Inspired by Life


If you're familiar with MERCY, chances are you've had a conversation with co-owner Karen Anderson. In and out of the store regularly and on Piedmont pretty much daily (her second business, Neighbor, is just a few doors down from Mercy), Karen is hard to miss. Her 6'4" frame, blonde locks and layered … [Read more...]

Mercy Wears 4


Ava wears a vintage silk jacket from The End, sequin bustier, Levi's Stretch 517's & belt from Good Stock. Rachel wears vintage shirt, necklace, sandals & Indian pants. Mixed metals star necklace. Jenny wears vintage Balinese dress, vintage enamel choker & Sven clogs. Viv … [Read more...]

The California Feeling


We love Ava Anderson. She's been slinging vintage clothing for Karen (who is also her aunt) since the tender age of 12 (is that illegal? Maybe it was 15..) and has been helping build MERCY before we even opened our doors to the public. Ava is unwaveringly original. She knows what she's into, be it … [Read more...]

Polka Dots and Moonbeams


It's no secret that the Mercy sisterhood is founded on an unwavering devotion to vintage clothing. We are endlessly enamored of the old, the strange, and the beautiful, of these pieces that have traversed decades but are somehow no worse for the wear. They're better, in fact. As if the journey to … [Read more...]

Circus is the New Black


Take a walk with us into the macabre side of the greatest show on earth... The Trapeze Artist Vintage harlequin stirrup jumpsuit, chiffon polka dot collar & Miu Miu suede heels available at MERCY. The Tightrope Walker Vintage 1920s cloche, chiffon polka … [Read more...]

Oakland Gothic


Kate Voyageur has set up a tiny homestead of chickens, veggies, bees and killer clothes in her east Oakland bungalow. In addition to being a wife, mother, financial planner, and bestie to Dana Olson (Good Stock owner  & Neighbor co-owner), she has amazing style. In the afternoon we spent with … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Dollhouse


Katie was introduced last year in a brief profile as part of our Mercy Shop Girl blogs, but now we've tumbled headfirst into her home and (packed to the gills) closet.  We spent the afternoon doting on her dog, Bowie, drinking Pabst, eating cupcakes and taking photos in the soporific sunlight of the … [Read more...]

Mercy Wears 3


Rachel and Ava hard at work. Rach wears Ali Golden top, vintage skirt, denim jacket and Converse sneakers. Ava wears vintage Betsey Johnson dress, Bruce Springsteen tee, Levi's vest and pony hair boots. Karen wears Scout LA tee, vintage sweater, vintage Fiorucci pants and Gucci … [Read more...]

Camp Mercy


Temperatures are rising and we're trading in pants for shorts!  Check out some of the options we've got in the store for your heat wave excursions and go pitch a tent. On Jackie: Vintage Abercrombie & Fitch vest, vintage jumpsuit.  On Kat: Vintage denim vest, vintage Comme des Garcons … [Read more...]

Hi Guapa! Meet Norma Listman


With an mixture of just the right sass and sophistication, Norma breezes into the shop. Elegant, and worldly, her visits are some of our most savored. She lives with such exuberance it's contagious. "I dreamed of this drink last night" as she pours the most exquisite cocktail served in a vintage … [Read more...]