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The Mini Market Tote

(14 customer reviews)

$195.00

Experience the joy of a tote that’s just your size.

The Mini Market Tote is described as being the perfect size for day-to-day use. Not too big, and not too small, the Mini Market Tote adopts the slim, minimal design of the Market Tote for a bag that’s as cute as it is functional.

Get exactly what you need from a tote, nothing more and nothing less, including a roomy interior and two comfortable ways to carry your bag.

The tall, slim design of the Mini Market Tote keeps your bag out of your way, and stores your items safe inside without needing a closure at the top.

Don’t let the word “mini” fool you. This strong and soft tote still has room for what you need.

• Carry a water bottle and a change of clothes for the gym
• Take your tablet and notebooks to and from work
• Tote your children’s library books or coloring books

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Description

The Mini Market Tote story

The first two Mini Market Totes ever made were custom made for our own young daughters, who saw us with our Market Totes every day and wanted to shop alongside us.

Our daughters loved their totes so much that we made Mini Market totes available for sale, and we soon discovered that most women were not buying for their daughters, but for themselves.

Since then, the Mini Market Tote has evolved in design and function to serve as a smaller tote for women who love the look and function of our signature Market Tote, but want a bag less overpowering in size.

 

How it’s made

All of Urban Southern’s bags are made for women, by women, and this bag is no exception.

The pieces for the Mini Market Tote are cut one piece at a time from a full hide of our full grain, custom leather, and sewn together by Ruby and Brittany, our two-member production team right here in Tennessee.

We sustainably source the leather for this bag from a local tannery in Kentucky, and worked for over a year to perfect the weight, color and finish of the leather to bring you a bag that is as beautiful and durable as it is unique.

Because we handcraft each bag from full grain leather that has never been sanded down or processed, your bag will be uniquely yours, and the marks it collects with you along the way will make it even more yours.

 

Just the size you need

The Mini Market Tote is described as being the perfect size for day-to-day use. Not too big, and not too small, the Mini Market Tote adopts the slim, minimal design of the Market Tote for a bag that’s as cute as it is functional.

Get exactly what you need from a tote, nothing more and nothing less, including a roomy interior and two comfortable ways to carry your bag.

The tall, slim design of the Mini Market Tote keeps your bag out of your way, and stores your items safe inside without needing a closure at the top.

 

Petite women rejoice

The Mini Market Tote is perfect for petite women who want a tote bag that won’t overwhelm their stature, or for any woman who loves the girliness of a smaller bag.

Don’t let the word “mini” fool you. This strong and soft tote still has room for what you need.

• Carry a water bottle and a change of clothes for the gym
• Take your tablet and notebooks to and from work
• Tote your children’s library books or coloring books

The Mini Market Tote is also an ideal choice for kids, and they’ll be happy to shop right beside you with a “grown up” leather tote of their own.

 

Carry it two ways

If you do decide to give this bag to your young daughter, don’t worry, she will never outgrow it.

The two handle options are designed for adults and make your tote easy to carry no matter what’s inside. Choose between the inviting, curved handle and long, strong double shoulder strap.

This bag’s full grain leather feels soft and smooth to the touch, and develops more and more character with wear and use. Because of this, some women even find that the handles of their Mini Market Tote endearingly “puppy ear” with time, creating an even softer look.

Pick up this tote for the first time, and feel the difference of a soft leather bag you’ll never want to put down.

Carry what you need in a soft, “fun-size” leather tote that’s not too big or too small.

Women who carry the Mini Market Tote love the lightness of a tote that is the perfect size for them, and can’t get enough of the feel and smell of high-quality leather that will last a lifetime.

 

The Mini Market Tote by the numbers

• Double shoulder handles, measuring 28.5″
• Strap height at the top of the tote: 9 inches
• Dimensions: 15″ Tall, 12″ Wide, 4″ Deep

 

MAKE IT LAST FOREVER

This piece is designed to hold up to daily, frequent use and last you for a lifetime, but leather needs a little love to stay in tip top shape.

That’s why we made our Leather Cleaner and Leather Butter as part of our Leather Care Kit.

Here’s how to take care of your leather bag:

If your leather feels too stiff when it arrives, massage and roll it between your hands to soften it. Don’t be afraid to work it well! The best thing to do with a brand new leather bag is to use it. The more you use it, the softer and more beautiful it will get. Over time, full grain leather darkens and develops a natural sheen or patina.

Spot clean your leather bag gently with a soft, damp cloth, using our completely natural Leather Cleaner. Allow the leather to air dry completely (8-24 hours) before you condition it. Do not immerse your bag in water or use heat like a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

Apply very small amounts of leather conditioner evenly on your entire leather bag. We recommend using our Leather Butter. You may also apply regular olive oil very sparingly as an alternative leather conditioner. The ideal time to condition leather to keep it healthy, supple and soft is about every 4-6 months.

Customers also love…

Tote Insert
Because of its simple, minimal design, The Mini Market Tote doesn’t have any pockets inside, making it lighter for you to carry. If you want something to fill it out for extra organization, our fan-favorite Tote Insert does the trick.

Crossbody Wallet
Remove the straps on the Crossbody Wallet and take it with you inside the Mini Market Tote to store your credit cards, smart phone and cash.

Market Tote
If you love the look of the Mini Market Tote, you’ll love the bag it was based off of, our signature Market Tote

Additional information

Weight1.3 lbs
Dimensions15 × 12 × 4 in
Leather

Chestnut Brown Leather, Matte Black Leather

14 reviews for The Mini Market Tote

  1. Makayla

    Love my Mini Market Tote! It’s the perfect size for an everyday bag- no too big, not too little. Can’t wait to add to my collection.

  2. Heather Michaud

    I have had my new black mini market tote for a bit less than a week. It is fabulous! We all have super busy, stressful lives, and a high quality bag that works is a big relief. I find I need a bag that can be best described as a small tote with easy access to items, and the ability to carry it in my hand or over my shoulder. A great feature of this one is that it is more vertical in design. This helps avoid bumping into folks in tight spaces like a full elevator. And, it feels more “pick pocket” proof since the top opening is more narrow and falls completely under your arm when using the shoulder straps. The strap length is perfect….. not too short, not too long. It’s no surprise that it was designed, and wear tested by women for women. Great job!

    I also enjoyed reading your blog, and about the company and it’s founders. Wishing you much success in the future!!

  3. Beatriz C

    Everything I hoped it would be. Perfect size for me. I am only 5 feet tall and was worried the regular market tote would be too big, so I got the mini. Glad I did, but I’m already looking forward to getting another bag soon. I’m obsessed with the quality and smell!!!

  4. Sieressa Woods

    I purchased this bag after I watched House of Aqua on YouTube review:.. I love the size it is perfect for petites, which I am, because it doesn’t over power me. The leather is soft and well made, very durable, and a good bag for shopping. I only have two cons which is the bag needs a closure ( zipper or something) when I was on the car it fell over when hit a bump and my stuff came out. Second con is for the purse to come with a dust bag.

  5. Pat

    I received my mini market tote, about two month ago, and i haven’t stop using it, it is so soft comfortable to carry, it holds a lot. and the best of all. the smell os the leather is die for. i keep it next to my bed every night and i sleep so pleasant with the wonderful scent of this leather, i love it!!!

  6. Megan

    I cannot describe how much I love this tote! It is so soft and strong! I use it as my daily work bag, often putting papers and/or my Surface Pro in along with my normal pouches. Everything just fits beautifully, and then when I go to the store, I empty it and use it as a shopping tote! The leather is softening even more with use, and one of my friends described the feel of one of the top handles lovingly as a “puppy ear”! I love it!!! Thank you Meg and Regina!

  7. Cindy Bock

    After wanting to order the Mini market tote (since first laying eyes on it), I finally took the plunge! It arrived today and I only have one question? Is it against the law to have something this beautiful north of the Mason-Dixon Line??? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! So happy with my purchase!! Since it’s my Mother’s Day present, I have to wait a few days to carry it, but you can be sure I will be singing your praises and referring everyone to your website. I own MANY,MANY (Hubby says too many but is there any such thing???) high end purses and your quality and attention to detail are right up there with any of them.
    Kudos to the whole Urban Southern team for beautiful work…I will be back soon.

  8. rschrockmt

    The Mini-Market Tote is my new favorite bag. I had looked at the entire collection in a local store and hadn’t picked it out. But after looking at it online for awhile, it started growing on me.

    As I stand barely 5 feet tall, it’s the perfect size for this mother of 4 boys. The smell of the leather, the feel, the lovely color; all of it is delightful. It has already traveled to a presidential rally, finding its place with this happy girl down in the front row. It has gone to ballgames, packing bottled water and books. It goes to town, carrying all the essentials (including the cross-body wallet) that a curly head needs. It’s a stylin’ work horse, and I love it.

    Great job, Urban Southern!

  9. linda Freihammer

    Exactly what I was looking for. Absolutely love it.

  10. Mary Zalubski

    Placed an order for this tote but had to return due to flaw in the strap. A replacement was sent even before I returned the original! Love this bag but love your customer service even more. For the quality of your products and your respect for your customers I will recommend Urban Southern to everyone. I have two of your bags and will be purchasing more. Thank you.

  11. Rebecca

    I use another U.S. bag for my main purse, but when I need to bring anything extra along (snacks, drink bottles, books, etc.) you will find this going with me, too! I love that they coordinate and they make me feel like I’m classy and in style anywhere I go! It also fits just perfectly under my arm with the comfortable shoulder straps even though I’m tall. The feel of real leather is amazing and you will never want to go back to anything else! Such a fun little tote bag!

  12. Mary Ann

    SO in love with my bag! It is a wee bit smaller than I was picturing, but it is an easy, comfortable size to carry. My husband was sure I wouldn’t like a bag that doesn’t close, but the depth is long enough that I’m not worried about things falling out. It smells and feels amazing.

  13. Haley

    Awesome! Functional, stylish, and so beautiful. Top quality product that will last and last.

  14. Mary Faith

    It truly is the perfect size for every day use! As always, the quality is amazing! I’ve been using it some to take to my college classes and have gotten numerous compliments and asking where I got it! I gladly give Urban Southern’s name/webpage to anyone who asks!

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