Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 28.]
If you’re wondering where all the artists, band babes, and real hipsters vanished to, don't worry. They’re all still alive and well, they just fled en masse over the Bay Bridge. Ah yes, Oakland — a magnetic hotbed exploding with effortless eccentricity and relatively affordable rent. And defining the East Bay style scene on Piedmont Avenue is one of our favorite consignment shops, Mercy Vintage Now. Owners and expert curators Karen Anderson and Jenny Velte — along with a team of dreamy shop girls — are definitely the cream of the vintage crop.
So, we thought it only right to have these vixens show us around the up-and-coming 'hood. Get ready for some copy-worthy style as we stroll from a hideaway packed with fashion rags all the way to a breathtaking local cemetery (we promise, it's more pretty than creepy). Take it from us, these girls know what we like!
Photographed by Maria del Rio
Photographed by by Maria del Rio
If you've ever been to the Echo Park Craft Fair, you already know that it's a unique event, infused with an undeniable creative energy. We always go to enjoy the company of L.A.'s best artists, designers, and other creative types. And, of course, we never leave without at least two bags full of gifts for others and read
After months of nonstop press for Mockingjay, Jennifer Lawrence took a break from the spotlight for a few weeks (and who can blame her?). But, you don't become the Most Googled Celebrity of 2014 by laying on the couch eating pizza and marathoning Scandal — so it's no surprise Lawrence is now back in New York City for read