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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 Crossbody - Top Schooly Printed Plaid Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Crossbody - Top Schooly Printed Plaid Messenger
    MARC BY MARC JACOBS offers a fresh new way to rock fall's favorite print with this perfectly boxy crossbody in a pop of plaid. Leather. Imported. Detachable adjustable crossbody strap. Pushlock closure; lined. Interior slip compartment, two interior slip pockets, interior zip pocket. 9"L x 3"W x 7"H; 22" strap drop.
  • 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 Circle in Square Scored Wingman
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Scored Wingman
    The Marc by Marc Jacobs™ Circle in Square Scored Wingman can transition you from day to night in a flash. Made of leather. Push lock closure. Leather wrist strap. Interior feature zippered compartment, slip compartment, ID window, and six card slots. Imported. Bottom Width: 6 in. Depth: 1 in. Height: 4 in. Weight: 6.2 oz.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Elizabeth Marbleized Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Elizabeth Marbleized Nylon Messenger Bag
    Domo Elizabeth Marbleized Nylon Messenger Bag Splashed with a pastel marble print, this roomy style is crafted from durable nylon for the ultimate in versatility. Double top handles, 8 1/2" drop. Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, 15"-30" drop. Top zip closure. One outside zip pocket. Two outside open pockets. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Nylon lining. 14 1/2"W X 13"H X 5"D. Nylon. Imported. - Color: Mint-Multi - Size: 1Sz
  • Women's MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    Women's 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 Leather Messenger Bag
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    MARC by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Leather Messenger Bag
    MARC by Marc JacobsTop Schooly Leather Messenger Bag, Opal GrayDetailsMARC by Marc Jacobs pebbled leather messenger bag. Silver hardware. Removable adjustable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Flap top with piped edges. Open pocket beneath flap. Push-lock clasp. Twill lining. Inside, one zip and two open pockets. 7"H x 9"W x 3"D; bag weighs 1lb. 13oz. Imported.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger
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    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 .
  • 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 .
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Luna leather messenger bag
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Luna leather messenger bag
    Marc By Marc Jacobs Luna messenger bag. Leather. Optional cross-body strap. Top flap closure with twist-turn fastening. Two zipped front pockets, rear outer slip pouch, three inner pockets. Height 23cm, width 32cm, depth 10cm.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Elizabeth Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Elizabeth Nylon Messenger Bag
    Domo Elizabeth Nylon Messenger Bag This roomy style is crafted from durable nylon and finished with bold neon accents for the ultimate in chic versatility. Double top handles, 8 1/2" drop. Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, 15"-30" drop. Top zip closure. One outside zip pocket. Two outside open pockets. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Nylon lining. 14 1/2"W X 13"H X 5"D. Nylon. Imported. - Color: Navy-Multi - Size: 1Sz
  • Women's MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    Women's 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.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Scored Small Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Circle in Square Scored Small Messenger
    Cruise the town in fashion with the Marc by Marc Jacobs™ Circle in Square Scored Small Messenger. Made of leather. Fold-over flap with push lock closure. Removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Rear exterior slip pocket. Lined interior features back-wall zip pocket and two front-wall slip pockets. Imported. Bottom Width: 9 1 " 2 in. Depth: 4 in. Height: 6 1 " 2 in. Strap Length: 49 1 " 2 in. Strap Drop: 24 in. Weight: 1 lb.
  • MARC by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Leather Messenger Bag
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    MARC by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Leather Messenger Bag
    MARC by Marc JacobsTop Schooly Leather Messenger Bag, BlackDetailsMARC by Marc Jacobs leather messenger bag. Silvertone hardware and tonal topstitching. Detachable, adjustable crossbody strap; 23" drop. Flap top with logo-engraved push-lock closure. Front slip pocket concealed beneath flap. Inside, fabric lining; one zip and two open pockets. 7"H x 9"W x 3"D; bag weighs 1lb. 13oz. Imported.
  • 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. - Colors: Teak,Black
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger
    Deep teal leather 'Natural Selection' messenger from Marc By Marc Jacobs featuring a front flap, two front straps with gold-tone buckle fastenings, a gold-tone logo on the front, a grey lining, an interior side zip pocket and a long cross body strap with a gold-tone adjustable buckle.
  • MARC by Marc Jacobs Luna Leather Messenger Bag
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    MARC by Marc Jacobs Luna Leather Messenger Bag
    MARC by Marc JacobsLuna Leather Messenger Bag, TeakDetailsMARC by Marc Jacobs leather messenger bag. Golden hardware; topstitched detail. Removable adjustable shoulder strap, 20" drop. Flap top with two exterior zip pockets. Hidden turn-lock clasp. Metal logo bar at flap. Inside, one large pocket, zip pocket, and two drop pockets. Twill lining. 9"H x 13 1/2"W x 3"D. Bag weighs 1lb. 10oz. "Luna" is imported.
  • 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 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?"W X 8"H X 4"D. Imported. - Colors: Tracker Tan,Black
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