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Oakland Shop Owner & Power Mama Sherri McMullen

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Maria Del Rio

Our first impression after meeting Sherri McMullen? This woman has style running through her veins and a closet to kill for. Which we suppose isn’t that surprising given the fact that she owns the expertly curated McMullen in Oakland. Now in its tenth year, the Grand Avenue shop is filled with stand-out garments just begging for a double-take, including pieces by Ryan Roche, Rosie Assoulin, and Mother favorites Ulla Johnson and Sea New York. And while great style might have marked our first impression of McMullen, after spending some more time with the single mama of 15-month-old Frederick, her strength to forge ahead after losing her mother at a young age, as well as her determination to realize her own dreams, is what we’ll ultimately walk away with. See what we mean, below.

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