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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.
  • Hadaki Multitasker Pod Laptop Messenger Bag
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    Hadaki Multitasker Pod Laptop Messenger Bag
    If you need a hand staying at your multitasking best, let this Hadaki messenger give you a little help. Its roomy interior, plenty of pockets and highly adjustable strap will keep you moving effortlessly through your day. The bright and cheery color palette will give you a little boost, too. Its thickly padded interior allows protective storage of multiple items, including your computer.
  • Pre-owned Purple Leather Badgley Mischka Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Purple Leather Badgley Mischka Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Badgley Mischka at Tradesy
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • Pre-owned Purple Tory Burch Dena Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Purple Tory Burch Dena Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Tory Burch at Tradesy
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    "This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. PRODUCT FEATURES Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. PRODUCT DETAILS 9""H x 13""W x 4""D Approx. drop down strap length: 24"" Magnetic snap closure Adjustable crossbody strap Exterior: 2 slip pockets & zip pocket Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment Cotton Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. "
  • Sherpani Presta
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    Sherpani Presta
    Designed with your ease in mind, the Sherpani Presta commuter messenger bag makes for an ideal travel companion. This woman's crossbody bag is durable in a nylon/cotton blend, while the clever organization allows storage of laptop, files, papers and pens. A padded tablet sleeve ensures the safety of your gadget while you are on the move. The Sherpani Presta shoulder bag is equipped with an easy grab handle for a comfortable transport action.
  • Sherpani Presta Messenger Bags
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    Sherpani Presta Messenger Bags
    Designed with your ease in mind, the Sherpani Presta commuter messenger bag makes for an ideal travel companion. This woman's crossbody bag is durable in a nylon/cotton blend, while the clever organization allows storage of laptop, files, papers and pens. A padded tablet sleeve ensures the safety of your gadget while you are on the move. The Sherpani Presta shoulder bag is equipped with an easy grab handle for a comfortable transport action.
  • Pre-owned Purple Leather Gucci Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Purple Leather Gucci Messenger Bag
    Shoulder Bags by Gucci at Tradesy
  • Wildkin Peace Signs Kickstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Peace Signs Kickstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! The wildkin peace signs kickstart messenger bag has ample storage space to carry books or other essentials. It has utility pockets to store a cell phone, pens and notepads. Its exterior pockets can hold keys, coins and smaller items for easy access. This crossbody bag has a padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying. Its hook-and-loop flap closure keeps the contents secured. This waterproof messenger bag has a polyester shell that resists tearing.
  • Zara Studded Messenger Bag
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    Zara Studded Messenger Bag
    Outer shell: main material : 100% cow leather. Secondary material : 100% polyurethane. Lining. 100% Polyester.
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • UGG I Heart Messenger Women's Kiss Hearts
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    UGG I Heart Messenger Women's Kiss 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.
  • Costume National Small Messenger Bag
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    Costume National Small Messenger Bag
    Messenger bag in smooth calfskin with flap closure. Shoulder strap with small studs and golden decorations. 100% calf leather.
  • Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Checkmate
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Checkmate
    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.
  • Vivienne Westwood Accessories Stella Printed Messenger Bag
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    Vivienne Westwood Accessories Stella Printed Messenger Bag
    Renowned brand Vivienne Westwood give the classic cross body bag a signature twist this Autumn with the Stella Printed Cross Body Bag. Making a sure statement the iconic orb printed takes pride of place on this sleek cross body bag. All over orb print design. Zip fastening. Internal & external pockets. Signature Vivienne Westwood branding. Printed lining. Signature branded hardware. 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton. 30 x 27cm.
  • J World New York Thomas Laptop Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Thomas Laptop Messenger Messenger
    Thomas Laptop Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cell phone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure. Interior padded laptop compartment.
  • 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 Black Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Louis Vuitton at Tradesy
  • J World New York Thomas Laptop Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Thomas Laptop Messenger Messenger
    Thomas Laptop Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cell phone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure. Interior padded laptop compartment.
  • Sherpani Verve
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    Sherpani Verve
    Carry your gear in style with the Sherpani Verve crossbody bag. This women's tote bag features durable handles for easy lifting. A roomy main compartment, featuring multiple pockets for easy and organized storage of all your belongings. A top zip closure with magnetic flap offer security for peace of mind wherever you roam in the Sherpani Verve messenger bag.
  • Sherpani Verve Messenger Bags
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    Sherpani Verve Messenger Bags
    Carry your gear in style with the Sherpani Verve crossbody bag. This women's tote bag features durable handles for easy lifting. A roomy main compartment, featuring multiple pockets for easy and organized storage of all your belongings. A top zip closure with magnetic flap offer security for peace of mind wherever you roam in the Sherpani Verve messenger bag.
  • Wildkin Wishbone Jumpstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Wishbone 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.
  • 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
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Black Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • Pre-owned Brownie Crocodile Crocodile Foley + Corinna Messenger Bag
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    Messenger Bag by Foley + Corinna at Tradesy
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Gaden Purple
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Gaden Purple
    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.
  • Donna Sharp Suzie Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Suzie Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    "This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 8""H x 13""W x 5 1/2""D Approximate drop down length: 14"" Flap magnetic snap closure Adjustable cross-body strap Exterior: back zip pocket & 2 side slip pockets Interior: 2 zip pockets Cotton Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. "
  • Pre-owned Brown Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Brown Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach 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.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Squares Neon
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Squares Neon
    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.
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Terry Messenger Messenger
    Terry Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cellphone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Love Purple
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Love Purple
    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.
  • Pre-owned Navy Blue Bebe Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Navy Blue Bebe Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Bebe at Tradesy
  • J World New York Thomas Laptop Messenger Messenger
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    J World New York Thomas Laptop Messenger Messenger
    Thomas Laptop Messenger. Flap opening shoulder bag with horizontal zippered pocket on front. Cell phone pocket on side. Adjustable shoulder strap and webbed zip pullers. Double release buckles closure. Interior padded laptop compartment.
  • Pre-owned Heather Gray John Varvatos Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Heather Gray John Varvatos Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by John Varvatos at Tradesy
  • 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
  • Pre-owned Silver Prada Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Silver Prada Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Prada at Tradesy
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