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Plaid Weekend?

Plaid Weekend is many things. This year in Oakland it is two days of local love- Plaid Friday- the shop local alternative to the big box “Black Friday”  and Small Business Saturday- a perfect way to kick off the holidays by shopping local and supporting small business.

Did we mention that IT’S OUR 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Holy Moly, we can’t believe it. We are celebrating by thanking our customers with some fantastic offerings:

-Chance to win a Faribault throw blanket

-The first 50 people to spend $50 get a free goody bag with a limited edition  exclusive M + R scent candle by Illuminate Waxworks, a mini chocolate bar by Endorfin foods and surprise discounts from 10% to 50% off. 

  • nibble delicious cookies by Hen House
  • Sample Juniper Ridge White Sage and Wild mint tea
  • We’ve partnered with SKUE to present local maker pop-ups with Zelma Rose and Company Confections


Maker Pop-up with VARTAN 12-4pm

Vartan textile studio is located in downtown San Francisco, where we find inspiration in both the romantic and practical purposes of a simple piece of cloth. We use modest and often ancient construction methods, such as Japanese Shibori dyeing techniques and delicate hand-rolled hems, to create thoughtfully-crafted pieces made from the highest quality fabrics and dyes.

Some History of Plaid Friday

Founded in 2008, Plaid Friday is a national movement to support independent businesses during the busiest shopping day of the year. The plaid symbolizes the weaving together of individual small businesses to create a strong community fabric that celebrates diversity, creativity, and unique offerings. This year the City of Oakland, Oakland Grown and Townsquared have partnered up to make Plaid Friday a weekend long celebration of small business in Oakland. Oakland's Plaid Friday Weekend is the perfect way to shop, eat, and indulge with your loved ones while exploring the many vibrant businesses in Oakland.  Can you believe there is even free parking all weekend long! 


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