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Check out the map of where to shop and support local businesses in Oakland.

No matter what season it is, shopping locally is one of the most powerful individual actions we can make to support the communities we love and give back. As much as any city right now, Oakland embodies the #buylocal movement. Whether strolling along Lake Shore Avenue, ducking into the Temescal Alley or enjoying the Jack London Waterfront - small and locally owned stores are everywhere. The Oakland shopping guide by vibe highlights some of the small and local shops that make Oakland so special. Showing up in real life and spending money in local shops and buying locally made products is a revolutionary act. So please, before clicking “buy online now” check out some of these local gems first.

Look closely you will find everything you need right here for gift ideas - books, chocolate coffee, clothing, jewelry, toys, leather, skateboards, wine or vintage records — Vibemap has got you covered. Not to mention that vibes are a great way to shop regardless of whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else.

Close your eyes. Imagine the person you are shopping for — yes, even if that person is you. What is their vibe? Is it buzzing or quiet energy? Is it playtime or in solidarity? Now scroll down to the vibe that best matches the person you are shopping for below and we guarantee you will find exactly what you are looking for.