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The Drawstring Transport Tote
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The Drawstring Transport Tote
The Drawstring Transport Tote
The Drawstring Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into the new drawstring version of our signature tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body. 2 for 1: cinch it closed to transform it into a bucket bag. 1 interior side zip pocket to keep your keys, phone and wallet at the ready. 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 1/4" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 19"W at top, 14"W at bottom x 6 1/4"D.
  • Import.
  • Madewell.com only. 
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The Drawstring Transport Tote

The Drawstring Transport Tote is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag. Beautiful, well made purse. Fits all my essentials and carries well. Sits well against the body. Only issue is color transfer. I conditioned the leather before use, and made sure to use a soft cloth to buff. Still a slight transfer, hoping it deminishes with use.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect travel bag The leather is darker in person than in the picture, but I actually like the color better than in the picture. Leather is very good quality (and smells amazing!) even though scratches to the leather are more obvious. But that's expected since it's a smooth leather rather than saffiano leather. It is large, so I wouldn't recommend it for every day (medium transport would be perfect for that). Overall a beautiful travel bag, very happy with it!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tote This is my 5th transport and I'll say I keep reaching for this one more and more--not just because it's new but it's insanely practical. It fits everything from notebooks to laptops etc. best part is the drawstring. It works like a charm. I've had zero issues with color transfer and like all cognac /tan transports they go through natural wear in the color. But to me that just makes it look even better and not like the low quality stuff.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! Absolutely love the bag: Style, quality of leather, craftsmanship, space, the added security due to the drawstring. I got the english saddle and the color is stunning! Before use, I treated the bag with Saddle Soap to help protect the leather. I can tell that it helps a lot against scratches (but keep in mind that it slows down the patina process). I had no issue with color transfer - not onto the bag and not onto my clothes. I also really love the fact that the bag is unlined. Would buy again!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid bag I was excited to get this bag, it's simple and stylish with the great Madewell leather quality. My only qualm with this bag is the straps, I had hoped they would be a bit longer. This is an issue I encounter with many madewell bags, but because of the style and quality I still buy them. Would recommend, just brought this on a trip with me and it was very useful!
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag; wish handles were bit longer I love, love this bag! It's a perfect size for everyday. I ordered the black and it has a beautiful finish. The bag even stands up when sitting. The only thing I would change is make the handles a bit longer. I'm fairly tall and have long arms, so I can't just use the same arm to throw it on my shoulder (I have to use two hands). It's also hard to carry on my shoulder over a jacket because the handles are just a little too short.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I love the look of this bag, however the first time I used it I wore a white dress and the entire side of my dress was stained in brown from the leather! For such an expensive product, it's very poor quality!
Date published: 2017-07-31
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