The Market Tote

(12 customer reviews)

$275.00 $249.00

Take on everyday tasks with class and practical beauty. Uniquely designed for distributed weight carry, the market tote can hold a world of goods with absolute comfort. It’s the ultimate, carry-all tote.

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This oversized tote makes the perfect choice as a carry on travel bag or a classic workbag that can hold a laptop. When you’re not using it to fill it to it’s fullest capacity, it makes a beautiful statement purse as the leather crumples together softly.

Carry the Market Tote comfortably on your shoulder with it’s two wide leather straps for hands’ free tasks or use the comfortable cut out bag handles for an alternative carrying option.

The Market Tote is uniquely designed for distributed weight carry. Everyone is surprised at the number of goods this sturdy bag can hold with absolute comfort. The taller rather than wider design allows you to carry the market tote as a shoulder bag while moving easily through a crowded room. It’s slim side profile sits comfortably wherever you place it.


Let us count the ways this classic leather bag is versatile, gorgeous, and practical enough for your everyday.

Market Tote

As you might have guessed, the market tote was designed to be the ultimate shopping companion, whether at the farmer’s market or the grocery store. Pick up your favorite artisan bread and some fresh flowers while you are out.

Weekend Tote

You know you’ll need heels for that fancy dinner out, as well as a flat iron. Oh but what about my comfortable jeans, soft tee and flats for a casual drink with friends? This buttery brown leather tote keeps it all together so you don’t have to.

Mom Bag

Have you been through five different mom bags, none of which were quite the right fit? Do you find yourself adding your husband’s items to your bag as well as carrying your toddler’s extra outfit, blankie, and sippy cups? Have you sacrificed your pride and gotten a shapeless canvas bag at Target just because it’s large enough? We’re here to save the day, mama. While we love Target as much as the next mom, the Market Tote will allow you to have quality and style without sacrificing the space. This mom bag will outlive babyhood and still be around as a beautiful heirloom for you to pass down to your child when he or she becomes a parent.

Library Tote

Books weigh a LOT. We all know this, and that’s one reason we love them. The weighty wisdom of your must have reads can be a trial to carry. Not with the sturdy help of the Market Tote. This durable bag makes it easy to schlepp your books around to, well, everywhere.

Carry On Bag

A laptop, a book, a journal, snacks, sleep mask — the long list of things we need in-flight can be daunting for any carry-on bag. The Market Tote is a sturdy leather shoulder tote that keeps it all easily available and fits perfectly under the seat in front of you — just like the flight attendant instructed.

Market Tote Features:

• Double shoulder handles, measuring 27.5″
• Curved handle openings
• Designed for distributed weight carry
• Dimensions: 20″ Tall, 14″ Wide, 6″ Deep
• Weight: 2.5 lbs

Each one of our leather bags has been handcrafted right here in the south from a single piece of locally sourced, full grain leather. You’ll notice different color tones as well as distinctive marks and creases that vary from bag to bag. This is a way to determine that your leather is truly authentic — it’s the real deal. Over time, your particular bag will develop its own unique story as you take it with you on all your life adventures. Good, durable leather softens and becomes more beautiful with age and natural wear.

Additional information

Weight2.5 lbs
Dimensions20 × 14 × 6 in

Chestnut Brown Leather, Matte Black Leather

12 reviews for The Market Tote

  1. Sharon Stoltzfus

    I love my Market Tote! It’s sturdy enough to carry anything I need to carry. I’ve traveled with it by plane, it makes the perfect carry-on because I can toss all the little extras in at the last minute. I use it for weekends away, for days out with the kids, and bringing home groceries. I love how everyone notices it wherever I go!

  2. Katie Smith – Cotton Social

    The market tote is an extremely universal bag that plays into my life and all the hats I wear on a daily basis.

    As a wife and mom, it’s important to me to feed my family healthy, local food. I love taking the market tote to our local farmers market. I really enjoy the fact that the bag has two handle options, which is great depending on what I purchase.

    As a mom, it’s a great size to house my son’s necessities and mine on a day-to-day basis.

    And as a growing entrepreneur of a stationery company, the bag is the perfect size for my laptop, notes, planner, and everything else I need to go to a meeting or to work outside my home office.

    And I just love how beautiful the bag is, the color and softness of the leather. I receive compliments on it all the time!

  3. Kelly

    I didn’t hesitate to pick the market tote since I live an urban lifestyle in Southern California. Our neighborhood is walkable with numerous grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and even an open air market so the market tote only made sense. I love the simplicity and quality craftsmanship of this bag. The quality of thIs bag will exceed your expectations. I’m often asked about it when I’m out and about, some people even ask if they can touch it!

    Aside from taking it to the grocery store or farmer’s market I also use this bag to hold my library books. I’ve started homeschooling my daughter this year and I can fit her entire curriculum inside which is awesome because we like to get out of the house and study at various coffee shops during the day.

    I love that Urban Southern products are hand crafted by a leather craftsman, a tradition that’s been passed down for generations in Tennessee.

  4. Cortney McCurry

    I love, love, love my market tote!  I get compliments on it daily, people love how unique it is and the phrase I hear time and time again is “wow that will last you forever!”

    I brought it on our recent trip (Australia, Fiji and Hong Kong) and it did not disappoint!  My husband started calling it the Mary Poppins bag as it seems to be endless in what it could hold and still be comfortable to carry.  My daughter adores her mini market tote as well.  I use mine as my everyday bag where I live in Singapore and I get asked about it all the time.

    I’ll be moving back to the states in a few months and I’m sure it will continue to be my go to bag.  Though you do have some other bags right now that are catching my eye!!!  maybe those will go on my birthday list for the summer 🙂

    Thank you for making such beautiful hand crafted pieces!

  5. B. Clark

    Great bag for shopping, traveling, or everyday. Please consider a way to incorporate a cell phone pocket into the bag.

  6. Charity Wilson

    Oh man–this is by far the best present that I have ever given myself. The Market Tote is HUGE inside and holds my makeup bag, medicine bag, wallet, phone, journal, 20 pack of pens, pencil kit, laptop computer, cable, water bottle, and snacks with plenty of room. I love that it is so open and things don’t have to fit into pockets and sections. This bag will last for the rest of my life and the scratches and scrapes collected just make it more beautiful. I am so in love with my Market Tote that I use it now in place of my backpack and purse (I’m a teacher and carry a lot of supplies every day.) Thank you Urban Southern!

  7. crazy4dizny

    My husband purchased this tote for me for Christmas. I LOVE it so much. No matter what you put in it the bag hangs perfectly. I’m looking forward to having many great adventures with this bag and I’m excited to see what story the leather will tell with age.

  8. donna

    I received my Market Tote (Large-Black) and the organiser insert today!

    I just want to tell you thank you for such great products!

    The insert is really great and keeps everything handy and neat in one place. The fact that the middle part is removable, lets you really customize when you need more space or to keep it in place when you need to store a lot of smaller items but need their own areas.

    The Market Tote is fantastic! I can’t believe how it feels and the leather smell is awesome. I didn’t expect the leather to be as thick as it is! It is exceptionally made! It is all around a stunning, unique piece that will surely last a lifetime! It is very roomy and is a work of art!

    Thank You for such craftsmanship, I will sure be a returning customer!

    Thanks for the key fob! That was classy to do!

    Keep coming up with new products!

    Thank you so much!

  9. Carolle

    I received my market tote yesterday and I LOVE IT. I originally wanted a bag strong enough and big enough to hold my laptop, notebook, and other things for work…but this will totally be my new LIFE bag. It’s huge and sturdy, but still classy and very neat looking. I can’t imagine going back to my other designer bags. I’ve received so many compliments on this bag already — I highly recommend it. Totally worth the price.

  10. Erin

    I love my brown Market Tote that just came in the mail! The full-grain leather is thick and luscious, and as soft as a baby’s bottom. I needed a tote to carry my 17 inch laptop, and it fits perfectly with room for notebooks and more. The shoulder straps are the perfect length, and they really distribute the weight of my bag so my shoulder feels great. I’m going to use my tote as a carry-on for my trip to New York City next month! I’ll tell everyone about Urban Southern, Regina, and how awesome your leather goods are! Thank you for also promoting female empowerment and showing women can start their own companies! We need women to support women more in the future! You have my full support

  11. LaToya W.

    I love this bag! The Market Tote is the best overnight/commuter bag. It’s the perfect size for a change of clothes, shoes, toiletries, and my computer. I bought the black Market Tote as a birthday present to myself last year, and it is only getting better with wear. I get compliments every time I use it, and am constantly letting people feel how soft (and sturdy) the leather is.

  12. Rachel Roberson

    I love my Market Tote!

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