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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.
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The Transport Tote

The Transport Tote is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 776.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purse EVER!! I already have the black version and the saddle tan now completes my collection. I can actually carry ALL my stuff!! Love it!!!
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Tote! After reading the other reviews, I was apprehensive about this purchase. I decided to go forward anyway, and I'm thrilled I did! I've had my tote for about 3 months and wanted to see how it held up before reviewing. I purchased the english saddle because I love the look of worn it leather with all those natural markings! I'm farrrrrrr from gentle with this tote- leave it on the floor of trains and restaurants, carry way too many books and gadgets in it, spilled my water bottle a few times and even through all of that this tote looks in perfect condition (other than the bottom haha!) I haven't had issues with the handles or torn edges, BUT I would highly suggest purchasing a leather treatment kit - helps with those uhoh moments like the spilling of the water! I love it, and just purchased another for my friend!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Love! I've been eyeballing this bag for a while and my husband knew about it so he snatched one up for my birthday present. I read some iffy reviews here about quality but I thought this bag was perfect! It's lightweight, comfortable, and a great size to boot and you can't beat that new fresh leather smell. Only thing I wish were different is that it was made in the U.S. But I'm sure that would jack the price up a bit! Truly satisfied and will be my new everyday bag!
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That Leather Smell Upon opening the Madewell packaging the most wonderful smell of leather made me think of old well-worn saddles. Soft and supple, this tote will be a favorite bag of mine for years to come! I have had people stop me and ask me where I got my bag-the ultimate compliment! Thanks Madewell!
Date published: 2016-09-25
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 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
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