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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.
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spike-Studded Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spike-Studded Messenger Bag
    Panettone Spike-Studded Messenger Bag Spiked studs cover the edges of this rounded, pebbled-leather design for a look that's subtly edgy yet structured and chic. Top handle, 3" drop. Removable shoulder strap, 22" drop. Snap flap closure. One outside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. Signature red grosgrain lining. 10"W X 8"H X 3.5"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Cashmere
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Ranch Paris Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Ranch Paris Messenger Bag
    Passage Ranch Paris Messenger Bag Leather messenger style features many convenient pockets for sleek organization and a detachable shoulder strap for versatility. Top handle, 2" drop. Detachable shoulder strap, 8" drop. Top zip closure. Outside middle zip pocket. Outside open side pockets. Protective metal feet. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 10 1/2"W X 7 1/2"H X 5"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Colors: Black,Cashmere
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Ombre Convertible Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Ombre Convertible Messenger Bag
    Passage Ombre Convertible Messenger Bag red grosgrain lining. 10.5"W X 7.5"H X 5.5"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Black-Cashmere
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag
    Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag Crafted from soft pebbled leather in a rounded silhouette, this structured messenger bag features contrast piping and a stud-covered base and sides. Top handle, 4" drop. Removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Snap flap closure. One outside open pocket. One inside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 10"W X 7½"H X 4"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Black
  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Passage ombré leather messenger bag
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    CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Passage ombré leather messenger bag
    Christian Louboutin's Passage leather shoulder bag is punctuated with architectural Galerie Véro-Dodat-inspired hardware that references the label's Parisian heritage. Updated for the new season with a beige and grey ombré design and crafted with three separate internal compartments it's a chic way to stay organised this season.
  • 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
  • Christian Louboutin Passage purple mini messenger bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage purple mini messenger bag
    Purple grainy calf leather mini messenger bag from Christian Louboutin. The bag has detachable shoulder and cross-body straps, gunmetal hardware, and red enamel details. An internal zipped pocket and two large internal pockets complete the look. The bag can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a tote. Measurements: L x H x W cm. Handle drop: cm. Made in Italy. Designer colour: Pervenche.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage black messenger bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage black messenger bag
    Black grainy calf leather messenger bag from Christian Louboutin. The bag has detachable shoulder and cross-body straps, gunmetal hardware, and red enamel details. An internal zipped pocket and two large internal pockets complete the look. The bag can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a tote. Measurements: L27 x H20 / 28 x W14 cm. Handle drop: 21 / 55 cm. Made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage black mini messenger bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage black mini messenger bag
    Black grainy calf leather mini messenger bag from Christian Louboutin. The bag has detachable shoulder and cross-body straps, gunmetal hardware, and red enamel details. An internal zipped pocket and two large internal pockets complete the look. The bag can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a tote. Measurements: L x H x W cm. Handle drop: cm. Made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Periwinkle Blue
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Periwinkle Blue
    Christian Louboutin pebbled calfskin messenger bag. Tonal spikes decorate sides and bottom. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Flat top handle with 3.5" drop. Magnetic flap-top. Exterior back slide pocket. Inside, grosgrain lining in signature red. One zip and one slip pocket. 8"H x 8.5"W x 3.5"D; weighs 2.11 lbs. Made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    An exquisite new style for the Fall/Winter season, "Passage" is guaranteed to make a bold first impression. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. And as a "Messenger," she can be carried in a few different ways: by her beautiful handles, her optional shoulder strap, or her cross-body strap to free your arms. In ultra-chic eclipse, "Passage Messenger" is both eye-catching and versatile, and is sure to have all of the ladies talking. Color : Eclipse. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag
    Christian LouboutinPanettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Periwinkle BlueDetailsChristian Louboutin pebbled calfskin messenger bag. Tonal spikes decorate sides and bottom. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Flat top handle with 3. 5" drop. Magnetic flap-top. Exterior back slide pocket. Inside, grosgrain lining in signature red. One zip and one slip pocket. 8"H x 8. 5"W x 3. 5"D; weighs 2. 11 lbs. Made in Italy.
  • Women's Christian Louboutin 'Panettone' Studded Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    Women's Christian Louboutin 'Panettone' Studded Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    Edgy, enameled spikes march in regimented rows around a chic Christian Louboutin messenger bag expertly crafted in Italy from pebbled calfskin leather. Striking red edging and hand-engraved hardware add signature elements to the straight-from-the-runway look. Brand: Christian Louboutin. Style Name: Christian Louboutin 'Panettone' Studded Calfskin Messenger Bag. Style Number: 854189.
  • Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin black grained calfskin mini Passage messenger bag styled with polished gunmetal-tone "thru" handles. Smooth leather-lined pouch pockets at front and back, polished gunmetal-tone and red enamel hardware, protective metal feet at base . Lined with signature red faille; two leather-trimmed slip pockets at interior . "Thru" handles for clutch use or fold them over to use as shoulder bag with adjustable flat leather shoulder strap . Magnetic snap closure . 7.00" height x 8.00" width x 5.25" depth (approximately) . 23" maximum strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag
    Christian LouboutinPanettone Spiked Messenger Bag, BlackDetailsChristian Louboutin pebbled calfskin messenger bag. Tonal spikes decorate sides and bottom. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Flat top handle with 3. 5" drop. Magnetic flap-top. Exterior back slide pocket. Inside, grosgrain lining in signature red. One zip and one slip pocket. 8"H x 8. 5"W x 3. 5"D; weighs 2. 11 lbs. Made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    An exquisite new handbag for the Fall/Winter season, "Passage" is guaranteed to make a bold first impression. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. Clasp her by her beautiful handles or let them drape as you wear her optional shoulder strap. This irresistible pony leopard version will have all of the ladies talking. Color : Leopard. Material : Printed Pony. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Women's Christian Louboutin 'Passage' Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    Women's Christian Louboutin 'Passage' Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    An exquisite bag for any outing, the Christian Louboutin Passage calfskin messenger bag can be carried three ways for the ultimate in versatile styling. The chic hardware draws its inspiration from Parisian architecture and imparts serious French allure to the supple handbag.Pre-order this style today! Add to Shopping Bag to view approximate ship date. You'll be charged only when your item ships. Brand: Christian Louboutin. Style Name: Christian Louboutin 'Passage' Calfskin Messenger Bag. Style Number: 1020974.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Ombre Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Ombre Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag
    Christian Louboutin ombre pebbled leather messenger bag. Black metal hardware. Fold over framed top handles with signature red enamel. Removable top handle with 8" drop. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Center zip section splits open interior. Interior, faille lining; two slip pockets. Red enamel metal feet protect bottom of bag. 8"H x 11"W x 6"D; bag weighs 3.5lbs. "Passage" is made in Italy.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    Up to 75% off select items. Shop the sale now & recieve free shipping and returns on all US orders!
    Christian Louboutin black grained calfskin Passage messenger bag styled with polished gunmetal-tone "thru" handles. Smooth leather-lined pouch pockets at front and back, polished gunmetal-tone and red enamel hardware, protective metal feet at base . Lined with signature red faille; two leather-trimmed slip pockets at interior . "Thru" handles for clutch use or fold them over to use as shoulder bag with flat leather shoulder strap . Top zip closure . 8.00" height x 10.50" width x 5.25" depth (approximately) . 8" strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    Now in her second season, "Passage Messenger" has made a big splash among Louboutin ladies. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. Clasp her by her beautiful handles, or let them drape as you wear her optional shoulder strap. This luscious fushia version provides just the right pop of color for Spring/Summer. Color : Fushia. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    Now in her second season, "Passage Messenger" has made a big splash among Louboutin ladies. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. Clasp her by her beautiful handles, or let them drape as you wear her optional shoulder strap. This ultra chic black and colombe "Smoke" version is a must-have this season. Color : Black/Colombe. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Christian Louboutin Aliosha Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Aliosha Messenger
    Clean, pristine, and structured. Detailed with an outer pocket and zippers to fit your daily essentials, "Aliosha Messenger" is for the gentleman on the run. In tough black leather, "Aliosha Messenger" will rejuvenate your accessory collection. Color : Black. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 250mm x 350mm x 90mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Messenger
    An exquisite new style for the Fall/Winter season, "Passage" is guaranteed to make a bold first impression. Her chic hardware is inspired by the architecture of the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris, where the Louboutin label was born. And as a "Messenger," she can be carried in a few different ways: by her beautiful handles, her optional shoulder strap, or her cross-body strap to free your arms. In classic black leather, "Passage Messenger" is both timeless and versatile, and is sure to have all of the ladies talking. Color : Black. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 210mm x 345mm x 150mm. Lining : Red Grosgrain
  • Christian Louboutin Aliosha Messenger
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    Christian Louboutin Aliosha Messenger
    Clean, pristine, and structured. Detailed with an outer pocket and zippers to fit your daily essentials, "Aliosha Messenger" is for the man on the run. In a magnificent mastic and black leather combination, "Aliosha Messenger" will rejuvenate your accessory collection. Color : Mastic. Material : Leather. Dimensions : 250mm x 350mm x 90mm.
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