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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.
  • Armani Jeans Medium Patent Messenger Bag
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    Armani Jeans Medium Patent Messenger Bag
    A sleek everyday bag, the Medium Patent Messenger boasts an inner zip pocket and two pouches to keep your belongings neatly organised. Armani Jeans designs this classic messenger bag with a large raised logo and a glossy patent finish. Just sling over the shoulder with the adjustable strap for effortless day to night style.
  • Ellington Charlie 3267 Messenger Bag
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    Ellington Charlie 3267 Messenger Bag
    The Charlie Messenger features vintage Italian leather, a lightweight leather with a beautiful broken-in look. You can carry books, a laptop, and other essentials required for your active day! Features antique brass hardware, cotton crossbody strap, metal feet, an exterior zippered pocket, an interior zippered pocket, three slip pockets, a key clip and a flap with a magnetic closure.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Mini Selma Messenger Bag
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Mini Selma Messenger Bag
    Crafted from textured saffiano leather, this Selma messenger bag from MICHAEL Michael Kors is a cute and compact accessory for your day-to-night wardrobe. With a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap for versatility, wear across the body for a date downtown or simply carry as a clutch for cocktails with the girls.
  • Orla Kiely Zip Messenger Bag - Stone
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    Orla Kiely Zip Messenger Bag - Stone
    This matt laminated messenger bag from Orla Kiely features the classic Linear Stem pattern in stone. Made from 100% cotton it features a small leather card holder with a contrasting zip closure. With navy Linear Stem lining, the inside details include a mobile pocket, small zip pocket and an elasticated key chain. The adjustable detachable strap allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or across the body making it wonderfully versatile and a fabulous gift idea for any occasion.Please note this product is made from high quality laminated fabric, due to the nature of this material please take care when wearing dark clothing or denim as the colour may be transferred.Key features: * Material: 100% cotton with PVC coating * Lining: 64% polyester, 36% cotton * Dimensions: H38.5xW33xD8cm * Matt laminated messenger bag in the classic Linear Stem print * With leather trims, double sided webbing handles and a zip closure * Small leather card holder on the front * Linear Stem jacquard lining * Mobile pocket, small zip
  • Orla Kiely Giant Linear Stem Print Messenger Bag, Stone
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    Orla Kiely Giant Linear Stem Print Messenger Bag, Stone
    Featuring Orla Kiely's classic and instantly-recognisable Giant Linear Stem print, this messenger bag is a perfect blend of style and functionality. The bag can be carried three ways as it boasts top handles and an adjustable detachable strap that you can use to wear it across the body or over the shoulder. It has a zip closure and the inside features a navy Stem jacquard lining, with a small zip pocket, an elasticated key chain and a mobile phone pocket. Brand : Orla Kiely. Dimensions : H25 x W33 x D10cm. Handbag Type : Across Body. Main Fabric : Canvas. Material : Cotton canvas.
  • Cornelia Guest Crossbody - Julie Messenger
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    Cornelia Guest Crossbody - Julie Messenger
    Cruelty free Pvc forms this roomy Cornelia Guest messenger bag with a bohemian feel. Carry it cross-body for a kinder take on luxury.
  • Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger in Orange
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    Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Mini Messenger in Orange
    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: Orange.
  • Pre-owned Orange Tumi Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Tumi Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by TUMI at Tradesy
  • Orla Kiely Resort Collection Giant Linear Stem Zip Messenger
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    Orla Kiely Resort Collection Giant Linear Stem Zip Messenger
    Matte laminated Zip Messenger bag in the classic 'Linear Stem' print with leather trims and double sided webbing handles and contrast coloured zip closure. Small leather logo card holder pocket on front of bag. Inside details include sand Linear Stem jacquard lining, small zip pocket, elasticated key chain and mobile pocket. Silver coloured hardware. Includes an adjustable detachable strap that allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or across the body (max 112cm). This product is made from high quality laminated fabric. Due to the nature of this material please take care when wearing dark clothing or denim as colour may be transferred.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Crossbody Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Crossbody Messenger
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    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 .
  • Ralph Lauren Calfskin Hunting Messenger Bag
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    Ralph Lauren Calfskin Hunting Messenger Bag
    Inspired by a vintage hunting bag and designed with convenient exterior pockets, this Italian-made messenger bag is crafted from rich calfskin and features both a padded cross-body strap and a top handle, allowing for versatile wear. Single leather top handle with a gold-toned, Ralph Lauren -engraved brass plaque. Removable webbed-leather cross-body strap. Front fold-over flap secures with two buckled leather tabs.
  • Pre-owned Pink Leather Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Pink Leather Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Converse Sideline Messenger Bag
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    Converse Sideline Messenger Bag
    "This Converse Sideline messenger bag is the perfect way to stay organized in retro style. Product Features: Large main compartment allows for easy storage. Clips keep the bag securely closed. Two organization pockets keep items neat. Padded shoulder strap adds comfort. Polyester denier construction ensures durabilty. Product Details: 14.2""H x 9.6""W x 4.7""D Weight: 1.25 lbs Interior: main compartment & 2 pockets Loop/flap closures Adjustable strap Polyester Wipe clean Manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty Promotional offers available on Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. Model Numbers: Jet Black: 410463-002 Barberry: 410463-610 "
  • Vivienne Westwood Man Tiger Messenger
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    Vivienne Westwood Man Tiger Messenger
    Dual top handles with detachable, adjustable shoulder strap Triple zip top closures. Exterior features allover print and dual front zip pocket. Interior features zip wall pocket and 2 media pockets. Dust bag included. Approx. 12.5" H x 17.5" W x 4" D. Approx. 5" handle drop, 9.5-16" strap drop. Made in Italy. Materials: Textile exterior and lining. Care: Wipe clean with dry cloth.
  • Michael Kors Bedford Gusset Crossbody Womens Orange Purse Leather Messenger
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    Michael Kors Bedford Gusset Crossbody Womens Orange Purse Leather Messenger
    Michael Kors Bedford Gusset Crossbody Womens Orange Purse Leather Messenger
  • Pre-owned Orange Leather Michael Kors Hamilton Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Leather Michael Kors Hamilton Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • Michael Kors Hamilton Traveler Leather Messenger in Orange
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    Michael Kors Hamilton Traveler Leather Messenger in Orange
    A little bit structure a little bit slouch this darling diminutive take on our Hamilton Traveler is an elegant addition to your crossbody collection. The logo lock and key provide distinctive Michael Kors flair while the adjustable strap imbues this must-have with hands-free carrying credibility. In soft Vitello leather this easy extra will punctuate any look with ageless attitude. Size: ONE SIZE. Color: Orange.
  • MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Colette messenger bag
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    MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Colette messenger bag
    MICAHEL Michael Kors Colette messenger bag. Zip fastening, carry handles, optional strap, external zipped pocket, four internal pockets. Leather. Height 22cm, width 27cm, depth 13cm.
  • Pretty Ships Dakar Messenger Bag
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    Pretty Ships Dakar Messenger Bag
    Round cross-body bag featuring reptile embossed faux leather, contrasting sides and strap, adjustable buckled shoulder strap with chain link detail, zippered closure and one interior pocket. By Pretty Ships.
  • Massimo Dutti Metal Clasp Messenger Bag
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    Massimo Dutti Metal Clasp Messenger Bag
    Messenger bag in 100% leather with a contrasting adjustable strap, flap and metal lobster clasp closure, one main compartment, one inside zipped pocket and lining printed with the brand logo. Measurements: Width: 31 x Height: 19,5 x Depth: 7.5 cm. Strap length: 58 cm.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Stella Star Logo Messenger Bag
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Stella Star Logo Messenger Bag
    Vivienne Westwood Stella messenger bag has a playful star and orb logo print finished with the signature gold tone orb. The interior features the orb lining and an assortment of compartments with an exterior zip pocket. Size selection: One size. H: 27cm; W: 30cm. Adjustable shoulder strap. Zip closure. Textile and metal components.
  • Pre-owned Orange Leather Michael Kors Traveler Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Leather Michael Kors Traveler Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs red reflective fabric Top Schooly Jax small messenger bag.  Logo-debossed closure at flap, slip pocket beneath flap, black lacquered edging, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with black fabric . Detachable, adjustable flat crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 5.0" height x 6.0" width x 2.5" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Thermoplastic polyurethane . Imported .
  • Ferrari 15-in. Laptop Messenger Bag
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    Ferrari 15-in. Laptop Messenger Bag
    This Ferrari laptop messenger bag brings you classic style with modern convenience that you can take anywhere. PRODUCT FEATURES: Divided main compartment creates ample storage. Padded laptop sleeve protects your investment. Exterior pocket keeps essentials handy. Cushioned, adjustable shoulder strap offers comfort. PRODUCT DETAILS: 11''H x 15.7''W x 4.3''D Weight: 1.5 lbs Holds most laptops with up to a 15-in. screen Exterior: main compartment & pocket Interior: padded laptop sleeve Polyurethane Zipper & velcro closures Hand wash Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty MODEL NUMBERS: Black: TF006A-B Red: TF006A-R Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores.
  • Orla Kiely Giant Linear Stem Zip Messenger
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    Orla Kiely Giant Linear Stem Zip Messenger
    Matte laminated Zip Messenger bag in the classic 'Linear Stem' print with leather trims and double sided webbing handles and contrast coloured zip closure. Small leather logo card holder pocket on front of bag. The Sky Blue colourway features orange Linear Stem jacquard lining while the Stone colourway features navy Linear Stem jacquard lining. Inside details include a small zip pocket, elasticated key chain and mobile pocket. Silver coloured hardware. Includes an adjustable detachable strap that allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or across the body (max 112cm). This product is made from high quality laminated fabric. Due to the nature of this material please take care when wearing dark clothing or denim as colour may be transferred. Outer: 100% Cotton with PVC coating. Trims: 100% Leather. Lining: 64% Polyester, 36% Cotton.
  • Michael Kors Selma Medium Saffiano Leather Messenger in Pale Pink
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    Michael Kors Selma Medium Saffiano Leather Messenger in Pale Pink
    Our Selma messenger masters the balance between edge and elegance making it the season???s quintessential about-town bag. Offering up graphic lines and lasting design it strikes a high-fashion chord and promises to stay en vogue season after season. Carry it on your shoulder for a chic look or go hands-free and wear it as a crossbody. Size: ONE SIZE. Color: Pale Pink.
  • Pre-owned Orange Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Hermes Messenger Red
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    Pre-owned Hermes Messenger Red
    Hermes Messenger Red Measurements: W: 11.5 H: 10.5 D: 3
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Color-block leather Rivet Messenger bag
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    VALENTINO GARAVANI Color-block leather Rivet 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.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Cambridge Red grained leather Circle in Square small messenger bag styled with geometric debossing throughout. Front flap, slip pocket at back, polished pale goldtone hardware . Lined with burgundy fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 6.5" height x 9.5" width x 4.0" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . 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.
  • Pre-owned Orange Michael Kors Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Michael Kors Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • Stella Mccartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Messenger Bag
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    Stella Mccartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Messenger Bag
    Falabella messenger bag in shaggy deer fabric and ruthenium chain hardware. Short strap with a faux lather insert, compact shape with flap front closure and Stella McCartney logo disc. Fully lined with Stella McCartney logo print nylon. This item is created from non-leather, cruelty-free materials using highly skilled manufacturing techniques. This is part of our ongoing commitment to animal and eco friendly fashion. 100% Polyester. Spot clean only. Width: 37 cm. Height: 24 cm. Depth: 3 cm.
  • Pre-owned Michael Kors Michael Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Michael Kors Michael Messenger Bag
    Totes by Michael by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Persimmon Leather Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Persimmon Leather Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Orange Michael Kors Weston Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Orange Michael Kors Weston Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Michael Kors at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Camel Tory Burch Louiisa Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Camel Tory Burch Louiisa Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Tory Burch at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Brown Louis Vuitton Stephen Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Brown Louis Vuitton Stephen Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Louis Vuitton at Tradesy
  • Pre-owned Multicolor Calfskin Chanel Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Multicolor Calfskin Chanel Messenger Bag
    Cross Body Bags by Chanel at Tradesy
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