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The Medium Drawstring Transport Tote
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The Medium Drawstring Transport Tote
The Medium Drawstring Transport Tote
The Medium Drawstring Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into the new drawstring version of our Medium Transport Tote? Here it is by the numbers: 2 pieces of fine leather are used for the body. 2 ways to carry: with the top handles or the detachable shoulder strap. 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. 24: the number of hours in a day that this style 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.
  • 12 1/2" (at shortest) to 15 3/8" (at longest) shoulder drop.
  • 12 1/4"H x 11"W x 5 1/2"D.
  • Import.
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The Medium Drawstring Transport Tote

The Medium Drawstring Transport Tote is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 84.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful but BEWARE THE HARDWARE COLOR I searched for ages for a great every purpose black bag. The medium is perfect for my petite frame - big enough to hold my things but not physically overwhelming. But beware -- I got this monogrammed and chose silver, thinking that I only wear silver tone jewelry etc.. Bad idea - all the hardware for this bag (and apparently most Madewell bags) is a brass/gold tone. So my silver tone monogram looks odd. Get the gold or the imprint monogram only!
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bag! I wish I would have discovered this brand years ago. I found this brand while not even looking. I was walking in the mall when I noticed the bags in the window of the Madewell store. I was not familiar with this brand but decided to go into the store and look at the bags, best decision ever! I purchased the medium drawstring in black. The leather is of great quality, this is a very well made bag. The bag is not at all heavy for being made of leather, it is very comfortable to wear on the shoulder with the 2 straps. I have not yet used the longer shoulder strap however I keep it inside of the bag if I decide to use it. The bag is easy to get into and has plenty of room to hold all my items, large wallet, glasses, makeup bag, the back zippered pocket is the perfect size to hold my I phone plus. The leather is already starting to soften after just 2 weeks of use. I am planning on purchasing another bag in a different color soon! I have had many many bags over the years and this is the BEST one I have ever owned.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pulling at my heart/draw strings I’ve carried my trusty burgundy transport tote for the past four years and decided to buy myself a new everyday bag as a birthday gift. I noticed this one in the store and the color called to me like a ginger-haired sea siren. Initially I wasn’t so into the drawstrings but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I ordered it online and once it arrived I’ve carried it every day since. I was worried that since this bag is so much smaller than my transport I’d regret the size but I truly haven’t. The straps fit easily over my shoulder and the cross body strap is soft and adjustable. There’s plenty of room in it for all my stuff. I carry my phone, wallet, a medium sized makeup bag and a water bottle and still have room for a couple odds and ends I might pick up at the store. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this bag for the next four years at least. The quality is fantastic! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINALLY, the perfect bag I like to carry a lot of stuff and usually like a tote, but never like the lack of structure in a tote. This bag is perfect because it holds my large wallet + 3 additional pouches AND two sunglass cases. I have a problem. The bag sits up right (I hate it when bags falls over) and is easy to find things. The one interior pocket is deep and has a zipper and all I need. The leather is beautiful and straps are soft. I agree the crossbody strap isn't very long, but it sits on your hip and because the bag is flat is perfectly fine. You'll love this bag.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice tote I was worried about the color, but it turned out to be fine, it is a beautiful vintage brown red, like it, great for autumn and winter. And the draw string adds another style for the tote.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavenly Combo! When tote meets a cross-body bag!! I love the option of having both styles at moments notice. Whatever the mood I’m in, I can switch off in a snap—just like that. It’s the ideal solution to every girl who can’t decide.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bag for All seasons The medium transport bag is fabulous! Lightweight and very roomy! I love it!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT HANDBAG Love my new handbag from Madewell. It has plenty of room for all my stuff. Love that it has a shoulder strap and a regular strap. Just wish it had the metal studs on the bottom of the bag to keep the handbag clean when it is on the floor. Would recommend highly. Great product and service.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love this bag. Great size, soft, my first bag purchase from Madewell-first of many to come!
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design + gorgeous! I got the pink one, so beautiful! is so amazing, everything fits perfectly, is perfect size, not too huge, not too small, you can fit your daily stuff. Elegant and great quality! LOVE IT!
Date published: 2017-09-02
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