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Tacos Sinaloa x Oaklandish

Tacos Sinaloa x Oaklandish

If you love local eats, chances are you’ve devoured the tacos from Tacos Sinaloa. This establishment has become the go-to choice for pre-game, post-game, anytime, and late night eaters in the Town. Their menu is the stuff of legend and cause for much homesickness for people who move away. Over the past years, Tacos Sinaloa […]

2016 Oaklandish Innovators Year-End Recap

Each year since 2007, Oaklandish chooses an elite group of local organizations as recipients of our ‘Oaklandish Innovator Awards.’ These organizations epitomize ‘Local Love’ through a variety of initiatives, including everything from violence prevention services to food justice, workforce development, youth mentorship, and support for homeless youth. The four recipients of the 2016 Oaklandish Innovator […]

Oaklandish Holiday Gift Boxes

Oaklandish Holiday Gift Boxes

The holiday season is generally seen as a time for giving. Although we are here to help you find gifts this holiday season, we are also committed to giving back to the community. If you’re as terrible at wrapping gifts as we are, these gift boxes — complete with tissue paper and golden elastic ties — will […]

Oaklandish OUSD T-Shirt Promo Recap

With school being all the way back in full swing, we thought it was a good time to recap our recent OUSD tee giveaway! The promotion, our 5th annual offering a free limited-edition Oaklandish classic tee to any Oakland Unified School District high school student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, was welcomed with open […]

Town Eats 2016 Recap

Town Eats 2016 Recap

The second annual Town Eats was a tremendous success this past weekend! Between the kickoff on Friday night, the pig roast on Saturday and Tomatotopia on Sunday, the weekend was full of good music, good food and happy faces! Friday night had DJ Toure and DJ Ammbush supplying the tunes while people danced and enjoyed the […]

5 Days of free ISH: Fall Launch

5 Days of free ISH: Fall Launch

Our Fall Launch is just around the corner (this Friday, September 30th!) and that means we are gearing up for our 5 Days of free ISH giveaway! Every Fall and Spring launch, we celebrate with 5 consecutive days of giveaways through a scavenger hunt, of sorts. Starting this Friday, September 30th, we will head out to one secret […]

Employee Favorites from the Return to Glory Collection

Employee Favorites from the Return to Glory Collection

With Oaklandish’s ‘Return to Glory‘ collection having been launched this week, we wanted to give the public some employee feedback. We all have different roles here at Oaklandish HQ, ranging from design, to production, to retail and beyond. Since we all have different responsibilities and work weeks, we wanted to tie our perspectives together and […]

September First Friday: Mara Hruby

September First Friday: Mara Hruby

Summer is almost gone but Oaklandish is still in party mode! To celebrate the dog days of summer we’ll be hosting another First Friday at the Broadway location. This time around we are lucky to be hosting Oakland’s own Mara Hruby! The singer and songwriter Mara Hruby personifies the sound and soul of an alternative jazz […]

Backpack giveaway at Franklin Elementary

This past Monday, August 22nd, 2016, we were happy to participate in another backpack giveaway for OUSD elementary students. The giveaway took place at Franklin Elementary in East Oakland, one of the most diverse and successful elementary schools in the entirety of the Oakland Unified School District! All of the students at Franklin Elementary received a […]

Camp Reel Stories: NOM event recap

Camp Reel Stories: NOM event recap

We had a BLAST at the in-store event for this August’s Non-Profit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories! The staff and campers from Camp Reel Stories, a girls film/multimedia camp based in the Town, came out in full force this past Sunday, August 21st, 2016. While customers browsed the store, all participants from the non-profit […]

Oaklandish: Back to School Collection

Oaklandish: Back to School Collection

It’s that time of year! As Summer begins to wind down and the reality of Fall approaches, school begins to come to the forefront of many families’ minds. Here at Oaklandish, things are no different. To celebrate the return to recess education and learning we have decided to release a handful of new products! Here is […]

Oaklandish Summer Grab Bag Sale

Oaklandish Summer Grab Bag Sale

It’s not often that we have sales at Oaklandish, but from time to time we like to give our customers the chance to score quality goods at prices that are WAY too good to pass up. The concept is simple: We offer reduced pricing on discontinued Oaklandish designs, and you help us make room for […]

June First Friday: Marty Grimes

June First Friday: Marty Grimes

We are proud to announce the awesome guest performer for our June First Friday event – Marty Grimes! Due to the opening of our new store, BOSK, we took last month off, but this June we are right back at it with another awesome night of music and fun. The event will be held at Oaklandish’s Downtown retail store […]

Oaklandish’s High Heat Collection

Baseball is upon us! We’re so juiced about the new season that we decided to drop our very own baseball collection: High Heat. Usually we reserve our major launches for spring/summer and winter/fall, but this one was too good to pass up. Along with men’s t-shirts, we have also included women’s designs, tank-tops, and of […]

2016 Spring Launch Party Recap

This Friday came and went with a BANG! We hosted our Spring 2016 Launch Party at Era Bar and Art Lounge on Grand Ave and had the town show out! DJs Dion Decibels, Dj Fuze, DJ Henroc and Ammbush had the place jumpin, and the faces of the town were in the building! We noticed […]

Oaklandish Spring Launch Party

Oaklandish Spring Launch Party

Spring is right around the corner, and for Oaklandish that means one thing: Our Spring/Summer 2016 Collection is almost here. We feel GREAT about the launch (check out our Snapchat: oaklandishhq for sneak peeks) and are almost ready to share it with the Town, the Bay, and the world. We decided that in order to […]

March First Friday: Track Panthers

March First Friday: Track Panthers

We’re not quite sure how we can follow up last month’s First Friday with Locksmith, DJ True Justice and GQ (click here for a recap!) but the Oaklandish crew has tapped two dope DJs to carry the torch for the month of March. The Oaklandish crew is SUPER PROUD to announce that Track Panthers will host […]

February First Friday: Locksmith with DJ True Justice & GQ

February First Friday: Locksmith with DJ True Justice & GQ

The new year’s hangover is long gone, we are well into 2016 and that means one thing here at Oaklandish: First Fridays with Dion Decibels are BACK! The event will be at Oaklandish’s downtown Oakland retail store (1444 Broadway) from 7-10pm on February 5th and is a free event for all ages! We are proud to […]
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