Scratch-and-Dent Teal Mini Tote
+ DIMENSIONS & LEATHER DETAILS
- Height: 10 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Depth: 4 inches
- Handle drop length: 5 inches
- Detachable shoulder or crossbody strap: Adjustable between 44 inches and 51 inches
Teal leather is:
- Pebbled with prominent grain
- Soft and slouchy
- Dimensional, with dramatic pull-up
Teal mini totes come standard with tan handles, or you can choose a custom color with the KMM & Co. Secret Menu.
+ TOTE DETAILS
- Made in America (in Atlanta, Georgia!)
- Interior pocket
- Interior strap for keys or sunglasses
- Brass snap closure
- Brass grommets to attach a crossbody strap
- 100% full-grain leather, unlined
The scratch-and-dent Teal mini tote is part of our one-of-a-kind collection. We have a limited amount of bags in stock, each with some minor imperfections, hence the scratch-and-dent designation. Please note that all one-of-a-kind totes are final sale, and ineligible for return, exchange, or alterations.
The mini tote comes standard with a brass snap closure. Inside each mini tote, you'll find an interior pocket on one side, and a strap for your sunglasses and keys on the other. Imperfections such as variations in color, range marks, spots, small scratches, insect bites, and folds in the leather are normal and very visible on this full-grain leather. Due to the unique nature of each hide and dye batch, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured.
+ HOW IT'S MADE
It takes a lot of steps to make a leather tote by hand, whether that tote is a standard or mini size! We always start with a hide of beautiful, full-grain leather. Our team inspects every hide to choose the perfect one to use for the body of your bag. Next, we cut the handles and crossbody strap out of 10-ounce belting leather, which will break in beautifully (and stand up to years and years of use). We sew the side seams of the tote on an industrial machine.
Then, we hand-set the handles, pocket, and interior strap with a total of 12 copper rivets. Finally, we add a solid brass snap closure, and an adjustable (and detachable) crossbody strap fitted with solid brass hardware. You can take the crossbody strap on and off of your mini tote, and the trigger snaps at the end of the strap clip onto brass grommets hidden inside the tote. (When the crossbody strap isn't on the bag, you can't even tell it was there!)
Every KMM & Co. leather tote bag will become what you make it. If you want a leather tote 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 will acquire a patina unique to you and the way you use it, this may be the one.
+ SHIPPING & RETURNS
KMM & Co.'s leather tote bags -- including our mini totes -- 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 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!
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. Check out our returns policy for more details, or email us at email@example.com if you have questions!
Mini totes do not include a matching leather tag, but you can order one separately if you'd like to further personalize your bag. Or, you can order your mini tote as-is -- it's up to you! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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What makes KMM & Co. special?
Handmade in the USA
Leather goods made by skilled hands in our Atlanta, Georgia studio.
Full-grain leather and traditional craftsmanship to last a lifetime.
Free shipping & returns
Free shipping on U.S. orders of $50 or more (and free returns, too)!
Full-grain leather that's sourced as a byproduct of the meat industry.
Things customers love about the KMM & Co. mini tote:
1. Gorgeous full-grain leather
One of a very few heirloom-quality mini totes on the market, KMM & Co.'s mini tote is handmade of full-grain leather. That's the highest quality leather made, and we stock more (and brighter!) colors than just about anyone else.
2. Comfortable top handles
You asked, and we listened: A few years ago, we designed the mini tote for customers who were looking for the perfect top handle bag. Each handle is cut of belting-weight leather, and has its edges beveled, for decades of comfortable carrying.
3. Indestructible one-piece design
KMM & Co. mini totes are cut from a single piece of leather, then stitched and riveted the traditional way so they can't come apart. Inferior totes have a seam across the bottom – beware of imitations!
4. Hidden brass grommets
Every mini tote is fitted with solid brass grommets for attaching a crossbody strap. The grommets are lightweight and are skillfully set on the seam inside the bag. That means that they stay out of sight (and out of your way) when you don't need them.
5. Traditional, solid copper rivets
Once the handles go on with traditional copper rivets, they're not budging! We take the extra time to set our rivets smooth side out, so they won't snag even the most delicate cardigan. No shortcuts!
Small in size but big on style, the mini tote is handcrafted with the very best in full-grain leather. Heirloom-quality bags that last a lifetime (and never go out of style!) don't have to be a thing of the past.
How the mini tote measures up:
The mini tote makes a great everyday bag: Small and light enough that it's comfortable to carry, but roomy enough that all your essentials will fit inside.
• 10 inches in height
• 12 inches in width
• 4 inches in depth
• Handle drop length: 5 inches
• Optional crossbody strap adjusts from 44 to 51 inches
• 1.5 to 2.5 pounds in weight, depending on leather
"This mini tote is a timeless style that can be dressed up or down. The workmanship is unparalleled and the leather is amazing! Pillowy soft and pliable with some structure. This bag has quickly been thrown into heavy rotation!"
– RHONDA M., VERIFIED BUYER
Handmade and made to order
Made to order, just for you
Like every KMM & Co. accessory, the mini tote is handmade and made to order. (No warehouses, no factories, just a small studio in downtown Atlanta!) Each mini tote takes up to 3 weeks for us to make and ship – but it's worth the wait, we promise!
Free shpping on U.S. orders $50+
All orders totaling $50 or more ship free within the United States! We also ship overseas, and to APO/ FPO addresses, too. All packages ship via USPS and go to our local Atlanta post office within 24 hours of your shipping confirmation email.
Easy returns within 30 days
If you aren't happy with your order, you can return or exchange it for free within 30 days of receipt. The only items ineligible for return or exchange are final-sale items and items customized for you. Check out our returns policy for more details.
How the mini tote gets made
Each bag is handmade in the USA (in our Atlanta studio)! We get started on your mini tote at the cutting table. That's where we hand-pick a hide of full-grain leather, carefully considering its grain, color, character, markings, and structural integrity.
Next, we stitch the side seams of the bag inside-out, backstitching precisely. We hand-set four copper rivets inside the tote to form the gusset, and turn it right-side out. Then, we cut the handles from belting-weight leather and affix the handles, the pocket, and the interior strap with rivets, too.
Finally, we hand-set the snap and grommets. We use solid brass hardware that starts shiny and bright and acquires a patina with time. (Run the other way if you see antiqued brass, which starts off a dull brown color and is painted or plate iron or steel!)
Made (and customized) just for you!
Everybody's dream mini tote looks a little different. We offer a range of custom options so you can design the bag you've always wanted.
1. Add a crossbody strap
The crossbody strap is the mini tote's most popular accessory. It's cut out of belting-weight bridle leather, then beveled for a lifetime of comfortable carrying. The strap is adjustable, with lustrous solid brass hardware.
2. Pick your strap color
Every mini tote is made to order, so why not customize it? With KMM & Co.'s Secret Menu, you can choose a color for the handles (and optional crossbody strap). Pick a color that's classic and understated or go bold and bright – your call!
3. Spruce it up with a bag charm
The mini tote is gorgeous on its own. But you can give it even more personality with a leather tag, a tassel, or a set of bag charms. We particularly love a set of heart charms on a mini tote.
See more in Teal, a pebbled, oil-tanned leather in a bright green-blue hue.
Ask away! FAQs about the mini tote
How much does a KMM & Co. mini tote hold?
The mini tote is small but capable. It's sized to fit a book, a small tablet, your wallet, a pair of glasses, and the other assorted items that need to go with you each day. It's small, but surprisingly roomy.
How "mini" is the KMM & Co. mini tote?
We took months to field-test and fine-tune our mini tote, seeking to balance small size and practical capacity. And that slow, traditional design process works: Unlike some imitations that pop up, our mini tote is just the right amount of "mini" for real life.
Can I customize the length of my mini tote's handles?
The handles of the mini tote are designed for carrying the bag by hand, and their length can't be customized. But if you'd like a mini tote with longer handle length options, the Mini Travel Tote might be just the ticket!
Which color or leather should I choose?
We love every color in our collection, but after making thousands of totes, we're partial to Kodiak and Cypress leathers. For each color we introduce, we reject hundreds of other colors and tannages: KMM & Co. leathers are truly the best of the best.
What kind of markings can I expect with full-grain leather?
Full-grain leather retains all of its original grain and character, including any imperfections. You might see range marks, grain variations, small spots or scratches, folds, or color variation. They're all a beautiful part of the leather's natural character.