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Scratch-and-Dent Brown Kodiak Tote

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$200.00

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  • Made in America (in our Atlanta studio!)
  • 13 inches tall, 14 inches wide, and 6 inches deep
  • Fixed handles with a 7-inch drop length (or upgrade to 8, 9, or 10 inches)
  • Interior pocket
  • Interior strap for your keys or sunglasses
  • 100% full-grain leather, unlined
  • Includes a leather tag that can be monogrammed!

The iconic KMM & Co. tote just got a little more affordable! This one-of-a-kind Brown Kodiak tote -- our bestseller and the slouchiest tote in our lineup -- is part of our one-of-a-kind collection. Scratch-and-dent totes have scratches, scars, range marks, variations in color, insect bites, 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 -- and just as many to break it in and make it yours. Made with vintage techniques for a modern world, your KMM & Co. leather tote bag will show where it’s been with wear and patina -- and every time you scratch it or fold it or get caught in the rain with it, you make it more unique.

Creating a tote bag involves tools such as needle and thread, blades and flame, even stamps and presses. Each tote bag gets its start on the cutting table, where we inspect every cowhide and choose the right piece of leather for your tote. We cut each tote out of a single piece of leather. There’s nowhere to hide imperfections, so we cut carefully.

Next, we make the handles out of 10-ounce belting leather, which will break in and soften with use. We sew the side seams of the bag on an industrial machine. Finally, we hand-set the tote’s handle, pocket, and interior strap with 16 copper rivets.

Every 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 bag for you. But if you want a tote that looks and feels like real leather, and will acquire a patina unique to you and the way you use it, 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 hello@kmmco.com and we'll see what we can do!

All orders ship free within the continental United States. We can ship to other locations, too! Just let us know what you have in mind!

One-of-a-kind totes are final sale and ineligible for returns or exchanges, so please make your selection carefully! We also can't accept returns of items that are customized for you, such as tote bags specially ordered with longer-than-standard handles. Check out our shipping and returns policy for more details.

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)
  • The addition of a gift set, which includes a matching card envelope, key clip, and cord taco made from the same leather as your tote
  • A leather tassel that matches the color of your tote

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 hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions!

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08/10/2020

Gorgeous

Bag is more beautiful in person and the quality is amazing. I’ve been getting compliments and love it.

SG
Sofia G.
United States United States
05/06/2020

The best bag ever!!

IT IS GORGEOUS!!! Yes, it was scratch and dent. I got a bigger scratch the first day I used it than was there upon arrival. I already ordered a second in another color. When you buy one, make room for more! Classic and timeless investment.

VJ
Valerie J.
United States United States
03/25/2020

Loved first order

Awesome bag! Can’t go wrong - even with Scratch and Dent like I ordered. Not real sure what’s wrong with it - I sure can’t tell. Love it. (And the accessories I purchased with it)

JD
Janice D.
United States United States
02/25/2020

Gift

I purchased this bag as a gift.

HK
Hillary K.
United States United States
09/24/2019

My beautiful bag

I love this bag. I bought one for me and one for my daughter. It really is so much nicer than expected. The craftsmanship is well worth the expense. The packaging was fun to open. The delivery was a lot quicker than I thought it would be.

GR
Gina R.
United States United States