Queen Bee is old school Portland indie design, at least in my mind. I remember buying a small messenger bag of theirs (at Motel—how's that for a blast from the past?) that was perhaps my very first purchase of a Portland-designed fashion item. Since then they've expanded onward and upward, and have their own studio/retail front at 3961 N Williams, called the Hive:
You may have already wandered in, where you can find simple printed totes and pillows alongside the signature bike panniers and wallets:
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 8, though, when they'll be making it official with a grand opening all day (10 am-6 pm) with demos and discounts, giveaways, and more. It's a Portland classic, all grown up.
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