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For Immediate Release

January 3rd, 2012

Media Contact: Camilla Lombard
Events and Publicity Manager
(415) 974-8985 ext.201

Good Vibrations Celebrates Sixth Store in Oakland’s Historic Lakeshore District with a Grand Opening Party Featuring Kandi Burruss

San Francisco, CA -- (January 3rd, 2012):Good Vibrations, the women and couple focused company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, has opened its sixth location to help kick off the new year with a tasteful and attractive boutique on the bustling historic Lakeshore avenue in Oakland, California. The grand opening party on January 28th from 6-9pm will feature Kandi Burruss, Grammy-winning songwriter, singer, producer, and Real Housewife of Atlanta, presenting her new intimate luxury line “Bedroom Kandi.”

Guests can enjoy free sexy prizes from the Wheel of Pleasure, including several Burruss’ own Bedroom Kandi line from OhMiBod, along with tasty treats, and keepsake photos from the Good Vibrations custom photo booth. Meet Kandi, check out your new neighborhood sex-positive resource, and explore the many delights on Lakeshore Avenue, including artisinal cocktails at neighboring Easy Bar six doors down from the new store.

Situated on Lakeshore Avenue alongside many charming boutiques and restaurants with ample access to parking and public transit, Good Vibrations looks forward to bringing customers' experience to a new level for the greater Bay Area and Oakland in particular in this exciting and accessible location. Good Vibrations has always been a destination retailer for adults desiring a safe, well-lit, comfortable and well-stocked place to shop for quality pleasure products. The staff couldn’t be happier about serving Oakland.

Jackie Strano, company Chief Operating Officer, says, "We are so pleased and proud to be expanding our retail operations to serve Oakland, and invite all of our friends to join us for our grand opening party in January. We are delighted to join the Lakeshore merchants and participate in this wonderful community. We have wanted to be in Oakland for a very long time….several of us live in Oakland and there is a lot to celebrate with store number six. We are thrilled that Kandi Burruss will be part of the fun at our official opening on January 28th, but come on by and say hi now!”

The Lakeshore store will be Good Vibrations' fifth in the Bay Area. Open in Mission District locations since 1977, the iconic retailer opened its second store in Berkeley in 1994; added a location in the Polk Street/Nob Hill neighborhood in 2003; and established an Eastern Seaboard store in Brookline, Massachusetts, a section of the greater Boston metropolitan area, in 2006. Last December Good Vibrations opened its downtown store in San Francisco, near the Westfield shopping mall across from Bloomingdale’s.

According to Staff Sexologist/Chief Cultural Officer Carol Queen, PhD, who is the company's longest-serving staff member, "We have long served Oakland, and it feels so great to be in the heart of this vibrant, bustling community. There's no experience that compares to a visit to a truly sex-positive store like Good Vibrations, and this will allow us to do an even better job promoting pleasure, quality, and communication."

Good Vibrations New Store Grand Opening Party Featuring Kandi Burruss!
When: Saturday, January 28th
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Good Vibrations Lakeshore Store - Oakland
3219 Lakeshore Avenue (near Lake Merritt), Oakland, CA

About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the San Francisco-based retailer trusted for more than three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding sex-positive products and educational materials to enhance one’s sex life. Good Vibrations offers its products through its retail stores and website: