Resurrect

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Why the Name Resurrect?

By Eva Restad

res·ur·rect

/ˌrezəˈrekt/

verb

1. restore (a dead person) to life

2. revive the practice, use, or memory of (something); bring new vigor to.

Ever since Kate was a teenager, she dreamed of opening up a shop like Resurrect and knew even then that “Resurrect” would be the perfect name. In addition, to being a magical, witchy word, it's a pretty good description of our practices here.

We've sought out designers who aren't afraid to resurrect vintage styles and materials. Jil Cappuccio is a local designer who uses vintage fabrics to create one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the fashion of the 50’s, like the Slim Jay Button-up Shirt and the Housecoat Zip Dress. Another wonderful local designer, Field Day, combines timeless designs and details, like their signature brass buttons that go all the way up their simple, yet elegant Sheet Dress (which was originally made from recycled bedsheets!). Field Day uses fabric and materials that are either reclaimed or locally-sourced and their entire line is designed, cut, sewn, dyed and finished in Oakland.

Many of our vendors bring dead materials back to life. Tonlé is our favorite zero waste fashion brand. They use scrap waste sourced from mass clothing manufacturers to make their beautiful dresses, pants and tops. We also carry awesome, unisex bags and wallets from Evenodd, a rad company that uses recycled bicycle inner tubes and other re-purposed materials.

But most of all we try our best to revive the practice of ethical fashion. We partner with sustainable companies that are made in the USA or stand by fair trade principles, intentionally seeking out local designers, and vendors that give back to their communities and to the planet. We try to connect with our local and global communities, and provide an authentic experience for our lovely customers.

Let generic shopping, careless business practices, and fast-fashion stay dead. Bring "new vigor" to your closet by shopping at Resurrect!

Eva Restad is an artist, musician, and fairy shaman who lives right off of Piedmont Avenue. She also works at Resurrect. Eva is currently offering sliding scale tarot readings, guided meditations, and personalized ritual prescriptions. You can contact her at eva@restad.us and find out more about her at these links:

Closedeyevision.com

Evalizard.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/churchofcolorandlight/

EMPLOYEE PICKS FOR SPRING!

The employees of Resurrect and are so thrilled that it is Spring! We are enjoying all of the flowers, sunshine, as well as our new Spring inventory! We decided to make a little list of our individual favorites and share them with you. Enjoy!

EVA’S PICKS: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

Triple Brass Rings by Essie Day $36: Add one to match your other rings, adding balance and flow. Or layer a few to create protective brass magic for a mythic royalty look. Direct your energies by facing your ring's point towards the body to receive and away to release. A variety of sizes & styles are available in the shop.

Triple Brass Rings by Essie Day $36: Add one to match your other rings, adding balance and flow. Or layer a few to create protective brass magic for a mythic royalty look. Direct your energies by facing your ring's point towards the body to receive and away to release. A variety of sizes & styles are available in the shop.

UFO Muscle Tee by Curbside Clothing $32: A nice reminder of the deep space from which we came and will eventually return. Pictured on the tee, a cowgirl and her loyal horse beaming up to the mothership to head home, while the men in the foreground remain blissfully unaware of the Great Mystery. These tees are also available in Unisex t-shirts and sweatshirts and are also available  online .

UFO Muscle Tee by Curbside Clothing $32: A nice reminder of the deep space from which we came and will eventually return. Pictured on the tee, a cowgirl and her loyal horse beaming up to the mothership to head home, while the men in the foreground remain blissfully unaware of the Great Mystery. These tees are also available in Unisex t-shirts and sweatshirts and are also available online.

Gem Essences by Full Moon Apothecary $22: These oils are perfect for enhancing rituals. Dress your candle before meditations or tarot readings. Add a dropper-full to your New Moon Intention setting bath. Anoint your heart chakra while saying your morning affirmations. These crystal prescriptions contain the qualities of the stones and herbal ingredients, as well as the planet, element, deity, tarot, and chakra associations for a deeper level of mystic knowledge. Available in store and  online.

Gem Essences by Full Moon Apothecary $22: These oils are perfect for enhancing rituals. Dress your candle before meditations or tarot readings. Add a dropper-full to your New Moon Intention setting bath. Anoint your heart chakra while saying your morning affirmations. These crystal prescriptions contain the qualities of the stones and herbal ingredients, as well as the planet, element, deity, tarot, and chakra associations for a deeper level of mystic knowledge. Available in store and online.

KATE’S PICKS: THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

Mock Neck Crop Tee in Star Girls by Nooworks $56: This top is perfect for Spring with adorable dancing ladies frolicking all over this cotton candy colored top. This top is designed by the lovely ladies of Nooworks, sewn in Oakland, and the lady print is created by Egle Zirblyte, an incredible Lithuanian artist. Available in store and  online  XS-XL.

Mock Neck Crop Tee in Star Girls by Nooworks $56: This top is perfect for Spring with adorable dancing ladies frolicking all over this cotton candy colored top. This top is designed by the lovely ladies of Nooworks, sewn in Oakland, and the lady print is created by Egle Zirblyte, an incredible Lithuanian artist. Available in store and online XS-XL.

Goddess Dust by Ebb & Flow $22: Need a little sparkle in your life? Douse yourself with this incredible rose gold dust. This organic powder blend is combined with natural mica powder for a luscious rose gold shimmer. Dust your face, hair, arms, chest, legs ~~ any and everywhere you desire a soft shimmering glow plus it is scented with ginger & essential oils of lavender, sandalwood. Yum! This goodness is created by Ty Bramwell and she resides & creates in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Available in store and  online .

Goddess Dust by Ebb & Flow $22: Need a little sparkle in your life? Douse yourself with this incredible rose gold dust. This organic powder blend is combined with natural mica powder for a luscious rose gold shimmer. Dust your face, hair, arms, chest, legs ~~ any and everywhere you desire a soft shimmering glow plus it is scented with ginger & essential oils of lavender, sandalwood. Yum! This goodness is created by Ty Bramwell and she resides & creates in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Available in store and online.

Supermaggie Witches Crop Cutout Tank $30: Wanna feel like a powerhouse while also keeping cool? Boom— this is your new favorite summer ready tank! If you are an Art Nouveau or Aubrey Beardsley fan this is a must for you. Screen printed in Austin, TX by a husband and wife team. Available in sizes S -2XL in store and  online .

Supermaggie Witches Crop Cutout Tank $30: Wanna feel like a powerhouse while also keeping cool? Boom— this is your new favorite summer ready tank! If you are an Art Nouveau or Aubrey Beardsley fan this is a must for you. Screen printed in Austin, TX by a husband and wife team. Available in sizes S -2XL in store and online.

This enamel pin is an ode to the sanctity of female friendship. It brings to mind several of my favorite lady friends and this is definitely going in everyone’s next birthday present! Amazing gold and black design by female owned, Datter Industries. Available in store and  online  $13.

This enamel pin is an ode to the sanctity of female friendship. It brings to mind several of my favorite lady friends and this is definitely going in everyone’s next birthday present! Amazing gold and black design by female owned, Datter Industries. Available in store and online $13.

LEA’S PICKS: CAT POWER

Fluffy Co. Stay Wild Tee $34. When a former goth unflinchingly grabs an ecru-colored t-shirt of the rack, you know it’s got to be good! From San Francisco company Fluffy Co., this tee features an irresistibly sweet little tortie cat peeking through the wildflowers. The fabric is a neat heathered ecru and the fit is slimmer than a regular crewneck, with a wider neckline for a comfy and flattering look. I love this shirt so much-- I will dress it up (you read that right) and dress it down. Made from recycled fabric. 50/50 cotton/poly blend-- soft and cozy. Available in store.

Fluffy Co. Stay Wild Tee $34. When a former goth unflinchingly grabs an ecru-colored t-shirt of the rack, you know it’s got to be good! From San Francisco company Fluffy Co., this tee features an irresistibly sweet little tortie cat peeking through the wildflowers. The fabric is a neat heathered ecru and the fit is slimmer than a regular crewneck, with a wider neckline for a comfy and flattering look. I love this shirt so much-- I will dress it up (you read that right) and dress it down. Made from recycled fabric. 50/50 cotton/poly blend-- soft and cozy. Available in store.

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick $14.50 These things work just like those Flinstones push pops (remember?), and come in delightfully quirky biodegradable packaging to match your new cat-themed wardrobe. More importantly, they smell lovely, are made from natural ingredients, and are ultra effective-- purrfect for keeping fresh in the quickly approaching warm weather.  The scents: Lavender Bergamot and Baking Soda Free Cedar Spruce (great for people with sensitivities). Pick your fave! You can’t go wrong with either. Available in store and  online .

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick $14.50 These things work just like those Flinstones push pops (remember?), and come in delightfully quirky biodegradable packaging to match your new cat-themed wardrobe. More importantly, they smell lovely, are made from natural ingredients, and are ultra effective-- purrfect for keeping fresh in the quickly approaching warm weather.

The scents: Lavender Bergamot and Baking Soda Free Cedar Spruce (great for people with sensitivities). Pick your fave! You can’t go wrong with either. Available in store and online.

Of Earth and Salt Leopard Print Cropped Tank $49. Double-layer cotton jersey leopard print crop tank? This one works as a totally sweet multi-tasker. You can spiffy up for a night out by adding some big ol’ brass earrings, some high-waisted pants and a pair of heels, or wear it lounging around on your day off. It’s comfy enough to do both, or even use as a bra. Made in San Francisco -- yay! 92% cotton, 8% lycra for a little stretch. Available in store.

Of Earth and Salt Leopard Print Cropped Tank $49. Double-layer cotton jersey leopard print crop tank? This one works as a totally sweet multi-tasker. You can spiffy up for a night out by adding some big ol’ brass earrings, some high-waisted pants and a pair of heels, or wear it lounging around on your day off. It’s comfy enough to do both, or even use as a bra. Made in San Francisco -- yay! 92% cotton, 8% lycra for a little stretch. Available in store.

Eva's Piedmont Avenue Picks

Many of you have explored the wonders that Piedmont Avenue offers and others may find a few new gems on this list. Resurrect employee and neighbor, Eva Restad, takes us on a journey to her favorite neighborhood spots along with a guided meditation for exploring them.

Best place to get lost: Chapel of the Chimes

Your deep intuition guides you through this sacred labyrinth. You reach a room where a wave of peace flows over you. This is your restful place. Sit, close your eyes, relax your muscles, and notice your breath. All thoughts seem unimportant and fall away. Breathe in, breathe out. Open your eyes and see your name on many of the urns all around you. Gain perspective on life and death. Realize how all life is connected and let go of ego completely. On the way out notice the name of the chapel you were in and the synchronicity that it’s the perfect word for what you needed.

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Best place for a bath: Piedmont Springs

As you rest and recover in the hot water there’s a certainty that Oakland is some kind of nexus of magic, and the very spot you’re in must have been blessed by spirits beyond human comprehension or concepts of time. Let the sacred waters cast a love spell on you and wash away all that is not serving you along with any tension you’ve been holding in your physical body. Once you feel cleansed and completely at ease, this energy of acceptance and compassion projects out of you, exponentially growing as it connects and spreads to all life on this planet.

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Best place for (un)birthday cake: Timeless Coffee

Why celebrate just once per year when you can can enjoy 364 unbirthdays? Each moment you’re not dwelling in the past or future, you’re reborn in the present moment. Acknowledge your birth with cake and other sweet, savory and drinkable treats at this vegan coffee shop full of beautiful people (and beautiful dogs.) P.S. Their Birthday Cake is great on actual birthdays too.

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Best place to get ingredients for a blood moon ritual: Resurrect

All your senses are activated, even the scent in the space gives you mental clarity and a deep knowing. You’re intuitively drawn toward a piece of jewelry as if magnetically pulled. The closer you get to this item the stronger you can feel it’s energy. This is your totem. The shapes, colors and materials are timeless symbols, fractals of wisdom that you unconsciously absorb. You wear this while you perform the following ritual:

Choose an outfit that makes you feel powerful yet open. Hold a crystal to your heart, light sage or scented candle, drink a few drops from the appropriate tincture, and ring a bell. Envision the elements surrounding and permeating you, filling you with confidence and calm. Using a notebook that’s special to you, write down all the qualities you want to increase in your life. Burn the paper over a fire safe bowl. Mix the ashes with a bit of your favorite essential oil blend. Bathe your new totem in this mixture, and embody your chosen qualities whenever you wear it.

Eva Restad is an artist, musician, and fairy shaman who lives right off of Piedmont Avenue. She is also the newest hire at Resurrect. Eva is currently offering sliding scale tarot readings, guided meditations, and personalized ritual prescriptions. You can contact her at eva@restad.us and find out more about her at these links:

Closedeyevision.com

Evalizard.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/churchofcolorandlight/

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Resurrect  

4135 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland ,CA 94611    

510-653-8716  

info@resurrectoakland.com

Store Hours: Mon.  - Sat.:  11:00 am - 7:00 pm |  Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm