Scratch-and-Dent Dark Cognac Tote
- Made in Atlanta, Georgia
- 13" x 14"
- 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
The iconic KMM & Co. tote just got a little more affordable! This one-of-a-kind Dark Cognac tote 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.
The leather is structured enough that this tote will stand up on its own, and the suede has beautiful pull-up. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do! Check out our shipping page for more information on typical processing times.
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!
If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. However, we can't accept returns of items that are customized for you, such as tote bags ordered with longer-than-standard handles, a crossbody strap, or any other additions or modifications.
Check out our returns policy for more details, or email us at email@example.com if you have questions!
We want your tote to be perfect for you, so we offer a variety of ways to customize your bag! You can choose to add longer handles or a crossbody strap, which will be custom-cut for you. You can upgrade your tote to a gift set, which includes a matching card envelope, key clip, and cord taco. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!