Comfort Inn & Suites
8452 Edes Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 568-1500
Fax: (510) 430-8360
The Raider Image is the best place to stock up on all your Oakland Raiders gear. Whether you're looking for trendy women's clothes sporting the famous logo or official Oakland Raiders jerseys, the Raider Image has you covered. In addition to Raider apparel, the store also has all kinds of accessories and novelties like shot glasses, black and white footballs, umbrellas, hats and everything in between. You can also check out the pretty sweet selection of autographed memorabilia available for sale.
This East Bay mall features two major department stores, Macy's and Kohl's, six fine jewelry stores and everything else from toys to computer software. You find clothing, gifts and shoes by popular names like Old Navy, Foot Locker, and Target. In the food court choose from Chinese, Italian, Mexican, donuts, frozen yogurt, hamburgers, Mrs. Fields Cookies and California cuisine.
Sway is a popular, trendy boutique located on Oakland's bustling Lakeshore Avenue. Sway is always stocked up with the latest fashions and trends, all at relatively reasonable prices. The sale racks always have some hidden gems on them, too. In addition to the clothing, Sway has a great selection of shoes and sandals, as well as accessories like purses and jewelry. If you're looking for a great new outfit for a special occasion or just to beef up your wardrobe, Sway should definitely be a stop on your shopping trip.
The first of these gourmet bakeries in the Bay Area (they now have stores in San Francisco and Emeryville), Arizmendi bakes up amazing fresh breads and gourmet pizzas daily. Some baked goods are regulars, while others change daily, like Irish Soda Bread and fig-Fennel Sourdough. The huge draw here, besides the urge to overstuff your breadbox are the fresh, specialty pizzas which change daily. Whether its a more basic version like Tomato Sauce, Olives and Rosemary, or slightly more daring and unusual, like Pasilla Peppers, Red Onions, Zucchini and Cilantro Pesto, the pizza will please any palate. Pizzas can be bought by the slice, half-pizza, or a whole and can be heated up there for immediate consumption, or half baked for you to finish yourself when you get home.
The Oaktown Spice Shop, right next to Lake Merritt, is a dream for people who love to cook. The interior is designed to look a bit like an old fashioned general store, with wooden barrels serving as tables, and of course walls lined with clear jars full of fragrant spices. You can find almost any spice you're looking for, and will probably discover some new ones in the process! They also sell gift boxes with several different complimentary or themed spices that come with several recipes utilizing them.
On sunny East Bay Saturdays, and even the cloudy ones, residents take a trip to this farmers' market, set in a charming part of downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt and the Grand Lake Theatre. It is an ongoing market and offers the chance to buy seasonal and organic produce, homemade baked goods, large farm eggs, and more. You will enjoy the opportunity of buying such items as fresh-cut sunflowers and ripe cherries direct from local growers. Admission is free. Some vendors may take credit cards.
Alchemy Bottle Shop is a well designed boutique store offering a wide selection of spirits. Owned by Tova and Peter Mustacich, this specialty store opened in March 2014.Wine, beer as well as a range of craft alcohol are available for sale here and can be easily viewed in the accessible displays. You can also taste your bitters before purchasing them. Regular events and workshops are conducted here and offer a great opportunity to enhance knowledge about wines & spirits.
This charming little Japanese furnishing store sells unique items. Its specialty is custom made futon covers, duvets, and comforters, plus handcrafted tatami beds, futons and frames. Pick your favorite fabric from over 50 selections. You will also find a nice selection of shoji screens, meditation mats, tatami lights, indoor fish fountains, kimonos, and gifts such as Japanese porcelain and art.
Listen to the whoosh of the winds as they caress the pine trees that overlook Montclair Village. An ideal tourist haunt, Montclair radiates a village-like charm with its small town, mountainous atmosphere. Breathe in the fresh air, take a long walk through the street or sample the fare at one of the eateries. Quaint stores dot the streets and tempt you into splurging on delightful trinkets. Rich in cultural heritage, you will be witness to a plethora of art events and festivities lined up on the local itinerary. The Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival held every year in Montclair Village is a extravaganza to behold. Stroll along and take in the lovely paintings, hand-blown glass work, sculptures, photography, jewelry, ceramics and collages. A veritable haven for one and all, please call the Montclair Village Association for more details.
Japanese kitchenware are known to be one of the best in the world. It is this knowledge that motivated Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano to set up this store in the heart of Oakland. At Umami Mart expect to find a wonderful array of cutlery, kitchen and dining apparatuses, imported from Japan. Their collection includes beautiful crystals, ideal for beer, wines, cocktails and sake, kettles, mugs, spoons, strainers, knives and bar utilities like shakers, mixing glasses stirrers and much more. If you are in a fix regarding a purchase, the amicable staff will guide you through your selection.
The Loakal Gallery & Boutique is located near Oakland's Jack London Square. The gallery frequently hosts exhibits from emerging as well as established artists, many of them local. The adjacent boutique sells clothing, accessories and home decor items from the Oakland-based fashion label fiftyseven-thirtythree and other local independent designers.
Oaklandish has become an Oakland institution since its inception as a renegade street art campaign in 2002. Starting with their iconic oak tree with roots logo, they eventually progressed to making apparel with this and other Oakland-centric designs and selling them from booths at street fairs and farmers markets. Booths gave way to a truck, and in 2011 they opened their own store front. The clothing has come a long way since their single logo, and now savvy shoppers can pick up shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more in a variety of clever, stylish and just plain cool colors, designs and logos.