Scratch-and-Dent Brown Kodiak Tote

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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 the seconds sale we're running to sell a limited number of totes with scratches, scars, range marks, variations in color, insect bites, and other imperfections. These imperfections come about either during the life of the cow or during the tanning process. 

We have a few 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 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 if you have any questions!

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Gina R.
United States United States

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.

Kathy F.
United States United States

Beautiful tote!

I love the simplicity and style of this tote. I ordered scratch and dent and couldn’t find anything as far as a scratch on it. Love this and will order again! Made in the USA also!

Dana H.
United States United States

Fabulous Bag!

Love this bag, can't believe it's a scratch and dent. I've been using it about a month and it is getting even better in this short time. Super soft and luxurious. I bought this to replace my LV and get more compliments on this bag than any others I've owned. I went with standard handles which is perfect for me. (I'm 5'4".) I wish I would have purchased the gift set, so look into that option.


Looks perfect to me

This was my first purchase with this company, & I was also a little hesitant to buy a scratch & dent online...especially since it was still a lot of money... but I didn’t see many issues in the photos, so I took a chance. I’m really happy I did because I was able to save some money, & I still got a great bag. I have looked this thing up & down, & I really don’t see any significant imperfections. It’s a gorgeous deep chocolate brown in person, & the leather is really soft & pliable. I’ve stayed away from totes in the past, because I’ve always worried that my stuff would just fall out without a zipper, but this bag kind of falls into itself, so I think this will keep my items secure. I still wish it had some sort of magnetic closure at the top, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. I did pay extra for the 10 inch handles though, & I’m glad I did. This is the perfect length for any outfit, & it’s not too tight against my body. It’s a really nice bag...I’ve been debating this purchase for months, & I’m glad I finally took the plunge!


The perfect tote

Just received this bag in the mail and already have it packed and ready to go. This is my 2nd KMM bag and my 1st Kodiak. The leather is so soft and buttery smells phenomenal. I was a little nervous at first ordering from the Scratch and Dent line as I was not sure exactly what kind of markings the bag would have. However, the bag is beautiful and the “imperfections” are so minor. To be honest, I probably would have left those markings with wear and use anyways. Cannot beat the price of the Scratch and Dent line. If you prefer the softer look, go for the Kodiak. I also love the handles more than my non Kodiak tan bag as it is vey smooth and won’t fray. The copper rivers really stand out on this tote. My next purchase will be the black Kodiak :) Great work and special thanks to Jess for always providing great customer service!