Flora Cultural Society
Grand Opening! Dec. 6th
Friday 5–9 pm
465 A Breezway
tel 415 608 2040
//Limited edition by artist Richard Seibert
> Tea + snacks
//Five Mountain heirloom organic teas.
Celebrate our two year anniversary with us during First Friday! The grand openings of SOBU and Flora Cultural Society with loads of music, food, art, and of course, great holiday shopping in charming historic Old Oakland. Don't forget Umamimart, Marion and Rose's Workshop and Crown Nine have special events as well as Saint Harridan's grand opening on Saturday! Details below. Can't wait to party with you, thank you for all the support. Cheers to 2014 bringing more retail to more neighborhoods and towns near you!
The enterprise zone underscore how our incubation program at Latham Square supports the intersection of our missions: local incubation, sharing economy, and fostering a dynamic and sustainable economy with world class design. It's authentic and its made right here. Our recap includes photos and dispatches from Latham Square and Old Oakland that day. We had a great time and we loved hosting the Eastbay Bike Coalition and Red Bike & Green as well!!
All photos: @sarahfilley
We wanted to give you a peak at the glorious new boutique in Old Oakland before the grand opening on Dec. 6th. It was a pleasure to see their vision of a flagship shop realized and we are impressed with each and every item in the shop, it all looks so much more beautiful in person and the proportions and comfort are assured from such accomplished designers. Stop in and meet them, Laleh and Allessandro are lovely. Below are a few words from them.
See you on Dec. 6th!
Q1: How does opening a flagship shop impact your business?
The SOBU Flagship Store in Old Oakland is our direct access to our customers and design partners. It's our think tank, and touch and feel space where our furniture products can make their full impact. It's where we will launch our new design projects together with inspiration and feedback from our customers and design professionals face to face. In short, it's everything a website cannot be - a place to hang out with like minded people who love design and beauty and share some coffee and ideas!
Q2: What made you decide to invest in Old Oakland for your flagship?
To be able to launch our Flagship Store in Old Oakland means we can bring the richness and integrity of the past together with innovation and subversions of designs and materials. A more authentic location to showcase modern furniture and design within the beauty of the historical neighborhood cannot be found in the Bay Area. With the best access to public transportation, and surrounded by great restaurants, pubs and buzzing new businesses, this is the new destination where everyone will want to be!
Popuphood has been a terrific partner helping our dream of a retail shop in Oakland become a reality. Sarah, Mark and Alfonso have understood our vision and supported our needs from design/location requirements to detailed business plan review, all to ensure that we were truly ready for this great leap. They not only helped get us into this fantastic space, but have created a neighborhood tapestry/community of businesses that will ensure the long term success of these growing neighborhoods. We are watching Oakland transform before our eyes with great help and a lot of positive organization and marketing from them. We are truly grateful to be working with them!