onto my second recommendation in my little shopping series. this shop isn’t actually located in san francisco proper, but it’s a short drive across the bay on the oakland/berkeley border. i used to live a few blocks from this place, and popped in every couple of weeks for affordable vintage wares…
down at lulu’s, 6603 telegraph ave. oakland
a favourite among students and locals alike, down at lulu’s is an explosion of glam style and cult kitsch on the border between berkeley and oakland. this tiny pink palace moonlights as a hair salon, record store, and ‘zine shop, not to mention its excellent selection of vintage gems for punk rockers and vintage aficionados, with a focus on fashion from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. the vintage selection is eclectic and unique, with plenty of statement pieces and classic vintage staples at accessible prices.
my city guide series was originally published in the guardian uk, photos by me.
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