Cognac Heritage Tote

$275.00 $250.00

  • 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

Cognac Heritage leather is:

  • Structured but soft to the touch
  • Dimensional, with subtle pull-up
  • Smooth-grained, with a glossy finish

Cognac Heritage 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!)
      • Interior pocket
      • Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
      • 100% full-grain leather, unlined

      The Cognac Heritage tote is part of our sample sale! It's made of a leather that we have in stock in very limited quantities, one that may not be restocked in the future. Like all Heritage leathers – which are the same tannage, from a single tannery – this one is a beautiful full-grain leather with dimensional color and a glossy finish. 

      The color of this leather 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, scratches, and grain variations are natural characteristics of Heritage leathers. Your tote will show scratches and wear, and acquire a patina unique to the way you use your bag.

      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 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

      Please note that sample sale items are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange. Reach out to hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions!

      We want your 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
      • 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 sample sale items are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange. Reach out to hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions!