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About Us

Remade USA is a custom service that repurposes individual vintage leather jackets into new one-of-a-kind handbags, through redesign and reconstruction. Remade USA is based in Brooklyn, NYC.

Shannon South


Who we are

Shannon South is a multidisciplinary designer who, in 2008 had a flash of inspiration after a realization that we have too much stuff. A product designer by training and a minimalist at heart. She had never been a big consumer and found herself only hanging on to things that had meaning for her. Shannon had a vintage leather jacket that she hadn't worn in ages. She also had an obsession with handbags - making and designing them.

Remade USA was born out as an experiment with an old jacket. She loved the result and many others did too. Soon after, Shannon was combing every thrift store in San Francisco looking for jackets that had nice leather and interesting details. Within a month of launching her website, she'd been written up by Daily Candy and had an order from Barney's New York.

Over time, more and more people began requesting that she repurpose their personal jacket into a bag. Her repurposing service has become so successful that she has decided to dedicate Remade USA to the service.

If you have an old leather jacket you can't bear to throw away, but haven't used in years, let's talk...
Send me your story.

*If you are interested in a finished bag, please visit our other division, Shannon South, a collection of bags made from remnant leather from the furniture industry.

How We Work

If your interest is piqued and you have a jacket you'd like to have reconstructed, here is what you'll need to do:

Choose a bag style.

Have a look through our designs and pick your favorite styles that you think might work well with your jacket.

Photograph your jacket.

Send us an email with a photo of your jacket and your favorite bag styles. We'll get back to you and let you know which style we think will work best. You may also come visit our studio for a consultation if you are in the NYC area.

Send your jacket to us.

Box your jacket up and send it to us with your contact info, as well as payment for the total amount (shipping within the US is included), either through PayPal or a personal check.

We'll make your bag.

Once we receive your jacket and payment, it will take 2-4 weeks to make your one-of-a-kind bag. We will ship it to you insured and with tracking through the U.S. Postal Service.

Remade Stories


Contact Us

Schedule an appointment to come by our Brooklyn studio or send us an email with a photo of your jacket and the bag styles you like.

Visit Us

63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 133
Bldg 131, Suite 3K
Brooklyn NY 11205
*by appointment only