Fashion
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.
  • Grade Messenger Bag
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    Grade Messenger Bag
    The messenger bag. Only, all grown up. The Grade's got some pedigree, with its clean lines and fine-tuned straps and webbing accents and zipper pulls. It's not too big or too bulky. And it's built to house your 21st-century essentials, with its inner zip pocket and laptop sleeve. So...go forth and lug stuff around. Features: 78% Polyester, 22% PU construction with webbing stripe details. Two-way zip opening into main compartment. Inner padded laptop sleeve and zip pocket inside. Adjustable jacquard webbing shoulder strap. Antiqued brass metal hardware. PU badge with embossed PUMA No. 1 Logo at face. 12" L x 5" W x 11" H.
  • PUMA BMW Motorsport Messenger Bag
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    PUMA BMW Motorsport Messenger Bag
    Adjustable padded shoulder strap Top zip closure. Exterior feature front zip pocket. Interior feature slip pocket with foldover Velcro strap closure. Approx. 14" H x 13" W x 7" D. Approx. 10-22" strap drop. Imported. Materials: Nylon.
  • FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
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    FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
    There are soccer fans. And then there are Italian soccer fans. (Spend 90 minutes amongst their flag-waving, hand-wringing, chanting, cheering-like-their-lives-depend-on-it masses, and you'll know exactly what we mean.) For those who consider themselves part of the latter group, we've got exactly the messenger bag to help ensure there's no question which team you're rooting for. As if that green, white, and red face paint you're rocking isn't obvious enough. Features: 52% Polyester, 34% cotton, 14% PU construction with contrast piping. Two-way zip opening into large main compartment. Inner slip-in pocket. Asymmetrical zip pocket at front panel. Adjustable webbing shoulder strap. PUMA Cat Logo, FIGC Italia badge, and Italia callout at face. 16.5" L x 5.5" W x 10" H.
  • FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
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    FIGC Italia Messenger Bag
    There are soccer fans. And then there are Italian soccer fans. (Spend 90 minutes amongst their flag-waving, hand-wringing, chanting, cheering-like-their-lives-depend-on-it masses, and you'll know exactly what we mean.) For those who consider themselves part of the latter group, we've got exactly the messenger bag to help ensure there's no question which team you're rooting for. As if that green, white, and red face paint you're rocking isn't obvious enough. Features: 52% Polyester, 34% cotton, 14% PU construction with contrast piping. Two-way zip opening into large main compartment. Inner slip-in pocket. Asymmetrical zip pocket at front panel. Adjustable webbing shoulder strap. PUMA Cat Logo, FIGC Italia badge, and Italia callout at face. 16.5" L x 5.5" W x 10" H.
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