The Disney-inspired small shop market is booming! Hundreds of Disney and theme park-inspired online stores already exist, with dozens more popping up each day. And we're not mad about it. The people running these amazing small shops often work full-time jobs and are hustling their stores on the side. And some have even managed to turn their fandom love into full-time careers! Either way, it’s clear that Disney has done more than entertain: it’s inspired a ‘whole new world’ of young creatives who are sharing their talents with the entire fandom.
These shops have everything from the popular “Dad hats” to trading pins to tees to mouse ears. And since Florida is, without a doubt, theme park central, a summer trip to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios is a staple of every Floridian’s life.
In fact, with most parks offering special discounts for Florida Residents, theme park visits are becoming more of a weekly outing than a once-a-year spree. But whether you’re an Orlando-local, native Floridian, or flying in from Montana, these small shops have all the amazing merch you need to make your trip a unique and stylish one. Here are the standout shops you’re gonna want to splurge on asap!
1. Foolish Mortal Supply Co. // @foolishmortalsupply
Known for their black showcard tees with brightly colored graphics, Ryan and Deidra know how to make horror beautiful. Ryan, a graphic artist, creates all of the graphics for Foolish Mortal Supply Co., and with some of the best designs and highest quality printed tees in the Disney shop universe, this husband-and-wife team is making all foolish mortals look drop-dead awesome.
2. We've Got Ears // @weve.got.ears
Known for her perfectly crafted mouse ears, Emily (pictured) of We've Got Ears is one of the most creative shop owners in the game. Over the last couple of months, her store's stock has sold out in minutes, and rightfully so! Emily's craft is an art and she even designs all of her own fabric patterns! Better keep an eye on these ears!
3. Wonderland Supply Co. // @wonderlandsupplyco
Known for their colorful socks and unique pins, Sarah and Eric of Wonderland Supply Co. have got Disney down ... to their toes, that is! From their Disney wall-inspired merch to their hilarious TinkerBart pin, Wonderland has knows how to use their imagination! Bonus! This company is eco-conscious and makes a point to save the planet!
4. Aloha Ears Design // @alohaearsdesign
Known for their unparalleled 3D printed ears, Aloha does it best. Dana (pictured) and Phillip are a husband-and-wife team designing one-of-a-kind magical ears for all-day wear, available in practically any color. Best of all? You can make these ears interchangeable! They also have hat options, or you can mail in your favorite hat and they'll add their interchangeable ear system to it. You're going to want to say hello to Aloha.
5. Pixie Cases // @pixiecases
Known for: their perfect phone cases for any park-hopping occasion! Pixie Cases currently has 22 different case designs for ridiculously good deals making it easy to switch up your case to match any Mickey-inspired outfit. Plus, also make pins to match!
6. American Dance Party // @americandanceparty
Known for their perfectly reworked vintage wear, American Dance Party is reinventing retro. With everything from overalls to flannel, you'll have plenty to choose from. Our pick? Their denim jackets! Throw one of these over any ensemble and you'll be watching the fireworks in style. Literally.
7. Fenton Works // @fentonxworks
Known for: their edgy pins that mix Disney and darkness — a combo we never knew we needed till now. Check out the shop's Poison Taco pin for the perfect mashup of Snow White and, well, tacos! Yum! (Or yikes?) Danny's also done some amazing collabs with Lantern Pins, like the ones pictured above.
8. The Little Movie Shoppe // @thelittlemovieshoppe
Known for their no-bend floral ears, The Little Movie Shoppe is taking flower crowns to the next level. Choose from one of their lush designs inspired by your favorite films. They also take custom orders! And if florals aren't for you, TLMS also designs interchangeable bow ears. Fun fact: these rings won't bend or lose their shape, so you can go ahead and be your clumsy self.
9. Core Memories Co. // @corememoriesco
Known for their incredible — get it? — t-shirts, Core Memories Co. has the gear you won't want to skip. These four friends each connected with Pixar's Inside Out (2005) in their own way. Mix that with their general love of park-hopping and Core Memories was born! Our favorite? Their '90s DCOM designs like their Johnny Tsunami and Zenon tees!
10. Magic Mouse Ears // @magicmouseears
Known for their outrageous and epic ear designs, Magic Mouse Ears is making Mickey look good. You'll find everything from Toy Story to Tomorrowland in Jen's shop. But our fave might just be these Lotso-inspired ears (pictured) ... they're STRAWBERRY SCENTED! Take note: this shop restocks different designs every Thursday at 9 pm ET, so set your alarms, kids!
11. D3tees // @d3tees
Known for: their perfect pocket tees and tanks! D3tees designs simple, yet standout Disney-inspired apparel. Picture a pocket. Any pocket. Well, Jenny (second from the left) and Max probably have it in stock. This small shop has really taken off and it's no surprise why. With pages and pages of pocket tees to choose from, you'll have an endless supply of colorful and quality tops to take you all around the parks!
12. Club 55 // @disneylandclub55
Known for their epically intricate tees and stellar outwear, no shop does it quite like Club 55. There's no denying it: everyone loves that classic DLR font best. Yes, everyone. Even Floridians. And it's one of the many reasons we love Brandon's designs. Be sure to check out the Indiana Jones-inspired tee. Each has been custom-bleached by hand making each one unique.
13. This DF Love // @thisdflove
Known for their puffy mouse ears, This DF Love — aka This Dysfunctional Love —has the mouse ears of your glitter-filled dreams. If big bows are your thing, then look no further, because this shop will have you park-ready in no time. Don't forget to grab their CollectEar bag, perfect for packing or storing enough ears for every outfit change.
14. Apothecary 55 // @apothecary55
Known for: their deliciously Disney-inspired candles and wax melts. Created by Jason and Mikey, Apothecary 55 is sure to meet all your candle needs, because these two are Disney pros. Whether it's a gift or something to get your into the Disney mood while packing, these candles and melts are a perfect choice. Our pick: Whip! Because Dole Whip is life.
15. Harvey's // @shopharveys
Known for their one-and-only seatbelt bag designs, if you haven't heard of Harvey's yet, what are you doing with your life? These bags are not only durable, they're adorable. Perfect for everyday styling and tough enough for any Disney day, these unique bags are the perfect accessory. Check out their wide variety of Park Hopper backpacks that can convert into a purse!
16. Harbor & Ball Distribution Co. // @harborandball
Known for: their witty tees that basically voice your inner monologue. As Walt said, "Laughter is timeless ... " and it's clear that Mike (pictured) from Harbor & Ball agrees. Check out the fan fave Mouseacado tank, (yes, it's exactly what it sounds like), or the hilarious Heat Wave that reads: It's hotter than Hades out here! — With these Florida summers, we'd have to agree. Well played, Mike. Well played.
17. Mainstreet Marvels // @mainstreet_marvels
Known for their unique 3D-printed ears, Mainstreet Marvels has the Disney-inspired designs you won't see every day. It's hard to find Tiki Room-inspired merch, but Mainstreet's got it! Looking for your favorite flying elephant? They've got that, too. So, don't be surprised if you run into someone else with ears from this small shop. It's a small world, after all.
18. Heigh Ho Design Co. // @heighhodesignco
Known for their magical tee designs, Kira, Nick, (both pictured) and Bri are quickly taking their shop to the highest heights. Heigh Ho Design Co.'s designs are often drawn out by hand before they get a digital makeover, so you can be sure each tee is made with love ... and maybe a little pixie dust.
19. Sore Winners // @sorewinners
Known for: their detailed fandom pins and patches. Sore Winners is the pin shop you didn't know you needed. Not only do their designs satisfy all your Disney pin desires, they also appear to have secret powers when it comes to product photography. We suggest snagging their Pizza Planet truck pin, perfect for your visit to the new Toy Story Land.
20. Red Feather Apparel Co. // @redfeatherapparel
Known for: their clever storefront tees and adventurous style! Justin and Samantha of Red Feather Apparel know how to do Disney right! Their storefront tees, like Aurora's Mattress Shop, are a staple of this small shop, but our new favorite is their Haunted Treat tee! Adventure is out there and you'll certainly find it in a wardrobe from this shop. Pro Tip: they also sell kids tees!
20. Bibbidi Bobbidi Bling // @bibbidibobbidibling
Known for: their glitter-ific gear, comfy kicks, and all the Disney-themed luggage you could ever need. Basically, Bibbidi Bobbidi Bling is your one-stop shop for traveling to Disney in style, and Lacie is creating her legacy by making bling for everybody. Check out these Slip-On shoes for ultra comfy-cute park bounding.
21. Honorary Android // @honorary_android
Known for their rad mashup tees, Honorary Android has the perfect gear for your next WDW trip. These awesome tees mix recognizable logos with Disney-inspired designs. This shop has over 200 designs for you to choose from, bought our fave is pictured above. We love the 90s, so sing it with us now: D - I won't do drugs. A - won't have an attitude ... You know the rest.
22. Magical Thunder Press // @magicalthunderpress
Known for their unique pins and rainbow-themed designs, this UK small shop is doing world-wide things! And thank goodness, because you're going to want one of everything. Lisa and Damien are a husband-and-wife team who are making our rainbow dreams reality. These bright pins will stand out perfectly on a jean jacket or backpack when you're off at the parks.
23. Great Adventure Supply Co. // @greatadventuresupplyco
Known for their pop culture tees and park merch, Great Adventure Supply Co. is a crew filled with creativity, and all focused around Disney! This small shop actually might have every tee you could ever need, from band mashups to 80s throwbacks to snacks on snacks on snacks, they really have it all. They even sell button downs for when you're feelin' fancy.
24. Bowtiful Mouse Ears // @bowtifulmouseears
Known for their classic plush mouse ears with unique designs and quality craftsmanship, Bowtiful Mouse Ears is a magic maker who deserves the attention. Vanessa handmakes all of her ears and bows in South Florida, and even has some designs to match your Disney Dooney & Bourke! Plus, if you're in SoFla, you can drop the shipping fee and opt for local pickup. Grab your ears and head straight to WDW!
25. Lemony Oswald // @lemonyoswald
Known for edgy merch with a twist, this new small shop is a pleasant mix of urban, Disney, and a splash of darkness. If any shop could pull that off, it's Lemony Oswald, and the proof is in the product. With their shop open just over a month and their IG already at 3200+ followers, this is a company making moves and merch. Check out their new Sanderson School shirt if you like to play at both Disney and Uni.
27. Walt's Wardrobe // @waltswardrobe
Known for their wide variety of tees, tanks, and awesome jerseys, Walt's Wardrobe is one of the best shops off Main Street. Their wickedly popular Tiana's Beignets tee mixes Disney and donuts will liven up your next WDW outfit. Their newest item is pocket shorts! Like tees, but with legs! And we like.
28. Cakeworthy // @cakeworthy
Known for their ball caps and flannel, Cakeworthy is designing the cutest pop-culture park wear. You may have heard of this not so tiny company started by Brandon Shedden and the DisneyBound babe herself, Leslie Kay. This duo is creating the merch we've been dreaming about, but could never find. They make a Mickey pizza bag ... Need we say more?
29. Not-So-Hidden Mickey // @notsohiddenmickey
Known for: their unique 3D printed ears and unique interchangeable system. Not-So-Hidden Mickey is a great shop to grab your next pair of ears from, especially if you're looking for those harder-to-find characters like Steamboat Willie or Mr. Toad! One of the coolest things about this shop? They make a point of creating gender-neutral designs that anyone can enjoy and we are here for it!
30. Of Mouse & Man Brand // @omambrand
Known for: their clever twists on the Disney classics. Exhibit A: Snackules tee—the shirt we never knew we needed, but are buying immediately. This up-and-coming small shop also has patches, holiday gear, and glow in the dark shirts that are perfect for any nighttime park spectacular!
31. The Marrymaking Mouse // @themarrymakingmouse
Known for their handmade brooches and hair clips, they've lovingly deemed "felties." The Marrymaking Mouse has found, what we think, is the best use for felt: Mickey merch! Their brooches and clips are the perfect accessories to add 'just a spark of inspiration' to any day of bounding.
32. Hook & Dagger // @hookanddagger
Known for their band tour meets Disney mashup tees, Hook & Dagger may be newer to the game, but is a player to keep your eye on. This husband-and-wife team — Tim and Val (pictured) — are designing gear for guys and gals alike. And if you have a little punk rocker in you, be sure to get your hands on their new Rebels tee and you'll be ready to rock & roll in the parks all day.
33. The Darling Adventure Co. // @thedarlingadventureco
Known for their ultra soft and lightweight mouse ears, The Darling Adventure Co. has gone to great lengths to create unique designs in a world of copycat shops. This awesome small shop stands out because you can't find designs like these anywhere else. Since everyone loves snacks, we suggest checking out their adorable peanut ears!
34. Studio 1955 // @studio1955
Known for subtly clever tees and unique pins, Studio 1955 has the merch that will make your next WDW trip a hit! This shop utilizes a unique form of printing allowing them to get tiny detail with great precision! With over 130 items in Carol's shop, you'll definitely be able to make some magic happen here.
35. Oh So Fabulous // @ohsofabulous
Known for their colorful, glittery drinkware, Oh So Fabulous will help keep you cool this summer while complimenting your Disney style! Our fave is clearly this Mike and Sulley design (above), but this small shop also has monogrammed glasses, wine tumblers, and pins, all covered in enough glitter pixie dust to drown Tinkerbell. Yes, please!
36. Butterfly Storm Designs // @butterflystormdesigns
Known for their lighthearted designs and that classic Disney vibe, Butterfly Storm Designs knows what makes the Disney community smile. Hillary is the designer and owner at Butterfly Storm, and we have to say: girl power! The best part about Hillary's shop is that she takes custom orders! Something practically unheard of in the small shop market. Want some matching family tees for your trip? This is where you're meant to be.
37. Wonderland Outfitters // @wonderlandoutfitters
Known for their urban spin on Disney designs, this new small shop is going places fast. Wonderland Outfitters is making merch that can go from street to Main Street with ease. As Disney locals know, we like to rep Walt outside of the parks, too, and Wonderland Outfitters provides the perfect blend of merch you can wear any ol' zip-a-dee-doo-dah day.