Something for everyone, broken down by who you are and/or who you want to be. 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.
Your Vibe: Buzzing
That fiery and vivacious spirit. That wild energy that makes people and places popular. When it’s time to turn the party up to Buzzing, you’re there. Search Vibemap to find more Buzzing vibes in Oakland.
Your Vibe: Dreamy
Free spirited. You have a creative imagination. So feed it with artsy experiences. Spend time in magical places that seem fit for a fantasy world. You’re Dreamy. Search Vibemap to find more Dreamy vibes in Oakland.
Your Vibe: In Solidarity
You act with intention. Showing love for inclusivity. Putting more seats at the table. You stand In Solidarity with those around you. Search Vibemap to find more In Solidarity vibes in Oakland.
Your Vibe: Old School
You’re down with retro. The classic, tried-and-true. You know the originals deserve their due. Because you are so very Old School. Search Vibemap to find more Old School vibes in Oakland.
Your Vibe: Playtime
Curious and light-hearted. No matter your age, you approach fun with an open heart. Let’s play! Because it’s not Playtime without you. Search Vibemap to find more Playtime vibes in Oakland.
Your Vibe: Quiet Energy
Drawn to serenity and calm? You’re Quiet Energy. Whether you’re already in tune with inner peace or looking for mellow-making environments, for you low-key is the way to be. Search Vibemap to find more Quiet Energy vibes in Oakland.
Your Vibe: Togetherness
You’re keeping it compatible. Whether that’s maintaining the passionate or the platonic, you’re a key ingredient for Togetherness. Search Vibemap to find more Togetherness vibes in Oakland.