Leap With Us!

Unique, Handmade Purses With Fabulous Designs

Melding function and fashion, our purses keep your essentials safe while also adding style to your ensemble!

The Tentobi™ Difference

At Tentobi™, we consider our purses as wearable art—they can be hung on a wall as easily as worn. We use yarns sourced during our travels throughout the U.S. and Europe, and we blend colors and textures according to our moods and fancies.

Our purses are lovingly custom-made by hand in California by our designers. Mass production is not in our vocabulary—the process of creating our products is long and detailed to ensure quality.

A Synergy of Passion and Creativity

All of our designs are edgy and eye-catching—when carried, our purses can be considered moving artwork! We make sure that every product in our inventory is something we want to own ourselves. If we do not love a piece, we definitely won’t sell it! Without a doubt, we have fallen in love with our California-born creations.

If you are interested in owning a one-of-a-kind purse, email our designer at tentobi@tentobi.com in Redondo Beach, CA. Each purse is made from the richest fabrics, including wools that are dyed by women across America. As a result, our purses are admired and desired by fashion lovers of all ages. We ship our products to any location in the United States.

How We Started

Our founder, Judy, the Master, was trained by a French designer and has been designing and creating clothing since she was six years old. She started the Tentobi with her daughter, Bryn. They initially created Tentobi Tabies and catered to yoga practitioners and martial artists.

As a way of soothing her heart during the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, Judy started designing and making crocheted and knitted hats. In 2010, she developed a passion for designing purses, which she refers to as “beautiful creatures.”

Judy has obtained a trademark for Tentobi™ so that we can carry this brand name throughout our journey. She has trained her friends, daughter, and granddaughter in the art of creating our amazing items. Karen, the Apprentice is absolutely enjoying the process and will surely, lovingly help Tentobi achieve our dream of enjoying retirement.

Our Mission

We are women who are boldly taking a leap of faith into our future careers—retirement. However, we will not “go gentle into that good night.” We will roar like a lion while being as kind and as gentle as a lamb. Together, we will step back in time, slow down, as well as laugh and cry together, as artisans have been doing for thousands of years. We will age joyfully, sharing our wonderful journey with you.

Attend Our First Show

Tentobi™ is excited to announce that our first show will take place in NM this November. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mailing Address

PO Box 756
Redondo Beach, CA 90277