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This Very Versatile Version of Our Favorite Madewell Work Bag Is 30 Percent Off

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It may not feel like it, but fall is just around the corner, which means you might be gearing up for school or even going back to the office. Whether you’re a student or in the workforce, you’ll want a good, reliable bag to take with you on the go. One of the Strategist’s favorites is Madewell’s leather Transport Tote, a bag we’ve called a women’s wardrobe essential — and one that Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman swears by as a work bag. Comfortable and roomy enough to fit, in her words, “a laptop, water bottle, and all the toys my kids swear they want to play with that I get stuck carrying home,” it comes in a couple of different colors and styles, including this one that has a fold-over top. This design feature makes the bag even more versatile because you can carry (or style) it in even more ways. Like the original Transport Tote, the fold-over version has top handles that fit over your shoulder and an adjustable cross-body strap that attaches at the top of the bag (and at the fold). Today, it’s 30 percent off, bringing its price down to $132. Shown in the “English Saddle” color, you can also get it in black for the same low price. Both options, we’ll add, pair well with just about anything.

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A More-Versatile Style of This Beloved Work Bag Is Now $132