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The Textured Transport Tote
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The Textured Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into the richly textured version of our signature tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body. 8 inches of strap drop: long enough to sling over your shoulder, but short enough to hold as a top handle. 1 interior side zip pocket to keep your keys, phone and wallet at the ready. 24: the number of hours in a day that this bag looks cool. 500 gazillion times: how often you'll reach for it.  
  • Leather.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Interior zip pocket.
  • 8 1/4" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 17"W x 6"D.
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The Textured Transport Tote

The Textured Transport Tote is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for traveling I've been coveting this tote for awhile. Couldn't decide on the smooth leather or textured. After feeling out both in the store, I went with the textured leather. It has a softer, more pliable leather feel. This bag is huge! I use this for business trips and will fit my small laptop, kindle, wallet, water bottle, snacks, etc. One thing to note, I got this monogrammed and went with the embossing. I wish I would've gone with the gold foil can barely see the embossing against the textured leather.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best transport tote! I got the black textured transport tote on sale w/monogram.. I was honestly a little hesitant because I wasn't sure about the textured but I am so glad I did! I have slightly stalked the transport tote for the last 2+ years and have always wanted solid black but have been waiting for a sale at the right time. I debated the monogram (no returns) but am also so glad I went with it, I got gold foil and it looks great! When the bag arrived I had two surprises: 1) it was way heavier than I expected. I have tried on countless transport totes in store and for some reason, this one feels heavier. I am not sure if this is a thing. But that is why I rated it 4/5 for comfort because its a little heavy by itself and then you start putting stuff in and well... 2) The leather is WAY nicer than I expected. When I pulled it out, I was like whoa... Like it seriously looks so nice, the leather is beautiful!!!!
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Minimalist Tote! The leather is scrumptious (I got it in all black), and although it has some 'heft' to it, this to me feels like a bag that stands the test of time, and all the mess that colder weather brings with it. After reading the recommendations on the Madewell Blog, I opted to pre-treat the leather, and will start hauling the tote everywhere in earnest as soon as there's a noticeable chill in the air. Looking forward to winter exploits with this bag. If it holds up well, I'll carry it into Spring and early summer. Thanks, Madewell!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bag more than I love my boyfriend. I had wanted a transport tote for at least a year and a half, but didn't take the plunge until this bag was on sale in the fall. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's the perfect bag. Big enough to fit my 15 inch macbook, emergency gloves/hat/umbrella, notebook and lunch. The straps do dig in a little when you have it fully loaded - like I obviously do- but you're injuring your shoulder/back carrying that much stuff anyway, so think of it as a gentle reminder to not be a bag lady. I get constant compliments on it and the matte gray goes with literally everything. I do wish there was another pocket, but not enough to give anything less than five stars. I've just learned to keep my feminine supplies in a make up bag instead of in the pocket with my pens/emergency snacks. If you're thinking about ordering this, do it. Even if you're entry level and it's a huge splurge -like it was for me- it's worth it.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality workmanship The item arrived in a very timely fashion. The gift wrapping option that was selected produced a box with Madewell logo only, slightly disappointing for cost. The bag itself is of very nice quality with an average price point. Satisfied enough to give as a gift to a 25 year old.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, timeless tote I received this as a birthday present with the gold monogram. So many people have complimented the bag's color and styling. It's almost a dark brown/taupe in color so it stands out slightly with a black outfit. For sure a piece that I'll keep for a lifetime.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transport easy I really like my tote I can use it for my books or to carry as a large purse. People stop me to tell me how much they love my tote. I wasn't to sure of the color but once I received it in the mail I instantly fell for it!!!
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tote Ever!!! I love this tote. This is my second one to purchase. I also have it in brown! I love that no two totes are exactly alike and that I can throw everything in for myself and my little one when we are on the go!
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good size, quality and color, but heavy I bought this bag online on sale for less than $100. The leather is good quality, the grey color is nice, and the size is good (not too big). However, the bag is very heavy. I don't put much in it (a small wallet, a few reusable bags and my phone), and the straps still cut into my shoulder. :( I wish there were a magnet snap closure on top to keep the bag from falling open when I put it down.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality! I bought this bag sight unseen for my nineteen year old daughter. I am very impressed! The leather quality is excellent and this is a well made product.
Date published: 2014-12-02
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