Ruby' Garden Girl

Ruby's Garden
Local-Grown Kidwear
5026 Telegraph Ave
Oakland CA 94609
(510) 595-5325
Mon-Sat 10-6

First Fridays 10-8

Gently Used Buying
Store Credit Only
Tue-Thu 2-5:30

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About the Shop

Mae and MaryChildren's Clothes Hip children’s clothes for babies to size 12, featuring Bay Area local & independent artists: bold modern, vintage charming, witty urban.

Gently-Used Clothing for babies to size 8, great selection and prices. Selling your clothing: We buy your gently-used in-season clothing and shoes in exchange for store credit only. Buying hours are Tuesday thru Thursday 2-5:30pm or by appointment. Clothes and shoes must be freshly laundered and folded, no stains, up to two grocery bags per visit.

Please call first to make sure the buyer is in and buying--sometimes we just cannot buy any more for the week! We can no longer accept drop-offs or donations but we suggest Bananas on Claremont as a great place nearby to take your donations of children's clothing and other gear.

PRESS Named Best New Kids Clothes 2013 and Best Gently Used Kids Clothes 2013 by Oakland Magazine, Parent's Press Best New Children's Clothing 2012, Oakland Magazine's Best of 2011 and Best of 2009 Best Children's Clothing Store, East Bay Express Best of the East Bay 2010 Best Homegrown Kid's Clothing. See video of our piece on KGO-7 news urging Oaklanders to SHOP LOCAL (11/08). Read about our Oakland Indie Award (5/08), our feature in Oakland Magazine (6/07), and our Best of the East Bay 2007 (07) in the East Bay Express.

What's Growing in Ruby's Garden? updated 3/31/14

Spring Bunny Party - Temescal First Friday
Easter Bunny Baskets, anyone? April 4, 6-8pm
Come meet our second litter of bunnies while shopping all the newest spring clothing lines and gift items we found in our spring buying trips. Shop special party discounts and enjoy Bakesale Betty snacks. Double stamps for Ruby's Rewards purchases.

RSVP on our Facebook Event page for a chance to take home one of three goody bags with over $50 of merchandise. 

Meet the Bunnies Don't you need a baby bunny in your household? Ruby's rabbits Jackson and Crystal had SECOND litter so we've been enjoying watching the little furballs play and grow. Give those bunnies a cuddle at the Easter party! They are available for adoption so let us know if you're interested in bringing one or two home. Ruby will be available to tell you how to care for a pet rabbit, including house training. Rabbits can be very affectionate for relatively little care given the right setup. $15 adoption fee.

Spring Photo Mini-Sessions - Friday Saturday 4/11-12, 10am-2pm 
Spring Photo Mini-Sessions SMPThe fall photo sessions were such a big hit, we invited Sara Marie Photography to come back for spring! Don't forget to capture the cuteness in professional photos. Portraits of your little ones make a great Mother's Day present for Grandma.

Sara Marie will photograph your child in-store with natural light. $50 buys 20 minute sessions; $25 for each additional session. Proofs will be uploaded to her website  for you to choose and print as you like, or you can buy the digital files to print yourself. Check out her portfolio of children's portraits to get a sense of her talent! Come in or call us at (510) 595-5325 to book your session right away.

New in Shop 
Dino Bebe dressTea Morocco: Petite Poissons SummerPaddywax Scented CandlesApril means it's time to get ready for special occasions like Easter and Passover. We've got dressy outfits to choose from for that family holiday gathering, for both girls and boys. Tea's latest delivery from their Morocco collection brings special occasion dresses and collared shirts for spring and summer. Spring sandals from Saltwater complete the outfit. Urban Sunday bow ties dress up any boy's outfits. Wind-up baby chicks and ducks are perfect for Easter baskets. Oakland's own GoldieBlox construction toys for girls are back in stock with a new third toy option, The Dunk Tank. We've finally brought in more gifts for women including Paddywax scented candles and coin purses from Natural Life

Join Ruby's Rewards Ruby's RewardsAny$100 purchase (pretax) earns one stamp; after ten stamps, you'll get a $100 discount off your next purchase. Plus we'll give you:
- Double-stamps at First Friday parties 6-8pm
- Members-only sales and birthday bonuses.
Rewards members have already filled their cards and won $100 off their next purchases, so get started right away!

Maileg Bunny Princess and the PeaNeed Something We Don't Have? Let us know and we will do our best to get it for you. Is there a line you think we should carry? Post it on our Facebook Page. Or email me with ideas and suggestions so we can make Ruby's Garden better. We are still learning! 

Like what we've got going on here? Tell your friends, and write us a Yelp Review so more people shop here and we can stay in business. Ask us about our new referral program, where you get a discount for sending us a first-time customer to shop.

Book Donations If you have books your child has outgrown, please consider donating them to the East Bay Children's Book Project where local public school teachers and others working with children in need can pick up books for their kids. Just bring them to Ruby's Garden and put them in the drop-off bin.

Hope to see you soon,
Mae and Mary

Upcoming Events

Spring Bunny Party Friday April 4, 6-8 pm.

Spring Photo Mini-Sessions with Sara Marie Prada Friday Saturday 4/11-12, 10am-2pm. Come in to reserve your timeslot.