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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.
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The Transport Satchel

The Transport Satchel is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 361.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everyday bag for work or play I bought this bag to use as a work crossbody. It deceptively large -- the bag fits my 13" MacBook Pro perfectly and has space for other items. The English Saddle color is sheer perfection and I can already tell that everyday wear and tear will give it a nice patina. The leather on the handles doesn't feel quite as high quality as the rest of the bag, but they're wearing nicely. I chose to get it monogrammed in the gold foil and added one of Madewell's gold foil stamped bag charms and it looks great. I highly recommend this bag.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag This is such a great bag. I have the mini transport tote as well, and decided I could use the bigger size. There are two interior side pockets on one side and a bigger interior zippered pocket on the other side. These bags wear well and will last a long time. I have not experienced the color rub off that some reviewers complain about, but a simple leather conditioner should solve that problem.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect go-everywhere, do-everything satchel! Holy. Moly. I am a bag hoarder...Er...Collector. I have tons of bags from higher end to cheap and cheerful. But when I first saw the Transport line, I knew I wanted one. I chose this style, because I wanted the Black and Tan combo. It's more versatile, and it is likely to hide scuffs and marks better. It's also a little unique. Since becoming a mom three years ago, I've defaulted to chic backpack styles, and I was reluctant to give that comfort up on a more expensive bag that may be a pain to carry... Thankfully, I can carry it slam full, all day, with no discomfort. The strap isn't too thick, which can sometimes irritate my shoulder. I see others mentioning that as a negative, but I love them. Buttery soft and pliable. But strong. The wide slider piece is PERFECT. The leather feels lovely and squishy. It's The. Perfect. Size. Seriously. Fill it up, and you won't have bulges or weird lumps. It molds right to your body. Totally worth the investment!
Date published: 2016-10-29
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Work Bag I ordered this bag a few weeks ago and absolutely love it! I use it for work and my 13" MacBook Air fits perfectly with plenty of room for extra work stuff.
Date published: 2015-09-10
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