Nestled on the corner of Woodruff Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard is the hidden gem named All Things Vintage. This vintage clothing and accessory boutique offers a variety of gorgeous garments that will leave you breathless. Items include dresses, blouses, dress suits, skirts, coats, and linens.
Claudia and Lucy are long time friends and the owners of All Things Vintage. This fabulous duo loves fashion, and they have a keen eye for unique and well constructed pieces from a variety of periods. The business was conceived when they realized that their personal collections were growing too large to store in their homes. Initially, Claudia and Lucy sold their goods on the first Sunday of every month at the Alameda Antique Fair. Their business flourished, and when they grew tired of setting up and taking down a booth on that weekend, they set up shop at their current location in the quiet and easily accessible Glenview district of Oakland. They have two spaces in the same building which allows for more options in the boutique.
The small shop is a treasure trove of exquisite clothing for both men and women. Women’s clothing and accessories take up the entire first floor of the shop, and men’s clothes are located in the upstairs mezzanine. You can mix and match pieces from different periods to make an outfit that fits your style. You can also allow Claudia and Lucy to dress and accessorize you for the period that you are hoping to replicate. While Claudia and Lucy do not have a specific style that they look out for while shopping, they do have a loyal customer base with exquisite taste. These tastes are considered when searching for pieces to add to the collection.
Their boutique is open to the public every other Saturday and Sunday. They will also open during the week by appointment. Check out their calendar for their most up to date schedule. They also send bi-weekly reminders of when they will be open to their customers. Each mailer includes a fun contest, in which a vintage piece is revealed. If you can guess the designer and decade from which the garment came, you will receive 20% off from your purchase. Test your high fashion knowledge and join in the fun! You can also get a sneak peak of what will be available by joining their Instagram @AllThingsVintageOakland.