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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 278.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this style! I purchased this bag in January after a long search for a cross body style bag that would be large enough to hold all of my daily essentials. (I can fit a large wallet, book, sunglass case, small makeup bag, and more in it.) The only drawback this bag has is the quality of the leather, it does not feel as nice as I think it should for the price point. In fact, when my mom first saw/felt it, she asked me if it was plastic. This was a bit off-putting, especially since I had to keep the bag because I had it monogrammed with my initials. (The gold foil letters on the English saddle color looks great.) After wearing it for a number of months, the quality of the leather no longer bothers me. It has gotten a lot softer and I have not experienced any wear on the corners as some customers have. Another complaint others have had was in regard to the zipper - mine has never gotten stuck and slides back and forth with ease, there is no problem. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favourite everyday bag! I purchased this bag in the English saddle and love the style and size of it. It's compact, yet fits a lot (even a small umbrella) without seeming too heavy. The leather is sturdy with strong lining, so I don't worry about over-filling it. After placing my order I was concerned by comments about the zip, quality of the leather and the corners wearing. However upon receiving my bag I was so happy with the texture and quality of the leather; after testing out the zip a couple of times, it runs smoothly now (especially when the bag is filled). I don't notice any issues with the leather wearing around the corners, but because it doesn't have studs, I make sure to only place my bag on smooth surfaces (never concrete or on the floor) and take good care of it. One thing is the raw side of the leather strap which can be a bit harsh and catch on delicate clothing. I make sure not to wear the bag with light or delicate fabrics. That is the only small downside to an otherwise fabulous bag!
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good cross body bag I do love this bag. I splurged an also had my initials monogramed and it makes it even more special. It is roomy enough for a large wallet, planner, small cosmetics bag, phone, and other keys (small items). The other reviewers were correct in saying the back of the strap (the part that crosses your body) is a bit rough and can sometimes hurt. But I figure that will get better with wear overtime. The only reason why I didn't give this bag 5 stars is because when I received it, the excess leather from the buckle on the strap (the extra part with belt-loop holes) was curled up because of the packaging and folding! I tried to lengthen the strap to flatten out the extra part but it still curls up. It was really frustrating because I can't even exchange it because of the monogram. Please take more care in wrapping the strap before packaging. There was definitely a way to do it without bending the leather so bad it won't go back.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Clips Keep Breaking I fell in love with this bag the moment I saw it. It has enough capacity for more than necessities, and the crossbody/handle combo gives great versatility. I started having problems with the strap clips a month into having it. (Not overfilling it or putting too much weight in it). Now the clip has completely fallen out of the connecting swivel-hole, and the opening spring part has completely pulled out. This is not the quality I expect from Madewell and I won't be buying another purse from them.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointing This is my third Madewell bag (I have the transport rucksack and the transport satchel which I love - they are good quality and the leather feels lovely). However, the crossbody is a big disapointment. It feels cheap and the finish of the leather looks very dull. The handle especially feels thin which I notice everytime I put it over my shoulder. I order from overseas so I can't visit a store to check before I buy. I am definitley put off any further bag purchases.
Date published: 2016-11-01
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