English Tan 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

English Tan leather is:

  • Smooth-grained with a waxed finish
  • Thick and very structured
  • Dimensional, with dramatic 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 English Tan tote is a KMM & Co. classic, made of beautiful oil-tanned leather from an American tannery. It's one of our most structured leather tote bags, but still feels soft and luxurious to the touch, with a waxed finish. This leather gets the quintessential English Tan color in large part from its dramatic pull-up, one of the most beloved features of this American-made leather.

The color varies between dye lots, so check the photos above to see the current color. In addition to its high-contrast coloring, English Tan leather tote bags often exhibit signature imperfections like range marks, and the leather will show wear and scratches. Due to the unique nature of each piece of leather, 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 hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions!

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Jennifer H.
United States United States

Love my purses

This is my 7th purse and it does not disappoint! Probably one of my favorites.

Hilery S.
United States United States

Beautiful tote

Awesome tote. I was hoping for lots of swirls of color and it is exactly what I was hoping for. Leather is thick and I can tell this tote will wear well and be around for years to come.

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Rebecca T.
United States United States

All the good words!

This English Tan is a beautiful bag! Well constructed and sturdy. Classic and sophisticated. You can tell it was meant to last a lifetime!

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Cynthia M.
United States United States

First Purchase

I LOVE IT. Decided to really splurge on myself and ordered my first tote. It is beautiful, and the leather is fantastic. I will definitely purchase another one when I can.

kristie g.
United States United States


My daughter loved her bag and the tag with the bible verse we bought her. thank you so much for the quality bags you produce. This is the 3rd bag I have purchased and will likely be more we love them!!