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East of San Francisco, across the Bay Bridge, is the vast land aptly named "East Bay". While the area is spread out and diverse, when folks say East Bay they usually mean Oakland and Berkeley. The former is a millennial hotspot, brimming with creative-types who seek less skyrocketing rent and more space. The latter is college central and a historic hub of hippy spirit.
Mix all of the above and you get an eclectic, vibrant fashion scene — where quirky shops, impeccably curated boutiques, and designer emporiums live side by side. The East Bay style map is constantly expanding and changing, with young businesses joining neighborhood mainstays. Together, the daring and the established offer plenty of opportunities to shop local, in the most enjoyable way possible. Here are a few of our favorites.Read More