The Original Franklin Tote

(3 customer reviews)


The Original Franklin Collection Tote is a triumph of craftsmanship, design, and utility. If features 3 bags in 1. The tote itself will soon become a trusted best friend – helping you maximize your vibrant life — at the office, shopping, or on any daily adventure.

  • Removeable clutch snaps easily inside and doubles as interior pocket
  • Water Bottle Sleeve holds your water (or coffee) in place
  • Exterior pocket to access your cell phone quickly
  • Easily carries a laptop (padded sleeve not included)

We’ll start building your bag as soon as you purchase! Each bag is hand-crafted so order early to allow ample time for our artisans to build and ship your bag with excellence! (approx. 2-3 weeks).



“I love this!” -Amy Grant

The Tote features 100% American cow full-grain leather – the very best quality hides. The color is a rich medium brown that works with any outfit. The entire bag, including the inside of the pockets, is fully lined with soft, rich chocolate pigskin. The Tote features double row stitching where you need it most – around the sides, bottom and along the body straps. The overlapping seams take more time and skill in the manufacturing process, but the result is well worth it. The shoulder straps are sturdy but soft in your hands and across your shoulder.

This unique tote is 3 bags in 1:

  • Bag 1: The Tote’s carryall design is beautiful and practical. The outside pocket is perfect for your phone or keys.
  • Bag 2: Inside the tote, secured by trusty snaps, is a lovely matching clutch, perfect to grab and go for any informal or formal occasion.
  • Bag 3: the clutch comes with a removable matching strap. Simply snap in the strap and your clutch becomes a cross-body purse!

And in addition, our Tote includes a removable bottle/beverage compartment — an NGTC original solution! Never worry again about tippy drink containers in your Tote!

Each Original Franklin bag comes to you in a solid wood shipping crate – a perfect home for your bag. Wrapped in a custom muslin drawstring bag, and resting on a bed of natural wood fiber, your Original Franklin bag will make its way to its new home well protected. Plus, it’s a rugged but wonderful wood box you’ll want to keep and use for storage and resting your bag. And be sure to look carefully for more delightful surprises inside your keepsake crate, like compliment cards to hand to all those admirers who compliment you on your discerning style.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 15 × 15 in

3 reviews for The Original Franklin Tote


    When I received my Original Franklin Tote I was absolutely blown away. The craftsmanship was perfect and the style was exactly what I was looking for! Not to mention the fact that it is basically 3 bags.. I pop out the clutch and crossbody strap all the time. So functional! Also, the box and fun things that came with it were such a special touch! Thank you, Narrow Gate Trading Co. by providing me with a beautiful bag and great experience! I would definitely recommend this product!

  2. Julie

    I LOVE this tote–its impeccable craftsmanship, the feel of the leather and the way it simplifies my life! It’s roomy and sturdy and I can fit everything I need for the day inside. When I only need my driver’s license, debit card and keys, I unsnap the clutch, attach the leather strap and wear it as a cross-body bag. It’s upscale, yet down-to-earth. It comes in a wooden crate with a Hatch Show Print certificate of authenticity showing its unique serial number and includes a lifetime warranty and lifetime insurance. (If it’s stolen, they will replace it for half price. Who does that??) Making me love this product even more is the fact that it helps provide a sustainable source of income to Narrow Gate Foundation. It is a privilege to work alongside this ministry and see lives transformed for God’s glory! I highly recommend this Original Franklin Tote!!

  3. ng.stacyspencer

    The leather is so soft yet strong and sits upright without having to lean the bag against anything! It’s super light…and I can easily slip my laptop inside for when I need to use it as my ‘work bag’. I love the 3-n-1 design – so practical! I mainly use the Tote as my ‘daily office bag’ carrying my laptop/journal…then, when I stop for lunch or the grocery store, I just un-snap my clutch and carry inside just my ‘essentials’. Price was worth it because I got 3 bags and they will last a LIFETIME!

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