Rated 1 out of 5 by strideam Doesn't wear well at all!
I've had the bag for about six months and, similar to other reviews, the corners are discolored, the straps have come unglued, edges frayed and the leather has cracked and marked (not is the nice broken-in leather way either). I used it mainly on the weekends, not every day. Pretty disappointing.
January 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ceecee79 The quality has disappeared
I saw the Transport Tote a few years ago in store and had my eye on it for a few years. Now that I finally need a larger sized tote, I ordered it, but when it arrived, I was appalled that this wasn't the beautiful leather of the Transport tote that I saw in stores before. The tote used to have a slight gloss to the leather and would develop a nice patina after use. What I got instead was a bag in a dull finish made from cheap "bonded leather" (shredded leather fibre + pulp + plastic). You can tell by the smell, the papery texture, and glimpses of the real material showing through the holes in the stitching. I could tell right away that this bag would not hold up (inadequate stitching, the "leather" will tear and peel easily). I would never pay this price for something that isn't meant to be used often. I was so disappointed that the quality has slipped so much and returned it (had to pay for return shipping as well). What a mistake.
March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dayz A MUST HAVE TOTE
This tote is perfect for all your daily travel needs. The size is perfect, I'm 5"2 and it's easy to carry. The quality of the bag is nice and the fresh smell of leather is amazing. Perfect summer bag - I bought the saddle color and it's beautiful. Every woman needs a tote like this in her life.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laura1890 Beautiful bag
I have carried this bag everyday since receiving it four months ago. It is very roomy and holds quite a bit. My only complaint is that the strap is too thin. I feel that for a bag this size, the strap should be a bit thicker. Other than that, this is a great bag.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sussan 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.
February 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AmyCowan Nice bag!
I love the bag. It holds a Macbook Air with no strain or fear that it's going to fall apart. The English saddle color is appropriate for all seasons.
My only 3 tiny issues:
I got the gold foil monogram, and people ask if it's the brand.
I wish the handles were thicker and smooth on both sides.
I wish it had a couple additional pockets.
June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ddwmb33141 Great gift
I sent this to my sons girlfriend as a graduation gift. She loves the brand and was thrilled. The personalization was a plus.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ziftusette AMAZING product
So, I was looking to find a new bag to follow up with my really busy life. Wen t to all famous brands and online and heard about the Madewell tote. Started reading a lot about it, some negative comments and positive ones.
I was a bit afraid at the beginning by the fact that it has no zip to close it etc. but for my bday I decided to buy the black and english saddle one with my initials on it. It arrived and I can't live without it now!!!!
Such a gorgeous simplicity, so easy to wear with everything, it's a "foure tout" I can put my tumbler, my laptop, my entire life in it and it fits.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSan Perfect everyday tote
Absolutely love the transport tote. The quality is unbeatable, and I have received non-stop compliments. The handles are really comfortable on my shoulder, even if the bag is full/heavy, and after three weeks, it still has that new leather smell - love it!
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by tp104 End of School Year Reward!
I waited to purchase my transport tote and decided on the last day of school (I'm a teacher) that it would be a wonderful reward for a great year.
I'm sold and have recently purchased the mini tote "just because".
June 8, 2016