The Lucky Store Directory

Oakland

Atomic Garden

A collection of ramshackle antiques lends an old-world feel to this clothing and design shop devoted to all things eco-friendly. We especially love Dosa's dip-dyed silk dresses and the recycled glassware from Spain.


5453 College Ave., 510-923-0543, atomicgardenoakland.com

Five Ten Studio

Inside this minimalist, architect-owned shop in downtown Oakland you'll find scores of awesomely unconventional housewares. The aesthetic falls someplace between futuristic and organic, with honeycomb-shaped stools made out of kraft paper and a high-backed armchair covered with jet-black feathers.


831 Broadway, 510-451-9900, fivetenstudio.com

Iniam

This store manages to offer up equally compelling selections of both work separates and party attire, from brands like Tracy Reese and Cynthia Steffe.


5902 College Ave., 510-597-1558, iniam.com

Maribel

Bargain hunters flock to this consignment shop for its gently used garments by contemporary designers. On a recent visit, we saw a current-season A.P.C. shawl-collar cardigan ($75) and an irresistibly lovely Antik Batik silk floral top with a sequined neckline ($55).


3251 Lakeshore Ave., 510-419-0677

McMullen

The emphasis at this North Oakland shop is dresses, from 3.1 Phillip Lim's expertly draped shifts to body-skimming wraps by Diane von Furstenberg. A few choice separates (like Gryphon's infinitely wearable trench coats) round out the mix.


4395 Piedmont Ave., 510-420-6906, shopmcmullen.com

Mignonne

It's packed from floor to ceiling with girly bits of decor—fleur-de-lis glasses, hand-cut soaps from Marseille, and ticking-stripe table runners—yet Mignonne never feels cutesy: It delivers vintage Parisian charm spun in the most elegant way.


2447 San Pablo Ave., 510-388-5830, mignonnedecor.com

Verse

Owner Tyranny Allen, a former member of legendary hip-hop band Digital Underground, is wildly successful in his mission to carry only the best limited-edition sneakers (like Nike Air Force Ones in cherry red satin).


461 Ninth St., 510-663-4400, verseoakland.com