A paired down take on our bestselling handbag, The Dot is the satchel that will carry you through the day. It's the go-with-anything, take-anywhere accessory now in new bold colorways.
With just enough volume and an elegant silhouette, the Dot features a zippered main compartment with an interior zipper pocket for securing valuables, as well as two interior pockets to keep her things as put together as she is. There are also two open exterior pockets for quick access.
Back for Summer, the Dot is available in our best selling print - Portiere Stripe. Think of the French country home that you rented with your girls for the weekend. Staycation or vacation - imagine romantic frills, cute gingham, pretty florals, and vintage inspired designs. Our Spring collection is about creating a warm and welcoming ambiance. Focusing on comfort and nostalgia, we want to encourage simplicity.
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
The Dot is named for Dorothy Braden who was a high school physics and French teacher until she heard that the Army was looking for college-educated southern teachers. The details of the position were vague and the strange interview was held in a random hotel room, but according to her she was "up for anything at that point."
In just a few weeks, Dot learned Japanese and became an expert cryptographer. She even knew that the Japanese had surrendered before President Truman did. This job was very hush-hush, so Dot and her coworkers were threatened with espionage punishable by life in prison.
In 2017, after the NSA declassified everything, Dot was eventually convinced to tell her amazing story which can now be enjoyed for generations to come.
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.