'Almost Perfect' Classic Tote

$80

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Color Nutmeg
Handle Color Dark Brown
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Checkout only allows one coupon per order so we have already applied the maximum discount on all "Almost Perfect" items! This allows you to combine other premium items in your order. Discount code is not applicable to sale items. 

Our artisans are picky...in a good way! Sometimes we come across hides with more-than-usual natural character marks, color variation outside of the norm, or we noticed a finished tote with a missed stitch. Hence the "Almost Perfect" leather good – you can enjoy the 5-star quality and longevity of full-grain leather at our best prices yet! These are the preferred bags for our employees and friends. 

Unfortunately, you cannot choose the type of flaw in the bag you want to receive; you will just have to wait for the surprise. Buy with confidence as our quality is guaranteed: if for any reason you are dissatisfied return it according to our standard return policy.

Please allow 5-7 business days for order preparation, plus 1-3 day shipping with USPS Priority Mail.

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. Rather than wearing out, full-grain leather will naturally condition itself with use, developing a much sought-after patina and unique character over time.
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.

INSIDE POCKET: While the outside pocket is an added option, all totes have an inside pocket that measures approximately 6” x 8” – great for a smartphone and some lip balm! 

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!

Please allow 1-5 business days for order preparation, plus 1-3 day shipping with USPS Priority Mail.

Signature confirmation is available upon request. Please contact customer service.

customerservice@portlandleathergoods.com

Returns and exchanges on unused merchandise. See our full return policy here.

(We do not accept returns on personalized items)

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

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“Almost Perfect” Medium cognac tote

I have been looking at Portland leather goods site for nearly a year trying to decide if I wanted to buy one of their totes. I finally did and I couldn’t be happier. Such a beautiful bag & such amazing quality. I will absolutely be buying another one.. & soon!

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E.S.
Unbelievable!!

Remember old saddle leather bags?? I love leather but even Coach stopped having this quality. I was hesitant to get a tote because of being very organized. My daughter bought an adorable bag from Portland for me, that I put inside with valuable cards, license and extra cash.

I use a wallet and a zip bag with some little necessities. It is amazing to throw things in on the way to and from the car. I keep my house key in the outside pocket.

I love the bag and am getting another color, love hater, for summer. I have the one with the zipper. Such a reasonably priced luxury!!

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R.G.
Almost Perfect is Perfect

I bought the medium size tote in honey and I had an outer pocket added as well. This tote is gorgeous and it smells so good. The only thing that I can see that may be not classified as "perfect" is that there is a small amount of stamping on the inside of the bag. I think it gives the bag character and helps tell it's story. I'm very happy that I purchased this bag. It's pretty lightweight as well, but very durable. It is also very roomy and would be perfect for an everyday carry, which is what I'm using it for. It's beautiful! I know it's only going to get softer and patina and get even more beautiful over time. Thank you, Portland Leather Goods, for your wonderful craftsmanship! ❤️

M
M.D.
Great quality, great price, GREAT bag!

I purchased a medium size "almost perfect" honey tote. It is beautiful, in perfect condition! I see absolutely no defects. If anything, it has slight discoloration in certain parts but I honestly feel like it adds more character to it. It is so beautiful and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I will definitely be recommending and purchasing from Portland Leather in the future.

A
A.M.
100% perfect!

I just received my large “almost perfect” classic tote in Moab with dark handles and it’s just gorgeous. I can’t spot any flaws and I love the thick leather, sturdy stitching and strong handles. This is a great size for an everyday carryall as well as for work (13” laptop). I am so glad I finally ordered one after months of stalking PLG’s social media posts. Customer service is top notch. If you’re on the fence about the almost perfect selection, just go for it. You will not be disappointed! I can see that this is a tote that will last for years to come! 😊

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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“Almost Perfect” Medium cognac tote

I have been looking at Portland leather goods site for nearly a year trying to decide if I wanted to buy one of their totes. I finally did and I couldn’t be happier. Such a beautiful bag & such amazing quality. I will absolutely be buying another one.. & soon!

E
E.S.
Unbelievable!!

Remember old saddle leather bags?? I love leather but even Coach stopped having this quality. I was hesitant to get a tote because of being very organized. My daughter bought an adorable bag from Portland for me, that I put inside with valuable cards, license and extra cash.

I use a wallet and a zip bag with some little necessities. It is amazing to throw things in on the way to and from the car. I keep my house key in the outside pocket.

I love the bag and am getting another color, love hater, for summer. I have the one with the zipper. Such a reasonably priced luxury!!

R
R.G.
Almost Perfect is Perfect

I bought the medium size tote in honey and I had an outer pocket added as well. This tote is gorgeous and it smells so good. The only thing that I can see that may be not classified as "perfect" is that there is a small amount of stamping on the inside of the bag. I think it gives the bag character and helps tell it's story. I'm very happy that I purchased this bag. It's pretty lightweight as well, but very durable. It is also very roomy and would be perfect for an everyday carry, which is what I'm using it for. It's beautiful! I know it's only going to get softer and patina and get even more beautiful over time. Thank you, Portland Leather Goods, for your wonderful craftsmanship! ❤️

M
M.D.
Great quality, great price, GREAT bag!

I purchased a medium size "almost perfect" honey tote. It is beautiful, in perfect condition! I see absolutely no defects. If anything, it has slight discoloration in certain parts but I honestly feel like it adds more character to it. It is so beautiful and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I will definitely be recommending and purchasing from Portland Leather in the future.

A
A.M.
100% perfect!

I just received my large “almost perfect” classic tote in Moab with dark handles and it’s just gorgeous. I can’t spot any flaws and I love the thick leather, sturdy stitching and strong handles. This is a great size for an everyday carryall as well as for work (13” laptop). I am so glad I finally ordered one after months of stalking PLG’s social media posts. Customer service is top notch. If you’re on the fence about the almost perfect selection, just go for it. You will not be disappointed! I can see that this is a tote that will last for years to come! 😊