why this product

This heavy-duty tote was inspired by the work bags carried on the job by nautical riggers, who needed a resilient receptacle for their bulky tools. This tote is 18-ounce vintage-styled cotton duck, dyed and treated to repel water. The bottom is a double canvas layer, and the seams are double-stitched with heavy nylon thread, so you won’t leave a trail of coins and car keys in your wake. The upper edges of the tote are reinforced with brass rivets. The handles are bridle leather, which means they are treated with grease and polish so that they are strong yet smooth and comfortable to the touch. Upon this burly exterior there are eight gusseted organizer pockets, so you can stow work tools and personal effects. Cart your art supplies, gadgets, gardening gear, or even groceries with this all purpose carryall. 

use & care

This tote is made of duck, from the Dutch doek, a linen canvas, so it stands up to tough weather conditions. It’s treated to repel water and retain color. But don’t be afraid to punish it: the material will break in, and acquire that look you only get from a lifetime of use.

production & design

This tote bag is made in Greenville, North Carolina, according to an exacting formula. Every component is high quality and designed for durability. Its timeless look reflects a proven design: the manufacturer started out in marine canvas, eventually supplying on-board storage bags to the US Navy. These bags have the long-lasting sturdiness of the original seamen’s bags, but with a few extra touches, such as the edge-painted bridle leather handles, for a standout look in addition to performance.

about the designer

Canvas & Leather All-Purpose Tote

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Heavy-duty nautical-grade cotton canvas tote bag with eight gusseted outer pockets and brown bridle leather handles. Reinforced double canvas bottom. Treated to be water-repellent. Brass rivet reinforcements. Made in North Carolina.  

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    6 inches L x 11 inches H x 11.5 inches W
    (15.2 cm L x 28 cm H x 29.2 cm W)
    16 inch (40.6 cm) handles

    18-ounce heavyweight, water repellent cotton duck
    Edge-painted bridle leather handles
    Brass rivets

    Made in

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000281641

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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