Queen Bee Designs

Queen Bee Designs �A jewelry & lifestyle accessories brand �
�Bee Bold�Bee Fierce�Bee You� Queen Bee Designs, LLC was founded by Allison Priebe Brooks in 2002.

Allison wanted to start a high end jewelry line that would appeal a wide variety of women at every stage of their lives. Allison’s personal taste ranges from bohemian and funky to chic and sophisticated. With a broad mission and lofty goals to bring high end affordable jewelry to the masses she created Queen Bee Designs to fill a niche in the Washington DC fashion community that was instantly re

Allison wanted to start a high end jewelry line that would appeal a wide variety of women at every stage of their lives. Allison’s personal taste ranges from bohemian and funky to chic and sophisticated. With a broad mission and lofty goals to bring high end affordable jewelry to the masses she created Queen Bee Designs to fill a niche in the Washington DC fashion community that was instantly re

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We hope you will BUZZ by 825 South Washington Street today for sweets and treats!  Free earrings for anyone in costume! ...
10/23/2021

We hope you will BUZZ by 825 South Washington Street today for sweets and treats! Free earrings for anyone in costume! 👻

Join Old Town Business Association for the Old Town Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 23rd from 11am-5pm. Take a stroll around Old Town and trick-or-treat at many local businesses!

Bring your own Boo Bag to collect your treats from over 50 merchants.

Begin your adventure at any of these locations, and enjoy a leisurely stroll through Old Town and the adjoining communities such as Old Town North and Carlyle.

Event is from 11 am-5 pm, while supplies last

Hooray For Books
Hard Times Cafe Alexandria
fibre space
goldworksusa
Pacers Running
AR Workshop Alexandria
Penny Post
Salon Dezen
Wear Ever Jewelry
EatAugies
Today's Cargo
Red Barn Mercantile
Lori's Table
ESP Tea and Coffee
Bloomers
Bishop Boutique
Vintage Mirage
Village Brauhaus
The Dog Park
Mae's Market & Cafe
Nerds To Go
Fountains Day Spa - Guinot
Queen Bee Designs
Mint Collective
Mint Condition | Designer Consignment Boutique
Fontaine Caffe & Creperie
529 Kids Consign
Boxwood
Old Town Books
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Gossypia
The Shoe Hive
Twiststyle Salon
3SistersBoutique
Sonoma Cellar
Comfort One Shoes
Principle Gallery
FatFace USA
Urbano 116
Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar
Mia's Italian Kitchen
The Lucky Knot
Vola's Dockside Grill & Hi-Tide Lounge
Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria
Tall Ship Providence Foundation
The Old Town Shop
Chadwicks
Barca Pier & Wine Bar

Thank you to my sweet friends who are helping to support me during this awful time after the carjacking and Sunday’s fal...
02/16/2021

Thank you to my sweet friends who are helping to support me during this awful time after the carjacking and Sunday’s fall. It’s been a very rough week. People are asking me what they can do for me. I’m looking for a HAND UP not a hand out. Consider purchasing a @thequeenbeedesigns gift card and showing some small business love. Strong women need help too💪🏻 https://tinyurl.com/17ynvv8f #SupportSmallBusiness #ShopSmall #OTBD #ALXCommunity #ExtraordinaryALX #CommunityMatters #BeeSafe 🐝

Are you ready for Inauguration Day this Wednesday? Wear Pearls on January 20th and join the movement to celebrate our fi...
01/19/2021

Are you ready for Inauguration Day this Wednesday? Wear Pearls on January 20th and join the movement to celebrate our first female VP! This Queen 👑 has you covered with magnificent strands of genuine freshwater pearls & mother of pearl 🐝 We are still shipping out like crazy even on the holiday! 🇺🇸 In case you didn’t get our latest email check out we have to offer 🦪 👇🏻🦪 👇🏻

✨Queen Bee Designs invites you view our holiday video and then BUZZ into our Showroom this week.  We are open daily 11-7...
12/19/2020
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✨Queen Bee Designs invites you view our holiday video and then BUZZ into our Showroom this week. We are open daily 11-7 until Christmas Eve in the heart of Old Town Alexandria at 825 South Washington Street.✨

After you have gone mad over too much turkey it is time to go MAD FOR PLAID!  Shop small and still save BIG with Queen B...
11/26/2020

After you have gone mad over too much turkey it is time to go MAD FOR PLAID! Shop small and still save BIG with Queen Bee Designs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with 25% off our ENTIRE store! This is our biggest sale in our 18 year history and we want you to BEE part of the festivities. Buzz by 825 South Washington Street this weekend 11-7 to join in the merriment in our safe, festive, enormous and gorgeous showroom to receive your FREE gifts! 🐝 🥂 🌲 😷

What an honor to have @thequeenbeedesigns jewelry featured on the cover and throughout the latest issue of @vipalxmag ! ...
11/14/2020

What an honor to have @thequeenbeedesigns jewelry featured on the cover and throughout the latest issue of @vipalxmag ! The ladies of @delraypsych @healthymindstherapy @wisefamilies are so strong and fierce as they work to help women thrive and flourish on a daily basis. Glad our jewelry helps them look the part. Bee Fierce. Bee BOLD. Bee you. 💚 #OTBD #VisitAlexandria #ExtraordinaryALX #StatementJewelry #WomensHealth #ShopSmall #OTBusiness #QueenBeeStyle

Our showroom in the heart of Old Town is absolutely amazing! Did you know Queen Bee Designs and Claire Schwab Interior ...
10/21/2020

Our showroom in the heart of Old Town is absolutely amazing! Did you know Queen Bee Designs and Claire Schwab Interior Design took over the former Williams Sonoma? Buzz in to find the perfect gift or let us spoil YOU! New creations and deliveries 🎁

Hugely successful day raising money for with The National Breast Center and Martha V. Carucci and our pursuit to Bust Ca...
10/11/2020

Hugely successful day raising money for with The National Breast Center and Martha V. Carucci and our pursuit to Bust Cancer! Together with Alexandria’s heavyweights like Monte Durham we WILL find a cure 💞 #WalkToBustCancer 💕

“On the darkest days when I feel inadequate, unloved, and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my c...
10/06/2020

“On the darkest days when I feel inadequate, unloved, and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown!” Some days are harder than others, but we BEE-lieve in YOU! Thank you to artist Rachael Bright for painting this 8x11 masterpiece for @thequeenbeedesigns Available for $150 👑 DM for delivery or pickup 👑
#BuyArt #ShopSmall #QueenBeeStyle #ExtraordinaryALX

Rumor has it Queen Bee has just received a HUGE shipment of our signature dresses!  We have two dozen different patterns...
09/18/2020

Rumor has it Queen Bee has just received a HUGE shipment of our signature dresses! We have two dozen different patterns in both maxi and in knee-length dresses sizes S,M,L. I promise to add more styles and update to our new Facebook Store! Yes... you are seeing it here first - hell has frozen over - you will soon BEE able to shop online through Facebook and Instagram E-Commerce. If you are local you can BUZZ in this weekend 11-7 daily to our showroom to view in person. You can also text or call me at 571-432-6465 to order.

Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day / tonight?  Buzz over to the south end of Old Town and enjoy something yu...
09/07/2020

Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day / tonight? Buzz over to the south end of Old Town and enjoy something yummy from Southside815 or Faccia Luna. Sit outside and take in the gorgeous day. BEE sure to BUZZ by Queen Bee Design and Claire Schwab Interior Design where we are celebrating Labor Day by staying open late an extra hour till 8PM and serving complimentary champagne and lemonade. Our sidewalk sale is still in full affect with buy one get one 50% off. We have a spectacular selection of designer masks and mask chains and we’re playing fun & funky patriotic tunes. 🇺🇸 🥂🇺🇸 #ShopSmall #VisitAlexandria #LoveLocal0T #QueenBeeStyle #OTBD 🇺🇸🥂🇺🇸

08/23/2020
Cheers to The Queen Bee on her Birthday! 🦁🍾🍰🦁🍾

We are celebrating my birthday in the Showroom all month long in true 🦁 Leo 🦁 style with pink lemonade, cake and champagne! We’ve also extended the Sidewalk Sale with sooo many fabulous mark downs. The only thing missing is YOU! BuZZ in daily 11-7 at 825 South Washington to celebrate and allow us to give YOU the Royal Treatment🍾 🍰 🍾

We arrived back in Alexandria just in time to kick off this major event.  BuZZ by 825 South Washington Street today unti...
08/16/2020

We arrived back in Alexandria just in time to kick off this major event. BuZZ by 825 South Washington Street today until 7:00pm and enjoy our first ever 🐝 BoGo summer celebration with the second item half off‼️ #ALXSidewalkSale

Keeping small businesses alive and thriving wherever we go by shopping small! #AthensGeorgia #TakeItEasy #IndigoChild #T...
08/12/2020

Keeping small businesses alive and thriving wherever we go by shopping small! #AthensGeorgia #TakeItEasy #IndigoChild #TakeItEasyAthens #IndigoHomeAndDorm

Have you buzzed by our Old Town showroom???  Claire Schwab Interior Design and Queen Bee Designs have taken over the ENT...
08/11/2020

Have you buzzed by our Old Town showroom??? Claire Schwab Interior Design and Queen Bee Designs have taken over the ENTIRE Williams Sonoma and we are ROCKING it! Buzz in daily 11-7 for a tour, grab a candle, browse our baubles or snag one of our designer masks and enjoy the most gorgeous retail space in Alexandria! It’s a huge space and we are part of the ALX Promise for Covid Safety excellence. We know both Williams and Sonoma would approve! 😉 Plenty of free parking in the garage in the back of the store and free two hour street parking! 🐝

08/08/2020

We cannot MASK our excitement any longer over our new chains - worn three ways can be a necklace, bracelet, mask chain or sunglasses chain! Genuine freshwater pearls and sterling silver. All of our chains are under $50. 😷 🦪 😎

This weekend tax is on @thequeenbeedesigns 🐝 BUZZ in and shop for all your gift, home decor and jewelry needs, tax-free!...
08/06/2020

This weekend tax is on @thequeenbeedesigns 🐝 BUZZ in and shop for all your gift, home decor and jewelry needs, tax-free! Handmade, satin, cotton, couture face masks and handmade QBD mask/sunglass/necklace. You won’t BEElieve you eyes! 🤩 #QueenBeeStyle #extraordinaryalx #TaxFree #maskchains #OTBD

08/02/2020

We are delighted to announce our latest discovery! We are mentoring a new designer and college student on her new line of hand embroidered outerwear. Buzz in to our showroom to learn more about Caittees ⚡️and how Queen Bee supports up and coming artists ⚡️

We collecting clothing for women from Friends of Guest House who are re-entering society and the workforce 🌟 These amazi...
07/31/2020

We collecting clothing for women from Friends of Guest House who are re-entering society and the workforce 🌟 These amazing ladies gave us a wish list 🌟 We need sizes medium, large, extra-large, size six & up and ALL plus sizes - particularly 2X 🌟 Really we would love ANY sizes, but these things were specifically requested. Favorite brands include True Religion, LuLa Roe, Coach and Diesel. They describe their style as BoHo and classic simple for everyday. 🌟 We are also accepting beads, stones, jewelry - including broken jewelry - so we can repair them for our jewelry making class. 🌟 Clothing Drive runs now through September 1st and donations can be made at 825 South Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314 🌟 Plenty of street parking and free parking in rear in covered garage. 11AM-7PM 🌟

We are working on a GIANT mural for our front window display with a talented local artist.  I want to channel all the st...
07/27/2020

We are working on a GIANT mural for our front window display with a talented local artist. I want to channel all the strength and beauty from the mural artists we have seen in Nashville, Austin and in the DMV.

What quote motivates you? Our QBD tag line is Bee Fierce. Bee Bold. Bee You. I had also thought about the Gandhi “Bee the change you want to see in the world.” However that awesome quote is on a local mural here in town. So I’m looking to my friends for some Monday motivation and inspiration. Please feel free to screenshot your favorite murals or drop your favorite quotes. 🎨

#MondayMotivation #QueenBeeStyle #muralartists #ExtraordinaryALX #LoveLocalOT

We love being part of this community and The Old Town Boutique District!! Check our the latest OTBD Love Local Summer Gu...
07/02/2020
OTBD Love Local Guide: July 2020

We love being part of this community and The Old Town Boutique District!! Check our the latest OTBD Love Local Summer Guide. Queen Bee Designs is proud to be prominently featured 🎉 All of our signature dresses are now buy one get 1/2 off! Buzz in now before we sell out. Will post pictures shortly🎉 https://issuu.com/oldtownboutiquedistrict/docs/july_love_local_guide

This summer in Old Town looks a lot different! We have tables where cars once parked & the bottom of King Street is closed to traffic! The businesses in the OTBD are working hard to create an environment both safe & inviting. We have everything you need for a socially distant workout to a little bli...

😎Happy Sunny Saturday! Did you realize that it is national sunglass Day?!? We have some adorable shades here at Queen Be...
06/27/2020

😎Happy Sunny Saturday! Did you realize that it is national sunglass Day?!? We have some adorable shades here at Queen Bee Designs and we also have a GORGEOUS long pearl eyeglass chains. Buzz in and let’s celebrate summer and look oh so chic! 😎

06/24/2020
👘 Klassy Kimonos 👘

⚡️ Our new chic kimonos are RAD⚡️ Check out cutie Taylor modeling our new rich BoHo kimonos - so flattering with an elastic cinched waist and ruffled asymmetrical hem, sequins and beaded detailing - beyond ADORABLE! Azure blue lake & sienna mist are just 75 and lavender twilight is 85 ⚡️Free to ship or buzz into the shop. S,M,L ⚡️🐝⚡️ Direct Message or comment and we will ship free same day!

Oh no the Queen did not... oh YES she did!!  We have teamed with a couture seamstress and used silk genuine Gucci fabric...
06/20/2020

Oh no the Queen did not... oh YES she did!! We have teamed with a couture seamstress and used silk genuine Gucci fabric to create an EXCLUSIVE Gucci mask! We have a limited run of 18 total masks and we are selling for $65 a mask. All silk including the liner! Message us or comment and we can save or send your way 📬😷📬 @ Gucci Land

*PLEASE SHARE * Old Town is welcoming sisters Krista and Alexa Johnson with open arms!  Their high end luxury consignmen...
06/12/2020

*PLEASE SHARE * Old Town is welcoming sisters Krista and Alexa Johnson with open arms! Their high end luxury consignment boutique Ella-Rue was hit hard along with 260+ other businesses in Washington DC and they can no longer serve their clientele from Georgetown. So what do Claire Wilkerson Schwab and I do? We show small business love and give them a home in our Alexandria Showroom. Come shop CHANEL, Goyard, Prada, LoveShackFancy, Jimmy Choo, Dior and more at a fraction of the retail price from Ella Rue. Sale starts Friday 11-7 and runs through at least the weekend. #OTBD #ALXSouth #ExtraordinaryALX #ShopSmall #AlexandriaStrong #Solidarity 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

06/07/2020
The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

What’s the BUZZ on South Washington Street with Southside815 and Faccia Luna Pizzeria??? Check out my latest segment of BUZZWORTHY for Z-TV - Zebra's Video Channel to learn how two Old Town institutions are serving Alexandria diners in this new normal. Both open today starting at noon for Southside and 4pm for Faccia Luna - their Sassy neighbor Queen Bee Designs also opens at noon 🐝

Hear the scoop from area restaurant owners as Z-TV's Allison Priebe talks with Southside 815 and Faccia Luna Trattoria Monday, June 1, 2020 about Alexandria dining during the Phase 1 re-openings.

Monte Durham says YES to Queen Bee Designs and we love him for it!  💋 Buzz into our Showroom this weekend to see our hug...
06/06/2020

Monte Durham says YES to Queen Bee Designs and we love him for it! 💋 Buzz into our Showroom this weekend to see our huge selection of masks from Johnny Was/Dmaran Design/Tulusa 😷 You wine believe your eyes and new Alexandria PRIDE shirts from @shop.ava.apparel🌈 #ShopSmall #ExtraordinaryALX 825 S. Washington St. 🌈

Ready for an out of this world safe shopping experience?  Buzz by 825 S. Washington Street Mwmorial Day Weekend 12-6 and...
05/23/2020

Ready for an out of this world safe shopping experience? Buzz by 825 S. Washington Street Mwmorial Day Weekend 12-6 and let us show you our newest jewelry, home decor and hand made masks for adults and kids 😷 We will spoil you with 20% the whole store and entertain you with music, mimosas, and exciting demonstrations 🐝

🇺🇸 Announcing our first ever Memorial Day Weekend Sale at the shop!  20% off the entire collection all weekend with extr...
05/20/2020

🇺🇸 Announcing our first ever Memorial Day Weekend Sale at the shop! 20% off the entire collection all weekend with extreme precautions taken in our 10,000 square foot showroom. Buzz by and see what the busy bees have been up to! 🤩

Our community needs us now more than ever!  This weekend our Old Town boutique is hosting a safe sidewalk shopping event...
05/01/2020

Our community needs us now more than ever! This weekend our Old Town boutique is hosting a safe sidewalk shopping event and canned food drive benefiting United Community! Buzz by 825 South Washington Street 12-6 to find a gift for Mother's Day, graduation, a treasure for yourself or favorite furloughed friend. We know everyone is ready to get out, but we ask that you please wear your mask and bring a donation for our favorite Alexandria Food Bank. The Wish list includes:
-Non-sugary cereals
-Baby wipes
-Baby food
-Ensure baby formula
-Pasta
-Pasta and tomato sauce (plastic or cans - no glass please)
-Canned Meats (tuna/chicken/etc)
-Peanut butter
-Canned fruits and veggies

#shoplocal #oldtownalexandria #oldtownalexandriava #ExtraordinaryALX #ShopSmall #LoveLocalOT #BeeSafe 🐝

Beautiful pearls for the section one of our first ever Mother’s Day look book 👀We only have two of each of these designs...
04/29/2020

Beautiful pearls for the section one of our first ever Mother’s Day look book 👀
We only have two of each of these designs. Flat $5 shipping. Comment or direct message if you are interested 🐝

We are delivering our maxi dresses locally and shipping FREE - cost per dress is $65 - no tax or fees.  🐝 I posted a vid...
03/25/2020

We are delivering our maxi dresses locally and shipping FREE - cost per dress is $65 - no tax or fees. 🐝 I posted a video yesterday and we sold ten dresses in 30 minutes! 🐝 We encourage you to #GetDressed and look chic while being extremely comfortable. Payment can be made over the phone 571-432-6465 or www.venmo.com/Allison-Priebe or www.PayPalMe/TheQueenBeeDesigns

Thank you to my dear friends who care and are shopping with a small woman owned start up. We have knee length dresses that I will post later, but for now we want you to BEE comfortable and GET DRESSED! #ExtraordinaryALX #ShopSmall #LoveLocalOT #OTBD

Are you looking to help your favorite small businesses yet still practice #socialdistancing? Gift cards are the perfect ...
03/23/2020

Are you looking to help your favorite small businesses yet still practice #socialdistancing? Gift cards are the perfect way to help us out. This gives us a boost to our cash-flow which will be SO important in the next few weeks. While we don't have an actual online platform to sell gift cards that merges into our current system, we have come up with a solution. Queen Bee Designs has created PayPal and Venmo accounts that tie directly to the business. If you would like to help us in these trying times, this would be the PERFECT way to do it. Below are links you can use. We are happy to save the gift card here at the store or I will mail it out myself. Just let us know in the notes section of checkout and make sure your address is included. Gift Cards will NEVER expire - nor will our love and appreciation for YOU! Thank you so much!

Venmo:
www.venmo.com/Allison-Priebe
PayPal: paypal.me/TheQueenBeeDesigns

Address

825 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm

Telephone

(703) 329-6768

Products

A full line of jewelry - including earrings, rings, bracelets, and of course - necklaces. We have also found amazing accessories that compliment our line - including shawls, sunglasses, handbags, etc.

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If anyone needs a unique, thoughtful, hand-selected and delivered gift, look no further than the Queen Bee aka Allison Priebe!! I sent her a text at 5:56 pm asking for help, and she sent me several photos of potential items. I finalized my selections, and they were wrapped and delivered to my front door at 7:46 pm that night! As you can see, the birthday girl was very happy!! Thank you Allison!!
Allison Priebe, since I had the perfect Palm Sunday dress thanks to the Queen Bee, I figured I would put it on anyway. Now, to go fold laundry.
Stopped by around 11:30 today and sadly no one was there. I have items for Suited for Change. Hope I can make it back before the end of the month!
Each design is unique, reasonably priced, and if you have questions, the sales assistant is there to help you immediately❤️❤️! Always fun to take time to go to Queen Bee Designs to see what's new!#queenbeebuzz
Somehow, I have misplaced my multicolored freshwater pearl cluster on a black leather band. I have looked high and low and can't find it! Do you still offer that style? Just bought it last year. Lmk and thanks!!! I need to replace it!!!!