The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
The Telegraph Leather Tote
Pingree Detroit

The Telegraph Leather Tote

Regular price $239.00 Sale price $269.00

Toss it in and make your moves. The Telegraph Tote will be alongside you. Sustainably made from buttery soft yet sturdy automotive leather, with a large open compartment perfect for flowers at the farmer's market or overnight adventures to your favorite places.  

Each Telegraph Tote is 1 of 5 we'll make in a few small batch colors this month.

Featuring soft and sturdy suede handles, a small inside pocket for your phone, wallet, sunglasses, and essentials, and an easy-on key clip so you'll never again have to search your bag for your keys.  

Designed by Meg Harris, with our most premium leather upcycled from the top car companies in the USA and handmade in Detroit by US Veterans and Detroiters.  


  • Leather body with suede logo and suede straps

  • Leather interior

  • U.S. made stainless steel rivets

  • U.S. made interior key fob clip for easy access to your keys

  • 100% designed and made in Detroit


    • Bag dimensions (17"W x 12"D x 15.5"L) 

      • Fits a laptop up to 16 inches

    • Interior leather pocket (9.5"W x 4"D x 8.5"L), holds phone, sunglasses, wallets

    • Soft flat double thick suede leather handles with stitching accent; 9" drop

    Made to Order: 

    Please allow 1-2 weeks for us to handmake and ship your bag to you. 

    The Leather Story:

    Every day thousands of pounds of leather from brand new cars go unused for reasons as simple as color issues and small marks. We give this material a new life by transforming it into high quality leather products that are sustainable and handmade to last.

    Perfectly Imperfect:

    Every Pingree Tote is slightly different. Why? The leather that we use is of the highest genuine grade and has imperfections that tell an authentic story. Small scratches and marks on the leather's surface are normal and will help the bag patina and age nicely. 

    Why the Name,  "Telegraph":

    US Highway 24 (US 24) known as Telegraph Road is named after roads that once ran alongside actual telegraph lines across Michigan in 1868. The road runs for 79.828 miles through three counties in southeastern Michigan as it parallels the Lake Erie shoreline. 

    The northern part of the highway follows a section of an old Indigenous trail called the Saginaw Trail that connected Detroit with points further north.

    Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

    Q: When will my order ship?
    A: Since the majority of our products are made to order, we try our hardest to ensure orders ship quickly. Most accessories ship within 3-5 business days after the order being placed. If the product is made to order- you'll see the estimated days needed to make your handmade piece in bold on that respective product page. Footwear will ship based on the month included on the receipt emailed to you and the name in the Title when you checked out. 

    Q: What kind of leather is used in Pingree Detroit products?
    A: We use only the finest automotive leather in our products, all upcycled, which we source from the Detroit auto industry. 

    Q: Is the leather Waterproof?
    A: The automotive leather used in our products is mostly steering wheel and car seat leather so it's extremely durable and resilient. Most of our products are water resilient, meaning the product won't get damaged when it gets wet, but it's not waterproof unless we specify in the product title or description. 

    Q: What is your product guarantee?

    A: We want you to be happy, and tell your friends, family, and co-workers about your Piece of Pingree a decade from now how well it's still holding up, so we will stand by our product for life. If the stitching or any hardware fails on one of our products within 365 days of the product arriving to you, we cover the cost of getting it shipped back to us to repair and shipping it back to you at no extra cost. After the warranty, for the Life of Your Product, if anything breaks on it from normal use( please don't use our dog leashes to lift engines out of cars--even though they can hold it) - all you pay is the labor it costs us to repair it and the shipping expense. 


    Pingree Detroit footwear is currently only available standard widths. Email us at with questions about other sizes as we are working on adding E-EEE widths for some common sizes.

    Pingree Detroit footwear is "true to size", meaning that they are based on the sizes of athletic footwear, like tennis shoes. Order the size that you would normally use for athletic footwear. We then send our footwear customers tracing instruction to ensure a perfect fit.

    Don't see your size or what you're looking for? Contact us at  We would love to learn how we can better meet your needs.

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