Modern Mouse Maker Market

One of the East Bay's premier handmade gift shops, 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!



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. :)

Bags, Pouches, Wallets

Bath & Body

Cards & Gifting Supplies

Charity & Donation

Everything found in this department has a charitable aspect to it that supports equality and justice. For example, some of our artists are donating portions of the proceeds from their sales to the Black Lives Matter movement. Rest assured that we are not in the market of unfairly cutting into an artist's profits in order to make donations, so we are only donating the amount that they request + a matching amount from Modern Mouse profits. If you'd like to make a direct donation, we encourage you to check out the following organizations that we support. This page will be updated as we receive confirmation from more artists. Thank you!

Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee - Provides support for actions that are anti-patriarchal, anti-racist, anti-imperialist & anti-capitalist in the form of education, information, and referrals.

Campaign Zero - Researching policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

Unicorn Riot - Dedicated to exposing the root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues.

Black Visions Collective - A black, trans, and queer-led organization committed to dismantling systems of oppression & violence, and shifting the public narrative to create real change.

George Floyd Memorial Fund - Directly supports the Floyd family.

Reclaim The Block & The Minnesota Freedom Fund have requested that donations that would have gone to them instead go to an organization on this list.

Operating During The 2020 Pandemic

     Our doors are currently closed to the general public due to the pandemic, 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

4. Schedule a Zoom Shopping Appointment through the above contact methods

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1. Have your items shipped through USPS ($5 minimum)

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 ($5 minimum)

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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:

+ Store Pickup & Alameda Delivery - 14 days from the day your order is picked up or delivered.

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

     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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     Do you want to consign at the best indie artist boutique in the known mousiverse? Visit our Vendor Application to learn more and apply to work with us! We reply to all applications, typically within 2-4 weeks. Thank you for your interest! 

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 usually has two other individuals on staff, one of whom is Marybeth (aka Amethyst Mouse), a UCLA graduate who is on her way to being an superb graphic designer!

     In short, our entire team consists of creatives who are all residents of the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. :)

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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!


    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 - 6pm


OOO, conducting deliveries 3-6pm

Friday - Saturday

12pm - 6pm