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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.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; three card holders. 5.5"H x 8.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • 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. In purple. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Product Features: Quilted patchwork design. Swirl pattern. Product Details. 9"H x 13"W x 4"D. Drop down length: 14" Shoulder strap. Magnetic snap closure. Exterior: 2 zip pockets & 2 slip pockets. Interior: center zip compartment & zip pocket. Fabric.
  • Women's Sherpani Verve Messenger Bag Purple
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    Women's Sherpani Verve Messenger Bag Purple
    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.
  • Overland Equipment Maisie Messenger Bag
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    Overland Equipment Maisie Messenger Bag
    Whether carrying your laptop, market finds or gym gear, the Overland Equipment Maisie has room to carry it all in style. This women's nylon bag keeps all of your essentials organized and with reach. The front organizer pouch is ideal for smaller items as well as sunglasses or a cell phone; a fleece-lined laptop compartment stashes your gadget within easy reach. The hook-and-loop front closure of the Overland Equipment Maisie bag keeps everything safe and secure.
  • GoLite DayLite Messenger Bag
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    GoLite DayLite Messenger Bag
    Lightweight and durable, this fully featured messenger bag is built for everyday use with reflective logos and internal organization that keeps your work and personal belongings in order.
  • Bottega Veneta Small Intrecciato Messenger
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    Bottega Veneta Small Intrecciato Messenger
    Up to 75% off select items. Shop the sale now & recieve free shipping and returns on all US orders!
    Bottega Veneta purple nappa leather small messenger crafted in house's signature Intrecciato woven pattern. Lined with taupe suede; slip pocket and leather-trimmed zip pocket at interior . Adjustable flat leather slender shoulder strap attached to leather straps woven through bag and knotted at ends . Two-way top zip closure . 7.75" height x 9.25" width x 2.00" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Vera Bradley Messenger in Paisley Meets Plaid
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    Vera Bradley Messenger in Paisley Meets Plaid
    Vera Bradley Messenger in Paisley Meets Plaid
  • 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
  • Nine West Vegas Photo Print Womens Purple Purse Synthetic Messenger
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    Nine West Vegas Photo Print Womens Purple Purse Synthetic Messenger
    Nine West Vegas Photo Print Womens Purple Purse Synthetic Messenger
  • Givenchy Croc-Embossed Mini Pandora Messenger
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    Givenchy Croc-Embossed Mini Pandora Messenger
    Up to 75% off select items. Shop the sale now & recieve free shipping and returns on all US orders!
    Givenchy dark-grey crocodile-embossed leather mini Pandora messenger. Top panel detailed with metal logo lettering; zip pocket at front top line; polished goldtone hardware . Lined with fabric; zip pocket at interior . Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap . 5.0" height x 9.5" width x 4.5" depth (approximately) . 23.5" strap drop (approximately) . Made in Italy .
  • 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.
  • Michael Kors Selma Color Block Saffiano Leather Medium Messenger in Deep Pink/Black
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    Michael Kors Selma Color Block Saffiano Leather Medium Messenger in Deep Pink/Black
    Our Selma messenger masters a balance of edge and elegance making it the season???s quintessential abouttown bag. Offering up highcontrast colorblocking and a lasting design it strikes a chic style chord and promises to stay on point season after season. Carry it on your shoulder by day then go handsfree and wear it as a crossbody for night. Size: ONE SIZE. Color: Deep Pink/Black.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag
    MICHAEL Michael KorsSelma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, FuchsiaDetails MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; three card holders. 5. 5"H x 8. 5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • Pre-owned Pink Coach Poppy Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Pink Coach Poppy Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Coach at Tradesy
  • High Sierra TSA Messenger Bag
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    High Sierra TSA Messenger Bag
    Keep your laptop and accessories close at hand when you re on the go with this durable, TSA-friendly messenger bag. flexible softside designremovable, adjustable shoulder strapcomfortable padded carry handle3 front exterior compartments and 2 side exterior pockets3 interior compartmentspadded computer compartment fits most laptops up to 17"Polyester. Measures 18x7x14"H; weighs 2 pounds. Spot clean. Imported.. Unisex. Color: Grey. Brand: High Sierra. Manufacturer Part #: 04650550018.
  • Realtree Camouflage Messenger Bag
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    Realtree Camouflage Messenger Bag
    Show off your love for nature with this modern camouflage style messenger bag by Realtree. Its adjustable crossbody strap makes it easy to carry with you any time of the day. Subtle stud accents add a bit of edge to this sophisticated style.
  • 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.
  • Pre-owned Brown Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Brown Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Louis Vuitton at Tradesy
  • Vera Bradley Messenger in Priscilla Pink
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    Vera Bradley Messenger in Priscilla Pink
    Vera Bradley Messenger in Priscilla Pink
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag
    Bottega VenetaVeneta Messenger Bag, PurpleDetailsSignature Bottega Veneta woven leather bag. Gunmetal hardware. Buckled crossbody strap; padded top; 23" drop. Two-way zip top. Inside, suede lining; one zip and one open pocket. 9"H x 7"W x 2"D; weighs approx. 1lb 3oz. Made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    Now in her second season, "Passage Messenger" has made a big splash among Louboutin ladies. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. Clasp her by her beautiful handles, or let them drape as you wear her optional shoulder strap. This ultra chic black and colombe "Smoke" version is a must-have this season. Color : Black/Colombe. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Louis Vuitton at Tradesy
  • Pre-Owned Saint Laurent Petite Studded Leather Pink Duffle Messenger Bag
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    Pre-Owned Saint Laurent Petite Studded Leather Pink Duffle Messenger Bag
    New Saint Laurent Petite Leather Messenger Bag; Smooth lamb leather; Top leather handles and removable strap; Top zipper closure; Silver hardware; Made in Italy; Interior suede lining; Interior slip pocket; Protective feet; Includes dustbag, and card; 3 Day Return Policy . Available in multiple colors and sizes.
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