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English Tan Tote

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$250.00

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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!

You asked, and we listened! KMM & Co. is bringing back English Tan! This crowd-favorite leather makes a structured tote that feels soft and luxurious to the touch, with a slightly waxy finish. This leather gets the quintessential English Tan color in large part from its dramatic pull-up -- one of the best features of this gorgeous American-made leather!

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 totes. They 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 hello@kmmco.com 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 hello@kmmco.com 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 hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions!

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03/17/2020

Beautiful Bag

I love this bag! All my life I have searched for the one perfect bag for everything... and although I’ve come to the conclusion that such a bag does not exist, this bag is so simple and classic and will age so beautifully that I think I’ve finally found a bag I will use often and forever. I had a hard time picking between Honey and English Tan, but then Honey sold out (temporarily as it turned out), so English Tan it is. It’s a beautiful, very classic color and I think will develop a lovely patina over time. I like a structured bag that stands up on its own, which this does. Thank you for making a thoughtful and quality product!

KC
Kristin C.
United States United States
02/19/2020

Great handbag

I love my new handbag-great quality beautiful. Prefect size for all occasions I will be ordering another bag in future. First day I used it my girlfriend wanted to know where I got it and she will be ordering one!!

CR
Carla R.
United States United States
01/29/2020

Great bag!

I have three of these totes now, this is my favorite. Leather has nice structure. Nice variation in the color. Matches lots of ‘browns’. I added crossbody strap & snap. It’s perfect!

CH
Cara H.
United States United States
01/29/2020

Love it!!

So roomy and durable for what I need a purse to be. Saving for a mini tote now!

JA
Janie A.
United States United States
01/28/2020

Great company

I had ordered this bag in honey. It was beautiful and very organic, not like any other purse you’ll own. Its unlined and you can see the inner workings (rivets, etc). I had to return it, though. It was too structured and with the standard drop handle I found it uncomfortable to wear. I sent an exchange request and heard back from Marvin within a couple of days. Now here’s where it gets really good. I returned the bag and didn’t hear another thing from the, so I reached out. Marvin was very apologetic. He told me they’d make the bag that day and get it out to me. They also sent several goodies, an envelope clutch, cord taco, business card holder and keychain for my troubles. They didn’t have to do that, I wasn’t irate, so they didn’t have to smooth any feathers. That’s great customer service. Oh, and the bag is beautiful, well made, good size (I’m 5’3”), roomy and good drop on the straps.

CK
Christie K.
United States United States