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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.
Free shipping and free returns exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Simple Crossbody Bag

The Simple Crossbody Bag is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite gift to myself I'm so happy I purchased this little girl. I absolutely love my Transport tote for work and errands. It's my life saver for getting things done. But THIS! I just love the perfect simplicity of this bag for date night. I got mine monogramed. And being able to be free of the strap and make into a clutch just makes it the ultimate winner. Love love love love.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everyday bag I loved this bag so much that I bought it in two colors. It's the perfect small everyday bag that holds my wallet, phone, and keys, and looks great without being flashy.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than a crossbody, it's also a clutch! I bought this bag a few days after Christmas at a Madewell store. I could not be happier with it! The quality is excellent. The leather is alittle stiff but I like a bag with structure. It's the perfect size to carry essentials, the strap is comfortable to wear across my chest or on my shoulder. Best thing is that you can actually remove the strap and use the bag as a clutch! This makes a perfect travelling bag for me. Well done Madewell!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT PURSE... but DON'T monogram! I was so excited to get this crossbody! I am 5'1" and it certainly functions as a crossbody for me. I love my monogram on my other Madwell bags, so of course I also had this one monogrammed. Unfortunately the stamp they use on this bag is SO large. My other bags it's small and subtle but on this tiny purse, they use a large stamp???? Really wish I hadn't had it monogrammed! So, the purse is GREAT! Just don't monogram!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this little bag, ideal for shorter people I can see why this bag is in high demand. It's a classic shape, good size (small without being TOO small) and it's a nice quality leather for the price. I got in saddle and I love it, will be great for travel especially. Super versatile. However while the strap is adjustable, it still manages to be a little too short to wear it crossbody. I'm 5'5 and it just barely works for me and that's on the last two pegs. Wearing on the shoulder is perfect, but it IS billed as a crossbody bag so it should have a slightly longer strap. If you're on the taller side, you might want to try it before buying.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So close to being a great bag! I read the reviews on this bag but wanted to see for myself if the strap was long enough. Sadly, it's not. At 5'6, it sort of bounces off the top of my hip. Not a great look. Love everything else, so it was hard to rate it. As a cross body, which it's billed as, I'd have to give it a low rating. As a shoulder bag, I'd rate it higher. If Madewell fixes the strap issue, I would totally re-buy it.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Short zipper Sadly, I need to give this purse a 3 star because of two key factors. My chief complaint would be the zipper is too short which makes the main purse opening small. (Even my husband noticed this when I brought the purse home. BTW, he's not one to notice things like that so that says something :) The zipper really needed to extend all the way from side to side for easier access. Second complaint, as noted by other reviewers, the strap design does not allow one to lengthen the strap as long as needed. Positives are the leather is great quality and the purse is a wonderful size, but the above two complaints are enough to make me return the purse. Madewell if these two design flaws were fixed this would be a 10 star purse!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too short strap - broke my heart! A longtime fan of the transport satchel, I've been waiting for this bag from Madewell - natural looking leather, minimal hardware, just big enough for phone, wallet, keys - to wear crossbody style. This was so close to perfect! But alas the strap was too short for me - I'm 5'7"-ish and have hips (39"-40"?) and this bag sat at such a weird place at the top-middle of my hip, like a fanny pack, that I just couldn't keep it - I felt it just looked too unflattering. Which is not something I would expect to say about a purse! The small size of the bag, at the place it lay on my body, just seemed to accentuate my hips in a not-good way. But if you're shorter, or more slim hipped - or maybe not strangely fixated on how big your hips look - then go for it! It is a beautiful little bag, so sorry it didn't work out for me.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Washed Olive I purchased this bag in the washed olive color, and although I love the size and functionality of the bag itself, the color isn't the most pretty. But! Besides that, the bag is amazing, and will totally meet my needs. I'm 5'2", and when the bag is across my body, the top of the bag falls at my hip. I've adjusted the holes the furthest they can go. The bag itself will easily hold my cell phone, keys, lip gloss, and a small card holder. Maybe I'll exchange it for a different color... I'm not sure yet.
Date published: 2017-01-17
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