Ali Golden's Inaugural Boutique Opens

Temescal Alley's New Star

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We like Ali Golden. We like her a lot.

Maybe it’s because her maxidresses have taken us from summer party standouts to layered fall work looks. Maybe it’s the breezy, effortless cuts of her ’40s-style button-ups or her eye for surprising yet wearable color. Maybe it’s that every time we wear something of hers, compliments abound.

Enough gushing. The goods: Golden opens her own shop-slash-studio tomorrow in Oakland’s up-and-coming Temescal Alley (home of Esqueleto, Crimson Horticultural Rarities, and Marisa Haskell — more on her soon). She has best-selling basics (the maxi, kimono tunic, cropped blouse), discounted samples for sale and fittings, and a dressing room bedecked with a matte gold sequin curtain for her still-flourishing bespoke business (she’s into special-occasion dresses and cocoon coats at the moment).

She’s also busy working on her inaugural collection for fall/winter 2012.

We have a feeling we’re going to love it.

Ali Golden, 470e 49th Street, Oakland (805-340-7086 or aligolden.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Ali Golden

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470 49th St
bt Telegraph Ave & Clarke St
Oakland, CA 94609