Dakota Buffalo Leather Purse

(14 customer reviews)


  • American Bison Leather
  • Large Crossbody Purse
  • Exterior Divided Pocket
  • Interior Divider
  • One Strap with Brass Buckle
  • Zippered Top

We make each of our crossbody purse designs in various strap lengths to accommodate as many people as possible. To help us find the right fit for you, please tell us your height in the “order notes” section of the checkout page. Alternatively, you could state approximately how long you would like the strap to be (measuring from the shoulder to the top of the purse). We will do our best to help you find a great fit!

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Dakota Purse - Buffalo Leather - Black - Made in USA - Leather Lacing

Dakota Purse – Made from Buffalo Leather

Our Dakota Purse is perfect if you’re looking for something practical and elegant. This is the largest purse we make with a crossbody design. As a result, you can carry everything you need hands-free! Like all our products, we handcraft this purse from American Bison leather. We require the tannery to add a special finish on the back side of the leather. For that reason, we don’t need to use a fabric lining. Compared to the durability of real leather, fabric wears out much too quickly. No cutting corners here! Instead, the Dakota Leather Purse is made by hand using only full grain buffalo leather. We even fasten the decorative leather lacing on the gussets by hand. The Dakota Buffalo Leather Purse is as resilient and beautiful as the West that inspired it.

Interior Dimensions

  • Width: 11 inches
  • Height: 8 inches
  • Depth: 3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

  • Width: 12.5 inches
  • Height: 9 inches
  • Depth: 3 inches

Pocket Dimensions

  • 2 exterior pockets – 6″ x 6″
  • 1 interior pocket – 11″ x 6.5″
  • 1 interior pocket – 7″ x 3″

Carrying Length

The carrying length of the strap on this purse can be from 23″ to 28″ and can vary two inch or so in either direction.

Dakota Purse

The Dakota Purse is a large leather crossbody purse that is packed with great features. It has one interior pocket with a divider to help keep things accessible and organized. The front of the purse has two side-by-side pockets. It is the perfect place for your phone! We adorn the front pocket of the Dakota Leather Purse with a genuine buffalo nickel. The Dakota has a one inch wide strap that will rest comfortably on your shoulder. You can also use the real brass buckle on the shoulder strap to adjust to the perfect length. You will love this large crossbody purse for years. The leather develops a patina with use, so it will look even better over time. Handcrafted by our skilled leather smiths, the Dakota Purse is Made in USA and built to last.

Dakota Purse - Buffalo Leather - Black - Made in USA
Dakota Purse - Black Buffalo Leather - Made in USA - Zipper

Nickel Plated Brass Zipper

The Dakota Purse features a nickel plated solid brass zipper that will keep your belongings safe and secure. We use one of the best and strongest zippers there is, so you can open and close this purse time after time and know that it’s going to hold up.

Adjustable Strap

You can get this purse sitting on your shoulder at just the right height with this adjustable strap. The strap on this purse has five holes spaced approximately one inch apart so you can adjust this strap up to 5 inches. This adjustable strap very durable because it’s made from full grain leather.

Dakota Purse - Buffalo Leather - Black - Made in USA - Buckle
Dakota Purse - Buffalo Leather - Black - Made in USA - Front Pockets

Phone Pocket

We added a phone pocket in the Dakota Purse because you use your phone every day, and you use it often. Taking it in and out of the main pouch can be time consuming and annoying. Besides, your phone can get scratched in the main pouch. That’s why we’ve added two pockets on the front of this purse. Pictured in the pocket is an iPhone X, but it will hold many phone sizes including iPhones, Androids and more.

Detachable Keyring

The Dakota Purse comes with a detachable keyring so you don’t lose your keys in the bottom of your purse anymore! This leather keyring is made from the same black leather used to make your purse so it matches perfectly.

Dakota Purse - Buffalo Leather - Black - Made in USA - Keyring
Additional information
Weight 33.6 oz
Dimensions 12 × 2.5 × 9 in

Buffalo Billfold Company


69 Thread, Brass Zipper, Brown American Bison Leather, Genuine Buffalo Nickel


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Thread Color



Brass, Smooth Glide Nylon



Leather Grade

Full Grain Leather, Shrunken Full Grain Leather

Reviews (14)

14 reviews for Dakota Buffalo Leather Purse

  1. Melissa (verified owner)

    I bought the black purse. The most I have spent on a purse, but completely worth it. Solid quality and proudly made in the USA (even love the made in USA stickers on the protective paper cover). Perfect size for me with plenty of room. I provided height and preferred strap length for wearing crossbody. They nailed it. Feels good, looks good and I have no reason to think it won’t last for years! Shipping was very quick. Will be back for my next leather goods purchase.

  2. Millie Johnston (verified owner)

    I have ordered many things from this company because they are simply the best. All of their products are top notch.
    Now, on to this product in particular…. It is my absolute favorite purse I own. It’s the perfect size, without being too bulky. The craftsmanship is amazing. The customer service is out of this world good! Did you know you can request a strap length that works best for you? I will never buy another purse that isn’t from the Buffalo billfold company! I hope to see a new color soon in this style so I can scoop it up!

  3. Donna Miller (verified owner)

    I LOVE all my purchase’s I now have a wallet,a Dakota purse and a billfold. They are all QUALITY that will last for many years . So much better than anything you could buy from another source. Service is fantastic, I am so proud to buy from an AMERICAN company. Everyone should Check out Buffalo billfold company you won’t e disappointed.

  4. Rebecca Higgins (verified owner)

    When my Dakota crossbody purse arrived I was overwhelmed with the quality! The leather is so pretty and has a rich luster. I just sat and held it and enjoyed the beauty of the leather! The Dakota arrived quickly and was carefully packed. I am proud of workmanship and especially knowing that it is “Made in America”.

  5. Gerard (verified owner)

    High quality, great craftmanship. Shipping was fast, and the purse was carefully packaged, and arrived in perfect condition. My daughter loves her new purse

  6. Mark Winkens (verified owner)

    Very nice quality and made in the USA.
    Highly recommend their leather purses and bags.

  7. Sheila (verified owner)

    I have been looking for a cross body purse that is American made. I ordered the cross body style from here but it was way to small. After contemplating for awhile I decided to try this one. I absolutely love it except for one thing, I wish it had more pockets. But that doesn’t mean I will hold back on giving it 5 stars. It is well made, very durable yet classy looking. And it is made in the good ol’ USA!
    Now how about a concealed carry purse?:)

  8. JoAnn

    I have had the best experience ever with this company and I intend to tell you about it in a long winded paragraph. First and foremost I was looking for a leather purse that that would be durable and not have a flimsy liner and zipper, something that would last, and I was also looking for something American made. Using a site I reference often (Madeinamerica.co) I found these guys and was sold. So I had settled on a purse I liked but I was having a hard time sizing the purse up based on their pictures/dimensions here. I just couldn’t visualize it and there is nothing in the pictures to reference the actual size. So I called them, and stumbled through an incredibly awkward request (awkward because of me not the person on the phone) of what I was wanting know about a certain purse they had. The lady that answered was great and I’m disappointed I didn’t catch her name. She seriously not only told me about the purses fit and shape but she also went and grabbed one and measured it for me right then and there. The one I was looking at ended up not working out but she recommended another one while going on to explain how wide the gussets were, ensuring that my wallet and glasses would fit. And once I told I’d like to purchase it she went as far to ask me my preference on the stamp length, the teacher of the leather and so on and so forth. Truly it’s the best experience I could have hoped for when buying a $200.00 purse online, and trust me I was still anxious until the day it showed up in the mail and I realized it was perfect. I hope if you guys are ever in the Denver metro area you can let me know somehow.

  9. Sherry Ford

    I like this bag a lot but it comes just short of love because it is just a tad bit narrow which also makes the strap a tad bit narrow. I am afraid the strap will not hold up.

    • Bill

      Hi Sherry,
      Thanks for the review of your Dakota Purse! We hope that over time your opinion will change from “Like” to “Love!” So far over the almost 50 years we’ve been making purses, the straps hold up just fine over time and if it doesn’t, let us know! Our goal is your happiness. Thanks for giving this purse a try!

      Bill Keitel

  10. Valerie M (verified owner)

    I received my new Dakota Buffalo Leather Purse in a timely manner. It was exactly as I thought it would be. It holds a lot. My old purse had more internal pockets but they can wear with time. So, with this one I have smaller items in a separate pouch to keep them organized. The one inside pocket works great for flatter items. The leather is smooth, thick, beautiful and stitched perfectly. It will no doubt last many, many years. I always wear my purses across my body and this adjusts well for any size. Its very high quality and I am happy my husband bought it for my 60th birthday!

  11. Doyle Carter (verified owner)

    My wife absolutely loves this purse that I got her for Christmas. What fine workmanship and quality. Why buy imported junk when you can own American made products that will last? More impressive than the photos convey.

  12. Anne P (verified owner)

    I love this purse! It is a perfect size for carrying everything. It is very well made! The leather is beautiful. The strap is long enough that I can wear it as a crossbody if I want. I highly recommend this purse for anyone who wants an excellently made, high quality, beautiful leather purse.

  13. jastone20 (verified owner)

    I have been looking for a quality leather purse for a longtime! I have finally found it…this purse is beautiful! I love it!

  14. Brenda Nejedlo

    I purchased this lovely purse at the Art Fair in Custer State Park after watching the Buffalo Roundup. This is the perfect purse for me! I holds quite a lot, and even has a perfect sized pocket in the front for my iPhone 7+. The strap is long enough that I can wear it cross body if I’d like. My bag is different because the front of the bag is made from the hump of the buffalo, and has unique markings on the leather. I got to meet Bill which was a treat, and he told me about the bag that I bought. My purse is a beautiful work of art and I am thrilled with my purchase.

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