How The Purse Man Got Started

Richard Parker was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a faithful Crimson Tide fan, he always knew folks loved the University. He also knew they loved to buy purses and jewelry.

Richard decided to turn this into a business. Eight years ago, he started his business on the side of the road. He’d occasionally sell purses and jewelry he had designed to people traveling in the Tuscaloosa area for business conferences. They began calling him “The Purse Man.”

Two years ago he set up shop on McFarland Blvd and has been offering clients a larger and larger selection ever since. “The Purse Man” is now a staple of the Tuscaloosa community and his products are seen all over Alabama tailgates!

Tuscaloosa's Favorite Stop for Custom Jewelry

Richard Parker is a Tuscaloosa native who started his business from nothing nearly a decade ago. Today, he is "The Purse Man" of Tuscaloosa.