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The Transport Satchel
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The Transport Satchel
The Transport Satchel
Product Details
What goes into the zip version of our signature bag? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body of the satchel. 18 inches: the length of the removable crossbody strap (you can also carry it by the sturdy top handles). 3 interior pockets, including one with a zipper to keep your keys and phone at the ready. 8 hours: the length of time you'll need it between your morning and evening commute. 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.
  • Zip closure.
  • 1 interior zip pocket, 2 interior pockets.
  • 18" removable crossbody strap.
  • 4 3/10" handle drop.
  • 11 4/5"H x 15 2/5"W (at top), 11 3/4"W (at base) x 5 1/2"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Satchel

The Transport Satchel is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 312.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, long lasting bag I have now had this purse for two years. The color is still as fresh as it was when I bought it. Although its shape has softened over time, it is still a chic, lovely purse. I use this bag every day. I have not noticed any fraying on my clothes due to the strap, as previous reviewers have mentioned. Although this bag is very roomy, it is not meant to hold large, heavy items. For example, this is not a laptop bag, even though it could technically fit your laptop. I tried putting my laptop in this bag a few times, but felt like any moment the bag would split in two. So, if you are looking for a bag that can endure a lot of weight, this is not the one. If you are like me, and wanted a beautiful leather bag for your every-day purse items, give this one a go. It will last you for a long time.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday bag It's a great piece for everyday. I can tote my tablet or magazines and the strap has a wider piece for comfort, so it doesn't dig into your shoulder when you fill it up. The color matches everything and the top zipper keeps everything safe. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a comfortable carry all bag.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous, great quality I purchased this bag with the intention of using it as a commuter/laptop bag and I LOVE IT. It's a little bit smaller than the dimensions say - the mouth of the bag is only 14", so it doesn't comfortable fit my laptop - but the style and quality are absolutely worth the purchase. That zipper is key for traveling.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ...classic look especially with a monogram... I have this tote in black with brown strap and the "shade of black"....perfect size for day trips. I carry a camera and lenses and an iPad easily. Love the black it a classy look. The bag is comfy, convenient and well made...
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite everyday bag! I'm not a huge purse girl but I needed something simple to carry all of my stuff around when I was too dressy for a backpack. This bag is absolutely perfect- it is casual and big enough to hold all of my stuff, but not too bulky. I almost always use the shoulder strap which is the perfect length (and reasonably adjustable), but the handles are convenient as well when I need to grab it and go. You can put the handles around your forearm but not your shoulder- fine with me but might not be for others. My bag fits my planner, computer, sunglasses, wallet, and other odds and ends. My 13" MacBook Air fits great. Several inside pockets for phone, pens, etc., which is super convenient. I use it every day for my summer job & will 100% be using it when I go back to college!
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight I love the fact that this bag is light weight and simple. I carry my MacBook air, my water bottle, and my work portfolio in it. It is awesome! Professional looking, yet has a vintage flair.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obsessed with this bag I love the color and size of this tote. It has a great structure and seems to go with everything. I get lots of compliments on it and love having the strap option as well as the handle option to hold it. I also got my initials in gold and am pleased with how it looks! Get. This. Bag!
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BAG!!!!!!! I'm in love with this bag. I clicked slightly small just because it is a bit smaller than I expected, but I'm glad. I was worried it would be too large but it's perfect for a laptop or an ipad. The light brown leather is beautiful. I treated it right away once it came with some leather protector and it made it look even more gorgeous. I can't recommend this enough!
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I had hoped... I bought this bag a month ago and have been using it constantly ever since, it's a perfect size. These are points I would have found helpful before my purchase: 1) The bag stands and holds its shape well but after a few days the carry handles flop and the bag nicely sags a tiny bit, in just the way I had hoped it would! 2) The photo makes the leather appear more orange and brighter than my bag is. The tan of my bag is a beautiful milk chocolate brown. 3) The inside of the cross-body strap does, unfortunately, rub on fabrics (hence the 4 stars). One of my t-shirts and one of my jumpers has bobbled ever so slightly. This could be much more of a problem if you are wearing delicate or expensive clothing.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid bag I purchased this bag about a month ago to use during my trip to NY. While in NY, I found out that the inside zip pocket wasn't seamed properly, to which Madewell gladly allowed an exchange. After using it for a month for different purposes (traveling, work, casual, etc.) I came to realize that the bag can easily feel heavy even with minimal content. Regardless, I'm loving this bag and its color, design, and large size (I can fit my 13" mac + other notebook!) the more I use it. I just wish the bag itself was a tad bit lighter!
Date published: 2016-06-16
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