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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.

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    Amazing

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    My boyfriend surprised me with this purse! I expected it for Christmas but he couldn't wait to give it to me. He seemed more excited than me! LOL. I recently bought a $250 small crossover from Micheal Khors two months ago and the colour is already worn out and torn at the edge. When I felt this tote in my hands, I can honestly say that the quality is 20 times better than any designer purse. It is unique, rough yet elegant looking. It looks worn in and scratched which I love! I have never seen a purse like this. I would also describe it as sort of retro which is my style lately. I didn't think my boyfriend had style but did he ever prove me wrong LOL! Now we are both obsessed with Saddleback Leather. We just bought the coasters and coffee table mat.

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    This mom loves this tote

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    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!

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    Gorgeous and functional

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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Everything I dreamed it would be, and more

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    I am now the proud owner of several SBL items. My first was a medium classic briefcase in Chestnut, which I have owned for about 2 years now. I also have the clutch, an older version of the passport wallet, the large wallet, and the xs laptop sleeve.

    I have been coveting the tote since I bought my briefcase two years ago. I'd been tenuously holding on to my willpower right up until the sale last month. I couldn't take the temptation, and I just had to buy the large tote in tobacco. And oh my, is it a thing of beauty. I've completely run out of SBL business cards because so many people have asked me where I got my gorgeous bag. This is my first tobacco colored item, and it's darker than I anticipated. I absolutely love it.

    I use this tote as a work bag (rotating with my briefcase), and it's just the right size for my laptop - a 13" macbook pro, a file folder or two, my wallet, keys, phone, power cord, etc. I'm sure I could fit much more in there, but I probably wouldn't be able to carry it anymore. I love the brad that holds the straps together, preventing one from slipping down my shoulder. I also love the large pocket inside with the beautifully crafted closure. The open pocket is very handy for pens or other small items, and the key ring is just the thing to keep my keys from getting lost in all of the jumble. My favorite design feature is the flat and structured bottom. No matter how much heavy cargo you might be lugging around, when you set the bag down, it remains standing upright because of the flat bottom. It's genius! Also, the wide opening makes things really easy to find. Kudos to Suzette for designing a bag that is functional and beautiful.

    Price was a concern for me. I'm not really a purse person, but I have worn through the cloth straps of 3 different Vera Bradleys over the last couple of years. I realized that this bag, with its 100 year warranty and solid craftsmanship, would pay for itself in just a few years' time. I can't even express how much I love this bag. Do yourself a favor. Buy it right now. You will definitely NOT regret it.

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    Best tote ever!

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    I am just so in love with this product! I purchased a large tote more than 1 year ago in the old Tobaco as a Dave's Deal without the liner and it was the perfect purse. I could load it up for work with a large binder, some snacks, water bottle, coffee mug, ipad, wallet, and even a sweater or a change of clothes. On the weekends I love carrying it mostly empty with a few essentials, it doesn't matter that it's large I just love the way this tote has become so floppy and comfortable that I take it everywhere. It always receives a ton of compliments too.
    Then, one day my amazing husband surprised me with a second large tote (with liner) in chestnut. It is just as functional and so elegant! The chestnut tote gets so many compliments and is so much prettier in person than in the pictures on the website. In my opinion, the large is a perfect size. I'm 5'3 and love the large, if I'm carrying just a few essentials and going to have the purse on my shoulder for an extended period I'll leave the liner at home to lighten my load, but typically the weight doesn't bother me at all.
    Treat yourself or your loved ones, this tote is a winner! And if you're buying a gift for someone, I'd highly recommend the classy chestnut edition. It's jaw droppingly gorgeous!

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