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"Wonderful quality and great functionality in a tote bag that works well for day to day use ... pockets were well thought out ... can carry all the important information that I need. Would also be a great travel bag. Great tote for men and women ... highly recommend."
- Lacy H., Heritage Waxed Canvas Commuter Tote customer

Heritage Waxed Canvas Commuter Tote

Heritage Waxed Canvas Commuter Tote

Mission Price: Sale price $327.25
Traditional Retail:
Regular price $327.25
Regular price $525.00
| Savings: $197.75
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Mission Mercantile Lifetime Guarantee Craftsmanship Satisfaction

Customer service is as stated, MYTHICAL. Made inquiries through text chat to expedite delivery of a birthday gift & Lori made it happen! The honesty at this company & the respect for the customer is real at Mission Mercantile. Thank you!
- Catherine Y.

This is far & away the best I've ever owned. The combination of quality, style & function are unmatched. Bottom line: This is an heirloom quality piece that is punching wayyyy above its price. I've had much more expensive bags that aren't half as good as this one. If you're on the fence, get it.
- Derrick M.

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Immediately you’ll realize that our Heritage Waxed Canvas Commuter Tote (previously called the Market Tote) is one of our most versatile products and very light. Cinch snug the two leather top straps and sling the Commuter Tote over your elbow in "everyday mode", or un-cinch the top wide open and attach the shoulder strap for a day at the Farmers Market.

Heading to the office or the coffee shop? We've got you. The padded laptop section and interior pockets will keep you tech-ready and organized. A strong double magnet closure for quick opening / secure closing completes the perfect convertible tote.


  • Exterior zippered pocket
  • Strong double magnet closure for quick opening / secure closing
  • Padded laptop pocket is 13.5"W x 9.5"H. If both dimensions of your laptop are under these measurements, it will fit in the laptop pocket. Please check the width and height (not diagonal dimension).
  • Two interior slip pockets for phone, sunglasses, checkbook, pens, etc.
  • Interior leather keystrap w/ clip
  • Removable adjustable leather strap and comfortable shoulder pad
  • Mission Mercantile Lifetime Promise
  • 30 day return policy
  • Dimensions: 13" H x 16" W (cinched snug) x 5.5" D | 20" top opening max width (uncinched)
  • Drop Length: Handle - 5.25"; Shoulder strap - 15" (min) to 26" (max)
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs


  • Signature full grain marbled twice-tanned (vegetable / chrome) US steerhide leather and durable weather resistant waxed canvas body
  • All Mission Mercantile leathers are sourced from a Gold Rated tannery certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), an international organization that works to ensure sustainable environmental practices in the leather industry.
  • Attractive Navy blue pinstripe interior
  • Antique brass metal hardware
  • YKK zipper with leather pulls


Goods delivered for $7.95 within the lower 48. Flat rate shipping is sent by economy ground (USPS or UPS, at our discretion). If you prefer to specify UPS, please select a UPS shipping option at checkout.

We also offer expedited shipping services (Next Business Day and 2nd Business Day) at checkout with the exception of PO Boxes.

We know you'll love your handcrafted leather goods! If, however, you're not completely in "leather love" you may return or exchange your purchase in unworn or unused condition item within 30 days of purchase. There is no restocking fee, however you are responsible for the return shipping. You may see our return policy details here or reach out to our Mythical Customer Care team.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Derrick (Washington, US)
My Favorite Bag

I've been carrying messenger style bags since I was in college in the late 90s and have had many of varying quality. This is far and away the best I've ever owned. The combination of quality, style and function are unmatched. I have used this bag daily for 2.5 years and it looks better today than it did when my wife gave it to me. The patina of the veg tanned leather(I figure it must be veg tanned leather because chromium tanned does not age this beautifully) gets darker and honeyed as time goes on. The waxed canvas keeps it reasonably waterproof and cleans easily. I have not had to rewax yet and don't see that being an issue for a few years.

Bottom line: This is an heirloom quality piece that is punching wayyyy above its price. I've had much more expensive bags that aren't half as good as this one. If you're on the fence, get it.

Hey Derrick, thanks a million! YOU are why we craft!

Imogene H. (Needham, US)
Excellent quality

Very nice tote, exactly what I expected and was looking for.

Lowell L. (Annapolis, US)
Commuter Tote

Looks great feels substantial. Real leather. Very happy with it. Unfortunately we live in the USA and I wish it was made of Kevlar.

MYRA B. (Logan, US)
I love this tote! Perfect!

I have nothing but praise for this tote. It is beautiful inside and outside, with such attention to detail. The highest craftsmanship is on display here. One of the reviews I read said it's a bit heavy, but I haven't found it so. I have an old waxed canvas tote bag by another maker, which is much heavier.
This is a classic that will last a life time.

Suki D. (Los Angeles, US)
Nice bag!

Not my first product purchased and as before the bag is beautifully made.