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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.
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The Transport Tote

The Transport Tote is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My ol' standby I would call this bag my ol' standby – it's been around the world with me and I just keep going back to it. The leather wears beautifully and it gets so comfortable and relaxed. It's a great big bag for travel that you can stuff in your suitcase as needed and looks pristine when you need it to. My only complaint is water, even a dripping water bottle will destroy the clean look of the leather. Mine has unfortunately faced a lot of that but doesn't stop me from using it :)
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great every day bag This is a well made leather bag that is pretty lightweight even after loading it up with all my stuff. Its a beautiful color, a bit prone to scratching, but that only adds to the character. Would definitely recommend and I would honestly repurchase.
Date published: 2017-03-30
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 So good I got a backup! After obsessing over the english saddle transport tote for YEARS and seeing it everywhere -- I finally got myself one in cabernet. I braced myself for the worst: uneven color, dye rubbing off, obvious signs of wear and tear but a year later? My bag looks great and I still get compliments on it constantly! Yes, the corners are faded from being thrown around and it's scuffed and scratched, but because of the dark color you really can't tell. If i was the kind of person who takes a bit more care with their things, this bag would last me forever! But since I'm not, I bought myself a backup so I don't have to worry about the cabernet ever being discontinued!
Date published: 2017-02-03
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 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bag for everything! I've used this tote for overnight trips, as a stylish and polished bag for work, and for trips to the farmer's market. It's a great everyday bag and is roomy enough to fit electronics or books. It is very easy to carry and the straps are the perfect length. It is a tote, so other than the small inner side pocket, there aren't any dividers or pockets and things can get jumbled around a bit. But this also provides plenty of space for anything you might need to carry. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase and look forward to using this bag for many years to come!
Date published: 2016-05-15
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