This Week at KOA: Us on National News, V-Day Gifts & Flowers, Revelation in Fit, and Black Joy Treasure Hunt
Heya Oakland! Did you catch us on national news last week along with Iguehi of Love Iguehi and Erica of Oaktown Spice Shop?? Umm yeah so that actually happened and we're still over the moon about it. And it's all thanks to you for showing up to support Town biz. Check out the NBC video segment below.
Valentine's Day is on SUNDAY so show your sweetheart or galentine some love andshop our collectionofflowers, cards, chocolates, underthings, goodies, and more from your local shops – because there's nothing more romantical than keeping Oakland alive.
And please welcome a new shop to the site –Revelation in Fiton Piedmont Ave! We hope you'll get to know the owner Robynne and shop her lovely selection of lingerie.
KEEP OAKLAND ALIVE ON NATIONAL NEWS!
National NBC camera crews came to cover the launch of Nearby (the new name for the team of us behind Keep Oakland Alive), and visited Iguehi and Erica in their spaces to chat with them about what it’s like to be a small business owner in pandemic times and how it’s been to work with Keep Oakland Alive. We love that we’ve been able to bolster their online sales (along with your help) despite the challenges! See KOA on NBC News
WE HEART YOU, OAKLAND! Order your V-Day goodies & flowers by Thursday
Did Valentine's Day sneak up on you this year?? Yeah, us too. Get your life together for your sweetheart or galentine with a thoughtful pick from our collection of gifts, cards, and blooms from your local shops.
Just be sure to order your flowersBY THURSDAY to ensure maximum freshness and we'll deliver them on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th. Dan from City Bloom will drop you a line to coordinate a delivery time – what service!
Need a last-minute idea? A digital Keep Oakland Alive gift card is an ever-popular way to spread the local love.
Meet Robynne of Revelation in Fit on Piedmont Ave! A former corset maker for seven + years, we have quite a few of herstunning lingerie pieceson our site.
Everyone deserves to slip into a life-changing bra that truly fits – and her shop has one for all, with a decidedly large and lovely selection of European sizes, for the tiny, the busty, and any body in between. Whether you’re looking for lacy and sexy or something a little more everyday functional, you can sign up for a virtual fitting consultation via Zoom and get to know a plethora of options.
Their body positive and queer-friendly staff are sweetly encouraging and well versed in the learnings of lingerie – “everyone’s breasts are normal” is something that’s frequently said here (they carry 28-48 band, AA-KK cup). Shop Revelation in Fit
COMMUNITY EVENT: BLACK JOY TREASURE HUNT
Black joy can't be stopped. While the Black Joy Parade won't happen this year due to the pandemic, the Black Joy Treasure Hunt will take its place and be going on all throughout Black History Month!
Iconic art, historic locations, Black-owned gems. Take your bubble on a Black culture treasure hunt around throughout the City of Oakland featuring landmarks, art installations, and locally owned businesses! Join the Hunt