About Vivian Wang and Ingrid Chen of Viv&Ingrid have just opened their first retail boutique, Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall. A fine gifts boutique located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, the boutique sells the Viv&Ingrid jewelry line, as well as covetable home fragrance products, bath and body care, office supplies, personal accessories and more. Vivian and Ingrid’s current favorites include Saipua soaps, Linnea’s Lights candles, Further body and home products, John Robshaw scarves, BKR water bottles and Maison Bouche chocolates. The Viv&Ingrid jewelry line was launched in 1999. Since then, the brand has become an established fashion accessories company that has been featured in hundreds of publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Elle, Women’s Wear Daily and on the covers of O Magazine, Self, Lucky and Seventeen. The jewelry has also been featured on television and in films, international fashion shows and more. Celebrity fans include Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, Molly Sims, Uma Thurman, Alicia Keys, Rachel Bilson and Jewel. The line is sold in stores domestically and internationally, with retailers in Japan, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Taiwan. In 2008, the company, along with the owners, were featured in a national advertising campaign for Visa business card. Viv&Ingrid was also part of a national billboard campaign for Visa.
Opening Date July 2011 (hard opening)
Owners Vivian Wang & Ingrid Chen Vivian and Ingrid met as young girls and remained close friends through adulthood. Both graduated from UC Berkeley, making Oxford Hall the perfect location for their first retail store. Vivian graduated with a business degree and Ingrid received her BA in Physiology, and later her MFA in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University. Vivian’s free-spirited flair combined with Ingrid’s refined detailing has created a new philosophy in accessible luxuries for the modern woman.
Store Description Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall is a chic, London-inspired shop in the Oxford Hall building, a historic property directly across from the UC Berkeley campus. A charming scalloped awning welcomes shoppers and a black and gold lattice print rug softens their step. The main display case, housing the Viv&Ingrid jewelry collection, is covered in a girly, vintage wallpaper. High ceilings and watery blue walls create an airy, light atmosphere that is completed with a tufted settee and mirrored end tables. The centerpiece of the shop is an antique gold and crystal chandelier that casts a beautiful, soft light. Fixtures like crystal hooks, metallic gold mirrors and vintage displays complete the charming atmosphere.
Brand Names Jewelry: Viv&Ingrid Bath & Body Care: Further lotions and soaps, Lafco soaps, Musgo Real men’s body care, Rosebud Perfume Co. lip balms, Royal Apothic perfumes and hand creams, Saipua soaps Beauty: Butter London nail polish Candles: Linnea’s Lights candles, Voluspa candles and diffusers Candy: Maison Bouche chocolates, Mehlenbacher’s Taffy Cards: Austin Press, John Robshaw, Laughing Elephant, Mr. Boddington’s Studio Children: Andreas Linzner stuffed animals Office supplies: Jonathan Adler for Lifeguard Press note cubes and file folders, JPT America paper clips, Kikkerland pens and pencils, Laughing Elephant notebooks, Midori nesting boxes, Moleskine notebooks and planners, Roost pencils, pens and photo frames, Russel and Hazel notecards and pencil cases, Thomas Paul journals Personal Accessories: BKR water bottles, Famille Summerbelle tote bags, John Robshaw scarves, Jonathan Adler water bottles, Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bags
Location/Contact In downtown Berkeley directly across from the entrance to the UC Berkeley campus 2142 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 800-231-1878
Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed Sunday and Monday
Accepted Payments Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall 2142 Oxford St. Berkeley, CA 94704
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