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The Transport Tote
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The Transport Tote
The Transport Tote
The Transport Tote
The Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into our signature tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body. 8 inch strap drop: long enough to sling over your shoulder, but short enough to hold as a top handle. 1 interior side zip pocket to keep your keys, phone and wallet at the ready. 24: the number of hours in a day that this bag looks cool. How often you'll reach for it? 500 gazillion times.
  • Made of vegetable-tanned leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Interior zip pocket.
  • Unlined.
  • 8 1/4" handle drop.
  • 14"H x 14"W x 6"D.
  • Import.

The Transport Tote

The Transport Tote is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 758.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Work Bag I'd been pining after this back for a long time now. A friend had one in the brown color that I'd been eyeing for a while. I started a new job at the start of the year, and decided I'd break down and treat myself to a new bag for work. The bag is durable, spacious (fits my 14 inch laptop, folders, notebook, pens, etc) very comfortably. I decided to get the black bag with brown straps. Figured that way it'd literally go with any outfit. In addition to being practical, it is also so pretty, really soft leather, stylish shape. Would definitely recommend this bag to anyone!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy This is a perfect bag for me to take my laptop in to do business or to go shopping with on the weekends. I am small and I find it doesn't overwhelm me at all. Also stays on my shoulder so the strap is just long enough, even with a winter coat on. Love it
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE MY BAG! I got this is the english saddle and I LOVE IT! I also had it monogrammed to add that extra personalised touch. There were some marks on the inside of the bag as it came that way. But i don't care cos the bag is absolutely stunning. And I feel that everyone needs one of this. I would prefer if the bag came with a dustbag though. Plus, dustbags are cheap but it elevates the perceived value of your bag.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understated, Elegant, Versatile I received this bag for Christmas last year and I love it. At first the handles rubbed my shoulders uncomfortably, but they quickly softened and now they don't bother me at all. The colours of the bag (black with tan handles) make it go with just about everything, and the size of the bag makes it perfect for traveling and for everyday. When I was in college I spent a summer in Italy, and they taught me how to recognise quality leather. The leather used on this tote is very high quality, the kind you'd expect to find at a much higher price point. My only wish is that it had another small pocket inside for my phone, but I know the single pocket is standard for this style of bag. Overall, one of the best gifts I've ever received and I expect it to last a lifetime.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as expected! I purchased this tote with the gold monogramming and just love it! I also bought the Leather Tassel Rope Keychain to add to the strap of the bag because I saw it in store and it looked so cute. I was a little nervous about it being open topped without a zipper for when I'm traveling but I've since taken it with me to the airport and it was a great carryon. It fit right under the seat of the plane and holds my laptop like a champ.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bag ever This transport tote is probably one of the best purchases I have ever made. I was looking for a larger bag and came across many but none that seemed to work as well as this one. It's sytlish, looks good on and is reasonable (compared to other designer bags). I bought one for myself a few months ago and just purchased another one for my daughter. I love everything about this bag. The only thing I wish it had was another pocket inside.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Monogram beware I absolutely love this bag and use it absolutely every singe day. My one complaint though is the monogram - I went back and forth deciding whether I wanted a simple stamped monogram or a gold stamped monogram and finally decided on the gold. Within 2 weeks of receiving the bag, the first letter monogram began to peel off. The other two letters are starting to crack now, but have not completely peeled off. The overall quality of the bag is absolutely wonderful and I highly recommend purchasing, however the quality of the monogram seems to bring down the entire appearance of the bad. I would definitely steer away from the gold,
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Questionable quality I was very excited to receive this tote and love the monogram and English Saddle color. It is a great size and perfect for everyday use. However, after about a month I noticed that the color on the corners of the tote began to wear. Given the price point, I am pretty disappointed that it has not held up better with normal wear.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed, big time I was so excited to get it. It took a long time to get it. Shipping took over a week. I had an idea that the tote would be much lighter in color and have a richness that would naturally darken naturally with time. I imagined it was going to be a different kind of hide. It's an expensive tote, simple construction - what you're paying for is the leather, not the craftsmanship. The leather is too dark and it looks like fake leather. It doesn't have the hand of leather or what I expected from photos that I've seen. It was a treat to pay so much for a simple tote. I would have returned it but I had my initials put on it. Just really, in every way, not what I wanted or what I expected. I'm really bummed.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Black leather doesn't hold up I love the styling of this tote but sadly the leather hasn't held up. After a few months, the black leather faded and turned a light reddish color. There are also little circles that have shown up in the leather. I used leather conditioner and black shoe polish but it fades so quickly and looks horrible. I wish I could upload a picture with my review to show how it looks now! Maybe the brown wears better?
Date published: 2016-09-19
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