McMullenSherri McMullen has created a true haven for style and joy in Oakland. This luxury concept store opened in 2007 and moved to its airy, light-filled space on Broadway in the Uptown District in Oakland in 2018. The racks teem with designs from Proenza Schouler, Miista, Rochas, Kamperett, and more. You’ll find exclusives from Lisa Folawiyo, Arias, and Marion Parke. Beneath lovely framed photos of her mom, grandmother, and aunts hanging on the soft pink walls, you can take your time perusing elevated looks from predominantly female designers with the help of her extremely welcoming and stylish staff. Tip: If you are itching for some outstanding soul food after your shopping, then try to grab a table at Brown Sugar Kitchen, just next door. Photos by Maria Del Rio, courtesy of McMullen.