Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Brand Spotlight: Buckfeet- Artist Designed Footwear

We are excited to welcome BucketFeet Shoes to the Show & Tell family. Bucketfeet, much like Show & Tell, provides a platform for artist to connect with people and showcase their work in a new way. Every artist has a story, and so does every shoe. For our inaugural collection we have selected the designs of 3 very talented Bay Area artist: Aaron Firestein, Benny Diar, and Ben Giustino.

 Step into a more colorful world with BucketFeet!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Men's in Store! Featuring Threads For Thought & Alternative Apparel

New Fall Items from Threads for Thought

New fall items have arrived for men featuring two ethical clothing brands you should get to know better. First up is Threads for Thought, pictured above.

Threads for Thought was founded by husband and wife humanitarians Eric & Leigh Fleet. While in college they were avidly aware of the "meaningless loss of life" in Darfur, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. At the same time they were also concerned with the growing consumerism that disregarded the impact it was having on the planet. They wanted to make a difference and inspire others to become aware and eventually engaged with these issues. They felt clear that they could reach others through fashion. Their mission is simple, "to promote a sense of responsibility to those who share this world with us".

They don’t just broadcast this message on the front of t-shirts; they apply this philosophy to the entire brand. Their products are made of sustainable materials and are produced in the most sustainable ways possible. While making products from organic cotton, donating to charities and promoting a more sustainable way of living they have transformed from a small clothing business to a complete lifestyle brand. They want you to give back, be conscious of your effect on the environment and look cool while doing it.

Find out more about how to ‘Do Good’ at Threads for Throught

Our next featured brand is Alternative Apparel. Alternative Apparel is all about creating comfort inside and out. They produce pieces that are perfect for the casual, relaxed lifestyle. Their items are perfectly worn in and have a vintage-soft feel. They have one-of-a-kind washes along with hand-detailed designs; their clothing is perfect for any occasion. They are serious about their social responsibility and have strict guidelines for their vendors to follow. In 2007 they introduced their Alternative Earth sustainable line, featuring a collection of eco-friendly products manufactured with organic cotton, recycled polyester and man-made fibers derived from sustainable raw materials such as rayon.

To learn more about their extensive social responsibility efforts visit

Brown Vest by Threads for Thought

Blue Sweater by Threads for Thought

Basic V-Neck Tee's by Threads for Thought

Grey & Red Polo by Alternative Apparel

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mister. Elevating Style and Grooming.

MISTER. is an upscale old-world barber shop experience, that will feature some of the Bay Areas best Female Barbers. This event is tailored to today's progressive gentlemen, women, female bodied persons who are transgender, and those of us who identify as Masculine of Center. It will be a haven where you can sit back, relax and relish in the "World Class" art of grooming.

Who should attend?

-  Anyone who's had a less than desirable experience at the barbershop
-  Anyone who'd like to spruce up their wardrobe with a few choice accents
-  Anyone with a penchant for all things dapper and/or dandy, this includes suspenders + pocket squares
-  Anyone who'd like to reimagine their grooming

Your RSVP includes complimentary beverages + an assortment of lite bites.

At MISTER. Enjoy mind and body replenishment: live art, great food, tasty drinks and exclusive clothing brands.

MISTER. will also be offering personal style consultations that will adhere to each person's unique image and body type. Please let us know if you're interested in a consult.

Sound good to you? Join us Saturday September 22.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You want PROOF

It is no secret that we are in love with PROOF sunglasses. Check out this video to learn more about the story behind this awesome brand.

This Weekend at Show & Tell

We are starting the month of August off right with 3 days of fashion, food, and fun at Show & Tell!

Friday August 3rd: First Friday Art Party featuring Caricature by Lena Gallagher from 6-9pm

It's that time of the month again when we celebrate awesome art in the great city of Oakland. Be sure to add Show & Tell to your Art Murmur Itinerary because you don't want to miss Caricature, a politically provocative and socially relevant mash up best described as cartooning meets fine art.

Saturday August 4th-Sunday August 5th: Art & Soul Festival

This year's festival will sizzle with two art- and music-packed days featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, world, Latin, folk, R&B, and blues music performed by national recording artists and top local talent.

In addition, this wonderful festival will feature late-night hours on Saturday; epic scales of art installations, film projections, and light-based art from local artists including de Young Museum artist fellows and artist-in-residence alumni, American Steel, and others; hundreds of artisan booths; gourmet global cuisine and mobile food trucks; and for kids, carnival rides, music and art activities.

Sunday August 5th: Meet and Greet with Forrest Day  inside Show & Tell Concept Shop

The band Forrest Day will have an album listening party and meet and greet inside the store to end the two day Oakland Art & Soul Festival. Come enjoy some great music and memorable times while viewing some of the latest fashions for men and women. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Arrivals This Week

We have loads of new arrivals for you to shop in the store this week including this cute and comfy gradient stripe tank from California based LA Made.

To see more new arrivals check us out on Facebook.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dress Independently this 4th of July

This independece day we suggest supporting your local small business and shopping American made goods to help rebuild our national economy! Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

From L-R: Outfit 1- Groceries Grey Top, Cherly Bown Necklace, Mata Traders Ikat Shorts, Outfit 2- Menk Reversible Shirt, Crate Denim, Outfit 3- Mata Traders Ikat Dress, Pretty Little Things Bird Necklace   

July 6th Queer the Art Farewell Fiesta

Come celebrate with us as we send our Queer the Art Exhibition out in style and celebrate the upcoming birthday of Co-Owner Nichole Payton!

Show & Tell Concept Shop
July 6th, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sustainable Mother's Day Style

Mother's Day is just around the corner and here are our picks to keep Mom looking sustainably stylish.

Clockwise from Top Left: Meagan Reelitz "Taurus" Necklace,  Bylee Calendar and Planner, Baggu Small Leather Coin Purse, Cri-de-Coeur "Bounce" T-Strap, Mata Traders " Paint the Town" Dress, PROOF Blue Bamboo "Bogus" Sunglasses, Pollen Arts Beeswaz Candles.

All of these wonderful pieces are now available at Show & Tell.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Good hYouman

One of the best parts of Show & Tell is getting to meet and work directly with the people behind many of the great brands that we carry. Brett from good hYouman is one of our favorites, always there to greet us with a big smile. In the video below Brett shares the story behind Good hYouman.

Good hYouman jewelry and tees available in store at Show & Tell.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Upcoming Events at Show & Tell

March is gonna be a fun filled month at Show & Tell with several fun events planned. Get the details on the first two below!

International Women's Day
We are kicking things off with a mixer  in Honor of International Women's Day on the 8th. We'll be at the store until 9 that evening and are raffling off a gift certificate to the store.

Quilt and Textile Show
 featuring work by Baby Girl Design

On Thursday March 15 we'll be celebrating the work of Hilda Baker, Alyah's Mom and the artist behind the line of Baby Girl Design aprons, scarves, quilts, and other household items. All BGD goods will be 10% off during the event.  For a sneak peek at some of the items BGD has to offer click here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Naughty or Nice

Clockwise from Top Left: Flesh Black Lace Ruffle Set, PACT Share the Love Socks,
Flesh Lace Leggings, PACT Cotton Boy Shorts 

Whether you're a black lace or cotton boy short kind of girl Show & Tell has you covered for Valentine's Day. These great pieces and many more now available at Show & Tell in Oakland City Center

Friday, January 20, 2012

A CanDid Affair

Clockwise from Top Left: CanDid Art Waterfall Necklace, Assorted CanDid Art Feather Earrings,
CanDid Art Shoulder and Body Chain, CanDid Art Faded Waters Necklace
This past Thursday Show & Tell had the privilege of hosting a trunk show for CanDid Art, an amazingly fun and funky accessories line designed by Oakland native Candice Cox.  Candice, a graduate of Howard University, spent time in the corporate arena before deciding to pursue a career path that was a little more creatively fulfilling. Out of her desire for something more creative CanDid Art was born.  Although Candice currently resides in New York the flair and boldness of her leather and feather earrings, stone rings, and body chains definitely have that Oakland swag!

We had so much fun with Candice that we have invited her back for a couple more appearances before she returns to New York. Make sure you come by the shop to meet her and to buy some of her gorgeous hand crafted pieces on Thursday Jan 26th between 11-7 or Saturday Feb 4th between 4-7 at the Show & Tell Spread the Love Event.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Show & Tell x Instagram

Like most everyone else we are obsessed with instagram at Show & Tell. Here's a look at what we've been up to over the last few weeks and what's new in the store.

Clockwise from Top Left: Vintage Bow Shoes, Nic at Fred Segal, Vintage Cali License Plate, 
Alyah taking a call inside Fred Segal

Clockwise from Top Left: 1870 City Birds Hoodie,  Baggu Small Leather Pouch,
Kajan Padraig Sweater Dress, Vintage Shoe Forms

Clockwise from Top Left: Vintage Singer Sewing Machine, Kajan Padraig Flower Tee,
AJAR Vday Jars,  AJAR sign

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sometimes you need some encouragement

Building a successful business from scratch is not easy and sometimes you just need a few inspiring words to carry you through the challenging times.  So glad that I came across Poetic and Chic today, a great blog by sf based Annie Wilson and so glad she shared this awesome print by ElloGovna.