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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.
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  • LeSportsac Men's Utility Messenger Bag
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    LeSportsac Men's Utility Messenger Bag
    Shoulder strap length: 49"
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Messenger
    Featuring graphic hardware and a clean-lined, boxy silhouette inspired by camera bags, this exclusive Marc By Marc Jacobs crossbody reads modern and cool.
  • Pre-owned Tangerine Coach Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Tangerine Coach Messenger Bag
    Messenger Bag by Coach at Tradesy
  • Le Donne Tan Quick Access Leather Messenger Bag
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    Le Donne Tan Quick Access Leather Messenger Bag
    A cushioned adjustable strap brings a comfortable fit to this supple leather bag. Exterior pockets add easy-access storage.   15.5'' W 12'' H x 2.5'' D 22'' max. strap drop Leather Hook and loop closure Interior: five slip and one zip pocket Exterior: two slip and one zip pocket Imported
  • 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.
  • PAVA Contrast Triangle Leather Messenger Bag
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    PAVA Contrast Triangle Leather Messenger Bag
    "PAVA gives your outfit a fun pop with this messenger bag. Contrasting trim and triangle appliques add a playful look to this handbag. Throw it over your shoulder and hit the road in style. In yellow. Adjustable strap offers a customized fit. Silver-tone hardware provides a touch of shine. Leather construction lends a high-quality look and feel. Details: 12""H x 10 1/2""W x 1/2""D Approx. drop down handles length: 25 1/2"" Zipper closure Adjustable crossbody strap Exterior: zip pocket & slip pocket Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pockets Leather Style no. 12400A1-W1 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. "
  • Ducti ''High Voltage'' Laptop Messenger Bag
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    Ducti ''High Voltage'' Laptop Messenger Bag
    "Work beware. Be on the move with this Ducti laptop messenger bag. In green/orange. ""High voltage"" graphic lends a unique look. Six spacious pockets provide ample storage. Padded laptop sleeve protects your notebook computer. Metal clips hold your keys, phone, MP3 player and more. Adjustable shoulder strap lets you find the perfect fit. Canvas construction and reinforcing rivets promise long-lasting use. Details: 15""H x 19""W x 4 1/2""D Holds most laptops with up to a 15-in. screen Adjustable shoulder strap Canvas Manufacturer's 3-year limited warranty Model no. 10309OE Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. "
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