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Cognac 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

Cognac leather is:

  • Smooth-grained, with a light sheen
  • Structured, but somewhat soft to the touch
  • Uniform in color, with faint pull-up 
  • 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 Cognac tote is one of KMM & Co.'s most beloved limited-edition leather tote bags. It's made of full-grain leather that has a gorgeous smooth grain – and is produced here in the U.S. by an American tannery. This Cognac leather has a light sheen and faint pull-up. It scratches and ages beautifully. This tote is structured enough to stand up on its own, even when it's empty.

Range marks, stretch marks, and other imperfections are a natural part of this full-grain leather. Due to the unique nature of each hide and dye batch, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured. 

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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Rycke B.
United States United States
Perfect neutral

After much debate, I'm so pleased with my recent addition of the Cognac! The caramel like color has no pull up, which I prefer, but has beautiful striations throughout the leather making this a perfect neutral for any season. This is my 7th tote, and as always, I love it!

Emma H.
United States United States

It is a Beautiful tote in a gorgeous color. My problem was it was it was too big for me. So I returned it for a smaller one.

Maria V.
United States United States

It’s an amazing purse. I love it. Space for everything. Love the leather Extremely happy

Alexandra V.
United States United States

I had very high expectations, and the tote exceeded them. Perfect size (I’m 5”2 and a lot of totes of this type are too big for me), perfect leather, very sturdy, the straps don’t slip off my shoulder, - and everything about this purse shows how much love and care was put into making it. I am very happy with it, and already purchased leather conditioner to take good care of it for years to come.

Renee R.
United States United States
Couldn’t be happier

I am so happy with my purchase. I LOVE my Cognac Tote! The quality and look is perfect!!!!