Keep Oakland Alive was born out of a deep and pervasive feeling that we were being terrible people for buying things online while our neighborhood shops were shut down and starving for business. So here's how we're fixing that.
Everything you find on this site comes directly from a local Oakland retail store. The shops owned by the people who live right next to you. The shops you go to when you forgot to buy your spouse or your kiddo a present and today is the day. The shops who always welcome you with open arms and greet you with a hearty "Hello!" when you walk through the door.
You can put everything you need into your shopping cart, just like you would at any other major online retailer. It doesn't matter if it's environmentally friendly toothpaste from Mudlab, a hoodie from Oaklandish, or some cumin from Oaktown Spice Shop, if you live in Oakland then it will show up on your doorstep, all together, for free.
We're here for you. We're here for the shops. And we're here to make ourselves feel better.