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Known for their long single strap and large rectangular pouch, messenger bags have always been popular among couriers, cyclists and those who were looking for something practical to carry around their day-to-day essentials like a laptop or notebooks. Now, though, their appeal reaches just about everyone, including people that want something functional and those that want something high-end and fashionable.

If you cycle or walk to work or school, a messenger bag is the perfect style for you because of its sheer size. Not sure where to start your search? Try looking for brands like Timbuk2 and LeSportsac. They make nylon bags with padded straps that protect your neck and shoulder and velcro and zippered compartments so you can stuff in just about everything you need. And if you think all nylon messenger bags look alike, think again! You can pick from basic primary colors or fun whimsical prints.

While messenger bags are known for their spacious pockets and storage capabilities, there are luxurious and soft options as well. Brands like Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler offer beautifully constructed bags that maintain the basic messenger shape, but with embellishments like soft leathers and sturdy hardware.
  • Linea Pelle Hunter Messenger Bag - Ink
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    Linea Pelle Hunter Messenger Bag - Ink
    Soft, wrinkled leather brings a casual look to this scaled down Linea Pelle messenger bag. A zip welt pocket outfits the magnetic front flap, and the suede interior contains a zip pocket. Adjustable strap. Dust bag included. Leather: Cowhide. Weight: 15oz / 0.43kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 9in / 23cm Length: 11.5in / 29cm Depth: 3.5in / 9cm Strap drop: 24.75in / 63cm. Available sizes: One Size
  • Timbuk2 Command (Medium)
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    Timbuk2 Command (Medium)
    Sophisticated and versatile. Your daily commute is just not complete without the Timbuk2® Command laptop messenger bag. Fits laptops up to 15 inches. Top flap opening with two buckle closures. Removable, adjustable strap can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder. Organizational pockets at front, underneath flap. Smart power brick pocket manages all your cords. Napoleon side-entry pocket for quick-and-easy access without having to unbuckle flap. Slip-in water bottle pocket at side. Zippered laptop pocket at back opens like a book for airport-friendly travel. High-density foam laptop sleeve. Separate padded sleeve accommodates e-readers. TPU liner for easy cleaning. Luggage pass through on back allows luggage attachment. Top haul handle. Imported. Measurements: Bottom Width: 13 in. Middle Width: 13 in. Top Width: 13 in. Depth: 6 in. Height: 14 in. Strap Length: 50 in. Strap Drop: 25 in. Handle Length: 7 in. Handle Drop: 3 in. Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz.
  • BOSS GREEN Logo Messenger Bag
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    BOSS GREEN Logo Messenger Bag
    Accessorise your style with this Boss Green logo messenger bag. Crafted from a textured material, this softly structured bag features logo detailing, contrast piping and silver metal hardware. Size selection: One size. H: 25cm; W: 21cm; D: 3cm. 100% polyamide. Lining: 100% polyester.
  • Timbuk2 Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Small)
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    Timbuk2 Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Small)
    Now you can impress the crowd with the amazing features of the Commute (Small) by Timbuk2®. TSA compliant laptop compartment. Laptop compartment unzips to lie flat for airport security. Two separate compartments for both a laptop and tablet. Compartments feature high density foam with quilted tricot lining. Laptop compartment: 14.4 x 9.4 x 1.6 in / 36.6 x 23.9 x 4.1 cm. Faux fur lined front pockets help keep your gadgets safe. Internal organizer helps keep your small items tidy. Interior mesh pockets for added storage. Luggage pass through offers added convenience while traversing crowded aiports. Red key tether. Elasticized external water bottle pocket. Vista loop. Grab strap for easy lifting. Removable shoulder strap. Materials: Ballistic nylon. Waterproof TPU front flap. Waterproof hypalon rubberized bottom. Measurements: Bottom Width: 16 in. Middle Width: 16 in. Top Width: 16 in. Depth: 5 1 " 2 in. Height: 15 in. Handle Length: 7 in. Handle Drop: 1 1 " 2 in. Accessory Strap Length: 58 in. Accessory Strap Drop: 25 in. Weight: 2 lbs 0.68 oz.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage black messenger bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage black messenger bag
    Black grainy calf leather messenger bag from Christian Louboutin. The bag has detachable shoulder and cross-body straps, gunmetal hardware, and red enamel details. An internal zipped pocket and two large internal pockets complete the look. The bag can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a tote. Measurements: L27 x H20 / 28 x W14 cm. Handle drop: 21 / 55 cm. Made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage black mini messenger bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage black mini messenger bag
    Black grainy calf leather mini messenger bag from Christian Louboutin. The bag has detachable shoulder and cross-body straps, gunmetal hardware, and red enamel details. An internal zipped pocket and two large internal pockets complete the look. The bag can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a tote. Measurements: L x H x W cm. Handle drop: cm. Made in Italy.
  • Henri Bendel Whitney Lizard Messenger
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    Henri Bendel Whitney Lizard Messenger
    No Bendel Girl's collection of fashion accessories is complete without a classic designer handbag like the Whitney Lizard Messenger. Crafted with lizard printed and embossed leather and custom Henri Bendel hardware, this absolutely fabulous luxury handbag has plenty of pockets inside and out to keep your essentials organized and accessible. Lizard printed and embossed leather. Fold over closure. Two open inner pockets. Interior zippered pocket and pouch. Exterior back zippered pocket. Custom Henri Bendel hardware. Satin lining. Dimensions: 10.5'H X 12"W X 3.25"D"; 20" Crossbody drop.
  • Pre-owned Navy Blue Coach Bleecker Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Navy Blue Coach Bleecker Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Armani Jeans Shoulder Bag In Patent Faux Leather With Pendant
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    Armani Jeans Shoulder Bag In Patent Faux Leather With Pendant
    Composition: 100% pvc. Solid color. Magnetic closure. Internal pocket. Adjustable shoulder straps.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    An exquisite new style for the Fall/Winter season, "Passage" is guaranteed to make a bold first impression. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. And as a "Messenger," she can be carried in a few different ways: by her beautiful handles, her optional shoulder strap, or her cross-body strap to free your arms. In ultra-chic eclipse, "Passage Messenger" is both eye-catching and versatile, and is sure to have all of the ladies talking. Color : Eclipse. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Pre-owned Dark Brown Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Dark Brown Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Louis Vuitton at Tradesy
  • MUK LUKS Sprinkled Snowflake Messenger Bag
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    MUK LUKS Sprinkled Snowflake Messenger Bag
    Flat top strap Drawstring closure. Allover printed knit construction. Approx. 15.25" L x 16" W x 15.25" D. Imported. Fiber Content: 100% acrylic. Care: Hand wash.
  • UGG I Heart Messenger Women's Blue Jean Hearts
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    UGG I Heart Messenger Women's Blue Jean Hearts
    Smart and stylish the I Heart Messenger is the bag most likely to succeed. Crafted in durable heavyweight canvas this sweet messenger blends fashionable details and pops of contrast with functional back-wall drop pockets and an adjustable crossbody strap resulting in the perfect bag for every schoolgirl's essentials.
  • Timbuk2 Especial Claro Messenger Bag
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    Timbuk2 Especial Claro Messenger Bag
    Streamline your bike commute with the Timbuk2 Especial Claro messenger bag. It protects your gear from the elements and looks great on and off the bike thanks to its lightweight, sophisticated design.
  • Massimo Dutti Suede Lined Messenger Bag
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    Massimo Dutti Suede Lined Messenger Bag
    Messenger bag, made in Spain in 100% leather with three main compartments and contrasting half-lining in suede. Zip and pull-tab closure, adjustable strap, a zipped pocket at the back, one inside pocket and lining printed with the brand logo. Measurements: Width: 29 x Height: 19,5 x Depth: 7.5 cm. Strap length: 56 cm.
  • Current/Elliott Vintage Messenger Bag
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    Current/Elliott Vintage Messenger Bag
    A black leather vintage cross body bag with buckle front and adjustable strap. Leather shows signs of age. BAG LENGTH: 15" WITH STRAP: 33"
  • Furla Ink blue leather 'Manola' medium messenger bag
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    Furla Ink blue leather 'Manola' medium messenger bag
    Leave to Furla to capture stunning innovative designs in a chic handbag you'll absolutely adore! Snap close rear slit pocket. Snap flap closure with raised silvertone logo. 47'' Adjustable shoulder strap with a 21'' drop. Suede and nylon lined with one zip pocket and two organizational pockets. Measures approximately 9'' at widest x 10'' tall at center x 3½'' deep. Leather; Imported;
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather Messenger Bag
    3. 1 Phillip LimPashli Mini Leather Messenger Bag, African VioletDetails3. 1 Phillip Lim grained calfskin messenger bag. Silvertone hardware and tonal topstitching. Flat top handle; 1" drop. Adjustable shoulder strap; 17 1/2" drop. Flap-front with push-lock closure. Exterior back magnetic slip pocket. Front open compartment under flap. Inside, canvas lining and zip pocket. 7"H x 9"W x 3"D; bag weighs 1lb 13oz. "Pashli" is imported.
  • Sole Society Rhea vegan messenger
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    Sole Society Rhea vegan messenger
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    Unstructured flap top messenger bag with adjustable and removable shoulder strap and top handle for dual carry. Exterior features read zipper pocket, front zipper pocket and braided tassel detail. Interior features zipper pocket and herringbone print lining. Material: Vegan Leather. Dimensions: 12"H x 10"W x 5"D. Handle Drop: 5" Strap Drop: 27"
  • PRADA Messenger Bag
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    PRADA Messenger Bag
    Saffiano Cuir leather flap shoulder bag. Polished steel hardware. Mouflon leather lining. Tag logo on the inside and enamel triangle logo outside on the rear. Buckle and push-lock closure. Two outside pockets with zipper closure, one on the front (under the flap) and one on the rear. Inside pocket with zipper and two cellphone pockets. Adjustable leather shoulder strap. L. 12.5 H. 11.0 W. 3.1 inches.
  • PUMA BMW Motorsport Messenger Bag
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    PUMA BMW Motorsport Messenger Bag
    Adjustable padded shoulder strap Top zip closure. Exterior feature front zip pocket. Interior feature slip pocket with foldover Velcro strap closure. Approx. 14" H x 13" W x 7" D. Approx. 10-22" strap drop. Imported. Materials: Nylon.
  • Merrell Belsize Messenger Bag
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    Merrell Belsize Messenger Bag
    Conquer commutes in any weather with the Belsize Messenger bag from Merrell, featuring padded laptop and tablet sleeves inside a waterproof shell that sheds moisture and protects precious cargo.
  • Pre-owned Black Patent Leather Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Patent Leather Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Coach Legacy Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Coach Legacy Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
    Laptop Bags by Coach at Tradesy
  • Reporter black leather messenger bag
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    Reporter black leather messenger bag
    Black unisex natural leather messenger bag with shoulderstrap and silver hardware. Laptop friendly. All TSM bags are manufactured in Europe. Leathers are chosen from well-known tanneries in Italy and Spain and all metalwork, like buckles, attachments and feet are personalized and handcrafted.
  • Pre-owned Black Crocodile Chanel Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Crocodile Chanel Messenger Bag
    Shoulder Bags by Chanel at Tradesy
  • Zara Quilted Messenger Bag
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    Zara Quilted Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% polyurethane. Lining. 100% Polyester. Filling. 100% Ethylene vinyl acetate styrene butadiene.
  • Zara Mini Messenger Bag
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    Zara Mini Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% polyurethane. Lining. 50% Linen, 50% polyester.
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