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The Transport Tote
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The Transport Tote
The Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into our signature tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body. 8 inch 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 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 3/10" handle drop.
  • 14"H x 14"W x 6"D.
  • Import.
  • Select stores.
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The Transport Tote

The Transport Tote is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I've carried this transport tote for about four years now, and it's my everyday, all the time bag. It's so amazing, goes with everything, totes anything and is fairing beautifully. The color is even more rich and gorgeous now than the day I bought it. It just keeps getting better. I recently bought my mother + sister in law one and they're just as in love with theirs as I am with mine.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to bag I have three transport totes. It is the bag I carry with me EVERY WHERE. I am a high school English teacher, I use it to lug around my piles and piles of essays. I use it when I am running errands. I even used it as a diaper bag when my daughter was a baby. It's just super versatile and comfortable. My favorite color is the dried rose one they sold last summer. It's just a gorgeously supple leather, and THE PERFECT BAG. BUY IT, you will not regret it.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect work tote Love my new trasport tote, it's a great catchall to get me through the work week and an ideal shopping campanion..thanks madewell!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this new color I love the Dark cabernet color of transport tote, quality of the leather is so good! It is my second bag from Madewell it is so versatile exactly what I was looking for. Only downside is color stains on shirts and back side of my pants. It has been only few weeks since I got this bag, I wish it will stop coloring my clothes.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size, great colors Absolutely love this bag! The size is perfect, and I'm in love with the color I got. The bag doesn't appear huge, but it holds a lot of stuff; everything I need! The pocket on the inside is perfect since I always want to toss my phone or keys in and still be able to find them quickly when I need them next. I feel carefree with a dash of orginizational when I use this guy... The right combo, if you ask me. It's a wonderful product!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent leather quality Love this bag. The leather is supple but the bag will stand up. Great color too.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty but not so practical I love the design and material of the tote, but its straps are on the short side so it doesn't fit easily on my shoulder (I'm 5'6) and tends to slide off. Also, with such a large bag, it would be convenient to have more than one small pocket on the inside.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from really just needs an extra 2 inches in the drop LOVE this bag... but I'm a 5'3" and 160 lbs, and shaped like an average american, so it's pretty annoying to wear this bag if I have a jacket on. The drop distance in the strap seriously needs just 1 or 2 more inches to fit comfortably. Also I wish there was a card pocket attached to the interior pouch. Regardless, i still like the bag and will put up with it's flaws, but probably wouldn't want to buy it again or in another color as I had originally planned.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from love the dark cabernet color.........but sizing is not what advertised on line. I would recommend this bag if you don't mind it ACTUALLY being 17"wide rather than the 14" quoted online. Those extra 3" makes a difference in the workability and appearance of the tote on your person, unless you are very tall. I had ordered this bag last year, but returned it due to the color being a eggplant color rather than dark cabernet, and this year the color is right, but it's still 17" wide. Actually, all of your totes are not as quoted........the crossbody is quoted at 10 1/2", but is 14", the transport quotes 14", but is 17", the east-west quotes 17", but is 22". Please get yourselves together and either have the manufacture retool their measurements, or Madewell needs to address/correct these measurements online to accurately quote the actual sizes to avoid returns, and therefore, making $ rather than losing it.............
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beware of the grey color The Transport Tote in Boulder has been such a disappointment. I originally purchased the bag back in May, and after a few wears I noticed that one side of the bag was a completely different color than the other... It was really yellowed. I couldn't figure out how this happened, because I hadn't left the bag sitting in the sun. I contacted Madewell, was told the leather appeared to be defective, and was sent a replacement. But low and behold, the replacement has yellowed too. The only thing that I can think of that caused the discoloration is walking around outside a bit. So think twice about buying the tote in Boulder if you ever want to see the light of day!
Date published: 2016-10-02
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