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The Simple Crossbody Bag
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The Simple Crossbody Bag
The Simple Crossbody Bag
The Simple Crossbody Bag
The Simple Crossbody Bag
Product Details
The kind of take-everywhere-stash-everything leather crossbody you'll want in every color (and, at this sweet price, why not?). Because we're all about the details, we outfitted this one with a sleek adjustable strap and a zipper pull that can handle a bag accessory (or two).
  • Made of semi vegetable-tanned leather with a softly worn waxed finish that deepens into a distinctive patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Zip closure.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 21 5/8" removable shoulder strap.
  • 6 5/16"H x 9 7/16"W x 1 3/4"D.
  • Import.
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The Simple Crossbody Bag

The Simple Crossbody Bag is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Petites Such a lovely and minimal bag, and it looks great with the blind imprint. I have this in black and it's already become my go-to bag. It's a perfect size to carry necessities, but you won't be able to fit in a book unless it's a pocket sized book. I have the strap to its longest setting and it works perfect for me, but I'm 5'2". I think the strap might be too short for taller folks, so be mindful of that when considering this bag!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and functional I've been using this bag everyday since I got it. I'm 5'4 and didn't find the strap length to be an issue. It's big enough for all the essentials - your wallet, phone, a couple lipsticks with room for other small items. The leather is a little stiff but it's a structured bag, so that's to be somewhat expected. Overall, I'm very happy with this bag! It goes with everything.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets my needs perfectly Great for Day to day use. Fits all my essentials. Nice durable zipper. Particularly like that the strap is not attached to the bag by a metal clip or clasp, as this was the part of my previous bag that broke.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bag I have waited for all my life :) For a petite girl who has uncompromising style, design and quality standards, and for whom ALL purses, bags, clutches, crossbodies have come up short (or fat, or squat, or unwieldy) THIS bag, with its utterly simple, clean, haute lines nails it- in every good way possible, leaving me wondering WHY it took so long to make such a piece. Thanks Madewell, you are my insiders forever!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Cross body for teenagers! I initially ordered this cross body for myself. I used it one time until my teenage daughter saw and wanted it. Before I could never get her to carry any purses. When she saw this one she asked if she can have it. This was the opportunity for her to start using purses. So I gave it to her. She loves it!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic bag This is a great classic bag that will be in style for years to come. Ease to throw on for a day full of errands, chasing kids or whatever the day brings.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a crossbody for short people! I'm 4'11 and this perfectly hits at my hip. Most bags attach their straps with hardware, but the straps weave on the outside of the bag. The bag itself is very slim - an iPhone, cardholder, keys, and lip balm were able to fit comfortably and there was still room left.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little bag! This is the prefect small crossbody bag. It's just the right size to hold essentials and goes with anything. The strap is just the right length for me, I am 5'4" tall.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE perfect crossbody bag I was a little nervous ordering this bag after reading reviews about it "sitting weird" on the hip if you have a taller built. I'm 5"8 and have to say I absolutely love where it sits on my hip and am SO happy I took the plunge and ordered this bag. Madewell has done it once again!
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Timeless Classic I initially ordered this bag in black. When I received it, it became an instant favorite and I ordered it in the saddle color as well. Some people have mentioned that they cannot wear it as a crossbody, but I'm 5'7" and have had no problems with it on the longest setting. You can also take the strap out to make it a clutch, so it's a two-in-one. For me, it's become my go-to bag for all occasions and the style is timeless.
Date published: 2017-03-06
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