£454.17 – £640.00 ex. VAT
One of the most versatile bag designs in history! With plenty of room, handy internal pockets and comfortable straps, you’ll never want to leave the house without it.
The Tote bag is handcrafted by our talented Masters Craftsmen with the finest Italian & Spanish soft hide leather, it is the perfect shopping companion.
Lined with Suede velour lining, the bag is available in a wide choice of colours.
Add your own touch, we offer different extras that can make your bag even more unique.
Scroll down to discover more about The Tote.
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The incredibly popular Tote bag is the perfect shopping companion and one of our most in-demand classic bags.
During the 50’s, the tote became a staple of utility. The bag of choice outshone its predecessors for grocery shopping, household tasks and everyday transportation. Step into the 1960’s and the Tote begins to really stand out as a contender in the fashion world, a mere 20 years after its first introduction as a practical piece. The design potential was evident, using the popularity of the recognizable ice bag to subtly transform classic lines with more feminine shapes, adding a customisable choice of trim colour and a catchy title ‘Boat and Tote’. Totes are often bigger than other handbag alternatives, as well as inherently stronger in design, so manufacturers and fashion brands alike could provide women with practicality and style in one convenient package.
Fast-forward to the latter end of the 20th Century and we find the contemporary meaning for the word Tote as more of an umbrella term for a bag that not only functions like one of the original ice bags, but also bears a visual resemblance to the classic.
Our own range of Tote bags – the original Tote, Small Tote, Tiny Tote or the Business Tote – have been designed to adopt the practical benefits associated with any classic tote, but reinvented and upgraded in a style unique to a Mackenzie piece. The shapes are cut from our own blocks, designed especially to provide a sturdy everyday bag that’s large enough to be practical, but still crafted by hand from our finest leather hide.
The premium hide leather of our totes gain character from wear, slowly giving your bag a beautiful and distinctive worn charm.
Large: 40cm x 35cm x 13cm, Medium: 35cm x 32cm x 12cm
|Soft Hide Leather||
Our finest Soft Hide is made from Italian and Spanish vegetable tanned leather, it ranges from 1.6 to 2 mm in thickness. A lighter weight, more pliable leather.
Our finest suede velour lining is smooth, reliable and stylish. Choose from a wide set of colours to combine with your leather goods.
|The Tote Straps||
Our stylish Business Tote straps drop length measures approximately 32 cm (13").
Our bespoke service, available on our Tote, is versatile. You’ll cherish the experience on creating your own, unique and distinguished bag. Our talented team will guide you through a set of different colours than the ones displayed above. There will be a choice of extras that can be added to personalize your own bag, conserving its practicality and style like extra pockets, fittings, interior lining or embossed initials.