Black Cypress Tote

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  • Height: 13 inches
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Handle Drop Length: Standard 7-inch drop length (our most popular!) or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches

Black Cypress leather is:

  • Primarily smooth-grained with some areas of pebbling
  • Slouchy and luxuriously soft to the touch
  • Pliable and comfortable to carry
  • Made in America (in our Atlanta studio!)
  • Interior pocket
  • Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
  • 100% full-grain leather, unlined
  • Includes a leather tag that can be monogrammed

The Black Cypress tote is a limited-edition leather tote bag by KMM & Co. This tote is constructed of full-grain leather that's made in America. It features a gorgeous, soft texture and moderate pull-up.

Black Cypress is a squishy and slouchy leather tote. (It feels similar to our signature Kodiak leathers!) This leather will show scratches and wear, and occasional range marks, finish aberrations, and other imperfections are a natural part of this full-grain leather.

Your Black Cypress tote will acquire a unique patina and show where it's been. Due to the unique nature of each hide and dye batch, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured. Every KMM & Co. tote is made in America, right in our Atlanta studio.

It takes a lot of steps to make a leather tote by hand. Each tote gets its start on the cutting table, where we inspect every side of leather and choose the perfect piece – with lots of natural character – for your tote. There's nowhere to hide imperfections, so we cut carefully.

Next, we cut the tote's handles out of belting-weight leather, which will break in with use. We sew the side seams of the bag on an industrial machine, backstitching carefully for extra reinforcement. (We always avoid a seam along the bottom of the tote for structural integrity.) Then, we add the interior pocket, handles, and interior strap with copper rivets, hand-set to withstand decades of use. 

Your 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 tote for you. But if you want a tote that looks and feels (and is!) heirloom-quality, and will acquire a patina unique to you, this may be the one. 

Your leather tote bag is made by hand and made to order, and can take up to three weeks to ship. It's worth the wait, we promise! (See our shipping page for more details.) Everything is made in and ships from our studio in Atlanta. All orders over $50 ship free within the United States. We can ship to other locations, including APO and FPO addresses, too.

If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. We can't accept returns of items that are customized for you (but totes ordered with longer-than-standard handles but no other modifications are now eligible for return or exchange!) See our full return policy

We want your tote to be perfect for you, so we offer a variety of ways to customize it! We can emboss the leather tag with up to 27 characters: letters, numbers, or a few emojis. (Just type what you'd like in the monogram field in your cart!)

Other custom options include:

  • Longer handles, which we'll custom-cut just for you
  • A detachable crossbody strap, which has brass hardware and adjusts between 44 inches and 51 inches
  • A brass snap closure (the same brass snap closure on the mini totes)

Please note that a snap closure or a crossbody strap are a custom order and make your tote final-sale. Totes ordered with longer-than-standard handles but no other modifications are eligible for return or exchange.

If you add a crossbody strap or snap closure, choose your drop length carefully, as we are unable to make alterations to final-sale items. (See our alterations policy.) Reach out to if you have any questions!

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Lynea K.
United States United States

GOAT Black Tote!

Soft, supple, pillowy, yet slightly structured (stands alone, empty), great size! I ordered with 10” straps and added snap. I’m 5’9” and the longer straps allow me to put the tote on with one hand. I have 2 KMM totes and 1 mini in black cypress, it’s THAT good!

Lynea T.
United States United States

Everyone needs this bag!

The leather is literally perfect. Smooth and squishy (without falling into itself), relatively light weight, marshmellowy, just stunning! I modified my tote to have 10 inch russet straps and added a snap and could not be happier!

KMM & Co. Black Cypress Tote Review
Deonyse W.
United States United States

The Ultimate

Cypress leather is my all time favorite leather. I have the brown and now this one in black. I ordered it with purple handles and it is my absolute favorite. The craftsmanship coupled with this leather is incomparable!!!!

Melonie L.
United States United States

Amazing service and leather quality!

I absolutely love this bag. It is well constructed and has a very posh look. The owner is great as well!

United States United States

Third time is a charm..

This is the third bag I have purchased and I love all of them! My two year old tan tote is breaking in well. I donated all my other bags and purses. These are the only ones I will carry.

KMM & Co. Black Cypress Tote Review