Calling All Commuters! This On-Sale Madewell Tote Will Make You a Morning Person

Madewell Tote

Commuting to work can be a hassle. To start things off, we’re usually not fully awake yet or ready to deal with the real world. Add in late trains, bumper-to-bumper traffic and obnoxious fellow commuters, and we have a headache waiting for us every morning. Plus, we’re often carrying multiple bags, attempting to clutch them all closely to our body to keep our belongings in place! This kind of stress shouldn’t start so early in the day!

We may not be able to clear up traffic, but we can still make commuting so much easier, and sleeker, with the Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote. Madewell is famous for its Transport totes, and this specific one is our ideal choice for a hectic commute. It’s also 33% off right now!

Transport Tote

See it: Get the Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote (originally $188) for just $125 at Nordstrom!

Shoppers are eternally grateful for this tote, saying it “makes life so much easier.” They love how spacious it is, but only on the inside, noting how it doesn’t look “ridiculously oversized.” Everyone is also making sure to point out the high quality, commenting on the “buttery leather” and “durable” construction that maintains its structured and streamlined shape. One shopper, who uses this bag for their commute, loved how it “looks professional” so they don’t have to hide it away in the office. Another called it “minimalism at its best,” delighted that they can carry it around without looking like a walking “billboard!”

This tote embraces a clean, modern look that says, “We don’t need any extra trinkets or accents to look fabulous.” Just because don’t need them doesn’t mean we can’t have them, though. Feel free to tie a cute scarf around one of the top handles or attach a trendy pom-pom!

The only accent on this bag, which is extremely subtle, is a narrow, horizontal line of topstitching running underneath the handles, from one side to the other. This stitching is in the same shade as the vegetable-tanned leather of tote. Speaking of the handles, these two top handles have an 8-inch drop, long enough to carry over our shoulder if we’d like to at any given time!


See it: Get the Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote (originally $188) for just $125 at Nordstrom!

This bag is ever so slightly wider than it is tall, with a flat base so it can stand up on its own. On top, we’ll find a goldtone zipper to keep our belongings from flying in case of a sudden stop on the road or the train tracks, or from any approaching sticky fingers.

The inside of this bag is 100% leather, and we can fit practically anything inside, from a pair of flats to change into at our desk, to a laptop, to a water bottle, to a cardigan to slip on when the air conditioning is set to 50 degrees again. We’ll also find an interior zip pocket on the inside, which is more than spacious enough to fit our phone and keys, for example!

This bag is currently available in the Linen shade, which feeds even more deeply into its clean, classic and timeless charm. It’s a nude shade, which means it’s a neutral, too, so it will work with seriously any outfit we wear! Did waking up in the morning just become kind of appealing?

See it: Get the Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote (originally $188) for just $125 at Nordstrom!

Not your style? Check out more from Madewell here and other totes available at Nordstrom here!


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