Modern Mouse Maker Market

One of the East Bay's premier handmade gift shops, with over 250 artists (and counting)!

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)

--  R E T U R N  P O L I C Y  --

     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