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.
  • Pre-owned Balenciaga Motocross Messenger Bag
    Pre-owned Balenciaga Motocross Messenger Bag
    Navy blue wool Balenciaga Motocross Messenger Bag with silver-tone hardware, olive green leather lining, slit pocket at front face with zip closure, black woven lining, single pocket at interior wall with zip closure and zip closure at top. Shop authentic designer handbags by Balenciaga at The RealReal.
  • Balenciaga Unisex Courier Messenger Bag In Papyrus One Size
    Balenciaga Unisex Courier Messenger Bag In Papyrus One Size
    Cristobal Balenciaga opened his first shop in 1918 in a small town in Spain before eventually moving to Paris. Now with Nicolas Ghesquiere and its helm the famed fashion house is always on the cutting edge of fashion. Hand stitched handle. Top zip closure. Palladium plated metal hardware. Front zip pocket. Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label. Includes logo dustbag. Unisex Adult One Size in 2521.
  • Pre-owned Balenciaga Utility Messenger
    Pre-owned Balenciaga Utility Messenger
    From the Fall 2012 Runway Collection. Black textured leather and olive brown smooth leather Balenciaga Utility Messenger back with dual exterior compartments, multiple interior pockets and top zip closure. Shop Balenciaga handbags on sale at The RealReal.
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