Our best-selling Whittle is back, and better than ever! This casual belt bag is perfect for carrying your most essential belongings to an outdoor concert or theme park, but also works for a quick trip to the store. A sensible, yet stylish piece, the Whittle allows you to grab a phone and leather cardholder and go – without toting items unnecessary for the occasion. Wear it as a crossbody, or as a belt bag, and get ready to seize the day.
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 Whittle is inspired by Mrs. Reba Whittle, a strong, compassionate, and courageous woman who was an American military female prisoner of war in European theater during World War II. Upon graduating from nursing school, Whittle enlisted into the Army Nurse Corps and entered the military as a flight nurse. During the war, the C-47 medical evacuation plane she was on was shot down over enemy territory while traveling to France to retrieve injured soldiers. Whittle was separated from her crew and transferred to a prison camp hospital, where she helped provide aid to prisoners.
After four months of captivity, Whittle was released in January of 1945. Later that year, she was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the crash, she was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant and she also received the Air Medal. Although Whittle was not officially recognized as a POW for some time, the government designated her as a POW two years after her death in 1983.
The Whittle handbag represents an incredible woman who was brave, confident, and resilient. Wearing the Whittle should inspire strength in all who carry it.
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.