I've spent the past years in tote world. I've had countless discussions about the merits and drawbacks of sizes, function and weights.
This is the result of my field work. Large enough to carry around your things, small enough that you can't overload it (sound familar? Bueller?)
Dimensions 13" height, 12 1/2" width, 2" depth. Inside pocket, 10" drop latigo handles. Open top, unlined.
Made in the supplest deerskin you've ever felt. This is so soft and buttery. It's truly incredible, and I got the one skin that the tannery had available. If there were ever a Mother's Day bag idea that I'd offer up to you, this is the one.