• The Tote - Black
  • The Tote - Black
  • The Tote - Black
  • The Tote - Black
  • The Tote - Black
  • The Tote - Black

Jill's Homestead

The Tote - Black


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The Tote Bag is the bag that ends all tote bags. It smells as good as it looks! This leather is luxurious, rugged, and just stunning. It is paired with soft straps made from premium leather.  The Tote Bag is perfect for an everyday carry bag or as a laptop/work bag.

  • Approximate Dimensions: 17" x 13" x 4"
  • Single snap closure 
  • Strap length 30", drop length 12"
  • One interior pocket
  • One exterior pocket 

 Handcrafted in our workshop in Chariton, Iowa – USA

Due to the resolution of your mobile and computer screens, actual color may vary.  Our leather is premium full grain and may have occasional range markings.

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Handcrafted in Rural Iowa, USA

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premium 100% us sourced leather


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Best tote ever!

Purchased a black tote with a brindle pocket and it my favorite bag!

stacy dougherty
The Black Tote

Amazing! It’s beautiful! Well crafted! Arrived fast! And I love how they package their boxes! My daughter loves the stickers that they add!

Jennifer Brown
The Best Tote!

I had been eyeing this tote on the website for a couple days. There was something that kept calling me back to it! It is the perfect everyday tote! You can just tell the time and love that went into making it. I also purchased a teal feather to go with it.

Erika Brokaw

This bag is everything! The minute I opened the box I could smell the quality. I can see every bit of hard work that went into making this bag. I bought it to carry all of my work but it is turned into an everyday bag!! I love it!

Kerry G
The Tote in Black

This bag is my second purchase from Jill's Homestead. My first was The Shorty Tote. I wanted to get a full sized tote & since Black is a classic, go-to for me, I figured it would be the best color to choose from (& there are so many others that are calling me!) I am typically not a "large" bag carry person but I wanted to check it out. I needed to carry a bunch of faux flowers to my small-ish wedding last month & instead of just using boxes, I figured, "let's put this bag to the test!" It fit a boxed bridal faux silk flower bouquet, a half dozen boxed silk flower ladies' corsages & a half dozen boxed mens' boutonnières. Then at the wedding, I ended up with all of the guys' wallets, sunglass cases/sunglasses & things that they didn't have room for in their suit pockets. Point being, everything fit & nothing was heavy. The thickness of the leather is perfect - not too thick, definitely not flimsy. I had the Crossbody Strap and D Rings added to my purchase. I love the strap leather so much - it is soft but strong! I usually am a medium carry person but I know this bag will get a lot of use when I go places when I need to pack a sweater or a lunch and also for travel. Anyone that loves tote bags in general needs to try one from Jill's Homestead. I highly recommend!

Frequently Asked Questions

We ship Mon-Thursday, and you should expect to recieve an email with shipping confirmation within 2-4 business days. Custom items may take an additional 1-2 days. We ship via UPS and USPS within the United States.

We are located in Chariton, Iowa. We are open once per month for open house style shopping - see this page for more details.

We are open once per month at our Chariton, Iowa workshop. Please see this page for dates and details.

At this time, we can only accept website purchases for returns (excluding all custom orders, straps, nest boxes and marked down items) for store credit only, no refunds.  Read More Here.

Please send us a message to contact@jillshomestead.com as soon as possible and include well-lit photos of the issues with the order.

Please check out our page about leather care Here.

The type is the perfect size & the chestnut color is magnificent. I absolutely love it!!! The leather smell is fantastic!!!

patti b.

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