Nicole Vasbinder created Queen Puff Puff out of her love of stylish handbags and vintage fabric. After 8 years in the garment industry working in design, merchandising and sales, Nicole needed a creative outlet, so she started sewing handbags for herself and for gifts. After countless suggestions to sell her bags, she finally took the plunge in 2003.
Each Queen Puff Puff style is a beautifully made limited edition and is handmade in her Bay Area studio. Nicole has recently added fabulous belts, make-up bags, and wallets to the line, and the collection is available in boutiques around the country and online.
Nicole also owns StitchCraft sewing and craft studio in Petaluma and teaches sewing and small business classes at Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley. When she isn't sewing, she loves to host cocktail parties and shop at estate sales