Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood is laden with cozy cafes serving locally made pastries, independent shops, and award-wining restaurants. So it is no surprise that one of my favorite clothing stores in the area is there too. Hawthorn Boutique on College Avenue offers a highly curated selection of items like denim, blouses, and contemporary jewelry, from sought-after brands like Vere Verto, Mother Denim, Freda Salvador, and Oakland’s Abacus Row. Come take a look inside at some of the best fashion staples for spring, go shopping, then end your outing by stopping by Zachary’s Pizza near by. Sounds like the perfect spring adventure!
A crisp and clean white shirt will never go out of style, and I love these button down ones from Xirena. Also, on my spring style list are hats to protect my face from the sun by Janessa Leone and the Vere Verto Miro round cross-body bag.
Don’t miss their selection of candles and soaps, which make for the perfect gifts.
Airplants, custom brass racks, and antique wood furniture give a warm yet minimalist vibe to this light-filled store.
Are you feeling like spring fashion is getting you ready for spring-like food? Visit the Dryer’s Ice Cream across the street…the original (and Oakland!) inventors of Rocky Road and Cookies n’Cream. Enjoy!
For more information on Hawthorn, go here.
Original images for 24 East by Jen Kay