Modern Mouse wants to partner with talented designers who create products of superior quality and originality, and whose products fit the overall aesthetic of the collection within our store: simple, stylish and polished with a fun/playful and modern appeal. If you liked the sound of what we're about and think that your work is right up our alley, hooray! Please have a read through this page — especially the Before You Apply section below — for more information and how to apply. 

How it Works

We work with independent artists, crafters and designers on a 50/50 consignment basis, with no additional fees. In return for collaborating with us as a Modern Mouse designer, we pledge to:
  • Do our best to effectively display and sell your products in our store
  • Take excellent care of your inventory and your consignment account/records
  • Send payment every month in which there's sales activity for your account
  • Proactively provide status reports on your product sales
  • Communicate customer questions, requests and/or feedback about your products
  • Take special and/or custom orders for your products
  • Market and promote your business and your work on our website and in our store
  • Provide you with access to a network of like-minded designers, if you so choose
If you've never consigned before, here are some reasons to consider it! Consigning with a retail boutique allows you to:
  • Expand your sales channels beyond e-commerce and craft shows
  • Get exposure to or increase your presence in retail shops (and start growing that Where to Buy page on your website)
  • Gain experience selling your products in a brick-and-mortar retail environment
  • Test out new products

Products We're Interested In

Modern Mouse offer products in price points ranging between $1.00 and $150, with the majority of items between $10 and $40. Since our model is to promote individual artists' businesses, we retail products at the same prices that you list them at on your Etsy/Website/etc and other retail environments (i.e. no markup or markdown), so that we don't compete.
  • Apparel Items: graphic & local tees for all, dresses, hoodies
  • Home Accessories: decorative accessories, home organization, wall décor (art prints, original art, panels, etc), home textiles
  • Personal Accessories: bags and purses, wallets, jewelry, bath and body products, scarves, dapper accessories (bowties, cufflinks, etc)
  • Special Occasion Gifts: easy-to-choose gifts for holidays throughout the year and special occasions, including target recipients such as host/hostess, significant other, bride/groom/wedding party, housewarming, kids and baby

We invite you to look at our Facebook and Instagram pages to get a preview of all the goodness we're lucky enough to be carrying! 

About Alameda South Shore Center

  • See photos of the shopping center (from Alameda South Shore Center's Facebook page)
  • Anchor tenants: Safeway, Trader Joe's, Bed Bath & Beyond, ULTA
  • Alameda South Shore Center has a 24-hour onsite security service
  • Demographics
    • Within 1 mile
      • Est. population: 26,991
      • Est. average household income: $80,061
      • Est. daytime population: 8.672
    • Within 3 miles
      • Est. population: 170,430
      • Est. average household income: $63,730
      • Est. daytime population: 55,175
    • Within 5 miles
      • Est. population: 410,408
      • Est. average household income: $63,504
      • Est. daytime population: 192,334

Visit the Alameda South Shore Center website for more info. »

 

Before You Apply...

Before we dive into how to apply, we ask that you please:
  • Keep in mind that, because of our collaborative model and efforts we put forth to promote your shops, we will retail your products at the same prices that you list them for in your Etsy/Website/etc shop and other retail environments. This means that if you sell an item in another boutique and on your website for $20, we will also sell that item for $20. 
  • Be able to replenish items in a timely manner (within 1-2 weeks).
  • Cover Shipping Costs to Modern Mouse if you're not local or don't plan on making in person drop offs. 
  • Promise that we can still be friends if we don't accept your application at this time. We simply want to ensure that the products we carry represent a cohesive and well-distributed reflection of the boutique's overall aesthetic and atmosphere and, of course, its target customers. Or, it may be that we already have enough products in your category, or that we don't think we have the right target audience for your product. In other words, it's not you — it's us! 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Interested in Applying?

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Proceed to application »

 

Testimonials from our Artists

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"Matt and Mynt are fabulous to work with and curate a great shop! I've been selling with Modern Mouse for many, many years and appreciate their prompt communication and timely monthly payment. One of the best stores out there!" - Rachel Austin, at the Mouse since 2009

"Modern Mouse is the best organized and most transparent of all the consignment stores I work with! Monthly reports on specific items sold, regular payments, and in most months quite a few sales - who can ask for more?" - Tawny Reynolds, Sundrop Jewelry, at the Mouse since 2015

"Modern Mouse enriches California & embodies the very best parts of our local economy. Their commitment to quality curation & craftsmanship inspires the entire community. As a small business owner it's hard to juggle each facet of running a business, but Matt & Mynt make the process of selling not only easy, but enjoyable." Niki Baker, Foreignspell, at the Mouse since 2013

"I have had an excellent experience selling at Modern Mouse. This was my first retail store experience and I couldn't have begun selling at a better place. Matt and Mynt are willing and able to help and answer questions. Checks arrive on a timely basis. Inventory sheets are straightforward and easy to read. Plus, I always learn something new in the newsletter." - Susan Troy Design, at the Mouse since 2016 

"Modern Mouse has always been a pleasure to work with. They are responsive and communicate clearly. Thanks to you both!" - Cristina Espinosa, The Heated, at the Mouse since 2012

"While I'm still new to Modern Mouse, so far I've had nothing but a positive experience. The on boarding seems like a little much initially, but it makes sense once you go through it. I love the thorough reporting, prompt payment, and clear communication, all of which are so important for a great consignment relationship!" - Genesis Duncan, Graphic Anthology, at the Mouse since 2019

"Matt and Mynt are just awesome! They are hard workers, very professional, organized and responsible. Their responses are always prompt when I have questions. I'm so happy working with them!" - Ryoko Tokuho, at the Mouse since 2017

"Shopping locally is import to me and I couldn't think of a better place to support than Modern Mouse. Not only do Matt and Mynt bring so much heart to their shop, they are also supporting a whole network of local artists. It's always a joy to stop in and see what they have." - Pamela Baron, at the Mouse since 2015

"Matt and Mynt have always been super nice and helpful over the years. Anytime I have had any questions or problems they have always gotten back to me quickly." - Chris DeGiso, DarkIslandCity, at the Mouse since 2013

"It's so fun and easy to work with Modern Mouse because they are so organized and keep really good track of everything!" - Clare Luikart, Chouette Alouette, at the Mouse since 2019