5451 College Ave  Oakland, CA 94618  tel 510 504 0599
TU, WE, SU 11AM–6PM   TH, FR, SA 11AM–8 PM


The SOBU studio is our direct access to customers and design partners. It's our think tank, and touch and feel space where our designs can make their full impact. It's where we will launch new projects together with inspiration and feedback from customers and design professionals face to face. In short, it's everything a website cannot be - a place to hang out with like-minded people who love design and beauty and share some coffee and ideas. Romain, owner of French design store LE KUBE, is sharing his awesome and inspired space with us. THANKS ROMAIN! We couldn't be more excited. 
In the heart of a vibrant collection of shops and restaurants, the new SOBU shop is just three blocks from Rockridge BART. Come and visit us, grab a bite in the neighborhood and take some time to stroll. See you soon!

The SOBU Story

In late 2013, we opened the doors of our first SOBU studio in the historical neighborhood of Old Oakland following a 3-year stint as an exclusively online design store. After about half a year we made the move to beautiful Rockridge. Instrumental in making all of this happen for us was Popuphood Oakland. They were a terrific partner in making our dream of a retail shop in Oakland become a reality. Sarah, Mark and Alfonso understood our vision and supported our needs from design/location requirements to detailed business plan review, all to ensure that we were truly ready for this great leap.