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It takes a lot of steps to make a tote a tote by hand -- and just as many to break it in and make it yours. Made with vintage techniques for a modern world, the KMM & Co. leather tote bag can accompany you anywhere you need to go. Your tote will show where it’s been with wear and patina -- and every time you scratch it or fold it or get caught in the rain with it, you make it more unique.
Creating a tote bag involves tools such as needle and thread, blades and flame, even stamps and presses. Each tote bag gets its start on the cutting table, where we inspect every cowhide and choose the exact piece of leather for your tote. We cut every tote out of a single piece of full-grain leather. There’s nowhere to hide imperfections, so we cut carefully.
Next, we make the handles out of 10-ounce belting leather, which will break in and soften with use. We sew the side seams of the bag on an industrial machine. Finally, we hand-set the tote’s handle, pocket, and interior strap with 16 copper rivets.
Every KMM & Co. leather tote bag will become what you make it. If you want a bag that will look exactly the same after a year of heavy use, then this isn’t the bag for you. But if you want a tote that looks and feels like real leather, and will acquire a patina unique to you and the way you use it, this may be the one.
- Made in Atlanta, Georgia
- 13" x 14"
- Fixed handles with a 7" drop
- Interior pocket
- Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
- 100% leather, unlined
This tote bag is a limited-edition color. It's made of full-grain leather with a medium temper, so the tote is structured enough to stand up on its own. The leather has a flat color, and it won't show as much wear as some of our totes. Due to the unique nature of each hide and dye batch, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured.
These beautiful leather tote bags are made by hand and made to order. At the busiest times of the year, they can take up to three weeks to ship. Need yours faster? Email email@example.com and we'll see what we can do!
All orders ship free within the continental United States. We can ship to other locations, too! Just let us know what you have in mind!
If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. However, we can't accept returns of items that are customized for you, such as tote bags specially ordered with longer-than-standard handles.
Check out our shipping and returns policy for more details.
This tote ships with a leather tag that matches the handles. We can emboss your tag with your name or initials -- just enter your request before adding the tote to your cart!
We want your tote to be perfect for you, so we offer the option of customizing the straps for your bag! You can choose to add longer handles, which will be custom-cut for you. Or you can keep things simple and order your tote exactly as-is -- it's up to you!
Please note that longer-than-standard handles are a custom order, and make your tote final-sale. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!