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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.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Donut East West Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Donut East West Messenger Bag
    Exterior pocket. One interior zip pocket Smooth-leather messenger bag featuring perforated cross-body strap
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Donut Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Donut Messenger
    Crafted from supple leather with understated hardware, MARC BY MARC JACOBS' sleek, saddle-shaped messenger style proves that a crossbody can carry you from work to weekend. Leather. Imported. Adjustable crossbody strap. Turnlock closure; lined. Interior slip compartment, interior zip pocket, exterior slip pocket. 14"L x 3"W x 11"H; 21" strap drop.
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Luna Colorblock Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Luna Colorblock Messenger
    Sporty styling and pop colorblocking give this messenger-style MARC BY MARC JACOBS crossbody added zip. Leather. Imported. Adjustable crossbody strap. Turnlock closure; lined. Exterior zip pocket, exterior slip pocket, interior zip pocket, interior slip pocket. 11.25"L x 4"W x 9.75"H; 23" strap drop.
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Luna Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Luna Messenger
    Sporty and sleek, this classic messenger-style crossbody from MARC BY MARC JACOBS leaves your hands free. Leather. Imported. Crossbody strap. Turnlock closure; lined. Exterior zip pocket, exterior slip pocket, interior zip pocket, interior slip pocket. 11.25"L x 4"W x 9.75"H; 23" strap drop.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Star White checkered reflective fabric Top Schooly Jax small messenger bag. Logo-debossed closure at front flap, slip pocket beneath flap, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with taupe fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 5.00" height x 6.25" width x 2.50" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Polyurethane . Imported .
  • Pre-owned Marc by Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag
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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs red reflective fabric Top Schooly Jax small messenger bag.  Logo-debossed closure at flap, slip pocket beneath flap, black lacquered edging, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with black fabric . Detachable, adjustable flat crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 5.0" height x 6.0" width x 2.5" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Thermoplastic polyurethane . Imported .
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    Metallic hardware and exposed twin zippers provide a modern finish to a smooth leather messenger bag. Brand: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Style Name: MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger. Style Number: 734806_2.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Messenger Bag
    Top Schooly Messenger Bag Pebbled leather and sleek, silvertone hardware give this structured messenger bag a stylish update. Removable, adjustable crossbody strap, 20"-24" drop. Push-lock flap closure. One front open pocket under flap. One inside open compartment. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 9"W X 7 1/2"H X 3"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Black - Size: One Size
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Teak (brown)  grained leather  flap-front Luna messenger bag. Two zip pockets and logo-debossed metal tab at front; magnetic slip pocket at back; burgundy edging throughout, polished brasstone hardware . Lined with burgundy fabric; one large slip pocket, two small slip pockets and zip pocket at interior . Detachable, adjustable Teak and teal flat leather shoulder strap . Tab with turn-lock closure beneath flap . 9" height x 11" width x 4" depth (approximately) . 22" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Pre-owned Cement Marc by Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag
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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Star White checkered reflective fabric Top Schooly small messenger bag. Logo-debossed closure at front flap, slip pocket beneath flap, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with taupe fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 7.00" height x 9.25" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Polyurethane . Imported .
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Top Schooly' Leather Messenger Bag
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Top Schooly' Leather Messenger Bag
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    Richly grained leather and minimalist silvertone hardware heighten the polished, modern style of a clean-cut crossbody bag. Brand: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Style Name: MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Top Schooly' Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 841814.
  • Pre-owned Dove Marc by Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag
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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger Bag
    Luna Messenger Bag Cut from smooth leather in a rounded silhouette, this classic style is modernized by zip accents and sleek logo-engraved hardware. Removable, adjustable shoulder strap, 18"-25" drop. Turnlock closure with flap. One outside magnetic pocket. Two outside zip pockets. One inside zip pocket. Three inside open pockets. Fully lined. 11"W X 9½"H X 3½"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Teak - Size: One Size
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs red reflective fabric Top Schooly small messenger bag. Logo-debossed closure at front flap, slip pocket beneath flap, polished silvertone hardware, black lacquered edging . Lined with brown fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 7.00" height x 9.25" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Polyurethane . Imported .
  • Pre-owned Red Marc by Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag
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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot Lea Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot Lea Messenger
    Too Hot Lea Messenger A timeless design in luxurious pebbled leather with a self-covered logo plaque. Detachable adjustable shoulder strap, 22"-26" drop. Magnetic snap flap closure. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 11 3/4"W X 8"H X 4"D. Imported. - Colors: Tracker Tan,Black - Size: One Size
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Small Messenger Bag
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Skipper Blue (navy) and off-white plaid grained leather Top Schooly Jax small messenger bag. Logo-debossed closure at front flap, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with burgundy fabric; slip pocket at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 5.00" height x 6.25" width x 2.25" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs blue reflective fabric Top Schooly small messenger bag. Logo-debossed closure at front flap, slip pocket beneath flap, polished silvertone hardware, black lacquered edging . Lined with black fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 7.00" height x 9.25" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Polyurethane . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Dirty Martini (olive) supple grained leather Circle in Square small messenger bag  styled with geometric debossing throughout. Front flap, slip pocket at back, polished brasstone hardware . Lined with black fabric, zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 6.5" height x 9.5" width x 4.0" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Cambridge Red grained leather Circle in Square small messenger bag styled with geometric debossing throughout. Front flap, slip pocket at back, polished pale goldtone hardware . Lined with burgundy fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 6.5" height x 9.5" width x 4.0" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs black grained leather Circle in Square small messenger bag styled with geometric debossing throughout. Front flap, slip pocket at back, polished brasstone hardware . Lined with grey fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 6.5" height x 9.5" width x 4.0" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Small Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Cambridge Red, black and white plaid Top Schooly small messenger bag. Logo-debossed closure at front flap, slip pocket beneath flap, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with brown fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Push-lock closure . 7.00" height x 9.25" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 25" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Toto Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Toto Messenger Bag
    Marc by Marc Jacobs red, black and off-white plaid-print smooth leather Luna Toto messenger bag. Two zip pockets and metal logo tab at flap front, magnetic slip pocket at back, polished silvertone hardware . Lined with black fabric; slip pocket, zip pocket and two small slip pockets at interior . Detachable, adjustable flat leather shoulder/crossbody strap . Turn-lock closure beneath flap . 9.0" height x 11.5" width x 3.5" depth, approximately . 22" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Crossbody Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Crossbody Messenger
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Raspberries smooth leather Marchive crossbody messenger bag styled at front with origami folds. Signature metal workwear plaque at flap front, polished goldtone hardware . Lined with maroon fabric; zip pocket and two slip pockets at interior . Adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Magnetic snap closure . 10.5" height x 11.5" width x 4.0" depth (approximately) . 24" maximum strap drop, approximately . Imported .
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