Modern Mouse Maker Market

Alameda's premier handmade gift shop, with over 250 artists (and counting)!

Looking to purchase a Gift Card? Please call the store (510-814-8830) during our office hours (12-6pm, Tu/W/F/Sa)! We are unable to process gift cards on our website at this time. Thank you for understanding!

Accessories

Apparel

You'll find mostly printed masculine and feminine t-shirts here, but who knows? We're always growing our collection of handmade and local goods. :)

Cards & Gifting Supplies

Operating During Shelter-In-Place 2020

     As of May 2020, our doors are closed to the general public for the time being, but we're still remaining active behind-the-scenes! We're currently holding office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-6pm, during which we conduct sanitized & contactless curbside pickups. We also deliver to Alameda residents on Thursdays from 3-6pm.

     We're adding more to our webstore every day, and there are a few ways you can still attain handmade & locally made goods from us:

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1. Select items from our online collection right here on this website and check out using PayPal or a credit card

2. You can call us at 510-814-8830 during our office hours

3. You can email us directly at shop@modernmousegifts.com

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1. Have your items shipped through USPS

2. Pick up from our store during office hours (please see above)

3. Alameda residents only: Have your items personally delivered on the Thursday following your order date (as long as you order before 12pm PST on Thursday)

4. If not time-sensitive, have your items held at the store until the county's Shelter-In-Place order is lifted (most likely Summer 2020, we hope!)

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     Refunds are gladly given for new, unused products in pristine condition within X days of purchase. X is determined by how your order is placed:

+ Alameda Delivery - 14 days from the day your order is delivered.

+ USPS Shipping - 21 days from the day your order is purchased.

+ Summer 2020 Pickup (after SIP is lifted) - 14 days from the day your order is picked up.

     Bath & Body, Edibles, Plants, Cloth Masks, and Final Sale items are not eligible for return. Apparel items must have the original tags attached to be eligible for return and may only have been tried on once, not worn.

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     The review process of New Artist Applications are currently on hold due to the Shelter-In-Place order. If you'd like to apply to work with us in the future, please email us at shop@modernmousegifts.com for an application. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

All About Us

Hellooooo from Modern Mouse!

--  W H O  W E  A R E  --

     Matt (the Shark) Ortega and Mynt Ortega are the Head Mice of Modern Mouse! They decided to take over company founder Eleen's vision in April of 2017 after years of being loyal customers, then employees. Together, they manage staff, accept new artists to the roster, and facilitate all other day-to-day operations.

    Outside of December, Modern Mouse also has two amazing individuals on staff: Marybeth (aka Amethyst Mouse) and Monica (aka Moonlight Mouse)! Marybeth is a UCLA graduate who is on her way to being an superb graphic designer, and Monica is a recent transplant to Alameda from Denver, CO who is also an extremely talented ceramic artist.

     In short, our entire team consists of creatives who are all residents of the beautiful island of Alameda! :)

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     Modern Mouse offers a fun, stylish and creative collection of high-quality, modern handmade goods made by independent artists and small manufacturers across the USA. We’re drawn to simple items that make us smile and find it pleasing to sprinkle beautiful handmade objects amidst a sea of mass produced product in this day and age.

     We delight in the special, unique nature of handcrafted objects and are inspired by the idea of them being produced one at a time in the tiny studios of individual artists (or more often than not, at dining tables or small desks) in homes perhaps just miles from our own.

     Visit our brick-and-mortar store to see work from over 250 talented artists, or shop a hand-picked, limited selection of our items here in our webstore! You'll find home goods, jewelry, local apparel and special occasion gifts... something for just about everyone!

Location

    We are located within the scenic South Shore Center of Alameda, just a short walk away from the waterfront! For the shortest trek, please park in front of West Marine or Safeway, and use the nearest breezeway to the heart of the Center, where we are located (right next to Great Clips, and right across from FAAS South Shore). We look forward to seeing you soon! :)

     Please note that we are CLOSED on January 1st, November 24th, and December 25th. We also close early or stay open later in observance of certain holidays and occasions. For more info, please connect with us through Facebook or Instagram.

Store Info:

2223 South Shore Center, Alameda, CA 94501

Office Hours During SIL:

Tuesday - Wednesday

12pm - 16pm

Thursday

OOO, conducting deliveries 3-6pm

Friday - Saturday

12pm - 6pm