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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  • Nica Safari Messenger Cross Body Bag
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    Nica Safari Messenger Cross Body Bag
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    Cross body bag by Nica Lightly textured fabric Adjustable shoulder strap Outer compartment with pin buckle fastening Inner zip pocket Hand wash 50% Linen, 50% Polyurethane H: 20cm/8"" W: 30cm/12"" D: 4cm/1. 5"".
  • Nica Miranda Messenger Bag, Leopard
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    Nica Miranda Messenger Bag, Leopard
    Carry around your essentials in new-season style with this spacious messenger bag from Nica. This bag boasts an adjustable long strap, a zip fastening, branded fob detailing and inner-zipped pockets for storing your valuables securely. Perfect for weekend wear. Brand : Nica. Dimensions : H28.5 x W29 x D5 cm. Handbag Type : Across Body. Main Fabric : Polyurethane. Material : 100% Polyurethane.

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