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The Convertible Canvas Backpack
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The Convertible Canvas Backpack
The Convertible Canvas Backpack
Product Details
Made of durable canvas, this versatile backpack doubles as a bucket bag—just pull the leather drawstring through and, voila, it's a shoulder strap. An instant favorite that can go from the office to the beach and back again (the hidden magnet closure will keep all your stuff secure).
  • Monogramming now available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters (initials, a pet's nickname, your hometown) for $10, please call 866 544 1937.
  • Made of durable canvas with a perfectly worn-in finish; Italian leather straps.
  • Drawstring closure.
  • Exterior and interior pockets.
  • 37" shoulder drop at longest.
  • 13 1/4"H x 9 7/8"W x 7 7/8"D.
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The Convertible Canvas Backpack

The Convertible Canvas Backpack is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag! Really love this bag! Durable material, so many pockets, and very chic! I would appreciate a stronger magnetic closure - the magnets don't hold when the bag has some heavier things it in, like a water bottle, etc. I wish this bag came in the same green as the tote bag does! I agree with other reviews saying this bag is far more navy than it is black. Very pleased!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and functional For my needs, this was a great buy. My needs were a hands-free Disney experience with two older children (9 and 10). Because my children are older, I didn't need to carry much in this bag. If you need to carry a lot, this bag is not for you. Why? First, it's not big enough. While not quite a mini back pack, it's definitely not full sized either. Two, if you put too much in it, the straps will become uncomfortable. Here is what I carried around in my pack two 12 hour days at Disney without even the slightest issue: cell phone, large wallet, sunglasses and sunglasses case, large scarf folded up, zipper pouch full of lip gloss, pens, change (etc), facial sunscreen stick and full sized tube of suncreen. And a few other small odds and ends. This was perfect. At one point my husband stuck a full sized water bottle (full) in it and that was just too much. The quality is perfection- exactly what you'd expect from Madewell. I got the white and it hasn't gotten dirty at all.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many uses already I LOVE this backpack because it's a thicker canvas that i won't worry about scuffing like I do with my leather backpacks... the front pockets are awesome...straps are indeed thin and I haven't worn it with a lot of items inside so i don't know how that will be but I am not worried about it as a bag for the beach or saturday market! Can't wait for it to get even better with more use... it goes with everything. Beach, thrifting, coffee, and i am not as crazy about it as more expensive purses. DEFINITELY. go to bag.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav summer bag In LOVE with this bag. I've been wearing it on repeat since I got it. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of canvas--it's THICK and well made. The straps are a pretty cognac leather. There's an interior zippered pocket and magnetic closure at the top of the bag. If you're considering this bag...GET IT! You won't be disappointed. The color is a little more navy than black, but I think it makes it perfect for summer. I persobally would recommend the Black Sea over the Vintage Canvas because I feel like the Black Sea won't stain, but you do you. Basically everyone needs this bag in their life ASAP. Thanks Madewell for this amazing summer staple.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great casual backpack......lightweight with pockets and style I am very pleased with the style and function of this casual backpack. Madewell always meets my needs
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag! This backpack is sturdy and functional. Very roomy inside. There is a zippered pocket inside the bag which I use for my keys. The exterior pockets is great to hold your cell phone and sunglasses without having to dig around for it. The quality and style did meet my expectations. Note: the black sea color is more of a dark navy.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size This is perfect for me. I hate carrying a pocket book but need one so I don't lose stuff. Now I can still have two hands free and keep track of everything. Great for traveling and when I'm with the grandkids!
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love this bag. I love the material, its thick and durable. It is simple and that is what I love about it, no extra straps, buckles or useless adornments. I think its cute and easy to use and mostly easy to find all my junk inside of it. It holds a ton and the front pockets fit a water bottle in them nicely as well so you don't have to worry about it spilling in your bag.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile bag! Love this bag, it is exactly what I needed - a convertible purse-pack. The canvas is a little stiff, but I'm hoping it will loosen with time and use. It is a great size and looks really cute as a backpack, or a purse. The straps were a little long for me, but I tied a knot in the leather and it fixed the issue.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect travel and everyday bag It's nice to have three options to wear a bag, as a backpack, over the shoulder or like a purse at your side. Big pockets on the front are nice. It's pretty cute too :)
Date published: 2017-08-26
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