The Betsy. A petite-bucket bag with a lightweight but durable approach to your new everyday handsfree crossbody. Sporting two exterior slip pockets in 18oz cotton duck canvas body with a classic R. Riveter full grain leather bucket bottom that will stand the test of time. The Betsy brings a surprisingly roomy interior to its compact style. Lined in the chic striped twill it boasts two open slip pockets AND a zipper pocket.
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 to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
Inspiration Behind the Name
Named after Betsy Ross (1752–1836) – the American Patriot, Flag maker and a symbol of female ingenuity for centuries. The Betsy is your new year-round go to. Betsy Ross was an American Patriot, Flag maker and for centuries has stood as a symbol of female ingenuity.
At the age of 24 Betsy had her own upholstery business in the colonial city of Philadelphia. During the American Revolution she played a key role by constructing uniforms, tents and flags for the Continental Army. She was approached by General Washington in 1776 to create a new flag and she sealed the deal on her page in the American history books. Rumor has it that she persuaded Washington to go with the five-pointed star instead of the six-pointed he originally asked for because it was easier to sew. How about that – a woman after our own hearts, strong, practical, and a team player who knows her worth.
Maintenance of R. Riveter Leather:
We love using real veg tanned leather in our handbags because they just better with age. If you happen to get scratches or water marks, you can usually get the bag looking new again with just a little maintenance.
Please click here to read about how to care for your veg tanned leather.
Canvas Care Suggestions:
When spot cleaning the canvas, we suggest using a brush or sponge with water only to wipe it off soiled area. We do not recommend using anything other than water as it could discolor canvas material.
Shipping is calculated based on weight and geographic location. We ship our packages UPS and USPS.
We offer FREE domestic shipping over $175
Based on the option you select at checkout:
Standard Flat rate: $8 flat rate ships via USPS or UPS
UPS Ground: Shipping rate is calculated based on weight and geographic location and will ship UPS Ground.
UPS 2 Day Air: Shipping rate is calculated based on weight and geographic location and will ship UPS 2 Day Air.
Orders will be processed within 3-5 business day out of our facility in Wauchula, FL.
Flat Rate will ship via USPS or UPS, or the service selected.
If shipping to APO/FPO/DPO - select Standard Flat Rate and we will automatically ship via USPS.Returns
In order for a return or exchange to take place the item must be in good condition with tags still attached.
Submit a return request by going to our Return Portal and entering proper order information.
We are happy to exchange your bag for you if you are not satisfied with the style you originally ordered. You will have to send back your bag to be returned and then order the bag you would like to get instead. Because our Limited Edition Bags sell out so quickly we suggest you grab any limited edition bag as soon as you can and we will refund your money for the bag being returned as soon as we receive it in our warehouse.
Customer is responsible for all freight charges. Shipping and handling is non-refundable.
Any return, exchange or repair will not be accepted without the return authorization form and will be returned to the customer.
*Gift Cards are Non-refundable & non-returnable
After 30 days, items may be returned for manufacturing repair.