Yes Virginia, there really is a Niqkita! ...okay, the truth is Niqkita is just one of several monikers and these days I am generally known as Niq which is also short for Monique... I grew up disliking my real name and changed it often, Monique stuck and is very close to what is on my birth certificate. With over 20 years of real life customer service & retail experience working for such wonderful establishments as Haagen Dazs~ the only job I was ever fired from, for eating ice cream on the job no less! Trader Joe's~ where I was actually paid to eat & learned to love large scale ordering, merchandising & management and... Powell's Books~ where I continued to work on an occasional basis for years after starting Sock Dreams; filling in, shelving books, ringing up customers & drooling over the many tasty books (to this day I have, and regularly add to, my ridiculously large cookbook collection. In the beginning I did everything from programing the website to wearing & photographing all the styles while still answering all the emails and filling all the orders. These days I don't have to worry about all the small details of our daily routines and get to focus on the bigger picture. I still spend a lot of time making sure there are plenty of socks being ordered to fulfill your orders, helping to answer hundreds of socky questions and taking pictures of our crew of Dreamers wearing the many styles we carry.

  1. ChocolateFest January 20 – 22
    01/16/2012 niqkita
    Events, Portland & Latest News

    ChocolateFest January 20 – 22

    What could be better than Chocolate AND Socks?!? How about a FREE pair of Chocolate Socks for the first 150 people through the door on Sunday...

  2. The new wishlists are here!!!
    12/06/2011 niqkita
    Latest News & Site Improvements

    The new wishlists are here!!!

    and just like that, wishlists were created! but because we made them from scratch (just like grandma's cookies) and they are totally new (for us) they do not yet have all the features they will have in the not-so-far-away...

  3. I wish there was a wishlist
    12/06/2011 niqkita
    Latest News, Christmas, Site Improvements, Seasonal & Gifts

    I wish there was a wishlist

    Shhhh... it's coming, toes crossed, quicker than Christmas. Stay tuned! more on this as it wwwelops.

  4. Barcodes & Logins
    11/11/2011 niqkita
    Dreamy & Latest News

    Barcodes & Logins

    From barcodes to log-ins, we are making some last-minute updates before the holidays really kick in.

    And, just because we know how badly some of you want them, wishlists are NEXT!

  5. Halloween Candy
    10/01/2011 niqkita
    Latest News, Autumn, Halloween, Made in the USA & Seasonal

    Halloween Candy

    Web designer extraordinaire Olivia has done it again with this month's fabulous new theme for Halloween! This theme is so sweet we may be tempted to keep it up past the end of the month and to celebrate...

  6. Automated Notifications
    06/20/2011 niqkita
    Latest News

    Automated Notifications

    after 10 years of doing it all the old fashioned way we have added a notify option to our site so you can sign up when we are out of what you want and our system will automatically send you...

  7. We Tweet & Retweet
    06/02/2011 niqkita
    Latest News

    We Tweet & Retweet

    The evolution of social media has been amazing to watch over the past 11 years since my sock dreams started becoming a reality. In the early days I hand created a daily journal I called the Socks of the Day. Fast forward to today and

  8. Zooming in on Larger Images
    05/09/2011 niqkita
    Latest News & Site Improvements

    Zooming in on Larger Images

    We now have zoom capabilities and larger images are literally popping up all over Sock Dreams. We won't have all of them done, or even most of them, for some time to come, but all new items will be zoom-able from now on

  9. Lost Socks Memorial Day
    05/02/2011 niqkita
    Latest News & Lost Socks Memorial Day

    Lost Socks Memorial Day

    Mark your calenders! the big day is coming Monday, May 9th... This will be our fourth year celebrating by giving you 20% off towards new socks to replace any that have gone astray this past year. But here's the...

  10. It's Good to be Liked!
    03/30/2011 niqkita
    Latest News

    It's Good to be Liked!

    Like it or not... it's all about social media these days. There's hardly a business left that isn't using it, or trying to use it, to their advantage. Years ago myspace was all the rage and we were kind of...

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