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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.
  • Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Silvertone
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    Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Silvertone
    Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Silvertone This graceful flap design gives a nod to a classic messenger bag but in a sophisticated tapered shape of smooth leather. Adjustable shoulder strap, 19 1/2"-21" drop. Magnetic flap closure. Protective metal feet. Silvertone hardware. One outside open pocket. One under-flap open pocket. One inside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 9"W X 8"H X 4"D. Leather. Imported - Color: Steel - Size: One Size
  • Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Yellow Goldtone
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    Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Yellow Goldtone
    Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Yellow Goldtone This graceful flap design gives a nod to a classic messenger bag but in a sophisticated tapered shape of smooth leather. Adjustable shoulder strap, 19 1/2"-21 1/2" drop. Magnetic flap closure. Protective metal feet. Yellow goldtone hardware. One outside open pocket. One under-flap open pocket. One inside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 8 1/2"W X 7 1/2"H X 3 1/2"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Black
  • Alexander Wang Chastity Messenger In Distressed Nile
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    Alexander Wang Chastity Messenger In Distressed Nile
    Chastity messenger bag in distressed nile leather with back slit pocket, removable adjustable shoulder strap, and signature rhodium feet. Slit pocket under flap and interior zip pocket with logo patch. 100% Lambskin. Rhodium hardware. Measures: 9"L x 7.5"H x 4"W with a 20" removable strap.
  • Alexander Wang Lia stud leather messenger bag
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    Alexander Wang Lia stud leather messenger bag
    Finished with gold-tone studs on the base, this messenger bag from Alexander Wang is an urban city-girl's must-have. The compact and boxy shape will store more than meeting the eye.
  • Alexander Wang Chastity Messenger Bag
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    Alexander Wang Chastity Messenger Bag
    Lambskin leather with fabric lining and silver-tone hardware. Made in China. Measures approx 9.5"W x 9.5"H x 4"D. Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap. Fold-over flap top with magnetic closure. Interior pockets and zip pocket. Exterior back pockets.
  • Alexander Wang Chastity Lizard-Embossed Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    Alexander Wang Chastity Lizard-Embossed Calfskin Messenger Bag
    Alexander WangChastity Lizard-Embossed Calfskin Messenger Bag, OysterDetailsAlexander Wang lizard-embossed calfskin leather messenger bag. Thick leather shoulder strap; 18" drop. Golden hardware. Magnetic front flap closure. Round bottom with golden feet. Inside, satin lining with zip pocket; hidden front slit compartment. Back slit pocket with card slot pocket. 9"H x 10"W x 3"D. Bag weighs approx. 2 lb. "Chastity" is imported.
  • Alexander Wang Small Lia Messenger Bag
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    Alexander Wang Small Lia Messenger Bag
    Up to 75% off select items. Shop the sale now & recieve free shipping and returns on all US orders!
    Alexander Wang toughens up a clean-lined black smooth-leather messenger bag with signature stud hardware. Sized just right for day-to-evening wear, this cool-girl crossbody features an easy-access flap front and hidden magnetic closure. Large slip pocket at exterior back; goldtone hardware. Two-compartment twill-lined interior with zip pocket and slip pocket. Adjustable crossbody strap . 8.00" height x 9.25" width x 3.50" depth (approximately). Imported.
  • Alexander Wang Medium Chastity Bomber Messenger Bag In Smooth Black
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    Alexander Wang Medium Chastity Bomber Messenger Bag In Smooth Black
    Medium Chastity "Bomber" messenger bag in smooth black with adjustable strap. Front zipper pocket with flap, signature metal feet and slip back pocket. Front slip pocket under the flap, standard interior zipper pocket, and logo patch. 100% Bovine, Front Pocket: 100% Nylon. Measures: 8.5"L x 7"H x 3.5"W with a 41" adjustable shoulder strap. Made In China. Dust bag included.
  • Alexander Wang Chastity Messenger In Smooth Black
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    Alexander Wang Chastity Messenger In Smooth Black
    Chastity messenger bag in soft, smooth black leather with back slit pocket, removable adjustable shoulder strap, and signature rhodium feet. Slit pocket under flap and interior zip pocket with logo patch. 100% Lambskin. Rhodium hardware. Measures: 9" L x 4"W x 10"H with a 17" adjustable strap.
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