A few years ago my dear friend Laura and her amazing daughter Wren came to visit me in New York. I’d warned Laura about how catty some New York people could be about things like shoes and handbags. I’ll never forget being at a party when a certain celebrity stylist commented on how ‘comfortable’ my shoes looked (she did not mean as a compliment).
In stark contrast to this, Laura had at least 3 random New York women stop her to say how much they loved her bag. Where did she get it? I think she took great pride in pointing out it was a custom piece no longer available from Queen Bee Creations.
I first discovered Queen Bee items in Seattle years ago, but I remembered Rebecca Pearcy from the campus at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA. Now she’s expanded from her tiny Olympia bedroom to a huge boutique in Portland OR. Queen Bee Creations is the original collection that started it all: waterproof faux-leather bags & wallets with graphic appliqué and stitched details. From there it expanded to Chickpea baby, a line of wonderful diaper bags that are sturdy, chic and a great way to organize your things even if you don’t have a baby! Now there’s Rebecca Pearcy Textiles. A line of stunningly beautiful fabrics handcrafted and silk screened by hand in house. I have fallen in love with a bunch of her prints, I cannot wait to buy her ‘Scissors’ tote. It will the perfect birthday gift for a certain fashion designer. Queen Bee’s stylish durable goods look amazing and will last for years.
If you are lucky enough to live near Portland you can visit Rebecca’s shop. In addition to Queen Bee goods, you’ll discover a carefully curated selection of locally & regionally crafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, paper goods and home goods. These items are made by friends, neighbors, and like-minded artisans that resonate with the Queen Bee aesthetic & lifestyle.
3961 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227
But everyone has a chance to bag a winner today! Queen Bee Creations has generously agreed to giveaway one of their beautiful handcrafted wallets to one lucky reader. “Like” their Facebook page and leave a comment saying why you’d love to receive one of their wallets below in the comments.
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I’d like this wallet because the accent colors will go with every colored handbag and back back I own and the base color will make it easy to pick out at the bottom of a dark-lined bag 🙂
Why I’d love to receive one of their wallets? Simple: the wallets (and purses too) are all so pretty! ….and handcrafted is very nice as well.
I’d love to win a wallet to put in my Queen Bee purse I’ve had for years! Love their products, can’t beat the quality!!!
But everyone has a chance to bag a winner today! Queen Bee Creations has generously agreed to giveaway one of their beautiful handcrafted wallets to one lucky reader. “Like” their Facebook page and leave a comment saying why you’d love to receive one of their wallets below in the comments. LIKE QUEEN BEE CREATIONS FB PAGE TO WIN!
I have a Queen Bee purse! I feel lucky to have them in Portland.
I’d love to have a beautiful, handcrafted wallet by Queen Bee!
I would love to win one of the wallets because I am a PNW native and it’s awesome to be able to support local businesses, especially QBC’s cute products.
I’d love to have one of the wallets because it would feel at home inside the QBC Truckette I’ve carried around the world these past four years. Cameron is right: I love my bag dearly and enjoy the novelty of being treated like a fashionista instead of the computer geek I really am. The bag looks good and it holds up well. I also use one of the larger Trucker bags as my handwork-bag for whatever art form I’m struggling to learn at a given moment. In our sodden Northwest winters, its waterproof material is just about mandatory. It’s way more fun & grown-up than my other weatherproof alternative: an ancient red Jansport backpack.
My current wallet is dingy and a cheerful replacement would be a bright spot in this snowmaggedon!
I’d love one of those heart wallets! So cheery! Just checked out the website, lots of cute things!
Not sure if the wallet has already been given away, but I would love one just because…I would feel pretty!