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The Holepunch Transport Tote
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The Holepunch Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into the perforated version 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. How often you'll reach for it? 500 gazillion times.  
  • Made of Italian 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.
  • Interior zip pocket.
  • 8 1/4" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 17"W x 6"D.
  • Import.
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The Holepunch Transport Tote

The Holepunch Transport Tote is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is my favorite bag ever since I got it. When I first saw this tote in Madewell stores I thought how cute it was, different from all others and perfect for summer. So effortless and stylish. Not sure why some customers complained about the quality, I have to say that I am very satisfied with the leather and color is awesome,too! Stripes are really good quality and so far I can only say that I love the leather they used for these totes. I agree that price might be a little too high, I got my on a promotion that lasted couple of days and I thought how lucky I was to find out about it. Once again, leather is not of a smooth kind, but it is great rich, thick, but not stiff leather, nicely cut and colored well. The leather goes excellent along with the overall look and purpose of this bag.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite bag! No issues with shipping. The bag arrived in great condition. Looks exactly as advertised and the quality is really well made. Bag sits very comfortably on my shoulder and is the perfect size for a summer work tote. I would definitely buy more of their products in the future.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bag This bag is so light while still being amazing quality.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite bag, the perfect tote I got the holepunch transport tote in the english saddle with initials monogrammed in gold. I LOVE it. The hole punch gives it just enough of a design element so it's not your basic tote and love the personalization option. It's the perfect size, I can fit work file folders, iPad pro, makeup bag, phone, sunglasses, etc and it's all good. I think I could fit my laptop if needed. The straps feels very supportive to the weight. It's got the perfect amount of structure. I don't like heavily structured bags (too formal) but I also don't like bags that flop and hold no form. This is the perfect medium so it still looks loose and relaxed but functional. LOVE!
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tote! This tote is perfect for summer and for traveling. It is well made, very light and has a lot of room. it looks gorgeous and I get compliments every time I use it. I can easily carry my laptop, iPad, wallet, make-up pouch and other essentials without this bag adding to the overall weight. Definitely a must buy for anyone in the market for a stylish yet functional tote.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I was hoping the English Saddle version would go on sale soon, but no such luck :-) However, I did need a Mothers Day gift, so I got this version while the pickings were hot. Caveat emptor: It's a deeper, duller gray than depicted in the picture, but works beautifully with the rest of my wardrobe. I'll likely spring for the other color, and use this one in the Fall/Winter, but for now, this works perfectly for me. I do own the transport tote in cocoa and textured leather, and they are probably the most used bags in my collection. This one will ease up the rotation somewhat. Thanks, Madewell, these bags are solid winners in my book!
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better in person I didn't really love the look of this bag until I went to a retail store and looked at it. It truly is a beautiful bag, and it's easy to carry. I bought this on sale so it was a steal - completely chic and minimal, and perfect to carry my books and a scarf for colder days. It really packs a lot, and the inside pocket is handy. The charcoal color goes with everything, and I think it's perfect for all seasons!
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect casual/professional carry-all! This bag is absolutely perfect, and the Madewell staff were extremely helpful as always. Madewell leather is top quality - I bought another one of their bags 2 years ago, and it still looks brand new after carrying my laptop in it almost every day. I've also had one of their wallets for over seven years and it still looks great after daily use (2,555 days!) If you calculate the total cost of this bag by cost per wear, it is a complete steal; this is definitely a daily use bag. I am short, and originally hesitated to buy the transport tote because I worried it would dwarf me (I'm 5'2"). I love this bag as-is without my laptop in it, but worried that the sag with heavy items would make me look even smaller. I found the perfect solution though - I simply got an insert, which keeps the bag from sagging and makes it look ever so slightly more professional. I can carry everything I need on a busy business trip and still look professional. Cannot recommend Madewell bags highly enough!
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fashionable and practical My new favorite bag for the warmer weather. It's large and spacious, and I've been getting a lot of compliments on how pretty it looks!
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! I have been looking at this tote for a long time. I wanted something I could use that was big enough for my laptop, but didn't look like a laptop bag. This one fits the bill, and is very, very chic. Beautiful, high quality leather, very sturdy straps. Love it.
Date published: 2016-05-05
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