• The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut
  • The Tote - Chestnut

Jill's Homestead

The Tote - Chestnut

Made in a warm chestnut color that embraces rich brown and subtle red undertones, The Tote is artfully styled to convey a classic aura. READ MORE+


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This hand crafted tote bag is the bag that ends all tote bags. It smells as good as it looks! This Chestnut brown is luxurious, rugged, and just stunning. It is paired with soft straps made from premium leather, that is all sourced in the USA. The Tote is perfect for an every day carry bag or as a laptop/work bag.

  • Handcrafted in rural Iowa, USA. 
  • Approximate Dimensions: 17" x 13" x 4"
  • Strap length 30", drop length 12"
  • One interior pocket
  • One exterior pocket 
  • Single snap closure 

Please note this style is made to order and the current turn around time is 2-4 business days. 

free shipping

Handcrafted in Rural Iowa, USA

versatile design

premium 100% us sourced leather


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Andrea DeLong
Beautiful & Functional

One of my favorite bags! Is perfect as a carry on and everything stayed in its place 🤗 So versatile for many other uses and the leather smell is awesome 🤩

jaci elwell
chestnut tote

This is my favorite bag it goes everywhere with me and the smell is amaizing!

Kim Rouse
Chestnut Tote

Love this bag. It smells so good and it is the perfect size for everything I need to take with me to middle school and high school track meets!

Cheryl Hagle
First tote

I love the chestnut tote I received. It is beautiful and made so well. I love the smell of the leather, such great quality leather. I will be back for more in the future.


Perfect computer bag!

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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Handcrafted in Rural
Iowa, USA

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