Vegetable Tanned Tote

10 reviews

$300.00

  • 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

Vegetable Tanned leather is:

  • Smooth-grained and un-dyed
  • Structured and substantial
  • Uniform in color, and ready to develop a deep patina 
  • 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 Vegetable Tanned tote has been a long time coming! A leather tote bag made of natural, un-dyed leather has always topped the KMM & Co. wishlist. After years of searching, we finally found the perfect leather to make it happen! This 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. Your Vegetable Tanned tote will show marks and signs of wear from day one. (So it's not the bag for you if prefer leather that doesn't age or show wear!) 

Range marks, wrinkles, and grain irregularities are a natural part of this beautiful, Italian-made Vachetta leather. Due to the unique nature of each hide, your bag may be a slightly different color than the one pictured.

It takes a lot of steps to make a leather tote by hand. Each tote gets its start on the cutting table, where we inspect every side of leather and choose the perfect piece – with lots of natural character – for your tote. There's nowhere to hide imperfections, so we cut carefully.

Next, we cut the tote's handles out of belting-weight leather, which will break in with use. We sew the side seams of the bag 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. 

Your leather tote bag is made by hand and made to order, and can take up to three weeks to ship. It's worth the wait, we promise! (See our shipping page for more details.) Everything is made in and ships from our studio in Atlanta. All orders over $50 ship free within the United States. We can ship to other locations, including APO and FPO addresses, too.

If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. We can't accept returns of items that are customized for you (but totes ordered with longer-than-standard handles but no other modifications are now eligible for return or exchange!) See our full return policy

We want your tote to be perfect for you, so we offer a variety of ways to customize it! We can emboss the leather tag with up to 27 characters: letters, numbers, or a few emojis. (Just type what you'd like in the monogram field in your cart!)

Other custom options include:

  • Longer handles, which we'll custom-cut just for you
  • A detachable crossbody strap, which has brass hardware and adjusts between 44 inches and 51 inches
  • A brass snap closure (the same brass snap closure on the mini totes)

Please note that a snap closure or a crossbody strap are a custom order and make your tote final-sale. Totes ordered with longer-than-standard handles but no other modifications are eligible for return or exchange.

If you add a crossbody strap or snap closure, choose your drop length carefully, as we are unable to make alterations to final-sale items. (See our alterations policy.) Reach out to hello@kmmco.com if you have any questions!

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VH
04/06/2021
Vicky H.
United States United States
Outstanding.

Stunning. Love love love.

ME
03/26/2021
Mary E.
United States United States
The Best Yet!

This bag is gorgeous. The leather smell is yummy-it is by far the favorite of my 5 KMM& Co bags. I strongly recommend this bargain to anyone who likes the vachetta leather on a Louis Vuitton bag. This bag is 100% leather and you can imagine what LV would charge for that luxury! I am looking forward to watching it age and develop its patina over time.

TF
12/15/2020
Teresa F.
United States United States
The perfect tote

This bag is the perfect size and very comfortable to carry. The straps stay up on the shoulder well and it’s all around fantastic quality. I highly recommend this tote especially in the vegetable tanned leather.

AR
10/02/2020
Amy R.
United States United States
Pure luxury

I received The vegetable tan tote with 10 Inch drop as a birthday gift. It is absolutely stunning. The leather is soft as butter and the color is so perfectly matched for any season! Thank you KMM& Co for another beautiful piece of functional, stunning artwork ❤️

AR
10/02/2020
Amy R.
United States United States
Pure luxury

I received The vegetable tan tote with 10 Inch drop as a birthday gift. It is absolutely stunning. The leather is soft as butter and the color is so perfectly matched for any season! Thank you KMM& Co for another beautiful piece of functional, stunning artwork ❤️