We are so proud to now carry
R.Riveter Handmade Handbags!
As a military spouse myself, this company and its
mission holds a special place in my heart.
"R.Riveter doesn't hire military spouses to make handbags. We make handbags to hire military spouses, and create a greater sense of mission"
Years ago, new military spouses Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse found themselves asking the question: why is it so difficult to find meaningful employment? Both were highly educated, creative, and determined. Yet neither was able to find work.

Military families move on average, every 2.9 years - and oftentimes, they relocate to remote military bases where there are fewer professional opportunities for spouses. In duty locations next to smaller cities, it's oftentimes difficult to create a professional network, interview, search and obtain jobs - all while supporting your service member and helping your family adjust to the new location. 

The women knew they had to do something. How could they solve the employment issue that plagued thousands of military spouses?

After charging two thousand dollars each to their credit cards, Lisa and Cameron purchased a commercial sewing machine and a small supply of leather and canvas. At first, it was a two-woman operation, but as demand grew, so did the team.
In 2016, after a successful appearance on Shark Tank, Bradley and Cruse made their pitch and accepted an offer from billionaire investor Mark Cuban.
The company grew to become a network of military spouses, known as Riveters, scattered across the country.

What began as an entrepreneurial dream and an outlet for improving their employment situation quickly grew into much more than just selling a few handbags. Although the company has grown from its humble beginnings in an attic, the mission has remained the same.  
R.Riveter has a company "saying" that binds the era of WWII with today in a few short words. It's a shorthand expression, a rally cry to go along with the iconic image and name, R.Riveter.
Of many, one.
Each R.Riveter handbag takes a journey across the country before arriving at your doorstep. Components are crafted by independent military spouses in their homes around the nation, and shipped to R.Riveter's FabShop in North Carolina to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
Hobby Signature Black Canvas + Brown Leather Handbag
The Hobby is perfect everyday handbag. Worn as a shoulder bag or across your body to be hands free, the Hobby is big enough to hold your everyday essentials, plus a little more. 
Wilson Signature Collection Black Canvas + Brown Leather Tote
The Wilson Market Tote is the newest member of R.Riveter’s Signature Collection. Featuring a minimalistic canvas silhouette with ample volume, two classic leather handles, an open top, and a convenient interior zipper pocket, the Wilson Market Tote is the perfect carryall. You’ll be reaching for this bag for every occasion - from play dates to work commutes to day trips to the beach!
Patton Cabernet + Black Leather Crossbody Handbag
The Patton is one of R.Riveter’s most versatile handbags. With the ability to be worn as a shoulder bag, a hands-free crossbody bag or a clutch, the Patton is truly a 3-in-1.
Hobby Cobblestone + Black Leather Handbag
The Hobby is perfect everyday handbag. Worn as a shoulder bag or across your body to be hands free, the Hobby is big enough to hold your everyday essentials, plus a little more. 

Patton Olive + Brown Leather Crossbody Handbag
The Patton is one of R.Riveter’s most versatile handbags. With the ability to be worn as a shoulder bag, a hands-free crossbody bag or a clutch, the Patton is truly a 3-in-1.
WE ARE SO PROUD TO BE AN
ONLINE RETAILER FOR R.RIVETER

If you are local to the Southern Pines, NC area, then you will want to get the full experience by stepping into their flagship store on Broad Street. If you are not local, then shop from our online selection .