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Scratch-and-Dent Vegetable Tanned Mini Tote

$200.00

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  • Height: 10 inches
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Handle drop length: 5 inches
  • Optional, detachable shoulder or crossbody strap: Adjustable between 44 inches and 51 inches

Vegetable Tanned leather is:

  • Smooth-grained and un-dyed
  • Structured and substantial
  • Uniform in color, and ready to develop a deep patina 

Vegetable Tanned mini totes come standard with belting-weight vegetable tan handles, or you can choose a custom color with the KMM & Co. Secret Menu.

  • 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 iconic KMM & Co. mini tote just got a little more affordable! This one-of-a-kind Vegetable Tanned Mini tote -- a leather tote made of natural, un-dyed leather -- is the newest bag in our one-of-a-kind collection. Scratch-and-dent totes Vegetable Tanned bags have scratches, scars, range marks, wrinkles, grain irregularities, variations in color, insect bites, and other imperfections from the life of the cow or the tanning process. These can be quite prominent due to the light color that this leather begins with.

This beautiful Italian leather is a Vachetta: a full-grain vegetable-tanned leather made with no dyes, no harsh chemicals, no added waxes, just natural vegetable oils. The Vegetable Tanned tote is structured enough to stand up on its own, even when empty. One of the most beloved characteristics of un-dyed vegetable tanned leather is the way it ages. With wear and use, a Vachetta tote darkens and acquires a patina unique to the way you carry your bag.

We have a number of Vegetable Tanned seconds 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! Due to the unique nature of each hide, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured. 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 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 optional 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, if you'd like, 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.

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 hello@kmmco.com 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 hello@kmmco.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 hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions.