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The Transport Satchel
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The Transport Satchel
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.
  • Import.
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The Transport Satchel

The Transport Satchel is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 317.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it love it love it Super happy with this purse, i read the reviews before buying it and i was worried about the handle being unfinished but when i got it, it was was totally finished so i think they fixed it since a lot of people werent happy with it. Definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2017-01-20
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 ...classic look especially with a monogram... I have this tote in black with brown strap and handles...love the "shade of black"....perfect size for day trips. I carry a camera and lenses and an iPad easily. Love the black monogram...gives it a classy look. The bag is comfy, convenient and well made...
Date published: 2015-05-24
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 4 out of 5 by from Classic and Utilitarian I'm writing this review almost 4 months into having my bag. At first I was surprised at how large it was when I received it, but after carrying it everyday and after the leather broke in a bit, I think the size is perfect. I've easily fit sketchbooks, magazines, and supplies alongside my wallet and essentials. I use both handle options on a daily basis. I do wish there was an extra pocket or two inside, but the simplicity of the 3 they do have is very trim.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I had hoped... I bought this bag a month ago and have been using it constantly ever since, it's a perfect size. These are points I would have found helpful before my purchase: 1) The bag stands and holds its shape well but after a few days the carry handles flop and the bag nicely sags a tiny bit, in just the way I had hoped it would! 2) The photo makes the leather appear more orange and brighter than my bag is. The tan of my bag is a beautiful milk chocolate brown. 3) The inside of the cross-body strap does, unfortunately, rub on fabrics (hence the 4 stars). One of my t-shirts and one of my jumpers has bobbled ever so slightly. This could be much more of a problem if you are wearing delicate or expensive clothing.
Date published: 2016-08-31
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