Love this bag. My husband got it for me for 30th anniversary gift. Carry a lot in it. It's a really well made bag. Thick leather and beautiful design. I get many compliments. Enjoy the style and the chestnut color goes with everything.
$425.00 to $530.00SKU: #01-11-0005
- 100-Year Warranty, details here.
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- Versatile design can be worn as an over the shoulder or hand held bag
- 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
- Light colored lining to easily see inside in low light
- Small Tote in video shows current design
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- 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
- 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
My husband gave a leather tote to me for Christmas last year (2015). I've used it almost exclusively as a purse/computer & book bag for the past 8 months and I get compliments on it every where I go... doctor's offices, coffee shops, airports, restaurants, church... simply everywhere!
I love how the leather is beginning to age, making it a bit more comfy and loved looking.
Can't say enough good things about this bag. I simply love, love, love it!
I was walking through an airport and my old leather bag's shoulder strap gave way, spilling the contents all over the floor and bruising my carefully crafted ego. That's it--it's time to buy a bag that's tough and beautiful! This is the one--I'm expecting my family to fight over it now. I highly recommend this bag for its durability, design and beauty. Thank you, also, to Dave's hot wife for making the right design decisions. I'm now doing that Italian thing where you kiss your fingers and go "mhuah!" Perfecto!
Received the large tote and I love it. Was concerned it might be too heavy- but not true -perfect size, perfect weight. And then there is the smell- the smell of great quality leather. The shoulder straps are so versatile- can make any length you want. I prefer the shorter length so straps don't get hung on everything-but long enough to throw over my shoulder when the need arises. Love the light colored interior-great to see everything. I can't wait to see how this ages- expect it will only get better. Definitely worth every penny!
My son has several Saddleback pieces and I always tell him how much I love them. They're all amazing! A couple of months ago he was showing me his luggage he was planning on purchasing and I casually mentioned that I liked the small tote when I saw it on the site. This Mother's Day I was surprised to receive the small Dark Coffee Brown tote as one of my gifts! I love, love, love it! I'll never have to buy another pocket book in my life - this one will be with me every where I roam - And the great thing about it is - the older it gets, the better it's going to look! (Just like me! Haha!!) Oh, and the smell of it is heavenly! Perfect size, perfect color! Thanks Saddleback for the perfect bag! You've outdone yourselves! The first day out with it I got several comments about how great it was! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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!
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.
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.
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!
OK....so I am a Saddleback Fan. My husbund has the Lg Briefcase, Duffle Bag, Classic Travel Case and Bi-Fold Wallet. I have the Large Tote in Chestnut, Big Leather Wallet, ID Wallet and Clutch Purse. My sister-in-law has several of the small totes.
I have had my Large Tote for 1 1/2 years and it looks like new....It will take years of wear to get that worn in look. It is a wonderful product, solid, heavy and quality is next to no other. It is a breeze to clean inside, holds more than I would ever need. It can easily hold my laptop but just gets so heavy at full capacity that I try to keep it lightly packed.
Drawbacks for me are that the nipple rivet that holds the strap together can't be moved. When you lengthen the straps it will attach off center and tends to tangle up the straps. The other issue that I have is that the pocket for the cell phone in the small tote is too small for a larger smart phone. The large tote pocket fit my iPhone in a slim case but when I got a new Samsung phone with a sturdy case it will not come even close to fitting. The flap pocket is a little awkward to get in and out of, so I don't place items in it that I need all the time. Overall great products!
My husband spoiled me with a small Tobacco tote for Christmas. Oh my is it ever nice! First of all, quality, no question about it, the quality is incredible. Second, it is unique, I have used Coach bags in the past, let me tell you this tote by far is better!
I have the small tote and feel it is the perfect size, my wallet, cell phone, make up, keys, reading glasses, and small ditty bag fit with room to spare. My gloves fit nicely on the top.
I very much reccomend this tote, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Saddleback and
a huge thank you to my husband for buying it for me!
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.
I have had my tote for almost a year now. It's #1 on my list of favorite things. Sometimes when I'm sitting on my couch, I will get my bag and sit it next to me. Just to be near it. It's oddly comforting, yet a little disturbing how much I love my tote. I just wish I would have gotten the bigger one. I also have the large wallet, the coasters and I just bought my husband a belt, and the little ID wallet. Great great product. Well designed and very sturdy. Saving up for the large piece of luggage. ;)
I bought my large TB tote when they first came out and it was the best purchase ever. I use it all the time and get more and more compliments on it. I am 5'3" and the large is a great size for me. My only suggestion would be to make a larger cell phone pocket. I cannot get the iPhone 5 with the cover into it, so my cell phone sometimes falls to the bottom of the bag. Other than that, it is the perfect bag. Thanks, Suzette, you certainly know your bags!
I just received the Large Tote, the Small Notepad & the Big Wallet. (All Chestnut)
I am speechless. Worth every penny!!!
I already own the Key Fob, the Passport Wallet w/RFID Shield, the Small Explorer Satchel (Original version from 2008)
Also all Chestnut.
The Explorer Satchel was the first version before the Round Satchel came out.
LADIES GET THE LARGE TOTE, it is NOT TOO huge. You will NEVER buy another leather tote bag again, unless you want all 4 colors!!! Fantastic value for the excellent quality!!!!
Cincinnati OH 2/12/2013 11:05 pm
did a review on this website about her small tote under the heading "Love my tote" and wrote: "Sometimes when I'm sitting on my couch, I will get my bag and sit it next to me. Just to be near it. It's oddly comforting, yet a little disturbing how much I love my tote."
I had to laugh about her sitting the bag close to her just to be near it. I never knew other women did that about their leather bags besides me.
Forget Coach, Dooney & Bourke & Brahmin.
As much as those companies make beautiful well made leather bags. And I have many. I am sorry.
It's Saddleback Leather or nothing now. No other bag is going to sit next to me on my couch or sit on the pillow next to me on my bed ever again!!! Thank you Saddleback Leather.....Now to save up for a Chestnut pouch for the outside of the tote, a cable bag & a small ID wallet & some Chamberlain Leather Milk!!!!
I was hesitant to buy this bag because I am a designer type of girl, but my husband convinced me to try this instead of the Louis Vuitton I wanted (also much cheaper). I have to admit it is the best bag I have owned. Very comfortable on my shoulder, holds all the stuff I need for 3 kids and the quality is outstanding. I have worn out 2 Kate Spades, 1 Louis Vuitton, and a Burberry bag using them on a daily basis with kids for the past 10 years. This bag was a fraction of the cost of all of those and is guarrenteed for 100 years! It will not wear out, even with my busy life style. I have gotten many compliments on it. I would tell anyone considering this bag to give it a try, you won't regret it!
I believe I spoke to Shannon on the phone while debating about this bag and she was Wonderful and so very helpful! I had the small tote but wanted the large tote in tobacco. I say "had" because it now belongs to my mother since I did get the large tote. It arrived today and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! It has awesome markings on it-wish there was even more markings but, I am so excited to received a bag with some markings on it and I am so very Pleased. Also, incase someone out there is wondering the lining on the tote in tobacco is soft and NOT stiff like the one on my old small tote (which is still a beautiful bag-but now mom's bag) :) I love, love, love, love, my new Tobacco Tote in Large! Ok, Love is not quite a strong enough word....wish there was a Stronger word for Love to use on my kids, grandbaby, HuZband (and yes I spelled husband with a Z, haha) and Saddleback! Thank you Saddleback leather for being such a trusting company with high quality products....God Bless, Jenny
The quality of your bags I have never seen. I am using the tote as my purse along with a camera bag. I am more than comfortable with the depth even with my nikon slr. The bag is a little stiff but I expected that completely in just the wek I have used it I can tell it is starting to relax some. In time I know it will break in more. Thank you for making such an excellent product. Lol My husband asked if it is to last 100 yrs just who are you willing it too?
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.
I'm so happy I bought it. I've had my large chestnut tote a little over a week now and all of my other ones are gathering dust. It's beautiful, sturdy, high-quality, versatile, and it smells. Looking forward to seeing how it ages. I can't say that about any other bag I own! I'll have my tote for the rest of my life.
I only give it 4 stars because I like the original version features even more.
I had this shipped to my stepmom for Christmas and saw it this weekend on my visit. She'd already swapped out her old pocketbook for this and said she loves it. I absolutely agreed, it is a beautiful well made bag, and I am so glad she's happy with this gift. I would highly recommend this company, they were easy to deal with, sent me several emails to confirm things, and the end result product is gorgeous.
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!
My husband and I are huge SBL fans, and I have been coveting the tote for a long time. I have the medium satchel in chestnut, and was using that for years for work and for my daily purse, but when I had my baby I needed/wanted something else. For our recent anniversary, my husband told me to pick out a tote, so I chose the small chestnut tote, without the liner. I am small (5' 3") and thought the large tote might be too big for me, but I was nervous all my kid stuff (diapers, diaper pad wipes, extra food, wallet, phone, keys, fold up grocery bag, and small first aid kit) wouldn't fit since I wanted this to be my purse/diaper bag. So, I got it without the liner. I'm happy to say EVERYTHING fits! And my previous diaper bag was huge! I've arranged my stuff so my wallet (the slim Iphone 6 SBL wallet- also fits my android -yay!) fits at the bottom (since the purse doesn't close- nice for when I'm holding my baby and need to quickly grab something out the bag!), that way I'm not worried about someone stealing it or the weather damaging my wallet or phone in the purse. I even have enough room to put my baby wrap on top of everything for when we're out walking around. It spills out a bit, but that's fine- totally worth it for something that looks beautiful and is durable. And for those concerned about the weight, the small (even loaded with baby stuff) is not heavy! A fantastic, gorgeous bag, and would recommend it to anyone!
I have the large tote in chestnut. It is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. I use it mostly for business during the work week to carry files, tablet, reading material and my "old-school" looseleaf planner to and from work, along with my wallet, phone and all the odds-n-ends I used to carry in my purse. I also put my water bottle and commuter coffee mug in there as well. On the weekends, I've stashed workout clothes in the tote. I plan to use the d-rings to rig up a strap to hold my yoga mat. The smaller interior pocket easily fits my IPhone 5c in an Otter Commuter case. I'm barely 5'2" and the large tote looks great - it is big capacity-wise, but not too big-looking.
This bag is as functional as it is beautiful, and that is saying a lot.
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!
When we first got married, Suzette and I moved to Mexico for a couple of months to find someone to make our bags.
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.