Tuesday, January 21, 2020

My Madewell Bag Collection

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Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Honestly, I have been in such a big blogging rut since before Christmas. My creative energy has just been super low and I haven't been very inspired. But today, I'm changing that and chatting about something I love, Madewell bags! Over the last few years, I have developed quite the Madewell bag collection because they are such great bags. In today's post, I'm going to be sharing my collection, details on each bag, and how I've styled them! Also, over on Instagram stories today, I'm sharing each bag, size comparisons, and more.


The medium transport tote was my very first Madewell bag purchase. I had been wanting to invest in a nice, leather bag. I wanted an everyday bag and one that would last for many years to come. I chose the medium tote because of the size and versatility. I really love how you can wear it on your shoulder, on your arm, or as a crossbody (it comes with a thin crossbody strap but you can change them out).  When I first got this bag in the mail, I definitely thought that the shoulder straps seemed short and they definitely are on the shorter side. But, I actually really like that about the bag now because it makes the bag feel secure when you are carrying it. I picked the English saddle color because it goes with literally everything. Three years later, this is still one of my most carried bags! I always recommend this to anyone who asks which Madewell bag to get. I'd say this one is my favorite! I have found that the leather just gets better and better with time. Also, the medium bag now also comes in a zippered version if you prefer that option.



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My second Madewell bag purchase was the large transport tote in black. I was looking for a tote bag to use for work that could hold all of the things and this one certainly does! I can carry my laptop, planner, and regular purse essentials comfortably in this bag. It's super roomy without being a big, overwhelming kind of tote. It really is the perfect large tote bag! My black bag doesn't have a zipper but my English saddle one does. I've had some people ask which one I prefer as far as the zipper goes and honestly, I never really zip my zippered bag. But, I do like having the option to zip it up if I needed to, especially if I was traveling (this bag makes a great carry on bag). The inside has one small, zippered pocket but the rest of it is open. I don't know about you but when a bag doesn't have a lot of organization inside, my bag gets super messy! Check out this blog post to learn about how I keep my bag organized. The tips I share in that post have been purse game changers for me! Also, for reference, the shoulder straps on the medium and large transport totes are pretty much the exact same size.



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When I purchased this bag, I wasn't filling a need, I just really loved the leopard print, lol. But I really do love having a printed bag in my collection. It just makes the most boring outfit so much more fun! This bag is the canvas transport tote so the price point is much less than the leather transport tote bags that I have. If you are wanting a Madewell bag but not wanting to spend the money on a leather bag, I would definitely recommend a canvas tote. The quality is amazing and the straps are leather so they will hold up over time. My leopard print is from over the summer but they just released a new leopard print that I might love even more!


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madewell, madewell bag, transport tote, mom style, nc blogger, north carolina blogger, totewell, style blogger


This crossbody bag is my go-to when I need a small bag! I really love the circle style and it surprisingly holds quite a few things for a small bag. I can carry my phone, small wallet, keys, and a lip gloss or two in this little bag. I picked the English saddle color but it does come in other colors as well. I also love that the strap is adjustable too! It's such a great bag for running errands, traveling, or well, really anything! I love it!



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Last up, the belt bag. I bought this over the summer and used it so much. It's perfect for wearing with skirts and dresses because you can carry your phone or other essentials while remaining hands free. This bag comes in sizes and I personally went with the size small (I'm a 26 in pants at Madwell and a 27 other places). The extra small worked for me but I could only carry it high on my waist and I really wanted the versatility of carrying it lower, near my hips if I wanted to. I also got this bag in English saddle because it just goes with everything! I love using this bag for our travels. It took me from Puerto Rico to Disney World, hands free!



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madewell, madewell bag, transport tote, mom style, nc blogger, north carolina blogger, totewell, style blogger

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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