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Holiday Gift Boxes

Throughout the month of December, purchase gift wrapping for $3 (includes box, tissue paper, and gold elastic ribbon) and we will donate all proceeds to your choice of our featured nonprofits!   Gift box proceeds will be distributed based on customer votes, so you’ll have a direct impact on these nonprofits. For more information, and to cast your vote, ask any associate at our downtown Oakland or Fruitvale retail stores. Featured nonprofits are: Youth Alive, Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland, Oakland Ed Fund, and the Oakland Promise! Last year, we raised over $1500 for The Town Kitchen, Camp Reel...

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Thankful for Families

Right before Thanksgiving, we were lucky enough to be a part of the 2nd Annual Thankful for our Families Event at Frick Impact Academy, supplying 50 bags to hold holiday meals for families. Here's an except from Frick's Community School Manager:  These baskets included all that was needed for a complete holiday meal and were heavy; your donation allowed families to transport home with ease. Among those are families who are homeless, refugees, and who faced the challenges of meeting the rapidly increasing cost of rent in Oakland. These families have to face harsh realities in life on daily basis, and this often is especially challenging...

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Holiday Popup Artisan Market

Join us this Friday as we kick off Plaid Friday Weekend with a popup artisan market in front of the Oaklandish downtown shop! Featuring April May Jewelry, Anecdote Candles, by Stacey Monique, and White Sage Wellness. The Oaklandish store will be open 11-7 on Friday, the popup will be in effect noon to 4pm. We hope to see you there! April May Jewelry is a purpose-driven line of handcrafted, unique, beautiful jewelry created using classic metal-smithing techniques. Made with hope to empower survivors of domestic violence by donating a portion of each sale to nonprofits working tend domestic abuse. All...

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November Nonprofit of the Month: Level Playing Field Institute

November Nonprofit of the Month: Level Playing Field Institute

Oaklandish is excited to announce that the November Nonprofit of the Month is Level Playing Field Institute, an Oakland-based organization working to eliminate the barriers that underrepresented people of color face in the STEM field. Founded in Oakland in 2001, Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) envisions a world where the playing field is truly equitable and everyone, especially the historically disenfranchised, have access to the opportunities they seek. To do so, LPFI provides STEM education and support programs to students in middle school, high school, and college. One example of such programs is the SMASH, or Summer Math and Science Honors,...

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October Nonprofit of the Month: Housing Consortium of the East Bay

October Nonprofit of the Month: Housing Consortium of the East Bay

Our Nonprofit of the Month for October, the Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), is tackling one of the most prominent local issues: affordable housing. At Oaklandish, we're very pleased to have the opportunity to recognize and support the important work this local nonprofit is doing in the community. The Housing Consortium of the East Bay seeks to improve access to affordable housing for folks with developmental disabilities and other special needs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. To do this, HCEB provides housing outreach and support services, develops affordable housing options, partners with other nonprofit and for-profit companies to...

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September Nonprofit of the Month: The Hidden Genius Project

September Nonprofit of the Month: The Hidden Genius Project

Akeem Brown, Programs Director for the Hidden Genius Project, believes that "As long as you have the skills and a computer, you can build and change the world." The Hidden Genius Project, an Oakland-based nonprofit dedicated to training and mentoring black male youth in technology creation, is the Oaklandish Nonprofit of the Month for September. This local nonprofit was founded in 2012 by five black male entrepreneurs and technologists discouraged by high rates of unemployment of black male youth in the Bay Area contrasted with the numerous job opportunities available in the nearby tech industry. To address these inequities, the founders created...

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Fall 17 Launch Party

Fall 17 Launch Party

Come thru our Downtown shop at 1444 Broadway this First Friday (9/1). Lots of new shirts, music, giveaways, and good vibes.  DJ @eazeyourmind with the soundtrack to one of the hottest nights downtown! See you there!

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Back-to-School Savings!

For all you deal hunters out there, this is the weekend for you! Three ways to save: (1) Semi-annual Oaklandish 50% off online sale. Final sale, no returns or exchanges. (2) Oaklandish Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, August 19th at 1444 Broadway: select discontinued men’s and women’s tees will be 1 for $15, 2 for $20, 3 for $25. Final sale, no returns or exchanges. (3) 20% off storewide at BOSK! Follow @bosk_oak on Instagram and show the cashier your 20% off coupon for savings!

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August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children's Clinic

August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children's Clinic

We are excited to announce that the Oaklandish Nonprofit for the month of August is the WestCoast Children’s Clinic. The WestCoast Children’s Clinic provides psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families in the East Bay. The Clinic, based in Oakland, is committed to supporting these children and their families regardless of their ability to pay, and to expanding accessibility to mental health services in our community. To do this, WestCoast trains the next generation of community psychologists. Founded in 1979, over the past 25 years, WestCoast has trained over 200 therapist interns, and provided an estimated 450,000 hours of...

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Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

If you haven't had a chance to check out East Oakland native and hip-hop artist YMTK, you're in luck. Oaklandish is hosting an in-store listening party at our downtown Oakland store on Sunday, July 14th. Stop by 1444 Broadway from 7 to 9 pm to get an exclusive listen of YMTK's new, unreleased project "9 Song Wav." This event will be the first time YMTK performs tracks from "9 Song Wav" for the public. YMTK, also known as Young Murph the Kidd, has a hip-hop flow uniquely his own. YMTK got his start as a songwriter and has progressively developed his style to make a...

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July Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Business USA

July Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Business USA

This month, Oaklandish is pleased to announce that Youth Business USA is our July Nonprofit of the Month. Youth Business USA is an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports low-income youth and youth of color to build their own businesses — starting from an idea, to crafting their pitch, to developing a quality product or service and the ability to establish a customer base. Youth Business USA recognizes the obstacles young people, particularly underrepresented groups, encounter in the job market, as a result of a lack of resources, support, and other structural inequalities. Over 95% of Youth Business USA’s youth entrepreneurs are low income...

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ExploreOAK #Instameet003

ExploreOAK #Instameet003

Please join us this Saturday, July 22nd for @exploreoakland #instameet003: noon to 3pm. We'll meet up at BOSK in Old Oakland, meander downtown and Chinatown, ending up on the waterfront in Jack London Square for Pedalfest! Meet amateurs and pros alike as we explore the beauty of the Town, all are welcome, any and all cameras. The top three photos from the meetup will be featured in the Oaklandish 2018 calendar, so come along and meet in person some of the dopest photographers in Oakland and the Bay, plus folks traveling through!

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Save the Date: #Fairyland4Grownups 2017

General admission tickets will go on sale at Oakland Supply Co. at 10am on Saturday, July 22nd! Get your posse together! Please note: this benefit event is 21+ and you will need to show valid ID at the gate. During daylight hours, Children’s Fairyland is off-limits to grownups. Anyone who wants to enter the park has to arrive with a kid in tow. But not this August 18th from 7-10pm when Oaklandish and Fairyland are teaming up to host a night of pure imagination, for adults only! Enjoy tunes from Dion Decibels in the Old West Junction, local brews, performances,...

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'OG Beat Meet' @ DTO

'OG Beat Meet' @ DTO

Oaklandish and Lo-Fiction proudly present the 'OG Beat Meet,' a live beat-making session hosted at our downtown Oakland store. Join us on Friday, July 7th from 7 to 9 pm at the downtown shop (1444 Broadway) for two hours of beats and raps created by local crew of artists and creatives, Lo-Fiction Collective, or Listener Opposed Fiction. Stop by to see them in action as they create beats on the spot. The event is open to all ages and FREE to attend! Until then, here's a sample of Lo-Fiction. To get more of a taste for what's in store on July...

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Spotlight on AXIS Dance Company

Spotlight on AXIS Dance Company

Local dance company, AXIS, has been at the forefront of exploring contemporary dance, integrated dance, and disability culture for the past 30 years. Founded in 1987, AXIS is our nation's most acclaimed dance ensemble of disabled and non-disabled performers. The Oakland-based group has visited over 100 cities in the USA, Europe and Russia. They have received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and have graced the stage of So You Think You Can Dance. The dance company's vision is to increase access to dance education for people of all ages and abilities through their integrated dance education, outreach programs, and artistic performance program....

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'Golden State Script' from Never Elsewhere

'Golden State Script' from Never Elsewhere

To celebrate the Golden State and the 2017 Champions, our sister brand Never Elsewhere has dropped this new tee and muscle tank for women. Shop at neverelsewhere.com or visit Oakland Supply Co. in the heart of Jack London Square to shop in person!

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MC Olympics Photo Round Up

On June 2nd and 3rd, some of the Bay Area's best young emcees brought their freshest bars as they competed to be the next MC Olympics Champion. This year's champ, Mai'saan, will advance to the national MC Olympics, representing the Bay Area at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival this July 19-22, 2017. Check out our photo round up of the two-day event below. All photos by Selena Davant. Day 1, Qualifiers - Oaklandish Day 2, Finals – The New Parish MC Olympics Champ 2017, Mai’saan

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Warriors Championship Parade!

The NBA Championship trophy is back in the Bay, and the parade is tomorrow, Thursday, June 15th! It will go right past our downtown store at 1444 Broadway and we will open bright and early at 8am! More info about the parade and rally here.

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Awkward Conversations with Beejus

Awkward Conversations with Beejus

Join us for a live recording of 'Awkward Conversations with Beejus' at the downtown store (1444 Broadway) on Sunday, July 9th from 2-5pm! Beejus will discuss music, comedy, social issues, and random rants with special guests Anthony Dragons and Moe Green + open mic for questions from the audience. This event is free to attend!

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MC Olympics 2017

MC Olympics 2017

The 2017 MC Olympics is an electrifying olympic-style hip hop competition featuring the freshest emcees in the Bay Area. Through a series of rounds, we get familiar with each emcee’s skill level (on the mic, rocking the crowd, freestyling and flow). Each year, we search for the next MC Olympics Champion and ask: are YOU the one? MC Olympics is open to all styles of MCs. Come as you are and #BringYourBars! Round 1Hot 16: This round is your introduction. Bring your hottest verse and all your charisma. Judges will be looking for stage presence, lyricism and originality. Round 2...

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