un·​der·​sto·​ry | \ ˈən-dər-ˌstȯr-ē
an underlying layer of vegetation beneath the main canopy of a forest.

Inspired by independent outdoor stores of the 1960s and 70s, Understory is an outdoor lifestyle destination in Oakland, CA.  Specializing in hard to find smaller brands and handmade products, accompanied by tried and true favorites and a curation of hand picked vintage, we offer unique access to a considered assortment of high quality clothing, accessories and tools for life outdoors.