2015 was a quite the year for us here at Oaklandish. We settled into our digs in Jack London, saw friendly and unfriendly faces come and go. s/o to the Oaklandish crew for always holding it down and working as a team.
Warriors win NBA Championship: They came, they saw, and they won a ton of games. NBA MVP Steph Curry led the Golden State Warriors to an NBA Championship, ousting LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took over 40 years, and in hindsight a lot of bad draft picks, but the Dubs were able to bring a parade Larry O’Brien trophy to Oakland and Oracle Arena. The finals saw Curry demonstrate his will and abilities, alongside relative newcomers Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes excel in the spotlight of the NBA finals. Our personal highlight? Anything Leandro Barbosa said… Big thanks to Steve Nash, Festus Ezeli, and Harrison Barnes for stopping by our warehouse during the 2015 year. We even got a good shot of Jarron Collins flashing his ring at our Airport pop up.
Note: The parade was awesome! We had the best view in the house right outside of our downtown Oakland retail store. Big, big thanks to 95.7 The Game’s Guy Haberman and John Middlekauff for live broadcasting the parade from 1444 Broadway! Can you spot them in black and white?
Marshawn Lynch and the Fam 1st Family at our Dimond retail store: In march we hosted Marshawn Lynch, Josh Johnson and the Family 1st foundation as our Nonprofit of the Month. Marshawn and company held and informational booth at our Fruitvale retail location and gave his foundation, along with plenty of Oakland youth, some great exposure. Pics in gallery above.
Goapele in-store event and performance at Parliament’s 2-year anniversary: Goapele was kind enough to grace us with her presence before she performed at Parliament’s 2-year celebration. It was the first time she had done a meet and greet with us – needless to say we were elated that we could fulfill one of our company wide dreams. Pics in the gallery above.
Elhae Meet and Greet: In October we had a young musician out of Atlanta, GA do a meet and greet at our downtown Oakland store. The neo R&B artist Elhae was kind enough to take a few hours of his day and meet some of his fans from all over the Bay Area. We want to send a big thanks to Rehab Magazine Online for putting the day’s events together.
Oakland Tech Centennial: Oakland Tech turned 100 years old. OK – so it went through some changes before then, but in July of 1915 it relocated to its current location of 42nd and Broadway.At Tech, the student body population has fluctuated over the years, but overall has only increased from 1,450 students in 1915 to a little over 2,000 students today. The school offers 14 Advanced Placement classes and eight academies, “schools within a school” that allow students to focus on career-oriented topics like health, engineering, computers, performing arts and fashion. With a seriously impressive list of alumni, Oakland Tech Bulldogs were relishing the centennial worldwide.
Fairyland for Grownups: We were back at it for another Fairyland for grownups. With tickets flying out the door, we knew this would be another fun event. Thanks to all those who participated, keep an eye out for next year!
Wine and Bowties x Oaklandish Zine release: With a new year, we had a new zine release. This time around we collaborated with Max and Will of Wine and Bowties. The product: a solid lookbook with short editorials from some of the Town’s finest.
adidas x Dame x Oaklandish capsule and shoe: In what was arguably the biggest collab for us this calendar year, We teamed up with Damian Lillard, of O-High and Portland Trailblazer notoriety, for a limited 7-piece clothing capsule and our first ever shoe collaboration! The product came out better than we could ever have imagined. Be sure to check the gallery for pictures of the collab pieces!
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