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The Brisbane Tote Bag
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The Brisbane Tote Bag
The Brisbane Tote Bag
The Brisbane Tote Bag
Product Details
With both top handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, this carry-everything tote is the very definition of versatile (see: the secure outside pocket with its cool collar-stud closure).  
  • Made of semi vegetable-tanned leather.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 15 13/14" shoulder strap.
  • 3 15/16" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 10 1/4"W x 5 1/8"D.
  • Import.
  • Select stores.
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The Brisbane Tote Bag

The Brisbane Tote Bag is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value bag Definitely made well :) After carrying it around for a few days, I got around to reading the reviews about the leather staining from rain/water spotting. I decided to get ahead of any issues and via email I requested info about recommended products to protect and treat the finish. I received immediate feedback from the customer service department rep, Jasmine. A personal note with detailed suggestions for products to use. I have treated the bag, walked in the rain, and even spilled coffee on it. Not one stain remains. I would highly recommend this bag and feel it is an extremely great value at this price. Well made with a sturdy quality. Not too big, not too small. Just right for every day use. I am forgoing the use of the shoulder strap and prefer to carry it as a tote. I love it and the amazing customer service and response time has added to my satisfaction with the purchase. I get lots of compliments too. Well done!!!
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obsessed Perfect every day bag, perfect size! Not too bulky, but you can still fit everything you need!
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If it pops back, buy it! I was lucky to grab this when it was sale on sale and a couple days before it sold out, and I seriously may have used up all my luck getting it! I love how it has both a sizable inner pocket as well as the larger outside one (roughly the same shape and somewhat smaller than the Brisbane Crossbody Bag). I'm grateful for the other reviews or else I never would've thought to waterproof my own bag; I love the lighter color of this tote bag as the perfect companion for all my summer duds and would've hated to see dark water stains on it. I took a star off for comfort because the shoulder strap is thin enough that if you like to carry a lot around, it will dig into your shoulder. Carrying it by the handles does have a nice feel to it, and the handles are very sturdy (as is the rest of the bag with its great stitching and thick leather). This bag defies trend--get it if it pops back!
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile bag! I got this bag on sale and it's an amazing quality for the price! Madewell leather is always awesome, but the bag is really roomy and there's an inner pocket which you can't really see in the photos which is super useful! I'm going to use a leather spray on it before I take it out in weather, because as other reviews have said I think it would stain easily. It fits my laptop and books easily and I can't wait to use it all the time!
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I saw the reviews after I purchased this bag and was worried about stains. I put leather waterproofing spray on it and have had no issues with staining. Love the bag.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I needed. Great size, excellent quality of material and fabrication. Glad that the top closes due to weight of leather. One thing: if you have weak shoulders, maybe buy a wider strap. I load this bag up and it can be rather heavy, making the thin strap dig into my shoulder. Otherwise, no complaints.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag This is a beautiful bag. It is perfect for ipad and meeting essentials. It looks and feels much more expensive. I really love it, I would love it in another color also. It is roomy and has nifty storage. It is a LUXE bag
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag but weird shape for a crossbody If you're going to use this bag as a tote, PERFECT. It's beautiful and holds more than I thought it would. I'm pretty sure it would fit a macbook. I had plans to use it as a crossbody bag though, and it just looked weird. It's too big and long for that, and the strap is too small/flimsy. So I returned it and got the brisbane crossbody instead.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stains easily One day of use and I got one water stain that looks horrible. Good price, but I have to spend money now on products for cleaning leather.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great appearance but not worth it I love how this bag looks but after not even a month I wore it on a rainy day and it got these horrible marks on the bag which disappoints me because it looked so nice but the quality is not good! Not worth the price. I expected better from Madewell
Date published: 2016-04-07
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