We’ve all heard of online stores like Amazon but of you dig deeper you’ll see that there are many weird and wonderful stores out there that sell some pretty strange things!
Did you know the first secure retail transaction over the Web was either by NetMarket or Internet Shopping Network in 1994. Immediately after, Amazon.com launched its online shopping site in 1995 and eBay was also introduced in 1995.
Today we’ll be showcasingÂ 31 Weird Online Stores Youâ€™ve Never Heard Of featuring some bizarre products like miniature food for mice, dog themed t-shirts and even a website devoted to Japanese gifts!
This jewelry shop filled with mouse-sized food is sure to put a smile on your face. Who wouldnâ€™t want to go through life wearing doughnut earrings? A person who hates fun, thatâ€™s who.
Pricing: $11 to $30
2. Flight 001
If you feel like youâ€™re constantly going through airport security check-points, this is the shop for you. Flight 101 has everything you need to â€œupgrade your travelâ€: from luggage and passport holders, to plane travel necessities and maps. Make sure to check out their offerings before your next vacation or work trip.
Pricing: From $2.99 (for a bag tag) to $1,130 (for a luxury suitcase)
3. Arro Home
Your bed longs for you to cover it in a fun duvet cover from Arrow Home. Your dining room table pines to be adorned with their cool placemats and napkins. GIVE IN TO THEIR DEMANDS!
Pricing: $19 to $199
4. Doggie Tops
Need some new art for your walls? Head to Gallery Nucleus (the web-shop of a gallery in Alhambra, California). They have over 879 prints from artists in a wide variety of different stylesâ€”thereâ€™s no way you wonâ€™t be able to find something that youâ€™ll love.
Pricing: Most of the prints run from around $20 to $35, but there are some larger or limited edition prints at higher price points.
Socks, socks, socks! To be more specific: stylish socks with patterns featuring things like high heels and mermaids. While they have the biggest selection of womenâ€™s socks, they also carry pairs in menâ€™s and childrenâ€™s sizes.
Pricing: $5 to $47
7. Blabla Kids
Adorable knitted toys and accessories for kids. Their most impressive and absurd products = their line of giant dolls.
Pricing: $24 to $196 (for their knitted offerings; they also carry paper goods, some clothing, and bedding)
8. MAKE Beauty
A paraben-free makeup company that never tests on animals, has beautifully designed products, a variety of vegan offerings, and allows you to return items you donâ€™t end up liking for a refund or an exchange.
Pricing: $10 to $48
Buy one of Passive Juice Motelâ€™s pop culture inspired tees and youâ€™ll be sure to hear a lot of people saying, â€œHey, I love your shirt!â€
Pricing: $19 to $30
10. Hygge & West
Walls covered in Hygge & Westâ€™s glorious wallpaper will make bare walls jealous. If you donâ€™t want to make a longterm commitment to one particular pattern, they offerremovable wallpaper tiles.
Pricing: $140 to $190 per roll, $15 to $33 for a wallpaper tile
For people who aspire to only own cute things.
Pricing: $4 to $68
12. Erica Weiner
It can be hard to find inexpensive jewelry thatâ€™s *also* attractiveâ€¦thatâ€™s why youâ€™ll be happy when you check out the necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets at Erica Weiner.
Pricing: The Erica Weiner Collection runs around $30 to $95, but the shop also carries vintage jewelry, wedding bands, and engagement rings at higher price points
Modern goods from Scandinavian countries. It would be more fun to make a trip to Europe to pick these things up for yourself, but this is the next best option.
Pricing: $8 to $500+ (for furniture)
14. I Heart Guts
At first you may think, â€œWhy the hell would I need a plush organ?â€ But give it some more thought! A tonsil for your cousin whoâ€™s having surgery, a brain for your niece who just graduated from high school, a heart for your sister who just got over a bad breakup. The possibilities arenâ€™t *endless*, but theyâ€™re pretty expansive.
Pricing: $4 to $99
$6.50 = a small price to pay for the joy youâ€™ll get watching your child drink from a solo or noodle cup. If youâ€™re not in the market for a sippy cup, Gama-Go has plenty of hilarious kitchen accessories for adults. Plus: their yeti mascot is endearing in a grumbly way.
Pricing: nothing is over $20
Alite makes â€œgoing outside simpleâ€ with their selection of cool things to take with you when you head off into the great outdoors.
Pricing: $5 to $200
17. Modern Moose
Do you want to start adding to your childhood rock collection again? Would you like to decorate your home with a chart that looks like it belongs in a classroom from the 1950s? Dream of having bugs hanging from your earlobes? Head to The Evolution Store to find â€œscience and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings.â€
Pricing: Some of their offerings are definite splurges, but they have plenty of things at lower price points
If you tend to buy fabric you never actually end up using, it would be wise to stay away from this shopâ€”youâ€™d end up buying 13 yards of amazingly cute fabric to add to your pile oâ€™ patterns.
Pricing: $6 to $28
20. Sarah + Abraham
Personalized items (plates! bags! pillows! prints!) that are almost as adorable as your kids are. When ordering a product, you get to choose the skin tone, hair style, hair color, eye shape, eye color, and expression.
Pricing: $15 to $59
21. Walker Shop
Even if you never actually make it to Minneapolis to go to the Walker Art Center, you can still visit its expertly curated gift shop.
Pricing: $5 to $640 (for fancy jewelry)
22. Waggo Home
If your dog could figure out how to use the track pad of your laptop with his paws, heâ€™d visit this shop.
Pricing: $5 to $200 (for a large dog bed)
â€œA creative community of people turning virtual ideas into real world objectsâ€ aka a place to buy clothing, accessories, and decor covered in prints created by talented designers. Thereâ€™s a *lot* of stuffâ€¦why not start off by looking through their currentcollaborations.
Pricing: $28 to $145
Quality goods that will last for generationsâ€¦hereâ€™s hoping that your kids have the same rustic taste as you do.
Pricing: $5 to $588 (for a utility chest)
25. Blue Q
Blue Q has cool stuffâ€”cool stuff that *also* happens to be incredibly inexpensive. Itâ€™s the perfect place to buy a lilâ€™ gift for a friendâ€¦or yourself! Yeah, probably yourself.
Pricing: $1.99 to $17.99
26. Sucre Shop
Sucre = sugar in French. Sugar = sweet. Sweet = the selection of party goods available at Sucre Shop. Shop here and youâ€™ll definitely be the hostess with the mostess.
Pricing: $3 to $18
If you donâ€™t think stamps are cool, youâ€™ve obviously never taken a look at the stamps made by Yellow Owl Workshop. Youâ€™ll want to use an ink pad for the first time since elementary school.
Pricing: $5 to $30
28. YVNG Pearl
For when you want your nails to look like the show youâ€™re currently binge watching.
A collection of beautiful goods. They arenâ€™t *all* for your kitchen, but a large portion of them are. Bonus: many of the products are handmade, made in the USA, and sustainably produced.
Pricing: $2.50 to $68
30. The Good Twin Co
Everyone should have a cache of attractive greetings to draw from when you suddenly realize that itâ€™s your sisterâ€™s birthday and you forgot to get her one. The Good Twin Co. is a great place to go to buy cards for that emergency stash.
Pricing: $4.50 to $16 (for a set)
Everything you truly need. Yes, you *need* a shirt with the Fresh Prince on it and you *need* all the other buzzy tees, totes, and pillows you can find at The Club of Odd Volumes. You truly do.
Price: $25 to $49