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Part-time sales positions available now in our San Francisco & Oakland locations!

Foggy Notion began as a place founder Alissa Anderson could make and sell her own goods as well as those of her friends and other makers. Over the past 5 years, it has grown to include over 100 makers and a satellite shop in Oakland. Our specialty has become high-quality handmade apothecary products like organic skincare, soy candles, artisanal edibles, as well as home goods and accessories. Our goal is to connect our customers with the products and makers we care so deeply about, by sharing the stories behind the products and makers and educating them about materials, ingredients, and usage. Customer service is crucial to the success of our shop and what makes us stand out from other boutiques. We strive to be an inviting and calming environment full of good vibes and great smells, to create an inspiring sanctuary for customers and employees alike, and to provide a place to consistently pick up thoughtful and unique gifts.

We love hiring good folks with positive energy, enthusiasm, genuine warmth and friendliness, curiosity, organization, and attention to detail. Previous retail experience is welcomed and wonderful but not necessarily required.

Please send your resume, a short letter about how you heard about us and/or why you’d love to join our team, and your preferred number of days a week and any scheduling preferences to: A somewhat flexible schedule is preferred, occasionally working after-hour events and being able to cover/trade shifts with other employees as needed. Ideally you would be able to work 2-3 days a week, either entirely at one shop or open to working at both, and would be able to make a commitment though 2017.


Opening & closing the shop.

Shop vibes: Make sure it looks it’s best at all times, music playing, candles lit, etc. Provide a relaxed yet fun atmosphere. Answer customers’ questions about other local shops, restaurants, activities as needed. Answer the phone.

Register: Accept payments through our point-of-sale system, wrap products, assemble gift bags.

Product knowledge: Learn about all our products & makers and share this information with the customers in a friendly and helpful way.

Merchandising: Keep the shelves fully stocked, replace sold product, dust & clean product & testers as needed, space & face products. Help implement seasonal window displays.

Products: Receive, count, & price inventory as shipments arrive.

Online sales: Receive, pack, and ship online orders (SF shop only).

General shop cleaning: vacuuming/dusting/windows/etc.

Have Company Pop-Up

We are happy to announce that will be hosting Marlee from Have Company in our Oakland shop starting today, Wednesday, Jan. 25th through Friday, Feb. 24th!

Marlee stocks books, zines, tarot cards and more. Have Company is dedicated to providing space in many ways – for voices in the writings she offers and in person. If you already love what we have at Foggy Notion, you will absolutely love Marlee’s offerings as well.

Marlee moved to Oakland from Grand Rapids last summer, where Have Company was a brick and mortar shop that hosted events, workshops, performances, and more. We are proud to be her first physical space in California in this small way…so let’s welcome her warmly!

You’re invited to stop by for tea or just sit and chat during Marlee’s open hours of Weds. – Fri. from 11-7, and her goods will be available Saturdays and Sundays during our usual hours as well.

Marlee will also be present on Sunday, Feb. 12th during our monthly Macarthur Annex Second Sundays event.


Foggy Notion Oakland Grand Opening Party

Join us on Friday, November 18th from 6-9 p.m. for the Grand Opening of Foggy Notion at Macarthur Annex, a place for retail, food, art, design, & more.

644 40th St. @ MLK – half a block from the Macarthur BART Stationmacarthurannexgrandopening

Oakland Preview Party!

Our neighbors Contact Records are having their Grand Opening party and we decided to join in the fun! Come by to see the progress we’re making on our new shop and get first crack at their incredible selection of records!
Saturday, Nov. 5th, 6-9 p.m.
644 40th St. #102
Oakland, CA 94609

Foggy Notion’s New Oakland Location Opening in November!

Foggy Notion’s new retail location will be in at Macarthur Annex, a brand new arts/food/retail com complex right next to Macarthur BART at 644 40th & MLK in Oakland. Our shop neighbors will be Contact Records and La Loba, plus a café by Subrosa and bar/restaurant/outdoor seating area. There will also be a variety of small businesses and artists studios. More details to be announced soon!



SF Etsy Interview

Foggy Notion interview now up on the SFEtsy blog!





Meet Our New Neighbor: Save My Seat Custom Upholstery!

In the two years since we opened, we have been staring at the empty storefront across the hallway and wishing for a cool neighboring merchant. Our dreaming and hoping finally paid off!

Lauren from Save My Seat lives in the neighborhood and is looking forward to offering The Richmond District her custom upholstery services. In addition, she’ll be selling handmade pillows and vintage furniture she’s rehabbed. Plus she has a cute shop dog named Pilot!

We are so happy to have another small business across from us that is locally owned, values great design, and is environmentally conscious. Stay tuned for details about the grand opening party in early April!



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New Farmers Market Hours

We’re super stoked for the new Clement Street Farmers Market! Foggy Notion will be opening (and closing) an hour earlier on Sundays.

New SUNDAY Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Expect some fun pop-ups on Sundays coming up!

Clement St. Farmers Market

Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Clement St. between 2nd & 4th Avenues