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Slouchy tops, 1950s-inspired dresses, and bohemian-chic rompers stock the racks at Taylrz Joynt, home to the proprietary Taylr Jay line. Spanning two locations, Taylrz Joynt's collection of young, feminine clothing flatters a wide spectrum of body types with shoulder-baring tops and Bohama pants, Taylr Jay's chic update to harem pants and the long-anticipated solution to the problem of transporting bags of goldfish home from the pet store. The store also stocks upscale dresses, such as a flirty pleated cocktail dress in on-trend orange shades. The boutiques donate 5% of all profits to the Hopes and Dreams Foundation.

3843 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland,
California
US

Drill bits twist, measuring tape unfurls, and saws chomp through two-by-fours in ACE Hardware, where shelves dangle with scores of tools and other home-improvement essentials. Wall pigment by Ace Paint and Benjamin Moore beams across the color spectrum as faucet parts and cabinet hardware retool aging abodes and jury-rigged time machines. Large appliances, such as Honeywell space heaters, Perfect Aire air conditioners, and Cadet thermostats, keep indoor air at a comfortable temperature. Outside, bags of seed and compost join charcoal grills to brighten backyard celebrations as rolling hand trucks heft heavy lumber purchases or prefab doghouses for socialite canines. Tools, electrical tape, and other handyman essentials round out each location's array of fixative and creative supplies.

4024 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

The Food Mill has been family owned and operated since 1993, though the store has been supplying organic and natural groceries since the '30s. More mom and pop than a supply stop on the Oregon Trail, The Food Mill carries the area's largest selection of bulk foods, vitamins, and supplements, as well as an extensive selection of organic produce. Pick up packaged pastas and Japanese food products alongside packaged nuts and top it all with allspice, cayenne pepper, and other spices. Gluten-free and specialty foods are found in abundance, as well as extremely helpful staff members (not for sale). They can help you round up the ingredients for a recipe or point you toward the supplement best suited for treating trench foot.

3033 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

For Kamilah Crawford, skincare isn't just her job: it's her passion. After dealing with?and eventually correcting?her problems with acne and hyper-pigmentation as a teen, she fell in love with skincare. At Serenity Skin Care, her goal for each patient is to help correct conditions and create healthy, refreshed skin. Treatments include antioxidant and vitamin C?infused facials, blueberry Jessner peels, and acne back treatments. She also offers massages, waxing, and rejuvenating hand or feet treatments.

1501 37th Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US

At The Roll-Up Bike Shop, a staff of seasoned cyclists keep two-wheelers in top form by providing careful and comprehensive tune-ups designed to retain their roadworthiness. The professional pedal prodding commences with a brake check to make sure bikes can stop on a dime or before the brick wall that dropped it, before turning the attention to the gears to ensure a smooth and tight trek. Wheels, wheel bearings, and headsets are checked for proper alignment to keep tandems turning true, and bottom brackets are adjusted to keep cranksets rotating as freely as a Ferris wheel in outer space. The friendly, art-filled bike shop generally requires around a week for full tune-up turnaround, so busy customers should be sure to call ahead to check the shop's workload before dropping their ride off for its physical.

4401 San Leandro St
Oakland,
CA
US

As an Aveda concept salon, La Nana Salon & Flowers stocks the brand's naturally derived haircare and makeup products. Stylists use these safe products to beautify each client that comes through the doors, performing everything from cuts and color to makeup applications and Brazilian keratin blowouts. The salon is also home to a flower shop (formerly Glenview Florist), where they create arrangements from both local and exotic blooms.

4224 Park Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

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