Fashion
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.
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Luna Tarp Fergus Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Luna Tarp Fergus Messenger
    A wash of bold BMX-inspired print gives this sporty MARC BY MARC JACOBS crossbody engine-revving edge. Coated canvas. Imported. Crossbody strap. Turnlock closure; lined. Exterior zip pocket, exterior slip pocket, interior zip pocket, interior slip pocket. 11.25"L x 3.5"W x 7.75"H; 23" strap drop.
  • Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger in Gooseberry
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    Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger in Gooseberry
    Looking for a little luxury? We downsized our iconic Hamilton just in time for the new season. Crafted in distinctive Saffiano leather and featuring glossy gilded hardware this architectural bag looks just as striking carried by the handles or slung over the shoulder. Size: ONE SIZE. Color: Gooseberry.
  • 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;
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