This month, I reached out to Claudia Chisholm, president of Kingport Industries LLC, maker of GTM Original leather purses and bags, to find out what she considers to be the top six timeless purses. Here are the winners, aka those concealed carry purses that have survived the test of time and remain some of her top sellers.
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Believe it or not, this was GTM’s very first bag. It has remained in the top five in sales for the past 12 years in a row. According to Claudia, hobo style handbags are always classic. That’s why they make the GTM-70 in various colors and leathers.
12-inches wide x 10.5-inches tall x 4-inches deep
Gun compartment: 11.5-inches wide x 6.5-inches tall
Gun footprint size: 10.5-inches wide x 6-inches tall
Zipper opening: 7-inches tall
GTM-70 Concealed Carry Basic Hobo Handbag: Available in brown, black, red and tan.
GTM-CZY/70 Distressed Leather RFID Hobo Purse is available in brown.
Its classic tote shape is just the right size, not too big and not too small. With a vertical shape that is not overpowering, it easily goes from the office to play. Whether carried using the detachable shoulder straps or two carry handles, it’s an all-around great look.
12-inches wide x 10.25-inches tall x 5.25-inches deep
Gun compartment: 9-inches wide x 7.5-inches tall
Gun footprint size: 7.5-inches wide x 6-inches tall
Zipper opening: 6.25-inches tall
GTM-51 Town Tote: Available in available in orange, blue and black.
GTM/CZY-51 Distressed Leather Town Tote is offered in distressed vintage leather (brown), deep denim distressed blue, steel distressed grey and vintage distressed red.
No matter how many times Claudia has tried another portfolio or brief throughout the years, this style always beats them in sales. It has enough room for a laptop, paperwork and more. It’s the perfect bag for realtors, attorneys and other business professionals.
16.5-inches wide x 3.25-inches deep x 12-inches tall
Gun compartment: 12-inches wide x 8-inches tall
Zipper opening: 8-inches tall
GTM-1018 Shoulder Portfolio: Available in brown and black.
GTM/CZY-1018 Distressed Leather Shoulder Portfolio is currently offered in brown.
By far, this is the number-one seller at GTM. Its slim profile has just the right organizational design. Plus, it offers both top and side draw for those who prefer one over the other.
GTM/CZY-98 Distressed Leather Slim X-Body RFID Purse: is offered in distressed vintage leather (brown), deep denim distressed blue, steel distressed grey and vintage distressed red.
This classic, traditional GTM tote is a great size for everyday use or when you need to carry just a little extra.
11.5-inches wide x 9.5-inches tall x 4.25-inches deep
Gun compartment: 9.5-inches wide x 6.25-inches tall
Zipper opening: 6.75-inches tall
GTM-62 Traditional Open Top Tote is available in both black and red.
According to Claudia, this clutch shape is and has always consistently been their number one best-selling style. You can tell based on the many variations they offer.
12-inches wide x 8-inches tall x 3.5-inches deep
Gun compartment: 9.57-inches wide x 6.5-inches tall x .75-inches deep
Gun footprint size: 9-inches wide x 5.5-inches tall
Zipper opens on all three sides
GTM/CZY-22 Distressed Buffalo Leather Shoulder Clutch: Offered in the following colors, buffalo, deep denim distressed blue, steel distressed grey and vintage distressed red.
GTM-22 Tooled American Cowhide Clutch is available in black cherry, black and tan.
GTM-22/Indigo American Cowhide RFID X-BODY Clutch Purse is a beautiful indigo blue.
GTM-10 Embroidered Lambskin is available in black with a sophisticated rose pattern.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or purchasing a concealed carry purse as a gift, you won’t go wrong with any of these timeless purses from GTM.