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|About the Shop|
Children's Clothes Hip children’s clothes for babies to size 8, featuring Bay Area local & independent artists: bold modern, vintage charming, witty urban. Gently-Used Clothing for babies to size 8, great selection and prices. We buy in exchange for store credit only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11-3pm, or by appointment. We can no longer accept drop-offs or donations. Clothes and shoes must be freshly laundered and folded, 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!
PRESS 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 3/15/13|
New in the Shop Spring has arrived and we're up to our ears in new arrivals! Tea's South Africa-inspired spring collection is in full swing. Hipster boys can find fresh tees and board shorts in sizes 2-8 from Appaman and Prefresh. Girls can pick an Easter dress from Sophie Catalou and Masala Baby in sizes 2-8. We're loving the colorsof See Kai Run's spring sandals for girls up to size 12 and Saltwater Sandals this year in gold, silver, purple, red, tan, and (still my favorite) yellow.
A video about Ruby's Garden Some friends of ours started a videography companycalled Radiologie. They were kind enough to make a promo video about us. It was a one-day shoot and they had the video completed the next day. Contact them if you need a video--they are extremely kind and professional.
Join Ruby's Rewards Any $100 purchase (pretax) earns one stamp; after ten stamps, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate for your next purchase. Plus we'll give you:
Need 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,
Natural Easter Egg Coloring Craft Time Saturday March 16, 12-2pm. Join us as we play with food-based egg colorings by Berkeley eco-art company GLOB.
Spring Dress Sale Saturday 3/16-20. We're celebrating spring by promoting select spring dresses at 25% off. Sale ends Wednesday, on the Spring Equinox.
Spring Fling Party Friday 4/5, 6-9pm. Meet ducklings, snack on Bakesale Betty cookies and get Double Stamps while shopping the latest spring styles.
View Lucy Barthel's Under the Sea art installation.
Temescal Spring Skate-n-Stroll Friday 4/5-6. Faux ice-rink and skateboarding demos by Funktion Skateboards. On 49th St. at Telegraph.
Still to come Summer 2013:
- Temescal Street Cinema
- Bites Off Broadway