Natural Essex Mini Travel Tote
The Natural Essex mini travel tote is a small leather tote with all your favorite features. Natural Essex leather is soft and smooth (and will become more pebbled with use). It also acquires a dramatic patina with wear, and will darken considerably as you carry it. Natural Essex mini travel totes come standard with russet handles, or you can choose a custom color with the KMM & Co. Secret Menu.
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What makes KMM & Co. special?
Handmade in the USA
Leather goods made by skilled hands in our Atlanta, Georgia studio.
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)!
Full-grain leather that's sourced as a byproduct of the meat industry.
Things customers love about the KMM & Co. mini travel tote:
1. Gorgeous full-grain leather
Like every KMM & Co. bag, the mini travel tote is handmade of full-grain leather. That's the highest quality leather made, and we stock more (and brighter!) colors than just about anyone else.
2. Customizable handle length
The mini travel tote is sized similarly to the mini tote, but with more custom options, including your choice of handle lengths! Go with 5-inch handles to carry your bag by hand, or pick one of the longer drop lengths to carry it on your shoulder.
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. 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!
5. Pockets to stay organized
Just like our popular travel tote, the mini travel tote features a much-requested exterior pocket. It also features an interior pocket and an interior strap for your keys or sunglasses.
How the mini travel tote measures up:
The mini travel tote is a travel tote scaled-down to mini tote size. With a rolled top edge and an exterior pocket, it's our most versatile mini tote style.
• 10 inches in height
• 13 inches in width at the top of the tote
• 4 inches in depth
• Handle drop length: standard 5 inches, or custom 8.5, 10, or 11 inches
• Optional crossbody strap adjusts between 44 and 51 inches
• 1.5 to 2.5 pounds in weight, depending on leather
"I'm so happy with my mini travel tote! The front pocket is perfect, love the finished edges, and the cypress leather is amazing! I can see myself carrying this one for years, but I'd also like to order in another cypress color as well."
– KARALYNN L., VERIFIED BUYER
Handmade and made to order
Made to order, just for you
Like every KMM & Co. accessory, the mini travel tote is handmade and made to order. (No warehouses, no factories, just a small studio in downtown Atlanta!) Each mini travel tote 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 mini travel tote gets made
Each bag is handmade in the USA (in our Atlanta studio)! The mini travel tote starts on the cutting table. That's where we cut the bag from a great side of full-grain leather. We cut the pockets from the same side of leather so the grain and color match.
Next, we prepare the top of the bag to form an elegent rolled edge, which we stitch with our new coordinating thread. We also stitch on the exterior pocket and reinforce its corners with hand-set copper rivets.
We stitch the side seams of the tote with an industrial sewing machine, backstitching carefully and finishing each seam by hand. Then we cut the handles, and the optional crossbody strap if you decided to add one.
As we set the handles with traditional copper rivets, we also attach the interior pocket, the interior strap, and the interior D-ring. Then, we add the D-rings (for a crossbody strap) with a piece of belting-weight leather.
Made (and customized) just for you!
Everybody's dream tote looks a little different. We offer lots of custom options so that you can have your mini travel tote made exactly the way you want it.
1. Choose your handle length
If you've ever wanted a a mini tote with longer handles, the mini travel tote is for you! You can select the drop length that works best for you, whether you want to carry your bag by hand or on your shoulder.
2. Pick a custom handle color
In addition to customizing the length of the handles, you can further personalize your bag by choosing the color of the handles, too. WIth the KMM & Co. Secret Menu, select from any of our beautiful colors of bridle leather.
3. Add a crossbody strap
A mini travel tote looks (and feels!) great carried by hand, on one shoulder, or even crossbody with an optional crossbody strap. Each mini travel tote is fitted with brass D-rings so you can attach a crossbody strap, whether or not you purchase KMM & Co.'s signature crossbody strap with your bag.
See more in Natural Essex, a soft and squishy vegetable-tanned leather that develops a dramatic patina with wear.
Ask away! FAQs about the mini travel tote
How much does a KMM & Co. mini travel tote hold?
The mini travel tote has a slightly larger capacity than the mini tote. That's in part thanks to the exterior pocket, and in part because the mini travel tote doesn't have grommets set on the inside of the bag.
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!) if you're unsure. 7-inch handles are the most popular, followed by 10-inch handles. A large wallet, a small tablet, a water bottle, a journal, sunglasses, keys – all your essentials (and more!) will fit inside.
Why are drop lengths different for the mini travel tote?
The handles for the mini travel tote are cut using the same patterns as the handles for the travel tote and classic tote. Because the handles are placed an inch closer on the mini travel tote than on those larger bags, the same set of handles is about an inch longer on this style, hence the unique drop lengths.
Which color or leather should I choose?
We love every color in our collection, but after making thousands of totes, 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. 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.