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The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
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The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
The Canvas Medium Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into this carry-everywhere update to our best-selling Medium Transport Tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of sturdy canvas are used for the body. 2 ways to carry: with the top handles or the detachable shoulder strap (all made from Italian leather, btw). 1 exterior pocket for those things you gotta grab fast. 1 interior zip pocket to keep your keys, phone and wallet at the ready. How often you'll reach for it? 500 gazillion times.  
  • Made of garment-dyed cotton canvas.
  • 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 Canvas Medium Transport Tote

The Canvas Medium Transport Tote is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Everyday Casual Tote After researching purses for what seemed like forever, I finally found the perfect bag! Not to big, not to small! I was initially going to purchase the leather medium transport tote but after seeing the canvas I knew this one was for me! It is casual, goes with everything, the material is nice and sturdy! I love the handle options and the pockets! The colors are great too! I got the Black Sea color, it’s a nice charcoal black color and I love how the leather handles give it a pop of color! If your looking for something casual and for everyday use, this is for you!!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag, but... ... I just received this bag in Black Sea, and it's not the flat, dark black that I was expecting. It's more of a "weathered" black, so it actually looks more like a dark navy. Don't get me wrong — I'm keeping it because I love this bag (I have it in brown studded leather), but for anyone thinking it's a flat black, it's not.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical everyday tote This is a casual and practical tote, very nice quality, good for everyday use, canvas is durable.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this bag. I have the hardest time finding bags that I really like. I like the look of bucket totes, but am too "type A" for my things to be that unorganized. This bag is a great size, lightweight, and just structured enough to keep everything in its place. I purchased the antique purple, and love it.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic and casual I bought the mauve color in the store. The color is great! There are 2 great interior pockets, 1 being a zippered pocket. The longer strap is not long enough to wear as a cross body but does allow for a great length for a shoulder strap. I’m 5’10” and I have found the longer strap to be perfect for me because it doesn’t sit right under my arm. It is adjustable though. Definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An everyday staple I own the leather version of this bag (in both brown and black) and when I saw this bag pop up I knew I had to get it. It’s a lighter iteration of the all leather bag, feels more casual. The canvas is extremely sturdy, the leather handles and shoulder strap are the same length as the other version- so I still wish that the shoulder strap was a bit longer so I could wear is crossbody. They have added an additional internal pocket which I love, there is a zipper pocket and and open pocket underneath that! If you are looking for a medium sized bag, that is a little more casual than the all leather version I’d check this version out.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyday Madewell. I received an email about this tote yesterday and went to the store that same day after work to purchase it in vintage canvas. I was so in love I also purchased Black Sea online, so I can’t wait for that to come in the mail. This bag is not a crossbody but I actually like that they made the strap that way. If they made it as a crossbody, I feel that they would get in the way when I hold it by its handles. But it is pretty short when I first saw it but it grows on you. I am 5’2” and it’s perfect on me. Its perfect for when you’re on the go. I have everything I need inside and I can throw in a book or 2 or my iPad when I want to do some reading that day. Very spacious inside and I love the pockets. They come in handy. My only concern is how clean I can keep the vintage canvas, but hey I have two and I will just be more mindful of where I put it. The Black Sea I assume is just like their bigger tote which I have in that color. It’s more of a charcoal grey. Please make this in acorn!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Size and Material I’m a big fan of this tote. The size is perfect for taking to a market or festival, so there is extra room to stick purchases in your bag beyond the essentials you’d normally keep in a purse. I also really like the material and think it will transition well to summer. My only dislike is I wish the strap was adjustable to be longer so it would be more comfortable cross-body. In its maximum extension it sits a bit high for a cross body bag which makes digging around in it while wearing it more difficult.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Holds a lot, has great pockets I love this bag – it looks small when compared to the regular canvas transport tote but upon seeing it in person and opening it up, it holds so much. The pockets are really wonderful and are great for storing things you want to access easily like your phone, lip balm, etc. I rate this 4 stars because I love everything about it other than the fact that the straps on the sides don't detach or tuck comfortably into the bag. The longer, adjustable strap does detach and it's long enough that I can have it comfortably on my shoulder, but I'd love if the other straps also detached. When using the long strap, the other ones can look and feel awkward.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a cross body strap :( This is a great bag. Great sturdy canvas, but this is not a cross body bag which is why I thought I loved it. The purple/pink is rich and beautiful.
Date published: 2018-03-06
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