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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  • Pre-owned Kenneth Cole Manhattan Briefcase Black Messenger Bag
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    Pre-owned Kenneth Cole Manhattan Briefcase Black Messenger Bag
    Fits laptops up to 15.4 . RICH and soft top grain nappa leather exterior. Interior is in excellent condition and looks like it only has been stored and not used.
  • Kenneth Cole Castlerock Flapover Messenger Bag
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    Kenneth Cole Castlerock Flapover Messenger Bag
    Meet your business carrying needs with this Kenneth Cole Reaction messenger style bag. It fits most laptops up to 17", includes a compartment for an iPadA or tablet, and is made of 1680D polyester. Choose the padded shoulder strap or carrying handle for comfortable transportation. Use the attacher strap for easy airport travel.

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