This Leather Crossbody Tote Bag is handmade with Taurillon (Clemence) Young Bull Leather – Luxury Handbag “Large Pebbled” – Imported from Europe (see notes).
This Leather is quite firm and beautiful in person used by Luxury Brand Houses such as Hermes, Cartier & Louis Vuitton. It has one 22mm wide Chain Strap which can also be looped threw the end tabs transforming it into a double shoulder strap. It is extremely comfortable due to the width and flatness of the chain. It is embellished with Chicago Screws. There is a pocket inside as well as outside large & deep enough to easily fit an ipad, kindle, iphones, passports, plane tickets, etc…. a post stud strap closure (as seen on the black bag). I can make this bag with a buckle strap (as shown on the grey bag) but if you are like me and wear a lot of open knitwear like cashmere? The buckle can pull on the sleeve of your sweater causing pulls and damage which is why I changed the closure to a post stud closure.
This item is all handcrafted and made to order. It takes me about 1-2 weeks to complete this bag. (bottom width is 12″ x 4.5″ depth x 11.5″ Tall, 32″ Strap).
Available in Etoupe & Black.
NOTES FROM MY LEATHER SUPPLIER: We get our hides from the main tannery for the luxury brands, Fontanellas and Marti (Spain). This leather is top grade with Alpine sourced hides, it is full grain and has a nice supple feel. The leather is chrome-tanned and has great durability and scratch resistance.