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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, Mandarin
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Mandarin
    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.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Scored Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Scored Small Messenger
    Cruise the town in fashion with the Marc by Marc Jacobs™ Circle in Square Scored Small Messenger. Made of leather. Fold-over flap with push lock closure. Removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Rear exterior slip pocket. Lined interior features back-wall zip pocket and two front-wall slip pockets. Imported. Bottom Width: 9 1 ⁄ 2 in. Depth: 4 in. Height: 6 1 ⁄ 2 in. Strap Length: 49 1 ⁄ 2 in. Strap Drop: 24 in. Weight: 1 lb.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger
    Go from the office to dinner in style with the versatile MICHAEL Michael Kors™ Medium Selma Messenger. Saffiano leather messenger bag. Top zip closure. Detachable, buckle-adjustable crossbody strap. Brand logo hardware. Monogram lining. Interior features a back-wall zip pocket. Imported. Measurements: Bottom Width: 9 in. Depth: 4 1 - 4 in. Height: 7 in. Accessory Strap Length: 47 in. Accessory Strap Drop: 23 in. Weight: 1 lb.
  • Michael Michael Kors Rhea Small Messenger - Red
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    Michael Michael Kors Rhea Small Messenger - Red
    This sophisticated MICHAEL Michael Kors shoulder bag features a polished, gold tone logo charm. The zip top opens a lined interior with 4 notch pockets and a zip compartment. Adjustable shoulder strap. Dust bag included. Leather: Cowhide. Weight: 12oz / 0.34kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 11.75in / 30cm Length: 13.5in / 34cm Depth: 2.25in / 6cm Strap drop: 22.5in / 57cm. Available sizes: One Size
  • Ulster Weavers Floral Butterfly Messenger Bag
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    Ulster Weavers Floral Butterfly Messenger Bag
    Our canvas messenger bags make great, over the shoulder handbags with plenty of room to fit in all your everyday essentials. Comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, zip close and inner zip pocket. A matching tea towel is also available (see our complete range) to make up the perfect girly gift.
  • sakroots Artist Circle Small Flap Messenger
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    sakroots Artist Circle Small Flap Messenger
    Petite and primed for whatever the day delivers, this hipster-chic messenger bag is the perfect here-to-there design. With a punchy print and plenty of pockets, the adjustable strap offers a custom fit. From sakroots sakroots bag. Coated canvas; trim: faux leather. Adjustable crossbody strap with 23" drop. Magnetic snap closure. Printed exterior; front zip pocket; front snap pocket; logo patch at front. Interior features zip pocket and 2 slip pockets. 8" W x 6" H x 1-3/4" D. Silhouette is based off 5'9" model.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag - Mandarin
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag - Mandarin
    Sturdy saffiano leather and gold tone hardware bring professional polish to this MICHAEL Michael Kors satchel. The inset top zip opens to a logo lined interior with 1 pocket and a spring lock keychain. Optional, adjustable shoulder strap. Dust bag included. Leather: Cowhide. Weight: 20oz / 0.57kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 6.75in / 17cm Length: 9in / 23cm Depth: 4in / 10cm Strap drop: 22in / 56cm. Available sizes: One Size
  • Sage & Harper Geometric & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Geometric & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In red/white. PRODUCT FEATURES: Square & striped patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • Sage & Harper Stripe & Geometric Floral Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Stripe & Geometric Floral Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In gray/red/white. PRODUCT FEATURES: Stripe & geometric floral patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • 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, MandarinDetails 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.
  • The North Face Base Camp Messenger - Small
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    The North Face Base Camp Messenger - Small
    Get around town quickly, carrying a bike messenger bag constructed with the same organizational features as your favorite daypack. Sling this versatile bag over your shoulder, tote it by the top handle, or use the removable hip belt to provide a secure fit that prevents it from bouncing against your side. The perfect size for carry-on, the open back construction allows you to slip this bag over the handles of your rolling luggage for a streamlined trek to your gate. Padded laptop sleeve and separate tablet sleeve securely hold your larger electronics, while fleece-lined pockets hold your cell phone, charger, and smaller everyday essentials.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Circle In Square Scored Shoulder Bag
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Circle In Square Scored Shoulder Bag
    Red Circle In Square Scored Shoulder bag. Front flap with metallic fastening. Front logo detailing. Adjustable strap. Interior zippered pocket. Dimensions: 34 x 17 x 22cm. 100% leather.
  • Givenchy Mini Pepe Pandora Messenger
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    Givenchy Mini Pepe Pandora Messenger
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    Givenchy Cherry wrinkled sheepskin mini Pepe Pandora messenger. Metal logo lettering and zip pocket at front; polished pale goldtone hardware . Lined with beige canvas; zip pocket at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Top zip closure . 5.0" height x 9.5" width x 4.5" depth, approximately . 21-24" strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Lady Alamo Aria Reversible Messenger
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    Lady Alamo Aria Reversible Messenger
    Across the shoulder or held in hand, however you decide to carry this fantastic bag is up to you. Measurement: 16" W x 15" H x 5" D. Reversible: lava red cotton canvas & railroad stripe. 2 Large pockets on each side. Removable cross body straps. Can be carried as tote or messenger. Made in San Francisco. 100% Cotton; U.S.A;
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger Bag
    Red leather large 'Hamilton' messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors featuring an adjustable shoulder strap with a gold-tone padlock detail, a front logo plaque, a front flap closure, a magnetic closure and a hanging luggage tag.
  • 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.
  • 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, ChiliDetailsMICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Zip top. Inside, jacquard lining; three card holders. 5. 5"H x 8. 5"W x 3"D. Bag weight: 14oz. Imported.
  • Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag
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    Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag
    With its enduring 3-panel design and rugged performance, the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag in small stashes and protects your daily wares, whether bike riding or otherwise.
  • Furla Manola Medium Messenger
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    Furla Manola Medium Messenger
    Medium messenger * Grained leather * Adjustable shoulder strap * Exterior snap closure pocket * Fabric interior lining with one zip pocket and one slip pocket * Flap top with snap closure Measurements: Body length 10.5", height 9", width 3.5", strap drop 22.5".
  • Michael Kors Frankie Medium Quilted Leather Messenger in Dark Red
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    Michael Kors Frankie Medium Quilted Leather Messenger in Dark Red
    The ease of a bucket bag and the glamour of a timeless carryall: introducing our Frankie messenger. Crafted from luxe quiltedleather this 70???sinspired shape stakes its claim at musthave status with highshine hardware and versatile strap options. Sling it over your shoulder to elevate the season???s bold partyperfect pieces. Size: ONE SIZE. Color: Dark Red.
  • Jean Pocket Messenger Bag
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    Jean Pocket Messenger Bag
    Keep it cool with this unique jean-inspired messenger bag! This lovely,soft faux leather bag has more than enough room for all your adventures without taking up too much room in your life.
  • Sam & Libby Women's Deatil Messenger Handabg
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    Sam & Libby Women's Deatil Messenger Handabg
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's gold deatil messenger handabg.
  • Givenchy Medium Pandora Messenger
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    Givenchy Medium Pandora Messenger
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    Givenchy Cherry wrinkled sheepskin medium Pandora messenger bag detailed with metal logo lettering at top line. Rectangular soft box-like shape . Small zip pocket and large zip pocket at front; polished pale goldtone D-rings and hardware . Lined with beige canvas; one zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Single rolled leather top handle; detachable flat leather shoulder strap . Top zip closure . 8.0" height x 13.0" width x 6.5" depth, approximately . 7" handle drop, 19" strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Crossbody Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Crossbody Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Raspberries smooth leather Marchive crossbody messenger bag styled at front with origami folds. Signature metal workwear plaque at flap front, polished goldtone hardware . Lined with maroon fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Magnetic snap closure . 10.5" height x 11.5" width x 4.0" depth (approximately) . 24" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Furla Appa Pebbled Turn-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Furla Appa Pebbled Turn-Lock Messenger Bag
    Appa Pebbled Turn-Lock Messenger Bag, Flame Details Furla pebbled leather messenger bag with silvertone hardware. Tabbed shoulder strap with 20" drop. Flap top with turn-lock closure. Interior, Furla logo fabric lining; one zip pocket. 6"H x 8 1/2"W x 3"D; bag weighs 13oz."Appa" is imported.
  • Deux Lux Havana Messenger Purse
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    Deux Lux Havana Messenger Purse
    Raffia messenger purse featuring a polka dot design, adjustable shoulder strap with chain link detail, full lining, two interior compartments and one zippered pocket. By Deux Lux.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Mini Box Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Mini Box Messenger Bag
    Passage Mini Box Messenger Bag Luxuriously appointed mini bag has radiant framed top handles and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. Top handles, 2" drop Detachable, adjustable strap, 9"-10" drop Magnetic snap closure Protective metal feet. Three inside open compartments One inside open pocket Fully lined 8"W X 6"H X 41/2"D Leather. Made in Italy. - Colors: Rouge,Black
  • UGG I Heart Messenger Women's Powder Blue Hearts
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    UGG I Heart Messenger Women's Powder Blue 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.
  • Red Guccissima Leather Messenger Bag
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    Red Guccissima Leather Messenger Bag
    Red guccissima leather with red leather detail. 13.8"L x 11.8"H. Made in Italy. Adjustable shoulder strap. Zip-top closure. Inside zip and cell phone pockets.
  • Pre-owned Pink Leather Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Pink Leather Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Vintage Chanel Sport Messenger Bag
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    Vintage Chanel Sport Messenger Bag
    Bouclé, basketballs, bags, and more–we"ve got the ultimate stash of vintage Chanel, and we"re sharing. This red vintage Chanel Sport Messenger Bag features an adjustable gray shoulder strap, a foldover flap with the iconic Chanel logo, and a buckle closure. Fully lined gray interior with a single pocket. Authenticity card included. 15”/38cm width. 9”/22.8cm length. 5”/12.7cm depth. Label: Chanel. Color: Red/Grey. Fabric: Unmarked materials. Circa: 90"s. Condition: Good vintage condition.
  • Women's Tory Burch 'Travel' Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Women's Tory Burch 'Travel' Nylon Messenger Bag
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    A tonal and gilt logo adds signature style to a classic messenger bag with plenty of pockets and a comfortable strap that enhances practicality without sacrificing style. Brand: Tory Burch. Style Name: Tory Burch 'Travel' Nylon Messenger Bag. Style Number: 870910.
  • Pre-owned Multicolor Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Multicolor Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger
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    Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger
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    Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger crafted in richly textured scratch resistant saffiano leather in a classic satchel design that will become your go-to for a little bit of everyday luxe. Featuring magnetic snap closure, detachable chain and leather shoulder strap, rolled top handles, frame top with signature engraved lock, internal zip pocket and gold tone signature hardware. Signature dust bag included.
  • Pre-owned Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Saffiano Messenger Bag
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Saffiano Messenger Bag
    MICHAEL Michael KorsSelma Medium Saffiano Messenger Bag, ChiliDetails MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 23. 5" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; one zip pocket. 6. 5"H x 10. 5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • REI Quantum Messenger Bag
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    REI Quantum Messenger Bag
    The REI Quantum Messenger Bag offers an updated take on a classic laptop bag design, sporting plenty of improvements to keep up with a world that moves as fast as you do.
  • Pre-owned Orange Nylon Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Nylon Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Tory Burch Amanda Mini Messenger Bag
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    Tory Burch Amanda Mini Messenger Bag
    Tory BurchAmanda Mini Messenger Bag, RedDetailsMade for on-the-go wear but not too miniature, the Tory Burch Amanda mini messenger bag sits flush at your side and boasts three interior card slots to eliminate extra baggage. Pebbled leather. Golden hardware includes signature Tory Burch double-T medallion at center. Removable crossbody strap; 21" drop. Front flap with hidden magnetic closure. Piping and nail-head details trim flap. Inside, three leather card slots; tonal nylon lining. 5 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 1"D; weighs 11oz. Imported.
  • Coach Bleecker Mini Brooklyn Messenger Bag In Pebbled Leather
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    Coach Bleecker Mini Brooklyn Messenger Bag In Pebbled Leather
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    Finished by hand in plump pebbled leather with harness straps and a distinctive leather-covered Coach turnlock, this petite version of the new Brooklyn Messenger has a subtle downtown edge. It comes with an adjustable shoulder strap for hands-free wear. Leather. Inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets. Fabric lining. Handles with 3" drop. Longer strap with 22 1/2" drop for shoulder wear. 9" (L) x 6 1/2" (H) x 3 1/4" (W)
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