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The Medium Transport Tote
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The Medium Transport Tote
The Medium Transport Tote
The Medium Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into our brand-new Medium Transport Tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body. 2 ways to carry: with the top handles or the detachable shoulder strap. 1 exterior pocket for those things you gotta grab fast. 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 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.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 8 1/5" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4" shoulder strap.
  • 12 1/5"H x 11"W x 5 1/2"D.
  • Import.
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The Medium Transport Tote

The Medium Transport Tote is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 81.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sized tote-- an instant classic I debated purchasing this tote for a few months, because I was worried that the strap would be too short, the bag would be too big, or that there would be a lot of colour transfer. All of these concerns were quickly banished when I got the bag. The quality is truly beautiful, and the colour (black) really hasn't transferred much; the inside rubbed a tiny bit on a pale notebook, but my clothes have been fine. The cross-body strap is short- definitely more a shoulder-bag. Anyway, I love this bag and can't wait to take it travelling and to work each day- I suspect I'll be getting a ton of wear out of this.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Change a Thing (Well, more colors!) - Feel: It's soft and slouchy yet stands up on its own (after months of daily use). It is light yet sturdy. - Organization: I can easily throw in my MacBook, files, and a cosmetic pouch with room to spare. The inner zip pocket is perfect for the wallet. I put my phone and lipstick in the outer pocket. - Esthetics: The lines are clean and modern. Black bags always bored me until this one. - Fairness: As a petite, the Transport Tote has been to big and this is a must-have fix. I feel for the taller people complaining that the strap is too short. But guess what, most totes are sized for you already. Let us tiny people have our properly sized bag! (perhaps Madewell can sell a crossbody strap separately?) or choose length at checkout? - Wear: I actually put my strap on the shortest setting and wear it on one shoulder or use the double straps on my shoulder. I really hope that Madewell leaves this perfect bag alone and just makes it in different colors for ever and ever.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bag, sturdy I bought this bag but was nervous because I'd read all of the reviews about it bleeding. I loved the style and size, so I bought it anyway and I'm glad I did. I do carry a small canvas pouch inside, and the dye has rubbed off a bit onto that pouch, but I am not experiencing it bleeding onto my clothes. I sort of wish that the top zippered, but other than that the bag is perfect. I just returned from a trip to Mexico City and the bag was easy to keep safe, carried a lot, and stood up to a harrowing full speed run through an airport without breaking or spilling my things all over the floor.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fourth transport tote I love this bag. I also have the regular transport tote in the cognac color, the crossbody, and the weekender. This is a perfect in-between size - I can still carry my laptop, wallet, planner, a couple of books, and a snack. I use this bag whenever I don't need to carry as much as my regular transport tote. As much as I love the transport tote, it is too big and easy to lose things in unless you are carrying a lot. I love the addition of the outside pocket, but if it has anything in it, it flaps open quite a bit. I would not use it to carry valuables. I would also like it if the zipper pocket area was bigger, but overall it is a solid bag that can be casual or professional. I haven't had any issues with the color running or weird smells.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The everything tote This is my first ever Madewell tote purchase, and I couldn't be happier! I have received numerous compliments on this bag already. I love the small pocket inside & in front. You can really organize your goodies well. For being the medium size, it fits my 13' MacBook, books/journals and water bottle all in one trip. Mine was a little worn looking when I purchased it but I actually think it gives it a little more character.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size, great quality I purchased the black version of this bag, and I have not noticed any color transfer - however I started wearing the bag after I used leather milk to treat it, and there was some color transfer in that process. I love love love the size of this bag. It is manageable for everyday, but I also recently used this on a business trip and it easily handled my laptop, various adapters/chargers, my large wallet, roughly 200 pages of presentations, and the necessities (keys, phone, etc.)! The addition of the shoulder strap was key for me, and the outside pocket is perfect for keeping my necessities within easy reach.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Bag is plain black simple but looks different from other brands.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Bag! I love, love my new tote! I bought it in brown and just ordered a second one in black! It is perfect for my work laptop and meeting notebooks as well as it seconds as my purse so I am not carrying so many bags! Great investment because the look and quality are fantastic.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Bag Not too big, not too small! The perfect bag for everyday.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Every day Tote Great item-so happy with it. It is the perfect size for someone that is short and needs an every day bag but does not want to be overwhelmed by a massive bag.
Date published: 2016-11-15
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