Why should we shop Oakland? With no department stores except Sears and all of the shops I grew up with gone, Capwells, I Magnin, Little Daisy, and more it is hard to keep our retail dollars here in Oakland. As the "ultimate consumer", I yearned for more. In the past few years I have had a ray of hope with new boutiques opening up. The Lakeshore District has: Glow, a place for urban attire and jeans, Maribel a discriminating hangout for new and used designer apparel and accessories and Urban Indigo a shop filled with treasures for gifts, jewelry and the home. These are just a few of the many independent business that now call Oakland home.
It is important to shop Oakland to keep our tax dollars in our city and to keep these independent businesses open. Oakland is conducting a survey to attract more retail and to enhance our shopping experience. Take a moment to complete the survey, at www.ShopOakland.com/Survey and for news about retail in Oakland go to www.ShopOakland.com .