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The Transport Crossbody
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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.
  • 3 1/2" handle drop.
  • 19" (at shortest) to 21 5/8" (at longest) crossbody drop.
  • 9 7/8"H x 10 1/4"W x 3 1/4"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Crossbody

The Transport Crossbody is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 342.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't wonder, just buy it. I had my eye on this bag for almost two years before I purchased it. I was a little nervous it would look too big on my frame because I'm petite, but I love it. It's the perfect every day bag. Very simple, but stylish. My only critique is that I wish it had an inside zipper pocket. It does have two pockets for a cell phone, etc. But, there's no reason it couldn't have a zippered pocket too. I also love you can monogram the bag, which I did.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great travel bag! I ordered this bag to travel with me. “Transport” is an apt name. I needed something that would stash all my essentials without being an unorganized black hole. I also wanted something with a zipper for security, and a crossbody to dash around the airport easily. This absolutely fits the bill! It does all that, while still looking like a stylish handbag. (Form and function FTW!) The monogramming was a big plus, as well. I’m a happy traveler!
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My everyday bag for over 2 years I received the brown version of this bag as a gift for Christmas and have used it almost daily for over 2 years. It is the perfect size, big enough for all your stuff, plus the odd book, or sippy cup, or whatever else you need to stash. I love that it completely zips up. As mentioned, the strap leather is not quite as nice looking as the bag leather but it IS sturdy. When my strap broke this summer it wasn't the leather but the metal fixture that broke. I've gotten numerous compliments on this bag and I intend to get another one, probably in black, soon.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat and good looking I love this handbag! The size is perfect and love the option of using it as a crossbody bag or grabbing it through the wrist. I can find everything inside the bag. Extremely good quality of leather and even a smooth traversing zipper. My first purchase from Madewell and now I’m a returning customer
Date published: 2017-11-14
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 Perfect cross body bag!!! I received this purse for my birthday and absolutely love it! I have worn it every single day for five months and everything on it still works perfectly and looks beautiful. Not to mention, everywhere I go I get asked where I got my bag. It is the perfect size to hold all my stuff but not so big you lose things in it. This is my all time favorite purse!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect travel bag I got this big in preparation to spend four months traveling Europe, and it was been amazing. It's big enough to fit everything I need to spend an entire day walking around a city (water bottle, small camera, GoPro, wallet, sunglasses), and I love the ability too wear it as a crossbody or use the short straps to keep it closer to me in crowded areas. I haven't experience any issues with the zipper, even when jamming it full, or noticeable signs of wear. I got the bag in black to keep it neutral and not stick out in all my pictures. This bag is really great, and I would absolutely recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-21
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
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