Madewell Book Club: What 6 of Our Favorite Women Are Reading RN

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Thanks to the internet, a new book recommendation list is just a few clicks away, but what about the things that aren’t new or notable at the moment? For some less-expected suggestions, we checked back in with the creative women we’ve gotten to know over the past few years (all of whom we’ve written about on this very blog). Here, seven recommendations as unique as they are. There’s a long novel, some short stories, a few new-ish titles and some that are quite old.

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Interviewing our Transport Collection (Really, Hear Us Out)

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A few years ago, our design team set out to create something simple: a timeless tote so free of trendy details that you could carry it for as long as the leather would allow (aka forever). The result: our Transport Tote. Since then, we’ve added some new shapes and sizes, and while they all share the same rugged yet refined style—thanks to fine leather, minimal hardware and tonal stitching—each has its own pretty unique vibe. Allow us, or, um, them, to explain.

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#Totewell: Our Transport Tote, By The Numbers

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We love a good backstory, especially when it sheds light on an old friend. In this case, our “friend” happens to be our iconic Transport Tote (the bag we so fondly refer to as our “constant companion”). We went to our design team to find out how it all began, from landing on the perfect strap length to the months—yes, months—spent perfecting the shape.

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#totewell: Tales of a Transport Tote

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If there were a Best Supporting Actress award for wardrobe, the Transport Tote would win year after year.

Talk about breadth of character. It’s as versatile as it is ruggedly elegant, whether it’s resting contentedly in the basket of your bicycle or carrying a freshly plucked bouquet. Without a clasp or label—save the owner’s monogram—its biggest identifying mark is the very absence of one.

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The Modern Monogram: Why Stop At Your Initials?

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There’s no quicker—or more traditional—way to make something yours than by stamping it with your personal monogram. Since we’re all for turning tradition on its side, we’ve been embossing a few of our favorite three-letter words and phrases on some of our most beloved leather pieces. What we’ve learned during our experimentations?

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