Brown Kodiak Tote

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  • Made in America (in our Atlanta studio!)
  • 13 inches tall, 14 inches wide, and 6 inches deep
  • Fixed handles with a 7-inch drop length (or upgrade to 8, 9, or 10 inches)
  • Interior pocket
  • Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
  • 100% full-grain leather, unlined
  • Includes a leather tag that can be monogrammed!

The Brown Kodiak tote is our softest and slouchiest bag, with a luxurious pebbled texture and beautiful pull-up. A darker version of our best-selling tan kodiak tote, the brown kodiak tote is a perennial KMM & Co. favorite. It will show scratches and wear, and acquire a patina unique to the way you use your bag.

The color of the brown kodiak leather varies between dye lots. Due to the unique nature of each hide and dye batch, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured. Imperfections such as variations in color, range marks, small scratches, occasional insect bites, and folds in the leather are natural characteristics of these leather totes. These markings all come about either during the life of the cow, or sometimes during the tanning process.

It takes a lot of steps to make a leather tote by hand -- and just as many to break it in and make it yours. Made with vintage techniques for a modern world, your KMM & Co. leather tote bag 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 right piece of leather for your tote. We cut each tote out of a single piece of 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.

KMM & Co.'s leather tote bags are made by hand and made to order, and they can take up to three weeks to ship. Need yours faster? Email and we'll see what we can do! Check out our shipping page for more information on typical processing times.

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 ordered with longer-than-standard handles, a crossbody strap, or any other additions or modifications. 

Check out our returns policy for more details, or email us at if you have questions!  

We want your tote to be perfect for you, so we offer a variety of ways to customize your bag. We can emboss the leather tag that's included with your tote with up to 27 characters, including letters, numbers, and even a few emojis.  (Just type what you'd like in the monogram field when you add a tote to your cart!) Other options include:

  • Longer handles, which we'll custom-cut just for you
  • A detachable crossbody strap, which features brass hardware and is adjustable between the lengths of 44 inches and 51 inches
  • A brass snap closure (exactly like the the brass snap closure on our mini totes)
  • The addition of a gift set, which includes a matching card envelope, key clip, and cord taco made from the same leather as your tote
  • A leather tassel that matches the color of your tote

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, a crossbody strap, and other modifications are a custom order and make your tote final-sale and ineligible for return or exchange. Select your drop length carefully, as we are unable to make alterations to final-sale items, as per our alterations policy. Reach out to if you have any questions! 

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Perfect Gift!

This tote was ordered, by me, as a gift for my daughter's birthday. It is everything she would ever hope for in a tote bag. She absolutely loves it !!!

Diane V.
United States United States

Beautiful leather

I usually carry Louis Vuitton, but I decided to buy this tote and I love it! It smells fabulous and the leather is so soft and pretty. Will definitely keep it in my rotation!

Sueann S.
United States United States

Happy with Purchase

I received my tote a little over a week ago. It’s looks great and smells great! The quality is awesome - very well made. I can fit all my daily must have items into this bag - my laptop, phone charger, iPad and an extra T-shirt. Love it! It took a while for me to purchase this tote but I’ll glad I did. It’s awesome! Very pretty!

Andrella B.
United States United States

Obsessed with this bag!!!

I had my eye on this for a while. My Mom and Dad got it for me for my birthday. I cannot say enough good things about it!! The craftsmanship is absolutely incredible. From the way the leather is stitched and cut to the quality of the hardware and the overall smart design. I have a bad neck and this bag - though incredibly sturdy - is surprisingly light. The straps are so comfortable and the length is customizable. I have a personalized tag and plan to get some accessories. This bag is so beautifully made.

Teresa V.
United States United States


I didn’t really know what too expect. Thinking it was going to be heavy. But man I was so wrong. Now I want the Black one. But the one thing I would get a snap To close it. Nice bag!!! Love it.

Ernestine W.
United States United States