Russet Tote

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  • Height: 13 inches
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Handle Drop Length: Standard 7-inch drop length (our most popular!) or custom 9, 10, or 11 inches

Russet leather is:

  • Smoothed-grain with soft finish
  • Thick and structured
  • Dimensional, with moderate pull-up

Russet totes come standard with belting-weight russet 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

    Introducing the classic leather tote in a brand-new color for summer! Russet is a limited-edition leather with a smooth grain, a soft finish, and a little bit of pull-up. Like every color we offer, Russet is a full-grain leather, and it will acquire a beautiful patina with wear. We also used a unique handle leather for this bag: It will darken in the sun, like our Vegetable Tanned tote and it handles.

    Stretch marks, range marks, variations in color, and small scratches are natural characteristics of this leather. Due to the unique nature of each hide, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured. Your tote will show scratches and wear, and acquire a patina unique to you.

    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 if you have any questions!

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      Julie P.
      United States United States

      Great color

      Love the russet color. Ordered the 11 inch straps. They are perfect.

      Catherine C.
      United States United States

      Love it!

      Beautiful…comfortable to carry. The leather is so soft but holds its structure. Thanks KMM&CO!

      Jeanne P.
      United States United States

      Perfect bag for summer!

      I have had many, many KMM totes over the last couple years and this is one of my top 3 favorites! The color is a light creamy tan and to me that says spring and summer. The leather is very pliable and soft, yet structured to easily stand on its own. I am excited to see how the straps patina over time, too, as they are veggie tanned. If you're contemplating purchasing this bag - do it!

      Kathryn P.
      United States United States

      Russet tote

      Love the color! Goes with everything and same amazing quality as my 5 other totes. LOVE KMM&Co.❤️❤️❤️