“The Find” is the place to find antiques in Oakland

on February 14, 2011

Bringing together antique-hunters and hipsters, there’s a new event in Oakland where you can find all the vintage gear you need. The Find, an antique fair held monthly in the Pavilion at Jack London Square, is a chance for Oaklanders to shop for old books and records, vintage clothes, handmade jewelry, refurbished birdhouses, and much more. Planners Tina Aiyer and Analisa Thompson deliberately placed the event indoors so it wouldn’t be vulnerable to the the bay’s unpredictable weather. Food vendors like Cholita Linda served up tacos and other snacks outside, while inside vendors competed for shoppers’ attention with each other and the one-man band playing banjo and drums while several children danced circles around him.

The Find, which started in December, is held on the second Saturday of every month at Jack London Square, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Click the audio player to learn more about the antique fair.


  1. Analisa Thompson on February 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Bless you Ted.

  2. bryan on February 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    From the name Oakland North I expected this to be about, well, North Oakland. Focus up!

    How about taking a look at the antique stores on Telegraph near Alcatraz. A new one just opened up next to the estate liquidators and Addison Endpapers. How about the Harvey Clar auction house?

    North Oakland!

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