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$389.00 to $528.00



  • Versatile design functions as a cross-body, over the shoulder or hand held bag
  • Quickly transfer removable liner with contents to different shells
  • Comfortable built in handle for quick grabbing or carrying
  • Liner has key clip, cell phone pocket and large side pocket to stay organized
  • Hide money, passports, and other valuables under the false bottom
  • Adjustable straps convert tote to the right size if you are tall or short
  • Removable shoulder straps connect with nipple rivet so both stay on shoulder
  • All liners are light color to easily see inside in low light
  • This Tote set includes removable shell plus liner
  • Because of natural oils shade may vary
  • Dimensions (approximate size):
  • Small
    • Exterior: 15-18 ½” W (bottom to top) x 11 ½” H x 5 ½ D
    • Interior: 14 ½-18” W (bottom to top) x 11” H x 5” D
    • 3.7 pounds
  • Large
    • Exterior: 15-20” W (bottom to top) x 14 ¾” H x 5 ½ D
    • Interior: 14 ½-19 ½” W (bottom to top) x 14 ¼” H x 5” D
    • 4.1 pounds

    We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation

    "... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."

    Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.

    This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the marks life has given them.

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    When we first got married, Suzette and I moved to Mexico for a couple of months to find someone to make our bags. We were sitting at this little restaurant and I slid a paper placemat and a little pencil to her and said, “Hey honey, draw me a purse here, let’s make a women’s bag.” She looked at me almost disgusted and said, “Sure, I’ll do this while you balance the checkbook.” I never asked her to design again because the thought of balancing a checkbook still hurts my head. She never asked me to balance the checkbook and I never asked her to design again. Come to find out later, she’s an amazing designer but just didn’t know it because she had never tried.

    This Tote is her first design, and it’s our best selling women’s design, by far. Now she’s designing like crazy for her own company, Love 41. She’s not only a great wife, a loving mom and super attractive, but she really knows how to design, too.

    Reviews:


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    Love my small tote!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have had my small tote and liner for one year and absolutely love it. The small is not too small and will hold a ton of stuff and doesn't overwhelm my 5'2" frame. I also love love love the tobacco color. Great bag and would definitely purchase again!

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    Beautiful daily use bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    Bought one for my wife to carry all the kids stuff, perfect size and utility. Well thought out compartments, lighter leather (thankfully), built to last, and elegant timeless design.

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    Beauty and Function

    by - verified purchaser |
    Leather love! Bought my tobacco large tote soon after it's debut and it has patinaed to perfection. Perfect size for everyday use and travel. Easily carries my other leather beauties; large bible cover used as a notebook cover and leather makeup bag and Lana Clutch wallet (snapped up over at Love41). I've also kept some extra baby wipes and a diaper between the liner and the tote - very clever design Suzette!
    Get compliments all the time and it truly gets more remarkable with each years passing.

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    No Regrets!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I love leather. After owning several Saddleback pieces, I've become educated that leather varies in quality. There is also a huge difference in the skill if the artisans who craft it. I've been admiring the tote for over a year. The price was a deterrent, but also I was concerned about the weight of the bag. I finally took the plunge and bought the chestnut from Dave's Deals. Absolutely no regrets! The weight of the bag is a non-issue. The shoulder straps magically distribute the weight when carrying. It's one of the most comfortable bags I own. The raw underside of the strap, plus the metal nipple to keep the 2 straps together- incredibly thoughtful. Strap stays on the shoulder perfectly. Also love the simple, open design. Chestnut color is gorgeous. Very satisfied with this 15% off Dave's Deal. Matches my big wallet. Would I recommend it? Without hesitation.

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    Stared at this bag for a year before buying...

    by - verified purchaser |
    It took me a solid year to commit to this bag, for a lot the same reasons I see people mentioning below. I got the large tote in Chesnut a month ago though Dave's Deals, and I have to say I'm really happy with it. I can't even tell what the defect was, which really speaks to their quality control. I'd bought a wallet and backpack for other family members through here before, so I was confident in leather quality. I couldn't decide between the large and the small, but I'm glad I went with the large.

    The pros: Wonderfully made, sturdy, gorgeous color. I'm excited to see how this purse will age, and I already get lots of compliments on it. Well worth the price. The pigskin liner is great and is super easy to clean.

    That being said, it is a heavy purse. I'm still glad I got the large size, but it is heavy. From a proportion standpoint, I don't think it looks too big when I carry it though. The handles are just slightly too big for my hand to carry the purse this way for long periods, so I find myself using the straps most. My only other complaint is the phone pocket is too small.

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    Awesome Craftmanship

    by - verified purchaser |
    I thought about purchasing this bag for a very long time. I'm embarrassed to say that I bought this bag and returned it after a week, thinking that I could not possibly justify paying this amount of money for a tote. Thankfully, my awesome husband told me to re-purchase and enjoy it! Well, I'm glad he convinced me because this bag is one of the best leather bags I've ever owned. It is a heavy, durable bag. I have had the bag for almost a month and I'm still working on "breaking it in". I've been using it to take to work. I place my work-issued 14" HP laptop, power cord, makeup bag, bottle of water and other incidentals. It will hold a lot of stuff. However, it can get heavy! I just returned from vacation in Seattle and used it as a "catch all" bag for souvenirs, water, etc. It fit under the airline seat as well. Again, once it "softens", it will be that much more enjoyable to carry around. I truly love the bag and I'm glad I purchased the larger one.

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    Could Not Be Happier!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I received my purse today and I could not be happier with my purchase. The smell is delightful and the small tote was a perfect fit for my small frame. I know this bag will only get better with time but I don't really see how it can get better. I now have my eye on the large wallet and a belt!

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    The only bag I carry!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Got my first large tote/liner for Christmas last year and absolutely loved it. Got a second a month later for my birthday. I flip between the brown and black almost daily and these are the ONLY bags I carry. They are absolutely gorgeous and incredibly well made. I have been stopped multiple times by strangers asking about it (especially the black one) and I gladly sing praises to Saddleback! The pigskin liner is awesome and cleans up beautifully - especially after a 3 year throws up in it. :)
    Yeah, it's a little heavy but I think that is a testament to the quality of the leather and bag as a whole!!

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    Compliments every minute

    by - verified purchaser |
    This tote is hearty if slightly on the heavy side. But the quality is no doubt better than any name brand tumbled leather. I'm sure they could even stretch it out to a 200 year guarantee and you would be safe with this buy. The notch on the carrying straps is perfect for keeping it on your shoulder. My only complaint is that it is open (read accessible to pickpockets) at the top and if it is sitting in my car on the passenger seat and I hit the brakes, all the c

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    Beautiful Looking Bag

    by - verified purchaser |

    My large Tobacco tote is now almost 2 years old and it still looks absolutely amazing. The patina on the handles and the side that usually rubs against my hip is just gorgeous. The stitching and leather are all still in perfect shape and it's relaxing a little now but still feels velvety soft. The only gripe I have with the tobacco being so pliable is that the rivet that holds the two straps together just falls out now & won't stay together. It's not a big deal, it doesn't fall off my shoulder, but I do think that this is a Tobacco only problem!

    When I am not using it, I have it hung on the bedroom wall so that I can admire it. I love the interior and the pocket/key fob/phone pocket and I have managed to pare down my belongings to the bare minimum if I know I need to carry it on my shoulder for any length of time. The bag is still heavy, it's 4lbs empty and add the large wallet (which is 1lb empty) your shoulder can get pretty achy after a long stint of carrying it. I could always swap out my wallet for something lighter and my kindle case too (an SBL gadget sleeve) but I love those pieces too so I don't!

    Basically, the weight is what you want it to be, you can load up this bag with magazines, books, wallet, make up pouch, camera, phone, keys, kindle, agenda and there's still room on top for a jumper or shawl! Or you can keep it simple and leave the heavy loads for days where it won't always be on your shoulder.

    I can wear the tote cross body, but it never felt comfortable and to be honest the weight distribution didn't make it feel any lighter than on the shoulder.

    All in all, I don't regret buying it, it's a stunning bag, gorgeous to look at and use and I hope to get a lifetimes use out of it.

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    All Around

    by - verified purchaser |
    I am almost five feet and am small framed. I have bought many purses but this tote is in a category by itself. It is beautiful both when Iam wearing it and when it sits by my bedside and am just looking at it. I bought the small tote and is perfect for my frame and the weight has not been uncomfortable. The straps distribute the weight well and I always like the double looks I get right before the question often asked- Where did you get your tote? I Love my tote bag and am so glad I bought it.

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    Beauty and Function

    by - verified purchaser |
    Leather love! Bought my tobacco large tote soon after it's debut and it has patinaed to perfection. Perfect size for everyday use and travel. Easily carries my other leather beauties; large bible cover used as a notebook cover and leather makeup bag and Lana Clutch wallet (snapped up over at Love41). I've also kept some extra baby wipes and a diaper between the liner and the tote - very clever design Suzette!
    Get compliments all the time and it truly gets more remarkable with each years passing.

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    Could Not Be Happier!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I received my purse today and I could not be happier with my purchase. The smell is delightful and the small tote was a perfect fit for my small frame. I know this bag will only get better with time but I don't really see how it can get better. I now have my eye on the large wallet and a belt!

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    PERFECT Bag!

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    My husband gave me a Small Leather Tote in Dark Coffee Brown for Valentines Day. By far, the BEST gift he's ever given me! I'm 5'8", 120lb and the Small size fits my frame well. The strong, masculine aesthetic goes well with every piece in my wardrobe. "Compliments Abound" is truly and understatement! The beauty and craftsmanship speak for themselves. Everywhere I go I receive compliments - from both women and men.

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    Perfect diaper bag

    by - verified purchaser |
    I've so far bought this five times for my friends with new children, and each time the Chestnut large has been a major hit. The large size allows you to pack everything, the openness allows you to access it quickly.

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    Love my new purse!!

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    This is a great bag. I really don't think I could love it more. The color (tobacco) is beautiful and the design is so darn cool. The color is a bit darker than I first thought which I really like. It's kind of like a dark honey color - quite attractive. I got the small size as I am a small woman - about 5'3" and 120 pounds, and it seems very proportionate to my frame. It does fit my macbook pro 13" pretty nicely, if it was in a protective sleeve I wouldn't give it a second thought if I had to travel somewhere with it. However, if I was buying a tote and not a purse I would opt for the large size. The weight of the bag is there but it's not cumbersome especially for the quality of the bag. I also read a review somewhere and someone said it could be a weapon if needed and I completely agree!!! I even tried it out with my 12 year old son as the attacker (he was wearing a pillow) he agreed it was a great weapon - says a lot as he's quite the connoisseur. Although a pricey purse for the average woman, I do believe it will last a lifetime and will prove to be a great investment.

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    My handsome, everyday companion

    by - verified purchaser |
    Back in July 2012, I placed my order for the large tote, then waited for 6 months till Christmas so that a friend from the US could bring it home to Malaysia for me. It was love at first sight, and I have been using it almost daily for both work and leisure. Even after collecting a few scuff marks, it still turns heads and I receive compliments about it till this day. It carries everything from my laptop and journal, to workout clothing and glass bottles, with ease. I do believe I have found my bag, for life. Thank you Saddleback for crafting such top notch products.

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    They can't even have it when I'm dead! It's going with me.

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    I just opened this beautiful bag today. Thank you so much for such a perfect design. It's not as heavy as I was expecting (which is really good since I pack a lot of stuff!) The color (Tobacco) is actually darker than I was expecting, but stunning none-the-less. The pig skin inside liner is very, very soft and not as shiny looking as in the video. I'm looking forward to taking this to conferences, on planes, and accepting the compliments that are sure to come on this tote. Again, thank you. I have my eye on a wallet now!

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    Exactly What I Wanted! Just Ordered a Second Tote!

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    I love this bag! I have the DCB small with the liner. It is the perfect size for my small laptop, and other daily necessities and it looks amazing. Professional enough to carry when meeting clients, but still looks tough! (No shiny girly bags for me, please.) I always carry a sweater or jacket, and I love that there is plenty of room to toss it in the top of the bag. The handles, which I thought I would not use, are awesome, and make it easier to place in and out of the car, etc. I loop the straps through them to secure the bag on flights and that keeps it shut nice and tight. With a sweater in there, nothing will fall out if there is a shift in-flight. The way the bag is shaped, wider at the top, I think it is much easier to look in and find what you are looking for in the bottom of the bag, and the lighter colored interior helps too. I really have no complaints at all. In fact, the bag went on sale 14 days after I received mine, and I feared that the sale meant the bag may be discontinued. -I'd hate for the versatility of the movable liner to go to waste, so I just ordered another tote, unlined, in black! If you are on the fence, go for it. It will last a lifetime, or two. I was always so sorry that I missed out on the size small classic briefcase during its brief life at Saddleback and I thought nothing else would do, but this bag has certainly helped me let go. I am ordering the messenger bag next!

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    Gift Recipient

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    My brother purchased this bag for me once he discovered Saddleback. I have used this bag every single day since that time. I use it primarily as my laptop bag, but the weekend functionality is fabulous as well. I do not mind it being open...I just throw a scarf on top and it looks great. Every time I see my brother, he inspects the bag looking for blemishes and wear and tear. I actually think he is disappointed that it does not look worn enough even though it is well over a year old. I am notoriously hard on purses, but even with the rough treatment of being tossed in my jeep and a lot of sun exposure, it still looks nearly new. Amazing products.

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    Leather tote

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    I have the small tote in chestnut. I recieved it for Christmas. I love it. It has a place for my glasses. I've got it packed. I have the small notepad in it and the medium notepad in it plus a saddleback wallet. It has a good base to it. It doesn't tip over easily. ive had no problems out of the tote. I was surprised that the straps are a thinner leather, but they are very well made. Thanks again for a beautiful tote.

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    The Only "Sexy Savvy Traveler Goddess" Tote For Me

    by - verified purchaser |
    Earlier this year, as I was boarding the California Zepher train (Chicago to San Fransisco), I heard a lady behind me say: "Herb! Herb! Look at her bag! It's the sexy-savvy- traveler-Goddess tote of my dreams!" I saw her again the next morning in the observation car. Several hours (and several swapped travel stories later) later, she'd ordered her own online.



    The office. The pool. The farmer's market. The train. The airport. The museum. The studio. This is the only bag I will ever need.

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    Revived love for tote

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have owned the small tote in tobacco color (old version) for more than 2 years. The workmanship is just outstanding. It is also the piece which got me started or rather addicted to collecting saddleback leather and love41 bags. Recently, i have revived using my tote more often, as i found a way to close the bag: use a nice, light scarf to tie over the handle. Simple as that, it looks nice n trendy too, i wonder why i didn't think of that earlier! I am 5 ft tall, the small tote is the perfect size and length for me. I recommend you buying the saddleback leather tote over other branded designer bag that is a total rip-off and yet does not offer half the quality that saddleback leather is offering. You will know what i mean after you own the first piece:)

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    The perfect tote

    by - verified purchaser |
    My husband bought me this, upon my instructions, for Christmas 2013. In fact, we originally bought the small tote, which I immediately upgraded to the large tote. I was able to get one of Dave's deals. It was a bit scratched when I received it, but I have never possessed such a beautiful, and obviously durable leather item before. The scratch just adds character. The bag fits on my shoulder perfectly, and is just the right size for all my accoutrements. I chose not to purchase the liner -it would reduce the space available for all the things I carry. The lack of liner does not detract from the bag. The bag is heavy, but the weight feels balanced, somehow. The tote seems to be the new handbag size of choice, and I am beyond pleased that not only is this a far superior quality item, it also makes a fashion statement. Great design and product.

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    This Tote turns heads!!!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I've enjoyed my Large Chestnut Tote for a few years now. Never have I had folks stop me to talk about my bags before, but this thing is a beauty and I get looks and comments about it all the time. I'm so proud to share where anyone can get their hands on this treasure!! Happy shopping y'all!

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