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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.
  • Tumi T-Tech Forge Bingham Messenger Bag
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    Tumi T-Tech Forge Bingham Messenger Bag
    Leather. Imported. Crossbody strap, top handle. Zip pocket on back, front flap with two buckle closures, logo detail. 13.75" x 10.25" x 3.5"
  • Tumi Alpha Bravo Beale Mini Messenger Bag
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    Tumi Alpha Bravo Beale Mini Messenger Bag
    Rendered in ballistic nylon with leather trim, the Alpha Bravo series offers classic styling details and strong organizational pockets, functioning seamlessly across work, travel and casual environments. With a compact shape, the mini messenger bag easily stores your everyday essentials, ideally suited for trips to the city or when traveling overseas. Ballistic nylon body, leather trim. Hand wash. Imported. Features a flap closure and adjustable shoulder strap. 10" x 11.5" x 1.25"
  • Tumi Voyageur - Lugano Messenger Bags
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    Tumi Voyageur - Lugano Messenger Bags
    The Lugano Messenger - 48781 is part of the Tumi® Voyageur Collection. Designed to provide just the right amount of organization, the Lugano Messenger is the ideal size and shape to take with you everywhere. Zip entry into main compartment with a flapover is sure to keep your necessities safe. Zippered pocket on lining keeps your small items secure. With multiple slip-in pockets on the lining, fishing for your keys and cellphone are things of the past. Durable webbing shoulder strap is adjustable for a perfect fit. Measurements: ; Bottom Width: 9 1 2 in ; Depth: 3 in ; Height: 9 in ; Strap Length: 61 in ; Strap Drop: 27 1 2 in ; Weight: 1 lb
  • Tumi Voyageur Lugano Messenger Crossbody
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    Tumi Voyageur Lugano Messenger Crossbody
    Voyageur Lugano Messenger. Exterior Features:. Zip pocket on flap. Open back pocket with magnetic closure. Zip-around pocket. Detachable tag with mirror. Adjustable shoulder strap. Interior Features:. Zip pocket. Open pocket. Media pocket.
  • Tumi Hickory Mini Messenger Bag
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    Tumi Hickory Mini Messenger Bag
    TumiHickory Mini Messenger BagDetailsTech fabric with leather accents, silvertone hardware, and easy-to-clean lining. Woven crossbody strap with 29" drop. Flap top with zip pocket and hidden magnetic closure. Under flap top, front zip compartment features interior two card slots, one pen slot, one slide pocket, and lobster-clip leash for keys. Inside features one zip pocket and one magnetic-topped pocket. Back exterior features open compartment; one inside slide pocket. 11 1/4"H x 12"W x 3"D. Weighs 1lb 4oz. Imported.
  • Tumi Voyageur - Lugano Messenger Bags
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    Tumi Voyageur - Lugano Messenger Bags
    The Lugano Messenger - 48781 is part of the Tumi® Voyageur Collection. Designed to provide just the right amount of organization, the Lugano Messenger is the ideal size and shape to take with you everywhere. Zip entry into main compartment with a flapover is sure to keep your necessities safe. Zippered pocket on lining keeps your small items secure. With multiple slip-in pockets on the lining, fishing for your keys and cellphone are things of the past. Durable webbing shoulder strap is adjustable for a perfect fit. Measurements: ; Bottom Width: 9 1 2 in ; Depth: 3 in ; Height: 9 in ; Strap Length: 61 in ; Strap Drop: 27 1 2 in ; Weight: 1 lb
  • Tumi Voyageur Lugano Messenger Shoulder
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    Tumi Voyageur Lugano Messenger Shoulder
    Voyageur Lugano Messenger. Flap closure with magnetic snap, Front U-zip pocket with phone pocket and pen loop. Back open pocket, Side pocket, Adjustable shoulder strap. Inside zip pocket, open pocket and key ring.
  • Tumi Voyageur - Lugano Messenger Bags
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    Tumi Voyageur - Lugano Messenger Bags
    The Lugano Messenger - 48781 is part of the Tumi® Voyageur Collection. Designed to provide just the right amount of organization, the Lugano Messenger is the ideal size and shape to take with you everywhere. Zip entry into main compartment with a flapover is sure to keep your necessities safe. Zippered pocket on lining keeps your small items secure. With multiple slip-in pockets on the lining, fishing for your keys and cellphone are things of the past. Durable webbing shoulder strap is adjustable for a perfect fit. Measurements: ; Bottom Width: 9 1 2 in ; Depth: 3 in ; Height: 9 in ; Strap Length: 61 in ; Strap Drop: 27 1 2 in ; Weight: 1 lb
  • Tumi Voyageur Lugano Messenger Shoulder
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    Tumi Voyageur Lugano Messenger Shoulder
    Voyageur Lugano Messenger. Flap closure with magnetic snap, Front U-zip pocket with phone pocket and pen loop. Back open pocket, Side pocket, Adjustable shoulder strap. Inside zip pocket, open pocket and key ring.
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