Made for your everyday life.



Uniquely designed for distributed weight carry, the Market Tote can hold a world of goods with absolute comfort.


The perfect choice for those who want the look of a tote without the size of a large bag.


Not too big and not too small, this intrepid little crossbody adds cool confidence to your everyday style.


Made from locally sourced leather.

Honestly Sourced

Full-grain leather. A by-product of the food industry. Tanned by local tanneries. So you can feel good about the bag you carry.

The drawing of a leather sewing machine.

Made to Last

Handcrafted in the Southern U.S.A. Pieced together and sewn one at a time. So it'll last for a lifetime.

Handcrafted leather tote, designed by Regina Bauman.

Made for you

Classically unique. Thoughtfully designed to complement any lifestyle. So it'll simply fit the needs of your everyday life.

Regina Bauman and Meg Delagrange, from childhood to adulthood.

We are two cousins who were both born Amish. As you might have guessed, we're not Amish anymore. We're two women who took a chance on a crazy dream, and it's working.

We work together behind the scenes of Urban Southern with our families, sisters, and friends to handcraft leather bags from USA-sourced, full-grain leather in the heart of Tennessee. We combine the simplicity and durability of leather to make handbags for women from every walk of life. The passion that keeps us moving forward is our vision to empower women.

I received my Urban Tote for Mother’s Day. I. LOVE. IT! I take it everywhere! I love the quality, size and timelessness of the leather bag.
—Sharla Miller
I have 3 of these beautiful bags. The craftsmanship is impeccable and the styles are timeless. Money well spent.
—Amanda Morrison
Received my large Market Tote today. It’s more beautiful in person!!! The quality is just amazing every detail is perfect and I must add this is the first bag that I own that the straps fit perfectly. Thank you for such an amazing experience!
—Maria Shumate
The last bag I will ever buy. I will carry my mini tote for years.
—Amanda Wilson Sharp White


As seen in the magnolia journal, in Nashville interiors, on fox business, and a spotlight feature in southern lady magazine and new york fashion week.
Author Jolina Petersheim sits on a chair with a coffee mug and her full grain leather Market Tote.

Meet Jolina Petersheim, an Author of Amish and Mennonite Fiction

By Meg Delagrange | November 14, 2018

“I like to think of myself as a creative doula: not the one who gives birth, not the one who catches the baby, but the one who cheers on the person giving birth. In the creative world, that means cheering on my artistic friends.” —Jolina Petersheim Last month, we met up with Jolina in the…

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The cover of Reese Witherspoon's new book, Whiskey in a Teacup.

Once Upon a Time, Reese Witherspoon Came to Muddy Pond, Tennessee

By Regina Bauman | November 6, 2018

So Reese Witherspoon wrote a book and its as fabulous as you would expect. It’s full of life and love and laughter and cheese. The recipes are delightfully Southern, the photography is enchanting and the stories will catch your heart and have you laughing out loud. I learned an amazing new trick for baking biscuits,…

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A campaign to equip women who are survivors of human trafficking, by Urban Southern. Women are holding up signs in this photo with the words "equip her" threaded together.

How You Can Make a Difference with Creativity

By Regina Bauman | October 17, 2018

Creativity: The use of imagination or original ideas to create something. —Oxford Dictionary This past summer when I was in Europe, I got to see so many beautiful, ancient buildings. The creativity of people who lived hundreds of years ago still stands strong in many places. The cathedral in Milan, Italy was one of the…

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