Monster Art and Clothing
Located on Ballard's busy main shopping street, Monster is a colorful collection of goofy paintings and fun t-shirts with a heavy presence of handmade gifts, many by Seattle artists. They're known as much for their wall of socks—featuring everything from argyle to mustaches—as the staff that often moonlights as acrobats right in the store. Highlights include necklaces by Gritty Jewelry and tees from Revival Ink that make for uncommon and hilarious Seattle souvenirs. Come by during one of the neighborhood's regular artwalks for the best sense of the bustling, lighthearted scene.