Black Kodiak Market Tote
- Height: 12.5 inches
- Width at top of tote: 20.5 inches
- Width at bottom of tote: 13 inches
- Depth: 7.5 inches
- Handle Drop Length: Standard 7-inch drop length (our most popular!) or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches
Black Kodiak leather is:
- Pebbled and oil-tanned
- Soft and slouchy
- Uniform in color, without much pull-up
- Made in America (in our Atlanta studio!)
- Exterior pocket and interior pocket
- Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
- Interior D-ring for your keys
- 100% full-grain leather, unlined
- Includes a leather tag that can be monogrammed
The market tote is the newest addition to KMM & Co.'s collection of bestselling leather tote bags. We wanted to design a large leather tote in a (new-to-us!) "East-West" style, with proportions that make the bag wider than it is tall.
After much prototyping and test-driving, we settled on the market tote. It's the perfect bag to serve as your work tote, beach bag, weekend bag, gym bag, and more. It has both an exterior pocket and an interior pocket so that you not only have plenty of space, but multiple places to organize your belongings. And it comes in all of our favorite permanent collection colors.
The color of this leather, which is soft and slouchy with a pebbled grain, 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 range marks, small scratches, occasional insect bites, and folds in the leather are natural characteristics of this leather. It will show scratches and wear, and acquire a patina unique to the way you use your bag.
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 out the large exterior pocket for the market tote. We cut it from the same side of leather as the body of the bag so that it's a good match in terms of color and grain. We stitch the pocket onto the bag, and add rivets at the top corners for reinforcement.
Then, 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 for the market tote include longer handles, which we'll custom-cut just for you.