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The Transport Tote
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The Transport Tote
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 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.
  • Unlined.
  • 8 1/4" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 14"W x 6 1/4"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Tote

The Transport Tote is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 133.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag I have been using this bag for the better part of 2016-17. Classic and easy. I can throw everything in and go. Was worried when I originally purchased that it would get lines or the leather would crack from slouch wear, no such problems. Leather has improved w age. Would recommend and purchase again. Would purchase more madewell bags as this was a good investment
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing I've never been a purse person, but this bag has changed me completely. I take it with me everywhere. It fits your entire world but isn't bulky. Love the black to take anywhere, and had it monogrammed and have never been more pleased. #obsessed
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday leather tote This is a great everyday tote with lots of space. I wear mine to the office mostly and have no problem fitting all of my "stuff" in it - laptop and all!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from holds more than expected Purchased as a Christmas gift for our daughter in NYC. She has wanted the black Transport Tote for years and is thrilled to finally have it. It has softened but keeping the structure it needs to stand. To quote our daughter, "I feel so put together"!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bag Ordered this bag for myself for Christmas. The quality of the leather is excellent and the bag itself has a ton of space inside. Love it so much I'm thinking about ordering it in another color!
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthday Gift Her and I broke up on her birthday but at least she loved the bag. She said it was beautiful.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-Have This tote is the classic bag you see all the effortlessly chic girls carrying!! The perfect size and made from durable quality leather, this tote is amazing. Perfect for the office, perfect for brunch with friends, perfect for shopping. This bag is in heavy rotation in my wardrobe and pairs well with everything! LOVE
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful work bag Love this bag. Well made and very soft. Works well to toss my work information in. Love that the straps are thicker so it doesn't hurt to carry.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my transport tote! I have been carrying the same transport tote for over a year now and I am obsessed with how the leather has worn! I carry a heavy laptop and giant makeup bag and the straps are still as strong as the day I purchased it. I honestly think I will carry this bag for the next ten years. I highly recommend purchasing!
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totes A Good Buy Purchased the Transport Tote in black last Memorial Day weekend and have used the bag nearly every day since. The leather is supple and sturdy a year later (I have treated it with Dr. Marten's Wonder Balsam occasionally). The clean lines of the tote are appropriate for work, but simple enough for a casual weekend. Looking forward to many more years with this quality bag.
Date published: 2016-05-26
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