gifts at rare bird

welcome to rare bird

We have a well edited mix of new & vintage, hand-crafted & locally sourced jewelry, clothing, artwork & home decor. Gifts for him, her, you, and the baby!

Rare Bird is proud to be the flagship brick & mortar for MAKBUILT, a line of re-purposed, fully functional, one-of-a-kind art hand crafted in Oakland, Ca.  A builder by day and an artist by night, MAK is influenced by music and street art – his own art combines yesteryear’s retro aesthetics with modern technology and functionality.

MAK’s love for music and nostalgia for the era of his childhood inspired his own version of a boom box that re-purposed his father’s wooden briefcase into a portable sound dock enabling him to share his tunes wherever he rambled.  MAK’s desire to investigate how things are made and function fuels his own innovations, leading him to turn his bicycle into a motor bike, a belt buckle into a carved wooden pocket knife, and resulting in a finished carpenter’s “face-lift” of a vintage camera. Each one of MAK’s unique pieces is imbued with his personal touch: a devotion to craft and a flair for style.

Check out his creations at Rare Bird or browse the MAKBUILT website.

Oaklander Boombox by Makbuilt

5 year anniversary Rare Bird

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artists, designers & brands you will find in our store

These are just some of the artists, designers & brands you will find in our store. We carry over 65 artists with more than 1000 products. and we are always getting more….We search near and far to find the perfect additions to our eclectic collection of the coolest products made by local artists & ethical companies, plus found & re-discovered vintage treasures. If you create cool stuff, submit your work, we’d love to see it!


third thursdays on piedmont ave.

Every Third Thursday we stay open late to feature local artists and mingle with our community.  Enjoy sweets, drinks, and music, plus support local independent business and art.

join us for the next third thursday on piedmont ave.