Leather- For any leather tote bag you're considering, make sure it is made with full grain leather. It's important because if the leather doesn't have the grain on it, it will fall apart at a young age. Every leather hide naturally comes with grain as the top layer. Those are the tightly woven fibers that naturally protect the cow. But hides are naturally thick too, so tanneries usually split them in half, the top from the bottom. Now they have two hides they can sell. One expensive hide with all of the strong grain and one cheap low quality hide that looks nice but isn't. That leather is great for decorative leather parts, but not for leather tote bags that get stress and wear. This is the main difference between cheap totes and expensive ones. The quality of the leather.
I designed this tote to be simple and no fuss, yet totally versatile. It's the perfect everyday carry bag and allows you to toss your daily necessities inside and go. The tote is also lightweight and somewhat unstructured or floppy.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
19" x 13" x 3.50"
Strap: 32" (End to End)
Weight: 1.60 lbs
The story behind this leather tote bag
I designed this tote because I wanted something that was simplistic and no fuss, yet versatile. This bag is just that. It is a great everyday leather tote bag for the person who wants to be able to throw anything in their bag and go. It can really carry a lot. I also wanted something that was lightweight and somewhat unstructured or floppy.
How do I wear it? It's such a versatile bag, I carry it for all sorts of purposes including an everyday purse when I'm running here and there from home to office to store (most days). The style is really simple and goes with any outfit, casual or dressed up. I love that it keeps everything together effortlessly and is so easy to get things in and out quickly. I throw my leather lutch purse in here or the Koroha bag alone with my keys, laptop and sometimes iPad. There's a lot of room in this tote! I also like that I can fold it up and fit it in my luggage to use when traveling.