Scratch-and-Dent Red Bison Tote
- 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
Red Bison leather is:
- Smooth to the touch, but with visible grain
- Thick and structured, with a waxed finish, but a bit soft to the touch
- Dimensional, with a little pull-up and rustic character
- 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!
The iconic KMM & Co. tote just got a little more affordable! This one-of-a-kind Red Bison tote, made of a waxed and structured leather, is part of our one-of-a-kind collection. Scratch-and-dent totes have scratches, scars, range marks, variations in color and grain, insect bites, and other imperfections from the life of the cow or the tanning process. (The most common ones on scratch-and-dent Red Bison totes are scratches, scars, range marks, and insect bites.)
We have a number of Red Bison seconds in stock, so your tote 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
One-of-a-kind totes are final sale and ineligible for returns or exchanges, so please make your selection carefully! 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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
I LOVE the red bison bag. No doubt about its’ beauty. But after my first scratch and sent bag (Port) that I could not find a flaw, I didn’t expect to have a 10-12 inch “J” shaped scratch on one side and another big scratch on the side as well as the bottom. I guess though that is why it’s called “scratch and dent”. I’ll just have to be more cautious in the future.