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Kodiak Panel Tote

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The Kodiak Panel Tote is a leather tote bag that's handmade of heirloom-quality materials and completely customizable. You can choose the color of each of the bag's three panels, select the color of the interior pocket, pick the length and color of the handles, and add custom features like a snap closure or a crossbody strap. Kodiak is a soft, oil-tanned leather with lots of pebbles and natural character. You can combine leathers from our Kodiak collection to build a color-blocked tote or choose a monochromatic look.

Your tote will be made to order just for you in KMM & Co.'s Atlanta studio and will be a true one-of-a-kind. Please note that because each one is fully custom, all Panel Totes are final sale.

Regular price
$350.00
Regular price
Sale price
$350.00
Free shipping on U.S. orders $50+.
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote
Kodiak Panel Tote

What makes KMM & Co. special?

  • Handmade in the USA

    Leather goods made by skilled hands in our Atlanta, Georgia studio.

  • Heirloom quality

    Full-grain leather and traditional craftsmanship to last a lifetime.

  • Free shipping & returns

    Free shipping on U.S. orders of $50 or more (and free returns, too)!

  • Responsibly sourced

    Full-grain leather that's sourced as a byproduct of the meat industry.

Things to love about the KMM & Co. panel tote and mini panel tote:

1. Gorgeous full-grain leather

The panel tote and mini panel tote, designs based on KMM & Co.'s two best-selling signature totes, are handmade of full-grain leather. That's the highest quality leather made, and we stock more (and brighter!) colors than just about anyone else.

2. An incredibly customizable design

We designed the panel tote and mini panel tote to offer you more customization options than ever before. Choose the color of each panel (and of the interior pocket!), pick the length and color of the handles, and add custom features like a snap closure or a crossbody strap. Whether you have one favorite color or three, we can make you the bag you've always wanted.

3. Custom-length handles

There's no single handle length that's right for everybody (or every tote). We make a range of drop lengths so you can get a perfect fit, whether you're ordering a panel tote or a mini panel tote! Each tote handle is cut of belting-weight leather, and has its edges beveled, for decades of comfortable carrying. You can even customize the color of your bag's handles: We offer more than a dozen different options!

4. Traditional, solid copper rivets

Once the handles go on with traditional copper rivets, they're not budging! We take the extra time to set our rivets smooth side out, so they won't snag even the most delicate cardigan. No shortcuts!

5. Versatile interior organization

A KMM & Co. tote is thoughtfully designed to keep your essentials close at hand. One side of the tote features an interior pocket, and the other is fitted with a sturdy strap for your sunglasses or keys.

A great leather tote becomes what you make it. Full-grain leather just gets better with wear! If you want a tote (or mini tote) that's designed to go everywhere you go, to become an heirloom, and to acquire a patina unique to you, this might be the one.

How the panel tote and mini panel tote measure up:

To be truly great, a leather tote has to have amazing materials, heirloom-quality craftsmanship, and impeccably designed proportions. (Sure, our standards are high, but we bet that yours are, too!)

The panel tote is:

• 13 inches in height

• 14 inches in width

• 6 inches in depth

• Handle drop length: standard 7 inches (our most popular!), or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches

• 1.5 to 2.5 pounds in weight, depending on leather

The mini panel tote is:

• 10 inches in height

• 12 inches in width

• 4 inches in depth

• Handle drop length: standard 5 inches (our most popular!), or custom 8.5, 10, or 11 inches

• 1.5 to 2.5 pounds in weight, depending on leather

Handmade and made to order

Made to order, just for you

Like every KMM & Co. accessory, a panel tote or mini panel tote is handmade and made to order. (No warehouses, no factories, just a small studio in downtown Atlanta!) Each panel tote or mini panel tote takes up to 4 weeks for us to make and ship – but it's worth the wait, we promise!

A truly custom, one-of-a-kind tote

Use the customizer above to build your perfect panel tote or mini panel tote. (You can even see how different colors look next to each other, and how they coordinate with each of our handle leathers!) We make each bag to order, and we'll get to work on cutting and assembling yours right away. Please note that because they're fully custom, panel totes and mini panel totes are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange.

Free shipping on U.S. orders $50+

All orders totaling $50 or more ship free within the United States! We also ship overseas, and to APO/ FPO addresses, too. All packages ship via USPS and go to our local Atlanta post office within 24 hours of your shipping confirmation email.

How the panel tote and mini panel tote get made

Each bag is handmade in the USA (at the KMM & Co studio in Atlanta)! It all starts at the cutting table, where we cut each panel of your tote by hand. Whether you chose a different leather for each or went with a monochromatic look, we hand-pick the perfect hide or hides of leather, considering their color, grain, character, markings, and structure.

Next, the front and back panels of the tote go to one of our sewing stations, where the top edges of the bag are carefully hemmed. Then, the bottom panel of the bag is meticulously stitched to the front and back panels with a durable and beautiful double topstitch. We then stitch the side seams of the bag, backstitching to lock them in.

Finally, we hand-set copper rivets to form the gusset of the bag, and another eight to attach the handles (which are hand-cut in the color and length of your choice) and the interior pocket and strap. Each tote is made to be indestructible, and for the entire life of the bag, we'll gladly repair it in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the materials or craftsmanship.

Completely custom-made, just for you!

Everybody's dream tote looks a little different. With the panel tote and mini panel tote, we offer more custom options than ever so you can design your perfect bag.

1. Choose your favorite colors

Whether you prefer Cypress or Kodiak, you can combine any colors of leather within the collection to create your panel tote or mini panel tote. Keep it simple and monochromatic or go wild with color: It's up to you!

2. Pick a handle length and color

Everybody's ideal handle length is different. Choose the length that's right for you and how you like to carry your tote! And pick the handle color you love the most: Whether you want the handles to match, coordinate, or contrast with the panels of the bag, there are plenty of great options.

3. Add all your favorite features

In addition to choosing the color of each of your tote's panels, its interior pocket, and its handles, you can choose to add custom features like a brass snap closure, a crossbody strap, or just the D-rings (to attach a strap you already have and love)!

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Ask away! FAQs about the panel tote

How much does a KMM & Co. panel tote or mini panel tote hold?

The panel tote is the perfect bag for work, school, the weekend, and beyond. It can comfortably fit a 13-inch MacBook, a book, a notebook, snacks, a water bottle, a large wallet, zip pouches, a makeup bag – just about anything you carry everyday. The mini panel tote is great for days you want to travel a little lighter: It can comfortably carry your tablet, a book, your wallet, your phone, and other essentials — and still have room for snacks!

What handle length will be most comfortable for me?

The drop length that's best for you depends on personal preference and body type. We recommend measuring the handles on a bag you already own (and messaging us!) if you're unsure. 7-inch handles are the most popular for the tote, followed by 10-inch handles. 5-inch handles are standard for carrying a mini tote by hand, while longer drop lengths are suited for carrying the bag on your shoulder.

Should I choose Cypress or Kodiak?

While we love every leather in the KMM & Co. collection, Cypress and Kodiak are two of our favorite tannages! Kodiak is an oil-tanned leather that's a great choice if you prefer a leather with pull-up (the tendency to lighten in areas of wear of stress). Cypress has a slouchier temper and a more pronounced pebbled grain than Kodiak. Both are soft and comfortable to carry, and they wear in beautifully with age and use.

What kind of markings should I expect with full-grain leather?

Full-grain leather retains all of its original grain and character, including any imperfections. You might see range marks, grain variations, small spots or scratches, folds, or color variation. They're all a beautiful part of the leather's natural character.

How is a KMM & Co. tote different from other totes?

At KMM & Co., we put thoughtful design and heirloom-quality craftsmanship first. Each design undergoes months of field-testing and fine-tuning. We spend years working with tanneries to bring you the very best of full-grain leather. And we train our staff in slow, traditional methods of craftsmanship. Too many totes are made by people who have never carried one. Ours are made by people who carry totes everyday — and want yours to last a lifetime.

More questions? Send us a message and we'll get back to you ASAP!

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