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The Transport Tote
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The Transport Tote
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.
  • 14"H x 14"W x 6"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Tote

The Transport Tote is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 824.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bag for work and play! LOVE this bag! I got the brown and it's gorgeous. It fits my 15" Macbook Pro (in a separate laptop sleeve) plus a huge water bottle and sweater and wallet and even a change of shoes. It's also not so enormous that it's overwhelming. Don't give it another thought - just order it! :)
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect It is perfect for my needs in a briefcase. Can fit everything in it, and add my purse last minute to consolidate so I have only 2 carry ons.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BAG SO MUCH. Okay, I'm not joking, this bag is magic. Thank you Madewell, for making a reasonably priced, timeless, beautiful, classy bag like this! I bought this bag in brown and it is aging like a fine wine - I love the original color and the color that happens after some years of wear. Gosh, I just have nothing but good things to say about this bag. Actually, that's not true... I wish the straps were a tiny tiny tiny bit longer. But besides that, which is not a deal breaker in the least, I JUST LOVE IT. That's all. You won't regret making this purchase, y'all!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That Leather Smell Upon opening the Madewell packaging the most wonderful smell of leather made me think of old well-worn saddles. Soft and supple, this tote will be a favorite bag of mine for years to come! I have had people stop me and ask me where I got my bag-the ultimate compliment! Thanks Madewell!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday bag that lasts forever! I've had this bag for about four years. I've carried it pretty much every day filled with lots of heavy law books. I thought it would eventually break because the straps do look thin, but it hasn't even gotten close. Still looks amazing and sturdy as ever. Will probably buy another one in a new color sometime soon. I highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Work Bag I'd been pining after this back for a long time now. A friend had one in the brown color that I'd been eyeing for a while. I started a new job at the start of the year, and decided I'd break down and treat myself to a new bag for work. The bag is durable, spacious (fits my 14 inch laptop, folders, notebook, pens, etc) very comfortably. I decided to get the black bag with brown straps. Figured that way it'd literally go with any outfit. In addition to being practical, it is also so pretty, really soft leather, stylish shape. Would definitely recommend this bag to anyone!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect bag So I have now had this purse for about two years, and it still looks just as good as the day that I bought it. It is an extremely well made bag, so versatile, and timeless. Also, it is an AWESOME size. I use this purse to bring to work, and it fits everything I need in it without becoming too bulky. Definitely a must have!!!
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great work bag I purchased this bag as a gift to myself when bonuses came through. I was typically commuting with a minimum of 3 different bags to work and now it all fits in this one! It's a bit larger than I had anticipated so my thoughts of it doubling as a purse probably won't work out very well but it's perfect for weekday commuting or a weekender type bag. I saw another review that didn't like the lack of pockets and I do agree that I'll probably have to get a smaller bag to hold all my miscellaneous items inside this tote, but because it doesn't have anything taking up space it leave enough room for gym stuff, laptop, and my lunch! Love it!
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as expected! I purchased this tote with the gold monogramming and just love it! I also bought the Leather Tassel Rope Keychain to add to the strap of the bag because I saw it in store and it looked so cute. I was a little nervous about it being open topped without a zipper for when I'm traveling but I've since taken it with me to the airport and it was a great carryon. It fit right under the seat of the plane and holds my laptop like a champ.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bag ever This transport tote is probably one of the best purchases I have ever made. I was looking for a larger bag and came across many but none that seemed to work as well as this one. It's sytlish, looks good on and is reasonable (compared to other designer bags). I bought one for myself a few months ago and just purchased another one for my daughter. I love everything about this bag. The only thing I wish it had was another pocket inside.
Date published: 2015-02-03
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