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The Transport Crossbody
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The Transport Crossbody
The Transport Crossbody
The Transport Crossbody
Product Details
What goes into the mini version of our signature carryall? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body of the bag. 18 inches: the length of the removable crossbody strap (you can also carry it by the sturdy top handles). 2 interior side pockets—perfect for your phone, train pass, whatever. 4: the number of hours it'll hang with you at a concert. How often you'll reach for this one? 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.
  • Zip closure.
  • 2 interior pockets.
  • 17 3/4" shoulder strap.
  • 3 1/2" handle drop.
  • 9 7/8"H x 10 1/4"W x 3 1/2"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Crossbody

The Transport Crossbody is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 300.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another happy owner! I wouldn't normally stop by to add my two cents on a bag that is so adored but I ordered mine two weeks ago and then got very nervous when I saw the recent reviews about quality issues--my bag arrived yesterday in perfect condition, no imperfections in the leather! I am really happy with how it looks, especially with the tiny gold monogram. I will say it doesn't feel like top quality leather, and it's missing that leather smell. However, I love the style and size and know it will become my go-to bag. The underside of the strap is rather scratchy. I think I might cover the underside of the shoulder strap with something softer (strips of moleskin?) to make it more comfortable. Otherwise, I'm super pleased, especially with the nice inside pockets for my phone and keys. I plan to throw a book, sunglasses, phone, keys and wallet in here daily.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag- simple style, great quality This was my first purchase from Madewell, and I am highly impressed with the look and quality of the bag. It is the perfect size for me. I can fit everything I need no problem. I love that the inside is lined with two organizational pockets. It adds to the overall quality and structure of the bag, as well as makes it easy to grab my most used items. I also appreciate that there is handles as well as a crossbody strap. Being 5'10, crossbody straps can sometimes fit awkward, but this one is adjustable so you can change it depending on your preference. Despite what some of the other reviewers said, I haven't had any issues with the quality of the leather. I only wish the straps had smooth leather on both sides. I opted to get my bag monogrammed, and am so glad I did. The gold foil compliments the brown very nicely. It adds something really special to the overall aesthetic.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The absolute perfect bag I truly could not love this bag more. Well, maybe - as another reviewer noted - if both sides of the strap were smooth leather. But that is such a small compromise to make for the perfection of this bag. The strap is a great length for me. I have it on the longest setting and the top of the bag lands just a bit above my natural waist - I'm 5'10 with a long torso. The small handles are a dream. I didn't anticipate using them as much as I do - grabbing my bag quickly out of the car is so much easier than grabbing at a long crossbody strap (and prevents spillage). 2 small interior pockets fit what I need them to. I have my cell phone and card wallet in one pocket, house keys and car key in the other. I keep odds & ends things like bobby pins, chapstick, pens, headphones in a small makeup bag. Plenty of room left for full sized wallet, glasses case, book, smoothie... etc. I've only had the bag a few weeks so can't speak to wear over time.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! After weeks of looking at this bag, I finally bought it at the store and had it monogrammed in store. Loved it! The style is exactly what I wanted, it's simple and it goes well with everything. The leather is beautiful, the strap has a raw side, I'd like it to be smooth both sides but it hasn't ruin any of my shirts so it doesn't bother me too much right now. The bag is perfect size, fit all the essentials. The two pockets inside of the bag fits my sunglasses & iPhone 7 plus perfectly.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST HAVE PURSE This purse is AMAZING. I love the style of it, and it pretty much goes with anything. I have had it for about two years, and I STILL get compliments on it. It is a great size, and it is just so cute. If you're wondering if you should get this bag, the answer is yes :-)
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality small tote I debated buying this for weeks before finally making the splurge. It is even prettier in person than online. The brown color looks great and fits everything I need. The inside pockets are helpful and hold my sunglasses in one and keys in the other. I keep a wallet, coin purse, and a book in it. If needed, it can fit an iPad or a water bottle. (Just not all of that at once). It's the perfect size for me! The only small detail I don't love, is the strap isn't the quality of leather as the rest of the bag, but it's definitely not enough to deter me from loving this piece.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase I was a little nervous that this bag would be too small, but it is absolutely perfect. I adore the way it looks and feels, great quality! And very stylish. I've already gotten multiple compliments! I got the Mini Transport Crossbody in the brown leather.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Yes Yes I'd been eyeing this for a while, and I finally bit the bullet. No regrets. Beautiful bag, high quality. I got it in black; I use it it for everything and everything, everyday. High quality leather, truly does wear well. I get a lot of compliments on this bag. Plus, it can carry a paperback or hardcover novel comfortably.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size This bag was a Valentines gift from my husband. I absolutely love this bag. It's the perfect crossbody. It's slim yet holds everything I need, including my iPad. My favorite feature is how easily the zipper works. Because it isn't loaded with hardware, the bag is not heavy. The length of the handles & crossbody strap (which is adjustable) are perfect.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect bag This purse is so perfect that I own two, the black and the cognac color. The size is great and perfect for travel and carrying an Ipad. While at first I thought I would never use them, the little handles come in useful when you are just picking up the bag real quick. I like having the option of them and the cross body strap. The only two things I would change about it (which are minor) are these: The crossbody strap could be a little longer. I am tall and would like the bag to sit about an inch or two lower than it does. Also, the back of the strap is unpolished (if that is the right term) leather. Therefore, it doesn't slide across your shoulder like a normal strap would. When it is bothersome over some shirts, I just flip the strap over, which puts the smooth side against my clothing, which solves the problem, but doesn't look as nice as the rough leather side is then exposed. However, this is a bag I would recommend to anyone and get compliments on it all the time!
Date published: 2015-10-28
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