original tote

original tote


NOW AVAILABLE in natural vegetable tanned leather only.


This bag was inspired by an old French Plumber bag, seen in Paris years ago..

Top grain, hand oiled 8-9 oz vegetable tanned American leather, that will darken and age to perfection. The last photo gives you an idea of the evolution of the bag over the years, from very light to darker brown-

Single piece construction
8"H * 15"L * 7"D

100% cotton striped chambray fabric is used inside bottom lining.
4 nickel bottom studs so that you can put it down anywhere, a pocket in the front for a drawing pad, pencils, or a metro card.
Inside leather strap for keys or clutch, leather inside pockets on both sides for phone or business card …

Elegantly presented in a hand made protective pouch, with our hand printed tag stitched on.

Purposeful and chic, durable ( a few lifetimes) and strong!

Hand crafted in LA

Please dont hesitate to call me if you have any question (612) 245 7861

Please note that I have simplified the logo, I know the water tower was fun, I got tired of it (photo no 4)

PS: Vegetable Tanning is method of hide tanning which utilizes materials from organic materials such as bark instead of the traditional chemicals. Vegetable tanned leather has greater body and firmness than traditionally-tanned leather. The unique tone and grain variation are desirable and natural characteristics of vegetable tanned leather, small marks and natural imperfections from the animal should not be seen as faults. 

This leather is not water resistant. If the leather gets wet, gently wipe off water and air dry. It will be stained and darken, get a nice patina over time and all your life experience will written on it as it is on mine in the first picture. Best to store your bag in its dust bag.

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