Olive Kodiak Mini Travel Tote
- Height: 10 inches
- Width at top of tote: 13 inches
- Depth: 4 inches
- Handle Drop Length: Standard 5-inch drop length, or custom 8.5, 10, or 11 inches
- Optional, detachable shoulder or crossbody strap: Adjusts between 44 and 51 inches
Olive Kodiak leather is:
- Pebbled, with prominent grain
- Soft and slouchy
- Dimensional, with moderate pull-up
Olive Kodiak mini travel 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!)
- 100% full-grain leather, unlined
- Exterior pocket (6.5 inches by 9.5 inches) reinforced with copper rivets
- Brass snap closure
- Rolled top edge, stitched with our signature gold thread
- Brass D-rings to attach an optional crossbody strap
- Interior strap and D-ring for your keys or sunglasses
- Interior pocket
- A scaled-down version of our versatile travel tote
Introducing the KMM & Co. Mini Travel Tote: a smaller version of the Travel Tote! If you're looking for a bag that's sized similarly to our bestselling mini tote, but with more versatility (and more custom options!), then the Mini Travel Tote might be the perfect bag for you.
We designed the Mini Travel Tote with a much-requested exterior pocket, which you can use to organize the necessities you always want close at hand. This silhouette also features an interior pocket, an interior strap for your sunglasses, and an interior D-ring for your keys. A brass snap closure enables you to close your bag, and stays out of the way when you're not using it. And every Mini Travel Tote comes standard with brass D-rings that enable you to attach a crossbody strap, which is sold separately.
Plus, for the first time ever with the launch of the Mini Travel Tote, we're offering a mini-sized tote that you can customize with full-sized handles. The Mini Travel Tote comes standard with 5-inch handles, just like our Mini Tote, and those 5-inch handles are the perfect length for carrying the bag by hand. But, if you choose, you can customize yours with longer handles that are comfortable to carry on your shoulder.
Because we're cutting Mini Travel Tote handles with the same dies that we use to make handles for our standard leather tote bags, the drop lengths are a little different from what we offer with our classic leather tote bags. (The handles on a Mini Travel Tote or a Mini Tote are spaced an inch closer together than the handles on our classic Totes, which means that the same set of handles is a little longer on a Mini Travel Tote than on a Travel Tote.) But with four different options, there's still a drop length that's perfect for everyone!
As with any KMM & Co. accessory, the first step in making a Mini Travel Tote is to select the right piece of leather to make your bag. We use full-grain leather, which is beloved both for its durability and for its natural character. We cut carefully, ensuring that the single piece of leather that will form the body of the bag is perfect for your bag.
Then, we cut the exterior pocket and interior pocket out of the same side of leather, so that the color and grain will be a good match for the body of the bag. Next, we prepare the top of the bag to form the beautiful rolled edge that's a signature of the Travel Tote (and Mini Travel Tote) design, stitched with our signature gold thread.
Next, we stitch the exterior pocket onto the body of the Mini Travel Tote. Once the seam is backstitched and perfectly finished, we reinforce the corners of the pocket with traditional copper rivets. We sew the side seams on an industrial machine, backstitching carefully for extra reinforcement and finishing each seam by hand.
The next part of the process is to cut the perfect handles for your bag. Because the handles for the Mini Travel Tote are cut using the same patterns and dies as the handles for our larger Travel Tote and classic Tote, the drop lengths are a little different than what you're accustomed to. The handles are placed an inch closer on the Mini Travel Tote than on our larger bags, so the same set of handles is about an inch longer on a Mini Travel Tote than on a Travel Tote. Whether you choose a custom handle length or stick with the standard, you can also select a custom handle color via our Secret Menu.
Once the handles are prepared, it's time to put everything together. As we set the handles with traditional copper rivets, we make sure that the interior pocket, the interior strap, and the interior D-ring are also placed perfectly. Then, we add the D-rings that enable you to attach an optional crossbody strap to your bag. Each D-ring is attached with a piece of belting-weight leather, which is cut to match the handles that you've chosen for your bag. And finally, we cut and assemble the crossbody strap if you've chosen to add one to your bag.
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.
Each Mini Travel Tote is made by hand and made to order, and can take up to four 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. Longer handles are a final-sale customization for Mini Travel Totes; please note that Mini Travel Totes ordered with longer-than-standard handles are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange. See our full return policy, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We want your travel 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
- An optional and detachable crossbody strap, which has brass hardware and adjusts between 44 inches and 51 inches
Please note that custom orders, including those modified via the Secret Menu, are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange. Longer handles are a final-sale customization for Mini Travel Totes; please note that Mini Travel Totes ordered with longer-than-standard handles are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange.