Black Cypress Tote: Tan Straps

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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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Black tote Red hot

this tote I have great for school and around town! I got this tote with RED straps OH wow! best thing I ever did! Leather is smooth and straps are just enough for me to just throw over my shoulder!

Patricia S.
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Soft and squishy

It's not as structured as my English tan tote, and it's not as slouchy as my kodiak tote. It's the perfect medium, and the leather just feels so good. It's my favorite leather.

Tammy M.
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Amazing bag

I don’t usually carry a black bag, but my new Black cypress with the brown handles gives me the best of both worlds.

Victoria S.
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Perfect tote. Perfect black leather. Perfect combo Black and Tan. ... my favorite purse

Angie C.
United States United States

Another KMM winner!

I love this tote! I heard how special the cypress leather is and had to try it for myself. It is just as luxurious as everyone says and I love this bag!

KMM & Co. Black Cypress Tote: Tan Straps Review