While many fashionistas make it a point to have plenty of designer handbags in their vaults, Madewell is always our go-to for when we need a multitasking carryall for both work and play. Often praised for its stylish and laidback flair, this brand is all about crafting everyday essentials that will shake up our style. At Shop With Us, we always keep a keen eye on the most fashionable finds and we’re always game for a new tote.

So naturally, once we spied this top-rated Madewell bag part of the Nordstrom sale, we immediately had to get our wallets ready. After all, there is no such thing as having too many bags. (That’s what we tell ourselves, at least!)


See It: Grab the Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote at 10 percent off the original price of $158, now $140 in dark cabernet to add to your closet. Not a fan of the oxblood hue? Check out other shades at Nordstrom!

We are geeked to get our hands on the Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote. Scoring major style points for its effortlessly cool flair and versatile build, this design will be in great company with our trendy wardrobe.

Made with a 100 percent leather construction, this pocketbook is the epitome of smart with a sleek finish. Paying homage to classic styling while taking style cues from up-to-date trends, this tote features over-the-shoulder straps for a seamless arm and body carry. Equipped with an optional cross-body strap, we can flaunt this carryall over the shoulders for a hands-free alternative.

Crafted with an open top and roomy interior capacity, this handbag gives Us easy access to our essentials while we’re out and about. A convenient tote that can hold multiple items ranging from our keys, laptop, planner and more, we can carry this piece around without the heavy feel. Our favorite detail? The outer side pocket! We always carry tons of stuff and the extra space is a major plus. We also dig that the interior zip pocket works to safe keep our small items. Complete with a flat base for an easy sitting stance, this luxe find checks all the boxes!


We are in awe with its dark cabernet hue. Flaunting a rich, yet lived-in finish, this textured bag exudes a simplistic, yet elegant appeal that we know and love. An ideal pairing with virtually anything in our closet, we can’t wait to give this piece a couple of wear miles.

The latest color from the top-rated design, we can also welcome other earthy hues into the mix including the English Saddle, Savannah Moss, and linen hues. A great purse that can add a stylish touch to our everyday ensembles, we can’t go wrong with either hue. Personally, we can’t get enough of a stunning neutral and the stonewall shade is just what we need. Flaunting a gorgeous cool grey tone, this pocketbook steers away from our tried and true dark-colored pick. There’s also a true black shade for those who are all about keeping it classic.

For those who love pastel options, the Sheer Pink style will rise to the occasion. Every bit as pretty and playful as we have imagined, this style will add a classic, yet muted element to all of our looks.

Normally retailing for $158, this tote bag has hit the sale rack at a cool 10 percent off markdown, leaving Us with a $140 price tag. Who doesn’t love to save a few bucks along the way?


We love making a chic statement as we carry our essentials through the day and we plan on wearing this tote with skinny jeans, a boyfriend sweater, over-the-knee boots and a top coat for the ultimate chilly weather ensemble. For days when we’re heading to the office, we’re pulling out mules, trousers, a flowy blouse, brooch and a wrap coat for a smart-tailored finish. We can even welcome this purse into a casual style with a tunic, leggings, ankle-cut boots and a fleece-lined jean jacket for a laidback look.

Nordstrom shoppers can’t stop singing their praises! Many reviewers love how rich the dark cabernet color looks, while others appreciate its well-made and luxe quality. Shoppers also like that the short straps are large enough to fit over a winter coat, with others loving its lightweight feel. One reviewer shared that handbag is the perfect size with the right amount of distress for a great aged look.

Dubbed as the ideal everyday essential, reviewers love that this design keeps our daily necessities organized. One shopper noted that this bag looks way more expensive than its price tag.

Let’s be honest, scooping up a fashionable carryall can typically cost Us a pretty penny and this purse is a refreshing change of pace. Show your bag vault some love and snag this find while it’s still in stock.

See It: Grab the Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote at 10 percent off the original price of $158, now $140 in dark cabernet to add to your closet. Not a fan of the oxblood hue? Check out other shades at Nordstrom!

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The cult-favorite Madewell tote is at its lowest price at Nordstrom Rack

Courtney Campbell Reviewed.com Published 4:24 PM EST Jan 16, 2020 Get this incredible tote for the best price we’ve ever seen. Madewell

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There’s a moment in life where you find the bag. You know, the one that’s the perfect size, a gorgeous color, and just works for nearly every occasion? Well, that moment happened for me when I found the Madewell Medium Transport Tote—and I’m never going back. And right now, you can join in on the obsession because you can get this bag for an incredible discount.

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Typically, this tote costs a stiff $158 from Madewell, but right now you can get the classic leather tote for just $75 and the corduroy tote for $80 at Nordstrom Rack. That’s around 50% off for each, and lowest prices I’ve ever seen for this bag.

I’m absolutely OBSESSED with this tote bag. It’s the perfect size for work and running errands, and it has a small interior and exterior pocket for a little extra storage. I’m able to fit my wallet, water bottle, travel mug, lunch, and Kindle with no problem or strain on my shoulder when I lug it to work. I also love that it’s not too large, so I don’t feel smushed when I’m on a crowded train during my commute to work. One of my coworkers even managed to pack everything she needed for an overnight trip to New York City in this bag, making it just as versatile as you need it to be.

I’m so in love with this bag that I currently own it in Dark Cabernet and Wisteria Dove colors (both included in the sale!) for a nice variety in winter and spring colors. With this discount, I’m highly considering picking up one in another one for myself.

Aside from its perfect sizing and incredible style, the Medium Transport Tote is made of high-quality leather, which means your bag will hold up for years to come as long as you care for it properly. But don’t just take my word for it, it has a 4.4-star rating and more than 800 reviews on the Madewell site, so people are just as obsessed as I am. Although it’s not as popular as the larger, classic Transport Tote, reviewers love that it makes a good in-between sized bag when you don’t have to carry too much stuff.

This sale won’t last for long, so if you’re in need of a medium sized bag for year-round, I highly recommend scooping this one up while you can.

Get the Medium Medium Leather Transport Tote at Nordstrom Rack for $74.97 (Save $83.03)

Madewell Leather Corduroy Medium Transport Tote at Nordstrom Rack for $79.97 (Save $78.03)

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Published 4:24 PM EST Jan 16, 2020

Lea Michele’s Crossbody Bag Is The Perfect Everyday Piece (& It’s In Stock At Madewell)

It’s likely that you have a purse in your closet (or on your counter, or by the front door, or anywhere else you throw your everyday bag) that you’ve been hanging onto for years. It goes with absolutely everything, and it has just enough room to hold the essentials without the disorganization that often comes with a giant tote. Lea Michelle’s crossbody bag is the updated version of that old classic — and it’s officially time to make the swap.

Michele was photographed while out in New York City on Mon. wearing the epitome of laid back, off-duty style. The NYC native wore distressed, straight-leg denim, a slightly cropped black sweater, and burgundy-velvet slides. While her outfit was stylish but relatable, the real star of the look was her bag. Michele wore a black, crossbody bag with a front pocket and a prominent top handle that she scored at Madewell.

Michele’s versatile carryall — which is only $128 — is the perfect size for everyday use and can be worn with or without the long, crossbody strap. If you look closely, you can see that Michele’s bag has her initials printed elegantly in tiny gold lettering. Madewell offers leather stamping on a variety of products to make your every day bag that much more personalized.

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Celebrities have called upon this cult-favorite brand before for just about every occasion, from running errands to attending fashion week shows (I’m looking at you, Freida Pinto). As J.Crew’s more contemporary sister brand, Madewell continues to make a convincing case for basics when it comes to day-to-day style. Michele’s adorable mini-tote is made from vegetable leather, and it’s tanned to perfection (it looks just worn enough without seeming overly destroyed).

The bag is still in stock, plus it comes in four colors to choose from. While many remain partial to a classic black bag, the fall season is a great excuse to experiment with fun hues like maroon, saddle brown, or even bubblegum pink. Ahead, shop the actor’s everyday purse, along with The Zoe Report’s list of stylish, efficient crossbody bags to wear while you’re out and about.

Madewell mini transport crossbody

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