Italian Blue Mini Tote
- Height: 10 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Depth: 4 inches
- Handle drop length: 5 inches
- Optional, detachable shoulder or crossbody strap: Adjustable between 44 inches and 51 inches
Italian leather is:
- Vegetable-tanned leather that was drum dyed
- Milled for a pebbled finish and soft hand
- Uniform in color and ready to develop an incredible patina
- Made in America (in Atlanta, Georgia!)
- Interior pocket
- Interior strap for keys or sunglasses
- Brass snap closure
- 100% full-grain leather, unlined
We sourced this milled vachetta leather from an Italian tannery: one located in the "leather district" of Tuscany. This region of Italy is known for its centuries-old practice of vegetable tanning, the process of tanning leather with natural compounds. This particular leather is vegetable tanned and then drum-dyed for a vibrant, even color and a soft, luxurious feel.
Range marks, wrinkles, and grain irregularities are a natural part of this beautiful, Italian-made Vachetta leather. Due to the unique nature of each hide, 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, whether that tote is a standard or mini size! We always start with a hide of beautiful, full-grain leather. Our team inspects every hide to choose the perfect one to use for the body of your bag. Next, we cut the handles and optional crossbody strap out of 10-ounce belting leather, which will break in beautifully (and stand up to years and years of use). We sew the side seams of the tote on an industrial machine.
Then, we hand-set the handles, pocket, and interior strap with a total of 12 copper rivets. Finally, we add a solid brass snap closure, and, if you'd like, an adjustable (and detachable) crossbody strap fitted with solid brass hardware. You can take the crossbody strap on and off of your mini tote, and the trigger snaps at the end of the strap clip onto brass grommets hidden inside the tote. (When the crossbody strap isn't on the bag, you can't even tell it was there!)
Every KMM & Co. leather tote bag will become what you make it. If you want a leather tote that will look exactly the same after a year of heavy use, then this isn’t the bag for you. But if you want a tote that will acquire a patina unique to you and the way you use it, this may be the one.
KMM & Co.'s leather tote bags -- including our mini totes -- are made by hand and made to order, and they can take up to three weeks to ship. Need yours faster? Email email@example.com and we'll see what we can do!
Check out our shipping page for more information on typical processing times. All orders over $50 ship free within the continental United States. We can ship to other locations, too! Just let us know what you have in mind!
If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. However, we can't accept returns of items that are customized for you. Check out our returns policy for more details, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
Mini totes do not include a matching leather tag, but you can order one separately if you'd like to further personalize your bag. Or, you can order your mini tote as-is -- it's up to you! Reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.