...

Oaklandish Downtown Store 7th Birthday + Fall Launch Party!

We've turned 7 years old downtown (actually, back in July) and we're launching our Fall 18 collection! Come celebrate with us on Friday, September 28 from 6-9pm at the Downtown store. DJ Sweetest Threat will be providing the vibes. We hope to see you! As always, we'll have some cool limited-edition giveways, stay tuned for details!

September Nonprofit of the Month: MISSSEY

September Nonprofit of the Month: MISSSEY

Our nonprofit of the month for September is MISSSEY: Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth. Since 2007, MISSSEY has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation by supporting and advocating for youth who are victims of child sex trafficking. They are a survivor-centered, trauma-informed organization confronting the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Oakland, in Alameda County, and throughout California. MISSSEY envisions a world without commercial sexual exploitation of children and they exist to provide services to commercially sexually exploited victims and work for systemic change on behalf of the youth they serve. Please join us...

Hiero Day 2018

For seven years, the legendary Hieroglyphics Crew has produced the best hip hop homegrown music festival of the Bay Area. Hiero Day celebrates hip hop culture with music, food, art, and community in the beautiful city of Oakland, CA. Tickets are available online for $19.93 (sales end at 11am) and at the gate located at 3rd and MLK for $40. Set times for the three stages are below. Come out for this epic block party, and meet your neighbors! We're honored to collaborate with Hiero again this year on the official Hiero Day tee. This limited-edition design commemorates #HieroDay 2018.  ...

Lao Family Summer Interns

Lao Family Summer Interns

Thanks to Lao Family Community Development (LFCD), Oaklandish was able to offer three paid summer internships to Oakland youth. LFCD strives for brighter futures for low-income and minority and refugee Oakland youth. Their mission is to help the youth by providing services such as job opportunities, internships, leadership development, and much more to help develop the youth to succeeding in the bigger picture in life. Here’s a bit more information on the individuals who took part this summer, with a recap of their experience here at Oaklandish: Tyler Saechao, student at California State University, East Bay (Marketing Intern): Entering college as...

Fairyland4GrownUps 2018 Photo Recap

Fairyland4GrownUps 2018 Photo Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 8th annual #Fairyland4GrownUps event on Friday, August 17th! The partnership between Oaklandish and Fairyland in presenting this magical night is truly a community benefit. Proceeds helps keep Fairyland admissions affordable and free for underserved Oakland children and families. Each year, you help us raise enough to provide more than 2,000 free admissions to children in Oakland! Are are some photos from Ariel Nava:  

UnMASKingOAKLAND with Ever Forward

UnMASKingOAKLAND with Ever Forward

UnMASKingOAKLAND will be a deeply reflective experience and help people young and old see how much is behind the mask that we wear. Come out and have some fun at this interactive mask-making + art show. No art skills required! Together with our nonprofit of the month Ever Forward, we will be making masks, seeing masks from all over the world, reflect on seeing others' masks and setting some intentions of helping those in your circle to feel safe #TakingOffTheMask. See some examples here. Please join us on August 30 at the Oaklandish Downtown shop from 4-7pm to experience and...

Stompertown Collection benefitting the A's Community Fund

Stompertown Collection benefitting the A's Community Fund

We're stoked to partner with the A's Community Fund on this design by Sirron Norris! To help commemorate the team's 50 years in Oakland, the Oakland A's are proud to introduce Stomper in the Town, a public art event that features 50 life-size statues of the lovable A's mascot throughout Oakland. The 50 statues were created into unique works of art by local artists and will be on display in Oakland throughout the 2018 season. Our 'Stompertown' designs is based on the "Oaklove Stomper" currently installed inside the Oaklandish Downtown store at 1444 Broadway. Available for men, women, ands kids, 10% of proceeds will...

August Nonprofit of the Month: Ever Forward

August Nonprofit of the Month: Ever Forward

Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante (EFSA) is a mentor-led youth development program for at-risk male students in middle school and high school. EFSA aims to address the underlying causes of high school dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth, and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing young men with tools, support, and a safe place to openly share their emotions and build character. EFSA supports young men through three mechanisms: (1)The Ever Forward Club, a youth development and mentoring program for young men in grades 6-12; (2) their Taking Off the Mask Workshop, an immersive experience...

July Nonprofit of the Month: Outdoor Afro

July Nonprofit of the Month: Outdoor Afro

We're proud to present our July nonprofit of the month, Outdoor Afro! Outdoor Afro is the national leading network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. Outdoor Afro helps people take better care of themselves, their communities, and our planet by lowering barriers of historic fears between black people and nature. Headquartered in Oakland, Outdoor Afro has a national network of 70 carefully selected and trained volunteer leaders in 30 states. Please join us July 29th from 11am to 5pm at the Oaklandish downtown store for “Outdoor Afro, Our Roots Run Deep” to meet volunteers from Outdoor Afro and lean more about how you...


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