Espe â€” a Canadian accessories maker â€” has long been a maker of scooter friendly stuff. The leather purse with the dog and the scooter on it that just about everyone had about 5 years ago? Made by Espe. They recently did a similar design but this time with a cat. The design is called “Felicity” and alas by the time I got this post up (it’s only been a month since I got the tip â€” I swear!) the Espe site no longer features the Tote Bag, Wallet, Coin Purse or Card Holder it once did. Boo!
I did find some links for the wallet on Amazon. It’s $30 and holds bills, coins, IDs and cards with 14 card slots, 4 bill slots and 1 coin zippered compartment. The other accessories can be found by intrepid searchers of the Google and the eBay.
Thanks so much to Heather M. for this find! Sorry I wasn’t faster on the uptake.
How about an Indonesian scooter cat for your tree? It’s made of hand-painted Albesia wood. It measures 3.5″ L X 3.5″ H and is only $10. And by the way, there’s another scooter ornament on this site that we posted about last year.
Both Old Navy and Gap have been very scooter friendly when it comes to t-shirts. Apparently they are also friendly to both the vintage vs. new scooter camps and the cats vs. dogs tribes. Both of the shirts shown here have shown up recently in their kids departments. So it’s always worth a perusal of the sales racks if you’re in their stores.
The top shirt is being modeled by Babette S’s daughter and was found at Old Navy. (Thanks for the photos Babette!) The bottom shirt is from Gap kids. They both feature 3-D elements (the flowers on the riders’ heads) as well as lots and lots of sparkles. Sorry, but neither is available online so keep your eyes peeled!
This Tom & Jerry toy was made by Marx in 1970 and sold for $165 recently on eBay! You can see other Marx scooter toys we’ve featured on Scooter Swag here . A quick look on YouTube didn’t reveal any cartoons with Tom & Jerry on a scooter. But here’s this as a consolation prize:
The front of this scooter says “Vespa” but the back end is more Honda Elite. Oh and unless that’s a small panther stuffed in the back of that basket, no house cat’s head is that big. And I have seen some enormous house cats in my time. In any case, what a rare brooch! It measures a whopping 2″ long and is marked “Dario” on the back.
And just to make you all incredibly jealous, I got this on eBay for $6.50. With shipping.
Acclaimed fashion and textile designer Margaret Le Van designed the ‘Alley Cats’ collection which showcases feline divas, dressed “to the nines” in Le Van’s distinctive designs. “These cats are glamour pusses and sex kittens,” say Le Van. This ornament is approximately 5 inches tall and would go great on a Christmas Tree or in a display case. Made out of resin and priced at $16.99.
Cassie discovered Fat Kitty Falafel and I finally made it over to get a photo with this Portland, Oregon food cart on a glorious (finally!) Spring Thursday. Donâ€™t know about where you live but Portland has become food cart central and itâ€™s awesome. The cost of starting up a restaurant has gotten so prohibitive and this way check can strut their stuff without wrecking their credit.
Sitting on my 1960 VBA is the owner of Fat Kitty Falafel, the wonderful Al Herre. And he promises we’ll be some of the first to know when he prints some more t-shirts.