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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 masks 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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    If you travel, you gotta get this bag!

    by |
    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!

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    Love my tote

    by - verified purchaser |
    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. ;)

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    Best Tote Bag Ever

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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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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    very nice

    by - verified purchaser |
    I bought the small tote for my wife as an anniversary gift. It is perfect. She is 5ft tall and it is great for everyday use. It's thick but not too heavy. Just enough room for her things and a couple things for our toddler. If you like to carry lunch and a bunch of extra toy may want to go with the large. Very happy with this purchase

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    Believe the reviews!!!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Believe the reviews and buy one today! Saddleback products are worth every penny. I absolutely love my Saddleback tote bag and I get compliments about how beautiful it is all the time. I have owned my large chestnut Tote bag for two years and the bag still looks great if not better than the day I received it. I use the bag everyday and love love love that it fits perfectly under an airplane seat when I fly.

    I have and will continue to purchase products from Saddleback Leather.

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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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    SPEECHLESS!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!!!!


    Lisa from
    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!!!!

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    Fantastic Bag!

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Perfect tote!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I contemplated buying this tote for what seemed like forever but finally took the plunge on the large dark coffee brown tote a few months ago. I was expecting wonderful, it is Saddleback, but I was blown away! The bag is gorgeous, feminine but edgy! I love the mobile phone pocket and the key keeper, very convenient. I also love that I don't have a bunch of fussy pockets but instead lots of space for my own little make up bag, medicine and eye drop bag, big wallet and kindle. I use the side pocket for pepper spray and mini flashlight. The shoulder strap is so comfortable whether or not I wear it cross body or as a shoulder bag (I'm 5'5, 145 lbs). The handles are smooth and comfortable and easy to grab and go. I was so impressed with this bag that I bought another one in tobacco shortly after from Dave's deals! Crazy I know but I love this bag and I'm seriously considering a carbon black one too! If you are on the fence, jump off! It's worth every penny!
    Now my dooneys and coaches are on eBay or already sold! Now it's Saddleback for me!

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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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    The Perfect Shopping Experience...

    by - verified purchaser |
    I purchased the tote bag. The color is not important....I assume they are all absolutely as gorgeous as the one I received. I was skeptical at first to order, but am so happy I did. I LOVE this tote. It is classy and rugged all at the same time. I am 5'8" and the large tote is just perfect in every way. I have already packed away my other leather purses....and I am ready to scope out another color, ask family for gifts from Saddleback, etc! The entire experience, start to finish has been just amazing. Did I say I LOVE this tote?

    Also, i received a key fob in my tote that was a different color (I did not pay extra for the item), but when I e-mailed asking if it should have been my color....the same as my tote.....wow....Saddleback's wonderful employees mailed me another key fob. Not only that, they said "keep the other -- and pass it on!" Amazing. I am blown away. I have not experienced such care and service for a long while, if ever. Thank you "team" Saddleback! I will be a repeat customer over the coming years. Your customer service and the product you sell totally rocks! I am a beyond satisfied customer.

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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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    Will Last Forever

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Fabulous Tote!

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

    ~Randi

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    SPEECHLESS!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!!!!


    Lisa from
    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!!!!

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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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    Awesome! Best Birthday gift I've ever given her!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Wow! The Dark Coffee Brown Bag got here, after much anticipation, quickly, and i got pictures at the office with lots of gushy stuff, from the wife that afternoon. She's had it a couple of weeks and the love is still there. We got the large because she is a piano teacher, and carries a small library with her wherever she goes. Weight was not an issue, and she is a whimp. Everything fits and she did her nesting and arranging and using the D rings to hang carabiners, sunglasses cases and water bottles, and couldn't be happier. Quality is outstanding! Got it on Dave's Deals and can't see why it was discounted. Daughter has already laid claim to it when she's gone. Honestly she couldn't be happier. Dave thanks! It's not often i get moved to new superhero status, so you did me proud. Keep up the good work, and thanks for making such wonderful products!

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