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Shop Local…Piedmont Avenue’s Good Stock & Neighbor

As you continue to contemplate your holiday shopping to-do’s, consider a trip to Piedmont Avenue for a visit to an eclectic and inspiring pair of stores envisioned and brought to life by native Oaklander Dana Olson.  Situated on the 4200 block of Piedmont Ave are Good Stock and Neighbor.  Pop into Good Stock where you find lovely jewelry and accessory items to please the ladies on your list.  Head next door to Neighbor, to then find an array of home decor, gift, and garden items.  Make sure to step out back to visit the stocked shed occupied by Preserved, a specialty shop that offers all you could need for food preservation.  These three options combined offer a fabulous one-stop shopping experience.

Store Names


As you first head into Good Stock, keep an eye out for several options available from local Oakland artisans.  Gorgeous jewelry is on hand from Oakland based designer Amy Morrell of watersandstone.  You can also find great sunglasses from local company Costalots and unique pony hair slide sandals designed in Oakland by Roseli Illano.  Beautiful offerings are also available from Oakland-based textile artist Jess Feury.  In addition to local wares, you will find lovely selections of bags, pouches, jewelry, and skincare lines.


Sunglasses and Sandals



Hairbrush and Jewelry

Good Stock Hand and Bags

Once you are next door at Neighbor, you will be able to expand your gift search even further.  Co-owned by Karen Anderson-Fort, Neighbor is the perfect spot to grab gorgeous textiles, home decor accents, kitchen wares, and gourmet pantry items.  The store has an eclectic local vibe with a global accent.  Vibrant colors come together on everything from amazing blankets to hanging plant baskets.  More Oakland love is felt here in the form of offerings by local wilderness fragrance company Juniper Ridge, textiles by Jess Feury, and pantry items from local restaurant favorites such as Camino & Homestead.


Neighbor Interior

Chair and Bag

Plants and Couch

Spoons and Pantry


As you head into the backyard, you will find more unique gift items for the garden lovers in your life.  It’s hard to miss the welcoming shed at the back of the property, home of local food preservation expert Elizabeth Vecchiarelli’s shop, Preserved.  Wide open and welcoming with everything you could ever need to give the gift of canning, pickling, brewing, and fermenting to the food lovers on your list.  Be sure to check out their classroom page online for a long list of workshops offered on site.


Suitcase and Chair

Bells and Jars


I enjoyed my time wandering through these two welcoming shops and I hope you are able to stop in and cross a few names off of your list as the days continue to count down to the holidays.

Store hours & information:

Good Stock: 4198 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611

Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00am-7:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm

Find online @ wearegoodstock.com

Neighbor: 4200 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611

Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00am-7:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm

Find online @ iloveneighbor.com

Preserved: tucked in the backyard of Neighbor at the above address

Hours: Wed-Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm (closed Mon-Tues)

Find online @ preservedgoods.com

Have fun and enjoy shopping!


Photo Credits: All photos by Adrienne Schell


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