The Leather Carryall: Madewell Transport Tote
It’s no wonder this classic carryall became so popular in 2013–a good leather tote bag that’s both practical and effortlessly cool in its simplicity is downright hard to find. Not to mention that goes-with-anything cognac color or very reasonable price. I purchased my tote back in the fall of 2012, and it’s been one of the best purchases I’ve made. It’s stylish in a very subtle, raw way, big enough to fit practically everything in, and has serious lasting power–everything you want in a timeless, everyday essential. It’s not overly structured but stiff enough to sit upright; it’s not so buttery soft that the leather will tear or discolor at the mere touch of dirt. In fact, as this leather starts to wear with time, it only gets better. I reach for it as my carryall most days for work and haven taken it pretty much everywhere–traveling near and far, shopping outdoor markets, running errands around town, beach bumming, and more. It’s just that perfectly versatile.