We create each, 100% made in the U.S.A., handbag, purse and tote from authentic theatre programs aka "Playbills" and record album covers.
We strive to find the best available examples of these authentic mementos of music, film and theatre history. Since our custom handbags are created from used, vintage album covers and programs, some source materials may have tiny imperfections and minor wear and tear. We feel these flaws and imperfections only enhance the natural beauty and history of our bags. We make every effort to give you the finest, most beautifully detailed product.
Ray has worked on both sides of the footlights. As a performer, he has appeared on stage in numerous theatrical productions. For many years, he also sang with “Four on the Floor,” a Chicago-based
a cappella group. As a publicist and talent coordinator, he has worked with many internationally recognized artists.
Ray’s love and knowledge of art and film eventually led him into a career as a collector and dealer of vintage movie posters. As the designer and co-creator of REDISCOVER handbags, he enjoys combining his unique talents and knowledge to create a handbag that works on many different levels. “I feel that we are preserving icons of movie, music and theatre history for a whole new generation. We hope that our customers enjoy these functional and wearable pieces of art as much as we enjoy creating them.”
MILTON "BUTCH" HARRISON
After many years of working in education and the restaurant biz, Milton, aka Butch, has found his newest passion as the co-creator of REDISCOVER HANDBAGS. Motivated by his love of working with his hands and his appreciation of all genres of music, especially Rock n’ Roll and Broadway, Butch heads the construction team at REDISCOVER HANDBAGS.
“I take great pleasure in creating something with my hands and watching it take shape. Each of our handbags is both nostalgic and personal.” Butch developed a multi-step production process that guarantees quality, durability, and beauty. “Part of my inspiration comes from listening to a particular record album while I’m working on the same handbag.”