Becky McKinnell

Inspired by salt air

Meet Becky

Hi! I'm Becky McKinnell... I'm a designer, entrepreneur, wife, mom and I believe that building a business should be fun. This is a picture of me on our dinghy on a fall evening about to try my very first oyster that my husband and I grew from a small tiny seed to full size in over a year and a half. (It was delicious!)

The Story of Wildwood Oyster Co

The Oysters

My husband and I grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts spending every summer with salt in our hair and sand in our feet. We fell in love with Maine and found a cottage by the water in Cumberland, Maine, we knew it would be the perfect spot to expand our love for oysters and start our own oyster farm.

Wildwood Oyster Co was my original blog for the oyster farm that shared our story of growing oysters.

The Bag

To me, there are two smells I love-- the smell of New England salt air and the smell of gorgeous leather. The combination of fashion, durability, and love for the ocean inspired the design of the Wildwood Oyster Co. bag.

I created this simple, minimalist handbag to fit everything-- including my laptop and beach towel-- so that I could wear it to work or bring it to the beach.

The nautical rope I chose for the handle reminds me of summer on the water-- whether it's being on the dock in Scituate Harbor or on a boat cruising the islands of Casco Bay,

The brass and copper fittings are special to me because I like to see something industrial reimagined as bling.

The Wildwood Oyster Co. Bag is made with responsibly sourced gorgeous rugged leather. The leather is rich, forgiving, durable and gets even more beautiful with the wear and tear of the adventures you have ahead.