When cruising down Telegraph Ave past the Whole Foods and before the snazzy Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, you don't really expect to find a lot beyond some late night snack spots like the Smokehouse and Jack in the Box. But next time you have an urge for a burger keep your eye out for the bright pink Down At Lulu's Vintage Boutique and Salon.
Co-Owned by Tina Lucchesi and Seth Bogart, the adorable vintage boutique is also the place to go for a great haircut. When walking in be prepared to walk out with hair hipper than you could have ever imagined and a new closet full of inexpensive but awesome vintage finds. (See the image below of my adorable new black leather purse with gold buckle. Cute and small, but surprisingly roomy inside, and it was in perfect condition!)
Seth and Tina decided to take the plunge and start their own business after years of working together at someone else's salon. They also shared a love of thrifting and junk selling and decided to combine their two interests in one great location. Both are in bands and are avid flea market hunters, and the stores decor, clothing, and accessories reflects their style. Keep an eye on their myspace for updates about sales and occasional art and fashion shows they hold at Lulu's. And don't forget to head over there next time you need a new do!
6603 Telegraph Ave