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25 Things to Love About the Mini Tote! Customers Review our Smallest Leather Tote

This month, KMM & Co. is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the mini tote! We've been making heirloom-quality leather totes for almost 10 years now, but the mini tote is one of our favorite silhouettes so far. And a year in, we've heard from countless KMM & Co. customers who love the mini tote, too!

The reviews don't lie! We asked real customers who purchased a mini tote over the past year to tell us what they think about it. As they explain below, the mini tote is a great bag to carry everyday. Read on for just a few of the reasons why thousands of people love the KMM & Co. mini tote

Navy Kodiak mini tote

1. The mini tote is simple and timeless

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"I love this tote. The simple craftsmanship is beautiful, and the leather and its smell is luscious. Now I look forward to ordering the larger one. Thank you KMM for answering my many questions!"

- Victoria F., Tan Kodiak mini tote

2. An heirloom-quality leather tote will last FOREVER

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"This is my second mini tote from KMM&CO and they are both fantastic. I get tons of compliments, they acquire a great patina and will NEVER wear out! You won’t regret this investment!!"

- Lori Q., branded Brown Kodiak mini tote

3. The leather is beautiful (and even smells good!)

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"The color is rich and beautiful! The leather is soft and of course smells wonderful. This mini tote holds more than you’d think. This is my 4th KMM purchase and 2nd mini. If you are on the fence don’t hesitate; you won’t be disappointed."

- Michele G., branded Purple Kodiak mini tote

4. Two top handles + one adjustable crossbody strap = one versatile tote!

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"I have the beautiful navy mini tote that I love so I thought I would take a chance on the scratch and dent black mini tote. What a great surprise as I really couldn’t find any noticeable scratches or markings on the bag! The mini totes are a great size and so versatile with both the hand and crossbody straps. I look forward to seeing if new colors turn up this fall! The workmanship is just superb!"

- Judi A., scratch-and-dent Black Kodiak mini tote

5. The quality and craftsmanship are obvious (even to the untrained eye!)

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"I am so impressed with my mini navy tote! I have had many “designer” bags but the quality and workmanship of this bag is superb. My husband even commented on the quality and he never notices any of the handbags I own. The mini is the perfect size - neither too big nor too small! I love the navy so much I definitely will be back to order another color to add to my fall wardrobe!"

- Judi A., Navy Kodiak mini tote

Purple Kodiak mini tote

6. Even the hardware is built to last

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"I recently purchased a. Brown mini and if you are on the fence.... go ahead and get one! You will not be disappointed. The design is uncluttered, beautiful hardware and leather. I have been using my bag for about one month and it just gets better. So.... I treated myself to a black mini and a brown full sized tote from the one-of-A kind collection. Simply stunning bags with that great smell of leather."

- Gayle F., Brown Kodiak mini tote

7. The mini tote makes a great everyday bag

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"Oh my WORD!! I LOVE the mini totes!! Everything about this bag is perfect. The leathers and craftsmanship are beautiful, the size is great for everyday, the snap closure keeps your stuff inside and the crossbody strap is superb - adjustable, removable; PERFECT. I own the mini in several colors and just love it. Can't recommend these bags more."

- Nicole D., Navy Kodiak mini tote

8. It has plenty of room for all your essentials

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"After anxiously waiting for the tote to arrive, it finally did. It was perfect. I’m only 5’3”and I was scared it would be too big. The color brown was perfect. The crossbody strap hit perfectly at my waist. But the most important thing was the tote was the perfect size for housing everything I carry. I know I’ll enjoy this tote for years to come."

- Cynthia S., Brown Kodiak mini tote

9. There's a place for everything (and everything will stay in its place)!

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"I actually bought the navy scratch and dent mini tote but I have searched the bag and can’t find anything that resembles a scratch or a dent. I love the versatility of carrying the bag by the short handles or using the cross body straps. I use the cross body straps most of the time because I like having both hands free. I have room for the matching small pouch, my wallet, phone ,field notes, and of course use a navy lanyard for my keys attached to the inside strap and my sun glasses. Can’t think of anything else a gal would need. It all fits!"

- Carol M., scratch-and-dent Navy Kodiak mini tote

10. The crossbody strap keeps your hands free

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"This was the first KMM & Co. bag I ordered because I was looking for something smaller but not too small. It is perfect! I have the clutch wallet to match and it fits great with plenty of room for other things. It’s the perfect bag when you just need the essentials. It’s light, even with the clutch wallet and the cross body strap allows for a little more movement for your arms. I debated between ordering the mini tote or the regular size tote. I am so glad I did! I have since bought two other regular size totes and I love them all!"

- Shannon C., Brown Kodiak mini tote

Red Kodiak mini tote

11. Plus, the crossbody strap adjusts to your perfect fit

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"Just received my first KMM bag and will definitely be back! I bought the Black Kodiak Mini tote and it is perfect! Love the long crossbody strap as I'm 5'9, 1X gal and sometimes the strap is too short on other bags! It's sooo soft. I got so tired of wearing huge bags or mini bags when I go out....this will be worn ALOT! Now I can't wait to get out of the house! Thanks KMM!"

- Debra C., Black Kodiak mini tote

12. Every detail matters to KMM & Co.

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"Purchased this tote for my wife after she saw an advertisement for it on Facebook. She has always carried designer name brand bags. Not anymore, this is the only bag she will ever carry going forward. The attention to detail is unlike anything else! Customer service was 100% when wanting some special monogramming. She is already looking at what other color she will order next. KMM, you now have a customer for life! Thank you again!"

- Lisa H., Brown Kodiak mini tote

13. Each stitch is perfectly placed

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"This bag is my favorite. I have bought wallets and accessories here, but decided to save up and finally get this mini tote. It is a stunning blue and has impressive stitching and quality. It fits all that I need it to, and sits comfortably on my shoulder. I have finally found my every-day bag that goes with, and elevates, my daily style! Now...if they made one in pink, I may just have to start saving again :)"

- Mari, Navy Kodiak mini tote

14. The mini tote is comfortable to carry

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"A bag can be beautiful and you will love it out of the box, but after carrying it for a week, you may decide that it is not for you. When you unbox a bag, you are of course attracted to the beauty of its style. You notice everything about it. But you know that a bag is really working for you when you don’t even notice that you are carrying it. . . . When your bag is working for you, you hold it in your hand, transfer it to our shoulder, open it to put things and take things out — without even thinking that you are carrying the bag. It feels almost like part of your body. A bag that doesn’t work will sit in your closet no matter how beautiful it is. A bag that you don’t even know that you are carrying will stay in your hand, or on your shoulder, day after day after day. After carrying it exclusively for one week, I can report that my Red Mini Tote is working out so well that, again and again, I forget that it is even there. Thank you so much for providing me with this beautiful bag that I don’t even notice that I am carrying."

- Barbara O., Red Kodiak mini tote

15. The interior strap helps you keep track of your things

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"I have several of bags, a mini , and regular totes. Best bags ever! Well made and very functional . I love the strap inside that keeps my glasses and keys in place for a quick easy find instead of having to dig thru my purse. The pocket also keeps my cell phone in the perfect place for easy access. . . The leather is beautiful and I’m sure I will be carrying this bag for years to come. I love them so much I am buying more for my daughters and special friends Birthday!"

- Pamela C., Grey Kodiak mini tote

Grey Kodiak mini tote

16. You won't have to go digging for your keys

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"I love this bag. It's so well made and so functional. I'm able to keep my glasses, wallet, and make-up bag in this tote, with room left for a small bottled water. The markings on the leather are so beautiful and I imagine the bag will only get better looking with wear. I especially appreciate the leather bar for keys. No more searching the bottom of the bag for keys. And the snap closure is great for security as needed."

- Mari S., Tan Kodiak mini tote

17. A mini tote will brighten your wardrobe (and your day)!

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"I ABSOLUTELY love my mini tote. It is my favorite KMM&CO product! I love the size. I love the quality of the leather. Just carrying it makes me smile. If you're on the fence about buying a mini tote, just go for it! You'll love it!!!"

- Marta W., scratch-and-dent Navy Kodiak mini tote

18. You can definitely expect compliments

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"I am completely in love with this tote, if I could give it a million stars I would. The color is amazing and the mini size is perfect, I get so many compliments on this tote. Keep up the fantastic craftsmanship everything you touch is gold!!!"

- Elizabeth C., Atlantic Blue mini tote

19. Beautiful full-grain leather goes with everything

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"I received my purple mini-tote last week and I love it. The color is beautiful, it has just the right amount of "slouchability" and the color goes with so many of my outfits. I own 4 totes from KMM & Co and I love them all. This is a great company. I am going to sell a lot of my designer bags and carry these totes. They are comfortable on the shoulder, quality material and great leather smell. Plus, who needs any other bag- these are going to last a lifetime!"

- Mary E., Purple Kodiak mini tote

20. You'll want one in every color

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"I love my Red Kodiak Mini Tote! I was a little concerned the color may rub off onto my clothing and I'm happy to say it doesn't at all. The leather is high quality and durable. The size is perfect for everyday use and the small zip pouch fits perfectly inside. I wish I had one in every color!"

- Jill B., Red Kodiak mini tote

Olive Kodiak mini tote

21. Plus, KMM & Co. chooses colors you won't find anywhere else

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"I love my new Atlantic Bleue Mini Tote! The color is gorgeous, the size is just right for my stuff, and I’m getting compliments everywhere I go. And I definitely tell people to look up KMMand Co. what a treasure!"

- Timothy M., Atlantic Blue mini tote

22. Each mini tote is handmade in Atlanta, Georgia

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"This is my first purchase and it exceeds all of my expectations! I love that it is made by hand from a small group of artisans in my home state. The quality is shown from every angle. It is a beautiful mini tote that I will carry with pride for many years! Now, what will be be next purchase?"

- Rita S., Atlantic Blue mini tote

23. Craftsmanship matters, and KMM & Co.'s is unmatched

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"The size, handles, leather, craftsmanship; complete excellence!! I usually carry LV but this is my new go to! I’ve already ordered the clutch wallet and will be ordering a large tote soon. Can express how well made these products are! Absolutely love!!!"

- Kathy P., Tan Kodiak mini tote

24. Each tote is made by real people (who'd love to talk to you)!

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"I typically like a very large bag, and first bought the tote which I love! I bought the mini tote not thinking it would be my daily go to but it has become just that! There is so much more room than I expected! It’s beautiful draped crossbody or thrown quickly over my shoulder. Craftsmanship is impressive, and I love the hardware. I enjoy purchasing items that set me apart from other “brands”. AND the I love the humans that work at KMM! Attentive, service oriented, and clearly put love into everything KMM. Will buy more products for sure!"

- Sheryl F., Black Kodiak mini tote

25. Finally, the perfect leather tote bag! 

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"I cannot say enough how incredible this bag is! I'm a quality not quantity person and I've looked literally for years and years for a handbag that would not only fit my lifestyle but be something I would never have to replace. I had actually resigned myself to never finding the "perfect" bag and then KMM came across my Facebook feed! So happy they did. The Mini Tote is the perfect size...not too big and not too small. And can be carried as a crossbody, in-hand satchel or even on my shoulder. The leather and the craftsmanship is INCREDIBLE. The handles and strap are a little stiff, however, they will soften and only get more beautiful with time. I absolutely recommend this bag! Stylish, classic, the highest quality, the perfect size and will certainly last a lifetime! Thank you KMM!!"

- Lisa S., Tan Kodiak mini tote

Interested in a mini tote of your own? Check our the mini tote collection to see all of the colors of this adorable bag. And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to hello@kmmco.com! We'd love to help.

September 14, 2020 — Jess Bolluyt