The Tomo was an item designed years ago and in the original conception it had a strap that was sewn on ( much like the Truckettes & Truckers). When we brought them back for one season due to popular demand, we had switched from vinyl to our current PVC-Free fleather. This material sews up differently, so we redesigned the item a little bit for that round. The dimensions and strapping are different from the original, but it is true that you got one from a lovely little window of this item reappearing.That makes my find all the more awesome! W00t!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Update: Another mystery solved by Heidi of Queen Bee. The wallet's design is "Cluster" and it's a "wonder wallet."
I haven't yet featured any of the print designs of QB yet. So here's the first. Owned by Brixton who said she thought the design was called "blue sky." Which looks a lot more blue next to these apples. I don't know as much about the QB's canvas prints so I'll go with that until I hear otherwise.
Update: I got a lot of new information from Heidi of Queen Bee about this bag:
The light blue and white is a "Market Tote": made from recycled mesh banners. Since the materials are all random and re purposed they do not have an actual style name for color or design. We adore these totes, but they are quite difficult to sell online as folks have no idea what they are actually going to receive. None they less, here is the tag that hangs with this item.
"This product is made from recycled banners that once led a glamorous advertising life. Banners are waterproof, durable, washable & will appear gently worn over time. Boast that you saved it from hitting the landfill! One-of-a-kind & hand-made in Portland, OR. "
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This is a style of Queen Bee bag I've never seen before. It's not septia-toned because it's old. (Although Queen Bee bags of the 1900's would have been great accessories.) Owner Lauree says it's actually pink vinyl. I'm calling any unknown style of bag "mystery" from here on in.
UPDATE: Mystery solved! A commentor below fills us in.
"45rpm" handbag! There was also a larger version called the " LP TOTE".And Lauree has posted a color version!
I don't know what this line of Queen Bee bag was called, so I'm going with "record." As owner Lauree says "they don't make 'em like this anymore."
UPDATE: Mystery solved! Heidi from QB headquarters in comments fills us in.
The 7" Truckette, all of these were made with a small zipper inside the flap so that you could change your record on a whim. Let's face it, not every day is a Lionel Ritchie day. ( Am I right, or am I right??)
Friday, October 8, 2010
Bike Panniers, don't know the name of the design. Can anyone help me out? Owned by jimmyhere. (Also check out his other photo. Very Alice-in-Wonderland). I'm not positive, but it doesn't seem like Queen Bee is selling bike panniers anymore.
UPDATE: Heidi from QB headquarters gave me the official name, Re-wool Tote.
'Velocity Re-wool Tote' was one of our very first wool designs!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
So I wanted to create a “fan” page for Queen Bee. This is a place for fans’ pics of their own favorite bags, coin purses, wallets, bike panniers and even Chickpea Baby items. It’ll update whenever I get submissions, although knowing QB fans I can’t imagine there’s a lack of them out there.
So if you have a Queen Bee Creation you love, send me a link or a pic. Or upload your photos to our Flickr account. I want to see everyone’s Queen Bee stuff!