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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.
  • Valentino Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
    Brighten up your off-duty repertoire with Valentino Garavani’s Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag. Adorned with an all-over butterfly print, it boasts a stylish flap satchel design in a soft canvas fabric and is complemented with an adjustable strap, leather pocket and the signature pyramid stud embellishment. Finished with a logo patch for a touch of designer appeal.
  • Women's Valentino Camo Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Women's Valentino Camo Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
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    A signature camo-inspired butterfly print and rockstud-embellished canvas and leather strap lend impeccable streetwise attitude to a sleek and sturdy messenger bag that stands apart as a paragon of utilitarian-yet-sophisticated style. Brand: VALENTINO. Style Name: Valentino Camo Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag. Style Number: 831951.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino brown grained leather messenger bag detailed at seams and straps with the house's signature pyramid rockstuds. Gold-stamped logo at back; polished goldtone hardware . Zip pocket at sueded interior . Adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Metal hinged closure . 11.25" height x 12.00" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 22" maximum strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI Color-block leather Rivet Messenger bag
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    VALENTINO GARAVANI Color-block leather Rivet Messenger bag
    Valentino Garavani spring/summer 2015 color-blocking leather Messenger bag, in Senape, Raspberry and Petrolio tones, with adjustable shoulder strap. Back logo print. Three inner compartments. Leather lining. Fly closure with gold finishing sheet. Measures: length 26 x height 20 x depth 8 cm. Composition: 100% calf leather.
  • Valentino Embroidered Butterfly Camouflage Messenger Bag, Dark Green
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    Valentino Embroidered Butterfly Camouflage Messenger Bag, Dark Green
    Valentino canvas messenger bag with butterfly embroidery. Calfskin trim and signature platino hardware. Adjustable studded shoulder strap. Front flap with belted strap details; snap closure. Foil stamped logo patch at back. Made in Italy.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino grey grained leather messenger bag detailed at seams and straps with the house's signature pyramid rockstuds. Gold-stamped logo at back; polished goldtone hardware . Zip pocket at interior . Adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Metal hinged closure . 11.25" height x 12.00" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 20-22" strap drop,  approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
    ValentinoRockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag, TanDetailsPebbled calfskin leather with golden hardware. Signature Valentino Rockstud pyramid studs. Adjustable wide crossbody strap, 20" drop. Open top with flip-lock clasp. Interior zip panel; unlined. 11"H x 11 3/4"W x 2 3/4"D. Made in Italy.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
    Free shipping and free returns—every day.
    Valentino black grained leather messenger bag detailed at seams and straps with the house's signature pyramid rockstuds. Gold-stamped logo at back; polished goldtone hardware . Zip pocket at sueded interior . Adjustable flat leather crossbody strap . Metal hinged closure . 11.25" height x 12.00" width x 3.00" depth, approximately . 22" maximum strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
    ValentinoRockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag, BlackDetailsPebbled calfskin leather with platino hardware. Signature Valentino Rockstud pyramid studs. Adjustable wide crossbody strap, 20" drop. Open top with flip-lock clasp. Interior zip panel; unlined. 11"H x 11 3/4"W x 2 3/4"D. Made in Italy.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
    Free shipping and free returns—every day.
    Valentino cognac pebbled-leather rockstud messenger. Metal pyramid rockstuds at seams; gold-stamped logo at back; polished pale-goldtone hardware . Unlined; zip pocket at interior . Adjustable shoulder strap . Metal hinged closure at top . 12" height x 12" width x 3" depth (approximately) . 22" maximum strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Valentino Rockstud Camo Canvas-Leather Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Camo Canvas-Leather Messenger Bag
    ValentinoRockstud Camo Canvas-Leather Messenger Bag, Blue/GreenDetailsCamouflage is generally used for blending in, but you'll definitely stand out with this Valentino messenger bag. Camo-print canvas and leather. Platino hardware includes signature Valentino Rockstuds. Adjustable crossbody/shoulder strap with padded inset and 20" drop. Flap top with latch lock. Expandable gusset sides; three large compartments, two smaller compartments. Leather lining; inside, one large zip pocket, two slide pockets. Large zip pocket and logo patch on back. 12"H x 16"W x 3"D. Weighs 2lbs. Made in Italy.
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