Blue Cypress Travel Tote

$400.00

  • Height: 12 inches
  • Width at top of tote: 16 inches
  • Width at bottom of tote: 13.5 inches
  • Depth: 6.5 inches
  • Handle Drop Length: Standard 7-inch drop length (our most popular!) or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches

Blue Cypress leather is:

  • Thick and soft, with a pillowy texture
  • Even in color, with little to no pull-up
  • Pebbled, with a light sheen

The newest additions to our Cypress collection – Olive Cypress, Blue Cypress, and Grey Cypress – carry forward the standard of our beloved Cypress and Black Cypress leathers. To achieve the lighter (and brighter!) colors of these new leathers, the leather is tanned a little bit differently, with less oil and more tumbling. The result is a leather that has a pebbled grain, a light sheen, and a vibrant even color – plus the pillowy softness of the original Cypress tannage. 

    Blue Cypress travel totes come standard with tan handles, or you can choose a custom color with the KMM & Co. Secret Menu.

    • Made in America (in our Atlanta studio!)
    • Exterior pocket reinforced with copper rivets
    • Interior pocket
    • Interior strap and D-ring for your keys or sunglasses
    • Brass snap closure
    • Brass D-rings to attach an optional crossbody strap
    • Rolled top edge 
    • 100% full-grain leather, unlined

    Say hello to the Travel Tote: A handmade leather tote with all the features you need to stay organized! It's the perfect bag to take along whether you're running errands around town or traveling halfway around the world.

    The travel tote is sized similarly to our bestselling classic leather totes, but with all the bells and whistles you've been asking for: an exterior and interior pocket, a brass snap closure, and brass d-rings to attach an optional crossbody strap. The top edge of the bag is rolled for a refined finish, and like every KMM & Co. tote, this one is made of gorgeous full-grain leather that will just get better with age. 

    While we don't stamp names or initials on our leather totes, we do make a range of leather tags that can be embossed with your name, initials, motto, or favorite short quote.

    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 exterior pocket for your travel 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 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 and the top edge 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, interior D-ring, handles, and interior strap with copper rivets, hand-set to withstand decades of use. The final step is to set the D-rings that will enable you to attach an optional crossbody strap or shoulder strap to your bag.

    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. 

    Each travel tote is made by hand and made to order, and can take up to four 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 travel tote to be perfect for you, so we offer a variety of ways to customize it! Custom options include:

    • Longer handles, which we'll custom-cut just for you
    • Handles in a custom color, which you can select via the Secret Menu
    • An optional and detachable crossbody strap, which has brass hardware and adjusts between 44 inches and 51 inches

    Please note that custom orders, including those modified via the Secret Menu, are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange.