Madewell Transport Tote

Madewell Transport Tote

 

Madewell Transport Tote

Madewell Transport Tote

Madewell Transport Tote

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Madewell Transport Tote

Madewell Transport Tote (c/o Shopbop) // Also in black and olivetree

This bag had been on my radar for quite sometime, but I had a fear that it would end up like most of my leather bags: sitting on a shelf gathering dust since leather is too heavy to carry on my shoulder for the duration of my  50+ min commute. I finally gave in and ordered the Madewell Transport Totes since I could not resist the beautiful shade of cognac leather for one day longer. I happily discovered that the bag is much lighter than a traditional leather bag, probably due to the simple, no frills shape and no liner or heavy hardware to weight down the bag,

I was concerned that the drop of the shoulder straps would be too short for winter wear once my bulky puffy coat came out, and that sadly is true. With a bulky coat the bag has a tendency to slip off my shoulder, and I had to keep constantly pulling it back up. But with any other normal weight, non-puffy coat the shoulder drop is fine and the center of the bag helps it to hang comfortably off the shoulder. Related to puffy coats, the Transport tote does hold up against winter weather, as I wore it out a couple times in the rain and while it looked all sorts of damaged in the rain it dried out quite nicely. I’m too afraid that bad weather will harm the leather so I’ve stopped bringing it out if there are any raindrops in the forecast. (For those bad weather, puffy coat days I grab my Longchamp Le Pliage that is virtually indestructible.)

Some Insta-love for my Transport Tote:
Watching an early morning soccer game
With boat shoes, stripes & camo
Touring 1 Infinite Loop
Chilling poolside