Trace the Sand - Handcrafted Made-to-Order Leather Tote Bag Purse
Sometimes, or more, it is about having less. Less to think about, less to carry. Both apply to being pool-side or when you plan to lazily trace the sand with your finger tips. My ideal time by water of any size or kind is spent sleeping, reading, and, naturally, watching the people around me, telling their stories in my mind. A simple tote is all I need. Something to carry my towel, a book or magazine, water (or a premixed cocktail), the keys to my condo, and my phone (if I choose to bring it...but remember, less).
Carry just the essentials in this swim tote made completely by hand with veg-tan leather. Completely by hand by a single craftsman. There’s something to be said for knowing exactly who made your things, how they made it, and with what materials.
Made for one thing, useful for anything. (Trademark pending).
BUY LESS, BUY BETTER. Made to last a lifetime or longer. (Trademark pending).
Additional VERY important details below...keep reading please!
Meet Your Leatherworker - Aaron Aiken
The A.M. Aiken Difference - learn more here
- 100% made by hand
- 100% made to order
- 100% veg tan leather
- 100% one-of-a-kind
Lifetime unlimited warranty on leather workmanship and hardware (specific warranty details are covered here).
All leather is cut by hand, assembled by hand, and finished by hand. No machine was needed in order to make this one-of-a-kind item for you.
Made from 100% veg tan leather, a tanning process which utilizes materials from organic materials such as bark instead of chemicals. This leather only gets better with use and age.
Each item is made to order. Make sure you understand what this means... Don’t skip this part!
- You place an order.
- Your order is placed in line with existing orders.
- I’ll email you when I start your order
- Then I’ll email you when it has shipped! Exciting!
Pretty darn simple, I think. A few notes though:
- All orders are started and shipped based on when they were received (first come first serve, etc).
- Skipping in line is not possible (unless you make an offer I simply cannot refuse). Plan ahead for your orders!
Any questions? Just ask.
Unless specifically noted in the product description, any accessories shown in photos are not included.
Humbly handcrafted by Aaron in Harrisburg PA USA 🇺🇸
Free USPS priority mail shipping in USA on all orders over $150. Local delivery available as an option if you are within a 20 mile radius of Harrisburg PA.
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This bag has worked so well for my everyday purse as well as a getaway/weekend bag when traveling. The size works well for throwing in my large Stanley cup in the morning for work. I can fit everything I “need” in this bag. The pocket fits my phone and chapstick for easy access. I don’t usually use the zipper closure on the pocket but have found it useful for at the beach to protect my phone from sand. I did want to mention that the color does change over time. I included a picture of the photo Aaron sent me as well as a photo from today so you could see how the color has changed over the past 6 months. After using it heavily for months now I can definitely recommend it! It’s made really well and will last forever!
I am so pleased with my new tote from A.M. Aiken! It is as functional as it is beautiful! The craftsmanship in this made to order bag is one of a kind! From the cutting and dyeing of the leather, perfectly aligned stitching, to custom touches such as the felt-lined cell phone pouch, this is the perfect tote to take wherever life takes you! Recently, I went on a trip and was able to fit all of my normal 'purse items' in it as well as a water bottle and light jacket! In the pictures below, you will see an insert that I purchased from Amazon to keep everything organized. The bag is a great blank slate in that regard, flexible to be used however you see fit at any moment! Aaron is very easy to communicate with and he listened to my desires to what I wanted in a tote and came through with a bag that I will have for years to come!