The Love 41 Bucket Leather Tote is made from full-grain (i.e. super tough!) leather. This bag has a less structured shape with lots of depth and has been crafted to the highest quality standards in Old Mexico.
Unlike our hair, cows are waterproof, right? That's because the top part of their hide has tightly woven fibers. Our leather is produced keeping all of the natural grain intact (the reason it is called full-grain leather). No scars are shaven or sanded off because that process leaves only a small portion of the grain intact (which is known as top-grain leather). Because full-grain leather is the strongest cow leather on the planet (and the most beautiful in our opinion) that is why we choose to use it. The interior of the bag is lined with pigskin so it can be easily cleaned and is finished with nickel hardware.
This bag was Suzette's first bag and the design has been proven over time because it is extremely functional. It has dual carry options (either shoulder straps or a comfortable handle) and lots of pockets for organization. Will fit some laptops including accessories.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Exterior: 15.75" x 15.50"-9.25" x 7"
Interior: 9.25" x 14.75" x 6.50"
Large Exterior Procket: 9.25" x 10.25" x 15.75" (H x L x D)
Cell Phone Pocket: 3" x 4.50" (W x L)
Pocket with nipple closure: 8" x 5.50" (W x L)
Strap (adjustable): 1.25" x 31"-41.50" (W x L)
Weight: 2 lbs
Changing Lives Together with Leather
Did you know that with every purchase, you are making a difference around the world by loving others in need through education, food, shelter & job training? Love 41 gives 100% of its profit away!
The story behind this leather bag
This was the first bag I ever designed for Love 41 and I'm still proud of it! The bag was inspired when I was on a shopping trip in Mexico. As I was looking through a lot of really bad hand-bags, I found one that sparked my interest and inspired me. I took it home and began to re-make it from my perspective. The more I adjusted and lengthened and fixed it, the more it began to remind me of a bucket because of it's shape.
I love that this has adjustable straps. It's the only tote bag of its size that has that feature. The pockets are essential and keep life a little more organized inside this large of a bag. I love the handles too (borrowed from the Saddleback women's tote I designed) because it's essential to quickly grab a bag & go without having to struggle with long straps. The handles are padded and very comfortable to hold, even when the bag is carrying a lot of weight.
How do I wear this bag? This is my daily casual bag when I'm going from the office, around town on errands and have a lot to carry. I usually put my laptop, ipad, cosmetic bag, lana wallet, cell phone, keys and sunglasses, but not usually all at once. I like to use this bag when I have a good amount to carry as it's very comfortable to wear for long distances or an extended amount of time. As always, the purchase of this bag helps love others in need through education, food, shelter & job training.