about us


A long-standing love affair with design has been the driving force behind many of Nathan’s creative and career exploits. As a boy, it was not uncommon for Nathan to spend hours dreaming of someday owning his own “perfect little store.” Even when his mother sent him about his household chores, Nathan would imagine himself in his very own retail utopia, sweeping or dusting or straightening things. The store of his imagination was beautiful and innovative. It was a place where the shopping experience was just as lovely as the loot you left with, where your name was remembered and the gift-wrapping was always free. It was decidedly modern and chic but never highfalutin’, and forever fun.

Since 2006, Oaklanders and others have had the opportunity to cruise the store of Nathan’s dreams, where it’s not unusual to see locals chatting, spot our canine neighbors enjoying NATHAN&CO treats, or hear someone laughing out loud as they thumb through a particularly witty book.  In October 2011, the family grew to include a second Oakland location on College Avenue, just a five-minute drive from the original Piedmont Avenue spot.    

We offer hoards of heavenly home accessories, and everything from stylish stationery and cheeky greeting cards, to brilliant baby gifts. Of course, there are tons of other tantalizing curiosities to check out, including an array of elegant and affordable jewelry. If you're looking for something for the person who has everything, or perhaps that person who is just so darn hard to shop for (we all know one of those) then you've come to the right place. Shop our favorites online or visit one of our brick and mortar stores, where we can pamper you the old-fashioned way.