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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.
  • London Fog Clara Messenger Bag
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    London Fog Clara Messenger Bag
    Interior center zip divider, one interior zip and two slip pockets.One card slot. One exterior pocket
  • Armani Jeans Eco Leather Messenger Bag
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    Armani Jeans Eco Leather Messenger Bag
    A sleek evening bag, the Eco Leather Messenger is the perfect size for your essentials on nights out on the town. Armani Jeans designs this classic messenger bag with a large raised logo and ethical eco leather. Just sling over the shoulder with the adjustable strap for effortless style.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag
    Lend your look urban-chic style with this sleek messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors. Styled in luxe, Saffiano leather with signature detailing, the adjustable strap offers a custom fit. Pear/Silver. Genuine leather.
  • The Misfits Canvas Messenger Bag Circa 1990s
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    The Misfits Canvas Messenger Bag Circa 1990s
    Smaller 13' x 10' x 3', the mifits screen printed canvas messenger bag is in very good condition. Fully functional zip pocket, 2 smaller pockets w overlap flap. Slightly faded. Not much wear. Manufactured in the 90's.
  • Pre-owned Black Prada Tessuto Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Prada Tessuto Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Prada at Tradesy
  • 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.
  • Zara Mock-Croc Mini Messenger Bag
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    Zara Mock-Croc Mini Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% polyurethane. Lining. 100% Polyester.
  • Pre-owned Navy Blue Leather Michael Kors Sophie Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Navy Blue Leather Michael Kors Sophie Messenger Bag
    Shoulder Bags by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • Herschel Supply Co Pop Quiz Messenger Bag Women's Accessories Black
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    Herschel Supply Co Pop Quiz Messenger Bag Women's Accessories Black
    Features:. Satchels. Colour: Black. Fully lined with signature coated Poly fabric. Contrast waterproof zipper detail. Messenger bag. Quick access clips. Full padded Fleece lined 15 laptop sleeve pocket. Padded shoulder strap. Size + Fit Guide:. Satchels. Dimensions: 11" x 16" x 5.75" " Black.
  • Pre-owned Navy Blue Keen Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Navy Blue Keen Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Keen 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.
  • 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
  • Dasein Anchor Canvas Striped Messenger Bag
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    Dasein Anchor Canvas Striped Messenger Bag
    Stripes and a nautical anchor applique make this bag a sea-side favorite. Set sail in style with the lightweight canvas material,finished with an adjustable faux leather shoulder strap.
  • Zara Mini Messenger Bag
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    Zara Mini Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% polyurethane. Lining. 50% Linen, 50% polyester.
  • United by Blue Aidan Foldover Messenger Bag
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    United by Blue Aidan Foldover Messenger Bag
    Who says eco-consciousness and class aren't compatible? The United By Blue Aidan Foldover Messenger Bag takes an environmentally- and socially-responsible approach to creating a sophisticated everyday tote. The water-resistant waxed canvas is made from organic cotton, and for every purchase, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world. So far they've removed over 200,000 pounds of trash, and your purchase only helps that number grow.
  • Pre-owned White Plastic Michael Kors Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned White Plastic Michael Kors Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • 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.
  • Wildkin Zebra Jumpstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Zebra Jumpstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Get the jump on your day with wildkin jumpstart messenger bag. Cool and convenient, this messenger bag will easily hold your inch laptop, tablet, or books. It great for school, travel, or for around town. features include multiple interior pockets and a water-resistant lining. Plus, have extra security with full snaps and a velcro-like seal. This bag has what you need to keep you organized when on the go.
  • KIPLING Gabbie dotted messenger bag
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    KIPLING Gabbie dotted messenger bag
    Kipling Gabbie messenger bag. Zip fastening, adjustable strap. Four external pockets, three internal pockets, internal attached lanyard. Height 28cm, width 37cm, depth 14cm.
  • Clare V. Messenger Bag in Navy
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    Clare V. Messenger Bag in Navy
    Leather messenger bag with top handles and inside zip pocket. Fully lined with inside zip pocket. Zip closure. Detachable shoulder strap. 12"W x 18"H Made in the USA. O/S.
  • Zara Leather Messenger Bag With Fringes
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    Zara Leather Messenger Bag With Fringes
    Outer shell: 100% cow leather. Lining. 85% Cotton, 15% linen.
  • 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"
  • 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.
  • Prada Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag
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    Prada Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag
    Nylon with leather trim. Polished steel hardware. Adjustable crossbody strap; 18" drop. Flap top with zip pocket and logo plaque; two hidden zip pockets with buckled closure. Zip top secures roomy interior. Inside, logo jacquard lining; one zip pocket. 9 1/4"H x 13"W x 5" D; bag weighs approx. 1lb 8oz. Made in Italy.
  • 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
  • Prada Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag
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    Prada Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag
    Prada. Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag, Black (Nero). Nylon with leather trim. Polished steel hardware. Adjustable crossbody strap; 18" drop. Flap top with zip pocket and logo plaque; two hidden zip pockets with buckled closure. Zip top secures roomy interior. Inside, logo jacquard lining; one zip pocket. 9 1/4"H x 13"W x 5" D; bag weighs approx. 1lb 8oz. Made in Italy.
  • 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.
  • Jerome Dreyfuss Python Igor Small Messenger
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    Jerome Dreyfuss Python Igor Small Messenger
    Jerome Dreyfuss black python and smooth leather Igor small messenger crossbody bag. Signature flat brasstone studs at flap front, two expandable zip gussets around base expand bag depth; polished brasstone hardware . Lined with black suede; one snap-button compartment, one open compartment and one zip compartment with four card slots at interior . Adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Magnetic snap closure . 7.50" height x 9.75" width x 4.25"-7.50" depth, approximately . 23" strap drop, approximately . Includes leather key fob with flashlight . Imported . This item cannot be shipped to California.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Horizon Navy
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Horizon Navy
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • 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.
  • Pre-owned Black Michael Kors Selma Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Michael Kors Selma Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • 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.
  • Givenchy Baby's Breath Pandora Small Messenger
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    Givenchy Baby's Breath Pandora Small Messenger
    Givenchy black, white and yellow baby's breath-print supple nappa leather Pandora small messenger. Rectangular soft box-like shape . Zip pocket at front, metal logo lettering at topline, polished goldtone D-rings and hardware . Lined with black canvas, one zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Single rolled top handle, detachable flat leather shoulder strap . Top zip closure . 7.0" height x 10.5" width x 5.5" depth, approximately . 6" handle drop, 21" strap drop (approximately) . Made in Italy .
  • Zara Buckled Leather Messenger Bag
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    Zara Buckled Leather Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% cow leather. Lining. 100% Cotton.
  • 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.
  • Pre-owned Black Prada Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Prada Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Prada at Tradesy
  • Bottega Veneta Small Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Small Messenger Bag
    Bottega Veneta Small Messenger Bag Intreccio leather with suede lining and gunmetal-tone hardware. Made in Italy. Measures approx 10"W x 10"H x 5"D. Adjustable shoulder strap. Fold-over flap top with magnetic closure. Interior pocket and zip pocket.
  • Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Tory Burch Louiisa Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Tory Burch Louiisa Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Tory Burch 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 Red Jack Spade Field Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Red Jack Spade Field Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Jack Spade at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Jacquard Kate Spade Kate Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Jacquard Kate Spade Kate Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Kate Spade at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Navy Blue Bebe Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Navy Blue Bebe Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Bebe at Tradesy
  • 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 Leather Donna Karan Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Leather Donna Karan Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Donna Karan at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Juicy Couture Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Juicy Couture Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Juicy Couture at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Chocolate Juicy Couture Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Chocolate Juicy Couture Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Juicy Couture at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Silver Prada Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Silver Prada Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Prada at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Blue Nylon Prada Tessuto Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Blue Nylon Prada Tessuto Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Prada at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Blue Christian Dior Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Blue Christian Dior Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Christian Dior at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Alexander Wang Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Alexander Wang Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Alexander Wang at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Chanel Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Chanel Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Chanel at Tradesy
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