One regret I have about not living in the bay area now is that I don’t get to visit Oakland very often. This city has always held a special place in my heart, so I was naturally delighted to talk with my friend Jowhari Trahan, who lives in Oakland, about what’s happening in her part of our great state. She’s into fashion (she owns a fashion gallery) and books (recently returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa to meet with authors) – what’s not to love about her? She’s a great person and is always looking out for other folks. She loves bringing people together and is usually up on the hottest trends so naturally I had to ask – what’s hot now in Oakland? If I came up to shop for a weekend or just wanted to find some homegrown gear online, where should I start?
Here’s a list of just a few of her favorites – if you visit any of them yourself, feel free to tell me your thoughts.
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