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The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
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The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into this carry-everywhere update to our best-selling Medium Transport Tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of sturdy canvas are used for the body. 2 ways to carry: with the top handles or the detachable shoulder strap (all made from Italian leather, btw). 1 exterior pocket for those things you gotta grab fast. 1 interior zip pocket to keep your keys, phone and wallet at the ready. How often you'll reach for it? 500 gazillion times.  
  • Made of garment-dyed cotton canvas.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 8 1/5" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4" shoulder strap.
  • 12 1/5"H x 11"W x 5 1/2"D.
  • Import.
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The Canvas Medium Transport Tote

The Canvas Medium Transport Tote is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome, sturdy, great size I got the tote in white, I have been using it since I got it a week ago. It's a great size!! It can hold everything and it's not gigantic. I'm 5'2, you can't wear it crossbody but it's great on your shoulder and would prob be too bulky anyways. I haven't had any color transfer on the white canvas (but I'm not gonna set it in the dirt either). it's thick and sturdy (stands up on its own), is not heavy at all, and is fresh looking with the brown handles. I love it for work and I bet i will be using it until fall! The front pocket is amazing. I love it.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canvas Transport Tote Just got this bag! Though they’re backordered on Madewell, Nordstrom has this bag in stock in all colors including the antique purple-which is what I got! The Black Sea color is definitely a navy blue rather than black. It feels very sturdy and will be a great everyday casual bag for carrying my work stuff. I chose the medium over the regular sized tote because I like the longer shoulder strap on this bag. Already thinking about buying another color.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from almost perfect I love love love this bag. it's practical, it's just the right size - not too big, not too small, enough to carry a journal and a couple of other items. My only complaint is the handle is short. I like to wear it cross-body, and the handle even on the longest setting is just too short. I had to buy a longer handle to replace it.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute...and almost perfect! I love almost everything about this bag. The color (khaki green), sturdiness, size, the big pocket on the outside and the two smaller pockets on the inside (one zips). But I mimic what others have said, the shoulder strap should be just a tad longer so that it could be a crossbody when desired...only need to add a few inches to make it more versatile. I still like it and I will at times probably try to awkwardly wear it as a crossbody when need my hands completely free... regardless it's adorable and would buy again!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag, but... ... I just received this bag in Black Sea, and it's not the flat, dark black that I was expecting. It's more of a "weathered" black, so it actually looks more like a dark navy. Don't get me wrong — I'm keeping it because I love this bag (I have it in brown studded leather), but for anyone thinking it's a flat black, it's not.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical everyday tote This is a casual and practical tote, very nice quality, good for everyday use, canvas is durable.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic and casual I bought the mauve color in the store. The color is great! There are 2 great interior pockets, 1 being a zippered pocket. The longer strap is not long enough to wear as a cross body but does allow for a great length for a shoulder strap. I’m 5’10” and I have found the longer strap to be perfect for me because it doesn’t sit right under my arm. It is adjustable though. Definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An everyday staple I own the leather version of this bag (in both brown and black) and when I saw this bag pop up I knew I had to get it. It’s a lighter iteration of the all leather bag, feels more casual. The canvas is extremely sturdy, the leather handles and shoulder strap are the same length as the other version- so I still wish that the shoulder strap was a bit longer so I could wear is crossbody. They have added an additional internal pocket which I love, there is a zipper pocket and and open pocket underneath that! If you are looking for a medium sized bag, that is a little more casual than the all leather version I’d check this version out.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyday Madewell. I received an email about this tote yesterday and went to the store that same day after work to purchase it in vintage canvas. I was so in love I also purchased Black Sea online, so I can’t wait for that to come in the mail. This bag is not a crossbody but I actually like that they made the strap that way. If they made it as a crossbody, I feel that they would get in the way when I hold it by its handles. But it is pretty short when I first saw it but it grows on you. I am 5’2” and it’s perfect on me. Its perfect for when you’re on the go. I have everything I need inside and I can throw in a book or 2 or my iPad when I want to do some reading that day. Very spacious inside and I love the pockets. They come in handy. My only concern is how clean I can keep the vintage canvas, but hey I have two and I will just be more mindful of where I put it. The Black Sea I assume is just like their bigger tote which I have in that color. It’s more of a charcoal grey. Please make this in acorn!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Everyday Tote The canvas is sturdy, stylish (it’s going to be perfect for spring and summer), and roomy without being too big. The pockets inside and the big one on the front make it much easier to organize. I got the British Surplus with a white monogram. I recommend if you get your bag monogrammed that you are very specific when talking to a Madewell employee over the phone. I ended up calling 3 times, and my monogram still didn’t show up as I had wanted. My monogram was also placed in the middle of the outside pocket rather than the top like the Madewell photos show. If you choose a monogram just be super clear what you would like, and maybe ask for a review. Overall, it’s a very nice bag, and the monogram issues are something you can hopefully avoid with better communication. I would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-17
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