Scratch-and-Dent Brown Kodiak 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

Brown Kodiak leather is:

  • Pebbled and oil-tanned
  • Soft and slouchy
  • Dimensional, with moderate pull-up
  • Made in America (in our Atlanta studio!)
  • Interior pocket
  • Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
  • 100% full-grain leather, unlined
  • Includes a leather tag that can be monogrammed!

    A scratch-and-dent tote is the perfect way to get a great deal on an heirloom-quality leather tote! The scratch-and-dent Brown Kodiak tote -- a bestseller and one of the slouchiest totes in our lineup -- is part of our one-of-a-kind collection. Scratch-and-dent Brown Kodiak totes have scratches, scars, range marks, variations in color, insect bites, grain anomalies, and other imperfections, either from the life of the cow or from the tanning process.

    We have a number of scratch-and-dent Brown Kodiak totes in stock, so your bag may have different markings than the one pictured. Seconds didn't quite make the cut as full-priced totes, but their imperfections are just cosmetic. In other words, they'll last just as many years as our full-priced totes! Please note that all one-of-a-kind totes are final sale, and ineligible for return, exchange, or alterations.

    It takes a lot of steps to make a leather tote by hand, whether that tote is a first-quality tote or a scratch-and-dent bag. When we receive a shipment of leather, we inspect each side and designate it a first or second. When you order a scratch-and-dent bag, we pull a few seconds sides and choose the perfect one for your bag.

    Next, we cut the handles and crossbody strap out of belting-weight leather, which will break in beautifully (and stand up to years and years of use). Like the body of the bag, the handles may have cosmetic imperfections. 

    Next, we sew the side seams of the tote 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.

    KMM & Co.'s leather tote bags are made by hand and made to order, and they can take up to three weeks to ship. Need yours faster? Email and we'll see what we can do!

    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!

    We are able to offer scratch-and-dent totes at a discount because they are final sale and ineligible for return or exchange. (Please be sure that you want a scratch-and-dent tote with visible imperfections when you place your order!) Check out our return policy for more details, or email us at if you have questions!

    We want your tote to be perfect for you, so we offer a variety of ways to customize your bag. We can emboss the leather tag that's included with your tote with up to 27 characters, including letters, numbers, and even a few emojis. (Just type what you'd like in the monogram field when you add a tote to your cart!) Other options include:

    • Longer handles, which we'll custom-cut just for you
    • A detachable crossbody strap, which features brass hardware and is adjustable between the lengths of 44 inches and 51 inches
    • A snap closure (exactly like the the brass snap closure on our mini totes)

    Or, you can keep things simple and order your tote exactly as-is. It's up to you! Please note that longer-than-standard handles, a crossbody strap, and other modifications are a custom order and make your tote final-sale and ineligible for return or exchange. Select your drop length carefully, as we are unable to make alterations to final-sale items, as per our alterations policy. Reach out to if you have any questions!

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    Kristi C.
    United States United States
    Best Purse Ever!!!!!

    Love the workmen ship and quality of the leather. Would recommend to anyone.

    Connie F.
    United States United States
    Scratch and dent Kodiak Tote

    I love my new bag. The scratch and dents are so very subtle they just add character to my bag. I do recommend a 9 inch handle, I didn’t upgrade but my next bag I will add a longer handle. The smell of this leather is amazing.

    Brittney L.
    United States United States
    In Love!

    This leather bag is beautiful and roomy! I just love it! The color is beautiful and it goes with everything!

    Deshon G.
    United States United States
    Love my S/D Kodiak tote

    Absolutely love my new tote. It’s perfect for those days when you need to carry a little more. It’s soft and and has a great feel to it. The markings on it makes it even more special. The color is so rich. I will definitely be a long time customer of K&M bags.

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    Therese D.
    United States United States
    S&D brown kodiak tote

    Love the quality of this tote. I ordered the handles for 10” and felt it was too long. I contacted KMM &Co. they said I could return it and have the handles resized. They just contacted me to let me know that it is being shipped back. Can’t wait. Great company customer service. Highly recommend!