It’s been almost 23 years since Selena Quintanilla-Perez’s death. The Texas-born singer-songwriter was shot and killed by obsessed fan, Yolanda Saldivar.

Her devastated family members and fans are still commemorating Selena two decades later.

The Latin star, who embodied Hispanic and Texan-American culture, was finally honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017 reports NBC, and her family released a MAC cosmetic collection 2016 in memory of her legacy.

This week, the Selena family and Selena Foundation surprised fans with another special announcement.

On March 2 at 9 a.m., the Texas grocery store HEB started selling $2 limited-edition reusable tote bags that featured black and white images of the singer with pink accents.

The Queen of Cumbia bags were made available through HEB’s curbside and home delivery service.

In almost no time at all, the limited edition bags were sold old at most in-store locations. Around 12 p.m., HEB’s website crashed.

Frantic Selena fans wrote on Twitter:


Supposedly, HEB didn’t post the list of participating store locations until early in the morning of March 2.

One fan wrote:

However, in stores — before the bags sold out — lines wrapped around the grocery aisles at HEB store locations.

Reporter Natalie Contreras for Caller Times, wrote on Twitter that a Texan couple, Melissa De Leon and her husband Baldemar, got in line “about 4 times” to get the limited edition tote for family members. The couple told Caller Times that they got up super early to head to their local HEB, where they waited in line.

Melissa De Leon said:

“We stood in line four times, we got them for my parents. We love Selena but I wouldn’t say we’re obsessed with her. So we got some bags for some of our family members who are obssessed and can’t get (the bags).”

The couple said they were lucky they both had the day off from work.

Fans who were able to purchase the tote before it sold out took to Twitter to voice their excitement.

However, some fans are still on the hunt, and wont quit until they find the tote:

Fans said in the #AnythingForSelenas Twitter thread that they are willing to do whatever it takes to celebrate their love for the deceased superstar.

A percentage of the proceeds from the memento tote will benefit The Selena Foundation.

About the author

Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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