The "Perfect" Tote
The Medium Tote is Cope & Co.'s original flagship tote design. Like so many simple and elegant designs, it has not changed a stitch since we created the first prototype many years ago. This bag has become a symbol of the Cope & Co. brand, and even today manages to be our top selling tote. These bags have traveled the world on the arms of adoring fans, and have earned their reputation as durable, versatile, and beautiful. This not-too-big-and-not-too-small bag has been described as the "perfect everyday" tote. Its understated stylish looks go with absolutely everything. The milled leather has a soft temper and relaxed look. The front pocket accommodates a cell phone for quick external access and the roomy interior holds your wallet, sunglasses, and other necessities with room to spare. This classic tote will not disappoint!
Vegetable Tanned Leather
This hand-selected superior leather is sourced from a historic US tannery that has been perfecting its processes over a century and a half in the business. With a labor-intensive vegetable tanning method, they produce high quality full-grain hides that are full of character, rich in color, tough in the wearing, and buttery supple to the hand. Vegetable tanning is the most natural, eco-friendly process available to tanners, virtually eliminating the use of harsher chemicals used by tanneries of the past.
- Approximate size: 12" long x 6" wide x 9.5" deep
- Approximate volume: 700 cubic inches
- Full-grain vegetable tanned, single piece body with hand stitched seams
- Heavy duty handles, fully riveted to bag
- Stitched and riveted pocket(s)
- Matching leather bottom interior liner is included
- Optional monogramming and personalization included
Double loop handles made of wide, full-grain leather are fastened to the bag with solid metal hammered rivets, ensuring long service under any load. Both standard and short lengths are offered. Standard handle length allows for easily carrying over your shoulder, with the bag body at your elbow. Short handle length is a few inches shorter, making it better for carrying on the arm or by the handles. (See photos for examples of both standard and short lengths.). Pricing is the same for both handle lengths.
All totes come with a shallow exterior pocket, fully riveted and stitched to the bag body, providing at-hand access to a cell phone, slim wallet, or other frequently used items. For those wishing for more organizational options within the bag body, an additional interior pocket can be added. See pricing in Interior Pocket dropdown menu.
While our Medium Tote standard handles are sized to allow the straps to be worn over the shoulder, some customers also like the flexibility to be able attach a separate strap by D-Rings sewn into the bag seams, which allows the tote to be worn crossbody like a messenger bag. Several strap options are available from Cope & Co. Pricing is the same for bags with and without integral D-Rings.
Logos, Monogramming, and Personalization
For our direct order customers, we offer monogramming and/or branding of a short personalized message of your choice on your bag at not extra charge. Please note the following options (and defaults):
The Cope & Co. logo is branded on the outside of your tote. (See photos for logo location.) If you wish the logo to be gold foil stamped, please indicate this preference in the order notes.
If you wish to have a monogram added to the exterior pocket of your tote, please provide the desired letters as you would like them to appear, and indicate whether you would like them branded or gold foil stamped in the order notes. (Default option is no monogram. Default brand type is to match the Cope & Co. logo.)
If you wish to add a personalized phrase or message (not to exceed 20 characters total) to the bottom liner of your tote, please include the phrase as it should appear, and your preference for branded or gold foil, in the order notes. Upper and lower case letters, numbers, and standard punctuation marks are available. (Default option is no personalized message. Default brand type is to match the Cope & Co. logo.)
Cope & Co. makes each of its bags by hand (every cut, punch, stitch, and rivet) in order to give it the kind of care and attention that it deserves, and to customize according to your preferences. As such, we typically require 4 - 6 weeks to craft your bag and prepare it for shipment. When your item is ready to be shipped we will notify you via email with a shipping tracking number. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org