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DopeOnly Oakland USA

DopeOnly Oakland USA

“I'm kicking back watching Keyshia Cole perform at the BET Awards and coming through the surround sound on my TV clear as day are chants of "East Oakland, East Oakland, East Oakland". Wow, Upon further investigation, some dudes from East Oakland had made their way into the pit of people immediately in front of the stage. "Of course they did" was my thinking, as a sly smile ever so slightly parted my lips. The Town is in the building.  I felt as good for them as I did for Cole. Oakland is a Kinship. The Oakland experience isn't always the...

We Are Oaklandish: Pendarvis Harshaw, Radio Host & Writer

We Are Oaklandish: Pendarvis Harshaw, Radio Host & Writer

We asked Pendarvis Harshaw, "What's your story and what makes Oakland a unique place to you?"  Fitting that Lake Merritt, arguably North America's first wildlife refuge, is at the heart of the town. There's a parallel between the people who've flocked to Oakland and the birds that have made it their home. All colors, shapes and sizes. Oakland's diversity is historically a product of people escaping conflict and seeking a safe haven. That's how I got here. It wasn't war or religious persecution, nor was it racism — as was the motivating factor bringing many African Americans to Oakland from...

Warriors X Oaklandish Forever Oakland

Warriors X Oaklandish Forever Oakland

January 20th, 2021 is an auspicious day for Oakland. While Oakland enters The House, the Warriors will hit the court wearing new Oakland Forever, City Edition jerseys for the very first time.  The jerseys celebrate 47 seasons in The Town with a fresh twist on the “We Believe” era when the Warriors became the first eight-seed to defeat a one-seed in a best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-2 upset over the Dallas Mavericks. We’re marking this momentous moment by releasing an exclusive limited-edition Warriors X Oaklandish collection that honors, and draws inspiration from, the new Oakland Forever jerseys. In partnership with...

We Are Oaklandish: Alicia & Alex Oakland Fortune Factory

We Are Oaklandish: Alicia & Alex Oakland Fortune Factory

In the words of Alex and Alicia of the Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory Tell us about your business, its history, and traditions.  We're the oldest Fortune cookie factory in the United States. Our company was founded in 1957 by Calvin Wong and his family. We are the last fortune cookie company in America that makes cookies entirely by hand. The factory has witnessed many changes in Oakland Chinatown in the last 64 years. We get a lot of visitors who say they visited us when they were kids and now, they’re bringing their grandkids to visit.  Our most important goal...

Oaklandish Warehouse Curbside Pickup

Oaklandish Warehouse Curbside Pickup

We've made it easier than ever to shop local. Just place your order online at oaklandish.com and choose free curbside pickup during checkout. We will get your order together and email you as soon as it is ready for pickup, usually within one business day. Then, come on over to our Jack London warehouse, call us, and we'll bring your order out! Happy holidays, and thanks so much for supporting us! Pickup hours are weekdays 10-4, but we will have extended hours this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday for pickup 10-4. We will be open for pickups 10-3 on Christmas...

We Are Oaklandish: Ahmed Muhammad & Kits Cubed

We Are Oaklandish: Ahmed Muhammad & Kits Cubed

Oaklandish is proud to collaborate with Ahmed Mohammad and Kits Cubed!  Kits Cubed is a youth-led, nonprofit organization on a mission to ignite every Oakland child’s scientific imagination. It was founded by Ahmed Muhammad after his young niece and nephew assured him they weren’t interested in science.  Ayla (8) and Ahmeer (6) told him, “I don’t like science. I’m not good at it.” So, Ahmed decided to do something about it. He took Ayla and Ahmeer out to their backyard and helped them conduct their first science experiment. Together they filled a cup with water, then poured in some oil,...

We Are Oaklandish: Brianna & Ashley, duck + chick

We Are Oaklandish: Brianna & Ashley, duck + chick

The Town is known for growing resilient, unconventional leaders but few get started as early as the pint sized CEOs of duck + chick. Brianna and Ashley, the dynamic sister duo heading up this Oakland-based company, launched their business in 2019, when they were ten and six years old respectively.  As with most exceptional businesses, their mission is crystal clear. They want to raise money for organizations they care about, while proving that kids can make a difference. duck + chick manufactures and sells stylish, quality leather goods like coasters, bracelets, card holders, earrings and journals and donates the proceeds...

Chabot Space Center

Chabot Space Center

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...

Oakland Artist Allison “Hueman” Torneros

Oakland Artist Allison “Hueman” Torneros

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: Khalil & Tre, Oak Boys

We Are Oaklandish: Khalil & Tre, Oak Boys

Khalil We started our clothing line called Oak Boys in 2013 to foster inclusion. We wanted it to be hard and have an edginess to it.  There’s always been a lot of Oakland merchandise out there but most of the time it just says “Oakland.” Our stuff is different. Our merchandise has got wild statements like “I wanna die and live Oakland.” Fantasy things, ideas that are hard to imagine, and ones no one else is gonna make. That was always our motto. I love turning up on it like that.  When I was younger I couldn’t afford the stuff...

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 Proud with Del Phresh

Oakland is Proud with Del Phresh

If there’s a bright side to boarded-up storefronts in downtown Oakland it’s street art. We wanted to support Oakland artists and small businesses and so decided to commission an art piece at our flagship downtown store.  We contacted the legendary Del Phresh, Oakland’s first Graffiti King and member of the TDK crew, a collective of local aerosol artists. Del was one of the first Oakland graffiti artists to expand his work to other Bay Area cities. His versatile style crushes it in the streets and his work was featured in the book Spray Can Art and appeared on a local...


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