The Telegraph Leather Tote
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 7 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 other local partners, and handmade in Detroit by US Veterans and Detroiters.
Leather body with suede logo and suede straps
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
Classic Bag dimensions (17"W x 12"D x 15.5"L)
Fits a laptop up to 16 inches
- Medium Tote: (17"W x 12"D x 11"L)
(2) Interior leather pockets (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.
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. Texture and shade of leather may vary slightly from those pictured.
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.
The tote is beautiful and very well made. I wanted to buy one last year for my sister but was too late for Christmas. This year, I’m all set!
Some rough areas where the paint was applied. Too much red in my bag. Bag could be 2 inches wider & 3 inches deeper in depth. Other than the size issue & paint application, I do like the bag. For it’s value, it’s about $100.00 over priced.
This bag is wonderful! The way it is constructed is beautiful and the straps do not fall off my shoulder at all. I love the color and the way it fits when using it. SO happy to be able to bring some MI craftmanship to Colorado. Love your message and the people and artists who make your products.
Probably my new favorite tote!! Love the workmanship and the design! But my favorite feature is that it is locally made and employs locals and veterans!!! Won’t be my last purchase!!!
Beautifully bespoke… as expected of anything from Pingree. Many thanks.