Best Boutique

Viv & Ingrid at Oxford Hall

For more than a decade, Viv & Ingrid has designed simple yet gorgeous jewelry from the East Bay, and its signature beaded hoop earrings have graced the ears of celebrities and locals alike. Last year, the designers — Vivian Wang and Ingrid Chen, both UC Berkeley grads — opened their first retail store, situated conveniently in Berkeley's downtown. In addition to its jewelry (which is manufactured on-site), Viv & Ingrid at Oxford Hall also offers accessories and gifts for those with delicate taste, such as vintage letterpress cards, tote bags, handmade Saipua soaps, Maison Bouche chocolates, and Royal Apothic perfumes. It's like taking a tour of your great aunt's house — that is, if your great aunt had exquisite taste.

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