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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.
  • Francesco Biasia Elevation Leather Messenger Bag
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    Francesco Biasia Elevation Leather Messenger Bag
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    Elevation Leather Messenger Bag crafted in supple calfskin leather, creates a modern look that elevates your wardrobe. Featuring top zip closure, single handle, detachable shoulder strap and gold tone hardware detail. Signature dust bag included. Made in Italy.
  • Henri Bendel Whitney Messenger
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    Henri Bendel Whitney Messenger
    No Bendel Girl's collection of fashion accessories is complete without a classic designer handbag like the Whitney Messenger. Crafted with genuine cowhide leather and finished with custom hardware, this absolutely fabulous luxury handbag has plenty of pockets inside and out to keep your essentials organized and accessible. 100% Soft cowhide 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 Hermes Blue Jeans Messenger
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    Pre-owned Hermes Blue Jeans Messenger
    Hermes Blue Jeans Messenger
  • Keen Montclair Mini Bag Messenger Bags
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    Keen Montclair Mini Bag Messenger Bags
    Small and functional, the Montclair Mini Bag by Keen is spacious enough to grab what you need. Made of recycled aluminum components. Hook-and-loop and zipper closure. Hidden front stash pocket for added storage. Organizational pocket under front flap for easy access. Padded zippered main compartment securely carries a digital camera. Adjustable shoulder strap converts from shoulder bag to crossbody bag for added versatility. 100% nylon with TPC coating. Measurements: ; Bottom Width: 8 1 2 in ; Depth: 2 1 4 in ; Height: 6 3 4 in ; Weight: 9.6 oz
  • Tory Burch Robinson Ologram Womens Gray Purse Leather Messenger New/Display
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    Tory Burch Robinson Ologram Womens Gray Purse Leather Messenger New/Display
    Tory Burch Robinson Ologram Womens Gray Purse Leather Messenger New/Display
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Color-block leather Messenger bag
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    VALENTINO GARAVANI Color-block leather Messenger bag
    Valentino Garavani spring/summer 2015 color-blocking leather Messenger bag, in Senape, Raspberry and Petrolio tones, with adjustable shoulder strap. Back logo print. Three inner compartments. Leather lining. Fly closure with gold finishing sheet. Measures: length 26 x height 20 x depth 8 cm. Composition: 100% calf leather.
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag
    Bottega VenetaVeneta Small Messenger Bag, Light BlueDetailsBottega Venetamessenger in signature intrecciato woven lambskin. Brunito hardware. Two-way zip-around top. Adjustable crossbody strap woven through sides; 22" drop. Inside, one zip and one open PDA pocket; suede lining. 7"H x 11"W x 2"D; bag weighs under 1lb. Made in Italy of French material.
  • Pre-owned Blue Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Blue Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag, Light Blue
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag, Light Blue
    Bottega Venetamessenger in signature intrecciato woven lambskin. Brunito hardware. Two-way zip-around top. Adjustable crossbody strap woven through sides; 22" drop. Inside, one zip and one open PDA pocket; suede lining. 7"H x 11"W x 2"D; bag weighs under 1lb. Made in Italy of French material.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Spring
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Spring
    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.
  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star PU Messenger Bag
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    Converse Chuck Taylor All Star PU Messenger Bag
    Get all your favorite Converse gear including the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star PU Messenger Bag Size One Size.
  • Dakine Olive 15L Messenger Bag
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    Dakine Olive 15L Messenger Bag
    Dakine Olive canvas messenger bag. Faux leather trim. Allover herringbone pattern. Magnetic snap flap compartment features interior zip pocket. Adjustable faux leather shoulder strap. Approx dimensions: 13" x 14" x 4.5"(33cm x 36cm x 11cm). Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Heather Selma Mini Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Heather Selma Mini Messenger
    Make a statement with this stunning Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger. Made from luxurious Saffiano leather,this compact handbag offers plenty of style.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger
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    Blue and black leather mini 'Pashli' messenger from 3.1 Phillip Lim featuring a front flap closure, a clasp fastening, a front zip fastening, silver-tone hardware, round top handles, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, a two tone design, a textured leather detail and an internal zipped pocket.
  • KC Malhan Kazi Tribal I-Pad Clutch/Messenger
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    KC Malhan Kazi Tribal I-Pad Clutch/Messenger
    Our tribal beaded i-pad holder with a crossbody chain. Dimensions: Height -8 inches Width 10.5 inches Base gusset 1.5 inches. Kazi Tribal I-Pad Clutch/Messenger. Quality material;
  • Pre-owned Marine Blue Leather Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Marine Blue Leather Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Women's Sherpani Verve Messenger Bag Charcoal
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    Women's Sherpani Verve Messenger Bag Charcoal
    The Verve Messenger Bag has a large opening for easy access,can hold up to a 15CHR(34) laptop and features a convenient luggage pass through.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Raspberry
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Raspberry
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • Michael Kors Miranda Large Sueded Snakeskin Messenger in Cornflower
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    Michael Kors Miranda Large Sueded Snakeskin Messenger in Cornflower
    Chic polish modern style. Our newest iteration of our iconic Miranda bag is rendered in luxe sueded snake and a crossbody design for the ultimate in handsfree luxury. Elevate any offduty look???from jeans and a tee to one of the season???s sundresses???by slinging it over one shoulder. Size: ONE SIZE. Color: Cornflower.
  • Pre-owned Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Martin Just Stow-It Ultimate Messenger Bag
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    Martin Just Stow-It Ultimate Messenger Bag
    Keep personal items that you need for the day with this blue messenger bag. This bag features an adjustable shoulder strap,padded laptop compartment and water-resistant durable nylon. The bottom features rubber feet for protection.
  • Valextra Brera Messenger
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    Valextra Brera Messenger
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    Valextra Polvere (light blue) textured-leather Brera messenger detailed with signature black 'costa' lacquered piping. Adjustable wrap-around strap detail at front; polished pale goldtone hardware . Lined with smooth leather; slip pocket at interior . Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap . Front flap secures at interior top line with magnetic snap . 8.75" height x 8.75" width x 1.00" depth (approximately) . 21.5" maximum strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Pre-owned Black Lambskin Chanel Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Lambskin Chanel Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Chanel at Tradesy
  • Zara Metallic Messenger Bag With A Chain
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    Zara Metallic Messenger Bag With A Chain
    Outer shell: 100% polyurethane. Lining. 100% Polyester.
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