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[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
Sure, celebrating the beginning of spring and the glorious return of Daylight Saving Time is reason enough to be excited about March. But, we happen to have a host of other things we're stoked about this month — namely, all of the ridiculously cool events our fair city has up its sleeve. L.A. has so much going on read
If you're like us, you're pretty pleased to see winter ending. Now that warmer days are ahead, we're eager to pull ourselves off the couch, out of hibernation, and outside to explore what the city has to offer — which is a lot. Featuring everything from one of San Francisco's most popular sample sales (hello, Freda read