If you’re looking for unique, inexpensive gifts for family and friends, consider socks! But not just plain socks. Socks with sharks on them, or stars or elephants or musical notes. That’s just a sample representation of the variety of socks you can find in The Sock Shack boutique at 564 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. This fun shop offers you hundreds of fabulous socks for the whole family, plus patterned tights and warm leggings for women and other great gifts.

The Sock Shack moved to 564 Congress Street in mid-July, 2015 to join other specialty shops such as the Queen of Hats.

Owner Lori Dorr previously had a shoe store in Portland called Terra Firma. She then took a break from retail and worked in a law firm, but “the sock thing” was always on her mind. She started The Sock Shack in October 2014 in the Time and Temperature building… and since the move, her business has doubled. She and her husband Bob Wirtz have been clients of Honeck O’Toole since 1987 – Bob owns Enterprise Records (vinyl only) which is still going strong.

The Sock Shack website is coming soon, but in the meantime join the Facebook page to see what’s in store and join in the fun! www.facebook.com/sockshackmaine