Shannon South is a handbag designer based in Brooklyn, NY who makes leather bags in the most environmentally sensitive and ethical ways. Our mission is to craft products that are well designed and practical, using beautiful materials while leaving the smallest footprint possible.

All of our bags are made by hand in NYC, in limited quantities, by handbag makers with years of experience. We are constantly searching for high quality, interesting materials to create functional bags that last. 

We use remnant buffalo suede leather from the furniture industry, using hides in colors that have been discontinued or are imperfect. There may be some discoloration or scratches in areas – minor imperfections that we can work around – but typically not perfect enough to cover a large piece of furniture. Our materials are limited and will only last as long as our source has supply.


Shannon South also offers a custom ‘leather jacket-to-bag’ transformation service under the name Remade USA, where she hand-makes special order bags in her Brooklyn studio. remadeusa.com


We are always looking for experienced handbag sewers and great interns to work in the studio. Please contact us with your resume if you are interested.

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