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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. Genuine leather. Imported. MICHAEL Michael Kors bag. Saffiano leather. Adjustable crossbody strap with 26" drop. Top zip closure. Gold- or silver-tone hardware; logo plaque at front. Interior features 3 card slots. 8-1/2" W x 5-1/2" H x 3" D. Silhouette is based off 5'9" model.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Zara Mini Messenger Bag
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    Zara Mini Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% polyurethane. Lining. 50% Linen, 50% polyester.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Medium Messenger Bag
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    MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Medium Messenger Bag
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    Medium Messenger Bag A polished and structured style in luxe saffiano leather with radiant hardware. Detachable adjustable shoulder strap, 21 1/2"-23 1/2" drop. Top zip closure. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 10 1/2"W X 6 1/2"H X 3"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Black - Size: N/S
  • 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.
  • Prada Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag
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    Prada Vela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag
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    PradaVela Buckle-Pocket Messenger Bag, Black (Nero)DetailsNylon 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.Designer About Prada:Prada was founded in 1913 in Milan by Mario Prada and was originally known as Prada Brothers. In 1978, Mario's granddaughter Miuccia Prada led the company's expansion into distinctive clothing that quickly became a favorite among celebrities worldwide. Currently, Prada is one of the most influential clothing lines in the fashion industry, with an iconic collection that includes sunglasses, handbags, and shoes in addition to men's and women's clothing.
  • 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;
  • FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
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    FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
    There are soccer fans. And then there are Italian soccer fans. (Spend 90 minutes amongst their flag-waving, hand-wringing, chanting, cheering-like-their-lives-depend-on-it masses, and you'll know exactly what we mean.) For those who consider themselves part of the latter group, we've got exactly the messenger bag to help ensure there's no question which team you're rooting for. As if that green, white, and red face paint you're rocking isn't obvious enough. Features: 52% Polyester, 34% cotton, 14% PU construction with contrast piping. Two-way zip opening into large main compartment. Inner slip-in pocket. Asymmetrical zip pocket at front panel. Adjustable webbing shoulder strap. PUMA Cat Logo, FIGC Italia badge, and Italia callout at face. 16.5" L x 5.5" W x 10" H.
  • 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.
  • Camo Patent Rhinestone-buckled Messenger Bag
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    Camo Patent Rhinestone-buckled Messenger Bag
    All bling,no waiting! This ultra slim messenger bag has silvertone studs and vegan croc trim to spare. With a rhinestone studded buckle closure and a convenient magnetic snap,this lightweight crossbody lights up any outfit.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
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    FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
    There are soccer fans. And then there are Italian soccer fans. (Spend 90 minutes amongst their flag-waving, hand-wringing, chanting, cheering-like-their-lives-depend-on-it masses, and you'll know exactly what we mean.) For those who consider themselves part of the latter group, we've got exactly the messenger bag to help ensure there's no question which team you're rooting for. As if that green, white, and red face paint you're rocking isn't obvious enough. Features: 52% Polyester, 34% cotton, 14% PU construction with contrast piping. Two-way zip opening into large main compartment. Inner slip-in pocket. Asymmetrical zip pocket at front panel. Adjustable webbing shoulder strap. PUMA Cat Logo, FIGC Italia badge, and Italia callout at face. 16.5" L x 5.5" W x 10" H.
  • Zara Buckled Leather Messenger Bag
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    Zara Buckled Leather Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: 100% cow leather. Lining. 100% Cotton.
  • Pre-owned Black Prada Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Prada Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Prada at Tradesy
  • 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.
  • Bottega Veneta Small Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Small Messenger Bag
    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 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
  • Reporter black leather messenger bag
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    Reporter black leather messenger bag
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    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 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
  • 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.
  • Pre-owned Blue Tory Burch Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Blue Tory Burch Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Tory Burch 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 Silver Prada Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Silver Prada Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Prada at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Black Gucci Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Gucci Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Gucci 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 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 Black Alexander Wang Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Alexander Wang Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Alexander Wang at Tradesy
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