Pretty Penny’s vintage clothing selection spans the 1920s to the 70s. Their expertly curated racks feature everything from lacy flapper dresses to psychedelic shirts. In their jewelry case, find the perfect sunglasses for summer or a new piece of flashy jewelry. Go upstairs to the men’s section for an array of flannels and leather jackets.
Pretty Penny, 5488 College Ave, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 594 9219
Down At Lulu’s was opened in 2006 by two musicians, melding vintage clothing, hairdressing and music into one spunky storefront. Beaded sweaters, flowing dresses and colorful shoes fill the front of the space. The employees source the items themselves, bringing in vintage and retro clothing from all eras. In the back, customers can lounge on the velvet couch or gaze into heart-shaped mirrors on pink walls while getting a trim. Expect to find cheaper deals than other vintage stores in the area, as well as a small vinyl collection near the cashier.
Down At Lulu’s, 6603 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 601 0964
Tucked away in Temescal Alley, Mind’s Eye Vintage has a carefully curated collection from around the country. This women-owned business upsized its storefront in November 2015, creating more space for their racks of plaid, striped and textured garments. Owners Maya Messoriano and Sarah Rainey source clothes, shoes and jewelry from Arizona to Chicago. Their aesthetic is varied, but leans towards Western. Whether you thumb through the large selection of vintage denim or try on turquoise and silver rings, you can be sure that what you find was chosen with style and consideration.
Mind’s Eye Vintage, 486 49th St, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 529 6519
Halmoni offers vintage clothing, events and fashion services for women just a block from Lake Merritt in Oakland. In its small boutique space, find an array of garments, including great vintage dresses for under $50. Their Closet Remix service will help you revive your look and get the most out of your wardrobe. In a two-hour consultation, they help you identify the pieces worth keeping or altering.
Halmoni, 1601 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 788 0296