'Almost Perfect' Classic Tote

$240 $84

'Almost Perfect' Classic Tote

$84

Retail: $240 | Save: $156 i

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No coupon needed! The maximum discount has already been applied to all items in the Almost Perfect Sale section.

The Classic Portland Tote is our most popular and most-loved item. This tote features sturdy English Bridle handles that soften over time, inside and outside pockets, antiqued brass rivets, and a handy key loop.  Beauty and character define this Classic Tote that you will cherish forever!

No two PLG bags are alike! Please note: it is normal for all of our products, including Premium items, to have unique variations and character markings that are inherent to natural leather. Color may also vary slightly from batch-to-batch.

No coupon needed! The maximum discount has already been applied to all items in the Almost Perfect Sale section.

The Classic Portland Tote is our most popular and most-loved item. This tote features sturdy English Bridle handles that soften over time, inside and outside pockets, antiqued brass rivets, and a handy key loop.  Beauty and character define this Classic Tote that you will cherish forever!

No two PLG bags are alike! Please note: it is normal for all of our products, including Premium items, to have unique variations and character markings that are inherent to natural leather. Color may also vary slightly from batch-to-batch.

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What is “Almost Perfect”? 

It’s the lowest price on all of our best selling leather goods! Our artisans have very high standards. Sometimes we come across hides with more natural character marks. Other times we notice a small imperfection on a finished product such as a slight color variation or a messy stitch or two. 

When this happens, you save big!

These top-selling leather goods are in limited supply and ready-to-ship so they can be at your door in just a few days. No coupon needed & cannot be used on "Almost Perfect" items as our largest discount has already been applied just for you!

Even on “Almost Perfect” items our quality is guaranteed! If you're not happy with your deal, send it right back according to our standard return policy.


The Leather

Our U.S.-sourced oil tanned leather is incredibly easy to care for. With time and use, the natural oils in the leather will rise to the surface, developing a beautiful patina and smoothing any scuffs or scratches that may have accumulated. Learn more about caring for your new leather product.

Our full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable available, and the unique texture and natural imperfections from the cow’s life have not been sanded, cut or shaved off. Full-grain is SIX times stronger than Buffed, Upholstery or Genuine leather. 

Please note that our pebbled leather, like all of our leather, is a natural product. You may notice changes in grain or texture throughout your bag. Other companies artificially press a pebble texture into their leather, but the pebbling of our leather is achieved naturally through an extra tumbling process which leaves some areas of the hide smoother than others.

SMALL: Great for those that travel light on the daily – it can fit a water bottle, snacks, book, wallet, and sunglasses comfortably. Measures 10” wide across the base, 13” wide across the top, 4.5” deep and 11.5” tall. 

MEDIUM: Can fit a water bottle, snacks, a book, wallet, sunglasses and a 13” Macbook snugly. Measured 10.5” wide across the base, 15” wide across the top, 5.5” deep, and 12” tall. 

LARGE: Fits a water bottle, snacks, book, wallet, sunglasses, back-up shirt, and a 15” Macbook snugly. Measures 11” wide across the base, 18” wide across the top, 6” deep, and 12” tall.

OVERSIZED: Fits all that plus a pair of jeans and a larger laptop comfortably. Measures 13.5” wide across the base, 21” wide across the top, 6” deep, and 13” tall. 

The drop length for all of our handles is 10.5” regardless of the size of the tote, and suits most!

INSIDE & OUTSIDE POCKET: All totes have an inside pocket that measures approximately 6” x 8” – great for a smartphone and some lip balm, as well as an outside pocket for easy storage.

KEY LOOP: A standard feature of all totes – no more digging around for your keys! 

FULL-GRAIN LEATHER: Our leather is the highest quality full-grain chap and English bridle leather available. We only use US hides and since American leather is a byproduct of the beef industry, we like to think that we're helping to minimize waste by using hides that may otherwise be wasted. This kind of leather will never look flawless, as it hasn't been covered in any kind of plastic coating. Don’t worry about keeping the tote perfect - the best part about 100% full-grain leather is that it just gets better with age.

UNLINED AND OPEN INTERIOR: Our Tote Bags are unlined, featuring the natural suede underside of the leather on the inside. We use full-grain, oil-tanned leather that is incredibly durable and water tight – it's the same quality of leather that is used in making boots, saddles, and all manner of made-to-last, all-weather leather goods!

In order to keep up with production, we are not able to offer customizations on our designs – sorry about that! We think you’ll love our items as they are!

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Customer Reviews

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Sandra M.
Almost Perfect Large tote in Honey

Beautiful bag. I’m not sure where the imperfection is.
My only complaint is the handles are not very comfortable on my shoulders. I’m hoping they will soften up with time and that it won’t be an issue. It’s my first leather bag so I’m not sure. Even if they don’t it’s worth it. Classy bag. Love Love Love it!

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Rachel F.
Love this bag

I am in love with this bag. It’s BEAUTIFUL, the straps are a perfect length and don’t slip off my shoulder. The oversized is big enough for my purse, lunch, work stuff, and anything else I throw in it. The almost perfect arrived looking perfect. I have no clue why it was downgraded to almost. I look forward to many years carrying this bag.

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Jenn E.
My new favorite

After shopping for months for a new tote left me empty handed, a moment of desperation led me to google “leather tote” and I found Portland leather. I was looking for a quality leather bag without all the logos and adornments attached - I don’t want to be a walking billboard. After reading the reviews and seeing the pictures, I felt like getting an almost perfect tote would be a great place to start; I chose cognac.

Like the majority of the other reviews you’ll read, it’s really hard to see why my bag is considered almost perfect. I appreciate the company for creating a standard for themselves and sticking to it. I really am not sure why it’s almost perfect, but I could not be more thrilled. It’s easy to carry all of my stuff plus some extras when I’m out with my kid. A month later and the genuine leather smell is still present.

This bag is simple, stylish and made with quality in mind - it is everything I was searching for.

S
Stacy
Perfect!

The only place I will buy my handbags from. Beautiful and great quality

M
Megan C.
Old friend

Already feels like an old friend-so easy & broken in!! So nice to be able to hook keys 🔑 & find wallet w/ease!!!

E
Elizabeth D.
Actually Perfect

I couldn't find any flaw in this tote, first of all. It's really great. I like that the leather is stiff enough that the tote stands up on its own. With the open top, it's easy to slide items right into the tote without it collapsing. I ordered the large size, and it's pretty much large purse sized, in my opinion. It's smaller than what I think of as a "tote." However, it easily holds my iPad pro or laptop, paper, tape measure and one or two more small things. The tote already has some weight to it, so when I get all that in it, it gets pretty heavy. Still, 5 stars for quality, style and functionality.

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Based on 2802 reviews
97%
(2704)
2%
(58)
1%
(17)
0%
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1%
(23)
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Sandra M.
Almost Perfect Large tote in Honey

Beautiful bag. I’m not sure where the imperfection is.
My only complaint is the handles are not very comfortable on my shoulders. I’m hoping they will soften up with time and that it won’t be an issue. It’s my first leather bag so I’m not sure. Even if they don’t it’s worth it. Classy bag. Love Love Love it!

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Rachel F.
Love this bag

I am in love with this bag. It’s BEAUTIFUL, the straps are a perfect length and don’t slip off my shoulder. The oversized is big enough for my purse, lunch, work stuff, and anything else I throw in it. The almost perfect arrived looking perfect. I have no clue why it was downgraded to almost. I look forward to many years carrying this bag.

J
Jenn E.
My new favorite

After shopping for months for a new tote left me empty handed, a moment of desperation led me to google “leather tote” and I found Portland leather. I was looking for a quality leather bag without all the logos and adornments attached - I don’t want to be a walking billboard. After reading the reviews and seeing the pictures, I felt like getting an almost perfect tote would be a great place to start; I chose cognac.

Like the majority of the other reviews you’ll read, it’s really hard to see why my bag is considered almost perfect. I appreciate the company for creating a standard for themselves and sticking to it. I really am not sure why it’s almost perfect, but I could not be more thrilled. It’s easy to carry all of my stuff plus some extras when I’m out with my kid. A month later and the genuine leather smell is still present.

This bag is simple, stylish and made with quality in mind - it is everything I was searching for.

S
Stacy
Perfect!

The only place I will buy my handbags from. Beautiful and great quality

M
Megan C.
Old friend

Already feels like an old friend-so easy & broken in!! So nice to be able to hook keys 🔑 & find wallet w/ease!!!

E
Elizabeth D.
Actually Perfect

I couldn't find any flaw in this tote, first of all. It's really great. I like that the leather is stiff enough that the tote stands up on its own. With the open top, it's easy to slide items right into the tote without it collapsing. I ordered the large size, and it's pretty much large purse sized, in my opinion. It's smaller than what I think of as a "tote." However, it easily holds my iPad pro or laptop, paper, tape measure and one or two more small things. The tote already has some weight to it, so when I get all that in it, it gets pretty heavy. Still, 5 stars for quality, style and functionality.