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The Medium Transport Tote
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The Medium Transport Tote
The Medium Transport Tote
The Medium Transport Tote
Product Details
What goes into our brand-new 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. 1 exterior pocket for those things you gotta grab fast. 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.
  • 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 Transport Tote

The Medium Transport Tote is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 420.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medium Transport Tote I really love this bag. I bought it as a birthday gift for myself and I couldn’t be happier!! Beautiful leather and I love the style of the hardware. It’s minimal but feels like the type of piece that will age beautifully and will be a timeless wardrobe staple. My only wish is that was some type of closure for the main “bucket” of the bag- but it’s still so functional and fits TONS OF STUFF.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mothers Day My wife casually said something about a leather bag on Madewell and that was all I needed to find the perfect Mothers day gift. She opened the wrapped gift on Mother's day and couldn't have been more surprised and excited about her monogrammed bag.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My perfect bag! When I was on holiday in NY, I saw this bag in store on the mannequin and knew I had to have it. I even bought the bandana it was styled with! It's honestly one of the best bags I've ever owned. It's the perfect sized bag. It fits all my essentials then some and is such fantastic quality, not to mention such a cute bag! I took it on holiday and it was so useful. It sits comfortably on my shoulder without slipping down and also managed to hold all my essentials and my DSLR camera. I now own this in two colours and will soon be getting another!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Bag! I've had this bag for almost 5 months now and I still love it! My previous bag was just too large and this is the perfect size. It fits my book, a small container (2 cup) for lunch, and other regular purse items. Its held up well albeit some very minor scratches/discolorations, but the color I got it in (English Saddle) makes these scratches not as noticible and actually adds some character to the bag and gives it that worn-in look! In the winter I wore it cross-body (because of my slippery jacket). Some other reviewers are right in that it is a little too short for a cross-body style, but I still think its doable (I'm 5'3" 130lbs if that helps). I also added 2 additional holes to the strap with a leather puncher and I think that helped as well. It is kind of a pain to take off when its crossbody though, and I would normally just unbuckle the strap and take it off that way. Now that its Spring, I just wear it over my shoulder on the shortest setting which is much easier.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless tote, very roomy I saw this at the store and right away fell in love with the English Saddle color. The medium size is perfect for my 5'2" frame. I have never bought any tote with no zipper on top. But the sales lady informed me that she has been using one and the no zipper has not been an issue. The tote is also surprisingly roomy that I could fit my Classic Passion Planner, wallet, cosmetic bag, and more. If at all possible, go to the store to pick the tote yourself. The craftmanship is superb however the appearance of the leather (its 'character' so to speak) is very distinct one from another. I had to go to a second store before I could find the one I like. I also ordered another online and that one went back to the store right away (I did not like the coloring on that one). I am a bit disappointed that I could not get it monogrammed at the store in Denver area. I am planning to bring it to one of the stores that offers on site monogramming when I travel this Summer.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish this had a longer shoulder strap. I love this bag. My only wish is that the shoulder strap was long enough to allow it to be (comfortably) worn as a crossbody. xo
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely bag I purchased the lighter color tote for summer and it compliments any color I wear. It’s a nice soft color, very pretty, well made, and I don’t struggle with it in any way. Perfect size. Outside pocket is perfect to slip your phone in and out of. I’m 5’5” and the strap and handles are just the right length for me. Everything I need in a purse. I absolutely will not deal with a purse anymore that I have to struggle with. I will purchase a darker color for fall.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful in black! I received this bag (in black, with blind imprint personalization) last week and am really loving it. As many others note, the size is great for commuting; it fits my planner, kindle, sunglasses case, large wallet, and bag of misc. cosmetics and products easily, with plenty of extra give so that the bag doesn't feel over-stuffed. It has a nice structure that's flexible (thanks to the beautiful leather) but boxy enough to stand on its own. I agree that the shoulder strap is truly a shoulder strap - there's no crossbody action happening there (even for someone like me who is 5' 0")! The black color is really rich and lovely to the touch, and I highly recommend the blind imprint if you're interested in adding a classic and personal detail without being quite as obvious as the gold foil.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great work bag I use this everyday on my commute to work. I can fit my laptop, a book and numberous other items in easily. Love the color and monogram.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect work bag! This is the perfect work bag--easy to commute with and fits my 13" laptop perfectly along with my wallet and a few other essentials. The monogram is so cute too!
Date published: 2018-03-07
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