Grey Cypress East West Tote
- Height: 12 inches
- Width at top of tote: 18 inches
- Width at bottom of tote: 16 inches
- Depth: 5 inches
- Handle Drop Length: Standard 7-inch drop length (our most popular!) or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches
Grey 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.
Grey Cypress 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 East West tote is just like the classic KMM & Co. tote, redesigned with a new set of proportions! The perfect choice for those who prefer a leather tote that's wider than it is tall, this bag is handmade out of the same gorgeous full-grain leathers you know and love. It also features the same interior pocket, interior strap, and choice of handle lengths and customizations as our classic leather totes.
This silhouette is designed with proportions that enable you to carry larger items without needing to size up to a larger bag like the Market Tote or Carryall. Files, large laptops, two full-sized cats (if you can get them to coexist peacefully in the same bag) – the options are endless. Plus, because the sizes are quite similar, carrying an East West tote feels very much like carrying one of our classic totes.
Imperfections such as variations in color, range marks, small scratches, occasional insect bites, and folds in the leather are natural characteristics of these totes. They all come about either during the life of the cow, or sometimes during the tanning process. Your KMM & Co. tote is designed to show scratches and wear, and over the years it will acquire a patina unique to the way you use your bag. (That's what we love so much about full-grain leather!)
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.
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 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 email@example.com if you have any questions!