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Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote

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The Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote is a handmade, full-grain leather tote bag. Leaf Cypress is a thick and soft leather, with a pillowy texture, even color with little to no pull-up, pebbled grain, and a vibrant green color. The Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote comes standard with Green handles.
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Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote
Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote
Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote
Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote
Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote
Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote
Leaf Cypress East West Travel Tote

What makes KMM & Co. special?

  • Handmade in the USA

    Leather goods made by skilled hands in our Atlanta, Georgia studio.

  • Heirloom quality

    Full-grain leather and traditional craftsmanship to last a lifetime.

  • Free shipping & returns

    Free shipping on U.S. orders of $50 or more (and free returns, too)!

  • Responsibly sourced

    Full-grain leather that's sourced as a byproduct of the meat industry.

Things customers love about the KMM & Co. East West travel tote:

1. Gorgeous full-grain leather

The East West travel tote, like every KMM & Co. bag, is handmade of full-grain leather. That's the highest quality leather made, with all of the natural grain and character of the leather intact. Plus, we stock more (and brighter!) colors than just about anyone else.

2. Handles custom-cut just for you

There's no single handle length that's right for everybody (or every tote). We make a range of drop lengths so you can get a perfect fit. Each tote handle is cut of belting-weight leather, and has its edges beveled, for many decades of comfortable carrying.

3. Indestructible one-piece design

KMM & Co. totes are cut from a single piece of leather, then stitched and riveted the traditional way so they can't come apart. Inferior totes have a seam across the bottom – beware of imitations!

4. Pockets, inside and out

One of the most beloved features of the East West travel tote is its spacious exterior pocket, which keeps your essentials close at hand. Inside the bag, there's also an interior pocket, a strap for your sunglasses, and a solid brass D-ring for your keys.

5. Traditional, solid copper rivets

Once the handles go on with traditional copper rivets, they're not budging! We take the extra time to set our rivets smooth side out, so they won't snag even the most delicate cardigan. No shortcuts!

The East West travel tote is a practical, timeless, and beautiful everyday tote. It's made by hand, the old-fashioned way, in our Atlanta studio. Like every KMM & Co. tote, it's designed to last through a lifetime of wear — and to look more and more beautiful as it acquires a patina.

How the East West travel tote measures up:

KMM & Co.'s East West travel tote is an everyday bag with plenty of space to carry everything you need for even your busiest days. It's comfortable to carry on your shoulder, and just as practical carried as a crossbody bag. The "East West" in its name refers to the fact that it's wider than it is tall.

• 12 inches in height

• 18 inches in width at the top of the tote

• 16 inches in width at the bottom of the tote

• 5 inches in depth

• Handle drop length: standard 7 inches (our most popular!), or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches

• Optional crossbody strap adjusts between 44 and 51 inches

• 2 to 2.75 pounds in weight, depending on leather

"I recently purchased a travel tote. Now I have a market and about 8 regular totes. I love them all. But. This one is awesome. Has everything. Perfect size. Perfect weight. Love the outer pocket and the d ring for keys. Also. Customer service was top notch. I ordered purple, emailed and asked if I could change to mulberry. No problem. Then I changed my mind and wanted tan. Quick response and got my tan. Ordered black handles. Love it!"


Handmade and made to order

Made to order, just for you

Like every KMM & Co. accessory, the East West travel tote is handmade and made to order. (No warehouses, no factories, just a small studio in downtown Atlanta!) Each bag takes up to 4 weeks for us to make and ship – but it's worth the wait, we promise!

Free shipping on U.S. orders $50+

All orders totaling $50 or more ship free within the United States! We also ship overseas, and to APO/ FPO addresses, too. All packages ship via USPS and go to our local Atlanta post office within 24 hours of your shipping confirmation email.

Easy returns within 30 days

If you aren't happy with your order, you can return or exchange it for free within 30 days of receipt. The only items ineligible for return or exchange are final-sale items and items customized for you. Check out our returns policy for more details.

How the East West travel tote gets made

Each East West travel tote is handmade in the USA (in our Atlanta studio)! Each bag begins on the cutting table, where we select the perfect side to cut the tote and its exterior pocket, which needs to coordinate well with the body in terms of color and grain.

Next, we stitch the pocket onto the bag, reinforcing its corners with copper rivets. We also hem the top edge of the bag for a beautiful, polished finish. Then, we cut the handles in the length and color of your choice out of belting-weight leather, which breaks in beautifully with use.

Then it's time to assemble the bag. We sew the side seams of the bag, backstitching for reinforcement. Next, we rivet the handles onto the bag, affixing the interior pocket and interior strap inside the bag with those same copper rivets. The final step is to set the D-rings that will enable you to attach an optional crossbody strap to your bag and to add the brass snap closure. After its final inspection, your East West travel tote is ready to get on its way to you — and to accompany you on many decades of adventures.

Made (and customized) just for you!

Everybody's dream tote looks a little different. We offer a range of custom options so that you can have your East West travel tote made exactly the way you want it.

1. Pick your favorite drop length

There's no single handle length that's perfect for everyone. We offer a range of drop lengths so that your bag will fit you exactly as you prefer, whether close to your body or with more room to maneuver.

2. Choose a custom handle color

You can customize the color of your travel tote's handles, just like you can choose their length! Go bold and bright or classic and understated: We stock more than a dozen different handle colors, and there are practically endless color combinations.

3. Add a crossbody strap

Each East West travel tote comes standard with solid brass D-rings to attach a crossbody strap. Use a strap you already own, add one of our signature belting-weight straps, or accessorize with a vintage-style chain link strap!

See more in Leaf Cypress, a thick and soft leather, with a pillowy texture, even color with little to no pull-up, pebbled grain, and a vibrant green color.


Ask away! FAQs about the East West travel tote

How much does a KMM & Co. East West travel tote hold?

The East West travel tote is practically sized for a trip around the neighborhood or across the country. Carry everything that would fit in our classic tote — a laptop, a book, snacks, water — plus a bit more thanks to the East-West proportions and the handy exterior pocket.

What handle length will be most comfortable for me?

The drop length that's best for you depends on personal preference and body type. We recommend measuring the handles on a bag you already own (and emailing us at!) if you're unsure. 7-inch handles are the most popular, followed by 10-inch handles.

How can I make my East West travel tote even more unique?

We're happy to work with you to customize your bag! If you want to combine different colors, leave off the snap closure, or something else, just send us a message at We'd love to hear from you.

Which color or leather should I choose?

We love every color in our collection, but after making thousands of totes and working with hundreds of different full-grain leathers, we're partial to Kodiak and Cypress leathers. For each color we introduce, we reject hundreds of other colors and tannages: KMM & Co. leathers are truly the best of the best.

What markings should I expect with full-grain leather?

Full-grain leather retains all of its original grain and character, including any imperfections, so you'll see these on every KMM & Co. bag. You might see range marks, grain variations, small spots or scratches, folds, or color variation. They're all a beautiful part of the leather's natural character.

More questions? Send us a message and we'll get back to you ASAP!

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