It’s been around for only a year, but Oaklandish already has become somewhat of a local institution. Here you’ll find not only attitudinal accoutrements for your street-savvy identity and flavorful urban gear designed by local artisans — the personalized graffiti-style mesh trucker hats made by Royal Crowns are a must-have — but a strong cultural current running through the store as well. Call it a vibe if you must, but know that Oaklandish is the source for all your hip-hop needs, whether you’re a lil’ shorty or size-XXL playa. Community-oriented authenticity is what separates Oaklandish from your run-of-the-mill mall outlet specializing in mass-produced faux bling and overpriced baggy jeans to a youth demographic. If you live, breathe, piss, and shit hip-hop culture, you’ll feel at home hanging out at Oaklandish, checking out its weekly film series and live music happenings — or maybe just collecting wildstyle hieroglyphs from local graf-heads in your black book.