Atomic Garden

by Kate Pruitt

Oakland is experiencing an influx of cool little shops: From Temescal Alley and Umami Mart to Pop-Up Hood in Old Oakland, there’s definitely some exciting activity brewing in the east bay. One shop that predates this craze but is every bit as modern and lovely as these new ventures is a favorite Oakland boutique of mine: Atomic Garden. It’s about five minutes from my house, so I pop in often. I’ve scored some gorgeous woven baskets, a few rings, a cotton blanket and some perfume here, but they always seem to have something new to covet. For those of you who don’t live in the bay area, don’t fret: Atomic Garden has just launched their online shop! Now you don’t have to be there to shop their wares, but if you ever visit Oakland, definitely put this little gem on your must-see list because the shop’s displays and the styling are always inspirational, as well. — Kate

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