About The Sock Monster
The Sock Monster is Seattle’s largest collection of fun, funky, and functional socks. We carry socks for men, women, and kids as well as leg warmers and tights. Not everything we have at the store is available online but you are always welcome to contact us if you are looking for something special that you can’t find on our online store. We specialize in colorful and fun socks, socks with stripes, socks with animals, fun prints, and toe socks. We also have sock garters made just for us so we have a larger color selection than you’ll find anywhere else.
We are a small, woman-owned company and strive to support other woman-owned companies such as Sock It To Me, Rock Socks, and Sweet Marcel. We source all of our socks from excellent factories, working hard to support fair trade and sustainable practices.
Our doors opened to the public on May 21st, 2010 by local sock fanatic Holly Gummelt. Holly saw a need in Seattle for a little extra color and warmth in the lives of her neighbors. She has been graciously welcomed into the community of Wallingford just west of Seattle’s University District. Since there has been such a strong response from fellow Seattlites, Holly decided to open a website so that people all over the country can enjoy the luxury of great socks.
The demographics of our customers vary wildly from construction workers to college students to senior citizens. In fact, one of the things we love most about socks is how they appeal to so many different people. A great pair of socks is something almost anyone can agree on. We hope you enjoy the selection of socks we have hand-picked for you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.