MessQueen New York is a Brooklyn-based clothing company specializing in spandex wear for the young-at-heart souls of the universe.
We began making wildly printed neon leggings back in 2007 before leggings became a universal wardrobe staple.
What started as a hobby having only ourselves, friends and family wear them, we began to notice there was a tiny underground market sprouting for leggings. In the summer of 2010, we opened up our first online shop with Etsy and began to create the MessQueen brand.
After a couple of years, the legging trend became a world-wide sensation and everyone and their mother started to make and sell them. Having so many new competitors, worst of all being the factories in China pumping out low-quality, similarly printed leggings at a quarter of our price (ALSO selling on Etsy - shame, shame), it was time for us to expand the line and offer more high quality handmade styles for a complete outfit.
We now carry not only leggings, but also harem pants, shorts, tops, skirts, bodysuits, dresses, swimwear, as well as turban headbands and drink coozies, which we make using our fabric scraps!
One of the most important qualities we stand strongly by is that all of our products are handmade in-house in our Brooklyn office - from creating the paper patterns for each style to cutting and sewing the garments. We feel the handmade aspect gives that special touch of care to each garment, and also allows for modifications per customer's requests.
We also have a children's line called Tiny Terribles, "We may be small but we got big plans", that consists of children's leggings, skirts, and shorts as of now. (We will be expanding this line very soon!)
We believe that our styles are meant for everyone to wear! By that we mean "Nobody gets left out!". We take on all sorts of custom size requests, big and small, and strive to meet each customers' special needs to help make them feel great about the bodies they were given.
Our customer ages have ranged from newborn to 76 years old (yes this is true, and she lives in Europe!). Like we said before "Nobody gets left out". ;D
We constantly strive to produce trendy, bizarre, colorful, high quality products and we encourage customers to tell us about any particular styles they wish to see in the shop.
The MessQueen team is a lady-run business and consists of three main babes:
Courtney Gamble aka The MessQueen - owner/designer/pattern maker/seamstress/sales/social media/client relations/HBIC/and a bit of everything else
Belyne Vil - publicist
Claudia Martinez - assistant designer/seamstress/Courtney's right-hand-woman
Throughout the year, we house school-credited interns that assist in production (cut/sew), social media, sales, photo shoots, and events.
Are you interested in applying for an internship at MessQueen? Shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org <3
MessQueen New York's Haus of Mess
35 Meadow St. Suite #304, Brooklyn, NY 11206
You'll find us in the low-key area between the real Williamsburg and the real Bushwick...which real estate companies have now decided to call this area "East Williamsburg" but we just call it Bushwick ;P
The Haus of Mess is a quick walk from the Grand St. L train as well as the Q54 and Q59 bus stop on Grand St. and Bushwick Ave.
Customers are welcome to make an appointment at the Haus of Mess for a consultation about a custom order or to shop the collections.
PIMP YO' EVENT
Are you interested in hosting a MessQueen or Tiny Terribles trunk show at your next party or event? WE WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE! Shoot us a quick email with event and space deets as well as the products that you would like us to bring.
Thank you so much for bringing your badass self to our site! We hope you find what you are looking for, and if you have any questions at all, we urge you to please email us at email@example.com. Please allow 1-3 business days for a return response :)
As always, keep calm and "Own Your Mess"!
<3 The MessQueen Team