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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.
  • Valentino Camu Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Camu Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
    Brighten up your off-duty repertoire with Valentino Garavani’s Camu Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag. Adorned with stunning butterfly embroidery, 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.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
    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
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    Valentino Embroidered Butterfly Camouflage Messenger Bag
    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 ; snap closure. Foil stamped logo patch at back. Made in Italy.
  • Valentino Embroidered Butterfly Camouflage Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Embroidered Butterfly Camouflage Messenger Bag
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    ValentinoEmbroidered Butterfly Camouflage Messenger Bag, Dark GreenDetailsValentino 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.Designer About Valentino:Italian designer Valentino Garavani held his first significant show in 1962 at Florence's Pitti Palace, an appropriate setting for his opulent collection. Gorgeous lace, feminine details, gossamer-like chiffon, and a vibrant shade of red were Valentino's hallmarks. Today, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli honor the house's heritage while adding more modern touches.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
    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 Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag
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    ValentinoRockstud Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag, GrayDetailsValentino pebbled leather messenger bag with golden signature Rockstuds.Rockstuds line front and back sides of bag.Flat, adjustable shoulder strap with 20 1/2" drop.Rockstud embellished flip-lock top closure.Interior, hanging zip pocket.12"H x 12"W x 3"D; bag weighs 2.14 lbs.Made in Italy of French materials.Designer About Valentino:Italian designer Valentino Garavani held his first significant show in 1962 at Florence's Pitti Palace, an appropriate setting for his opulent collection. Gorgeous lace, feminine details, gossamer-like chiffon, and a vibrant shade of red were Valentino's hallmarks. Today, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli honor the house's heritage while adding more modern touches.
  • Valentino Rockstud Messenger
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    Valentino Rockstud Messenger
    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 Pebbled Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Pebbled Messenger Bag
    Valentino. Rockstud Pebbled Messenger Bag, Bordeaux. Soft pebbled calfskin messenger bag by Valentino. Platino hardware includes signature Rockstud trim. Adjustable crossbody strap, 20" drop. Open top; flip-lock closure. Interior zip pane; unlined. 12 1/2"H x 12"W x 3"D. Bag weighs 1.8lbs. Made in Italy.
  • Valentino Rockstud Butterfly Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Butterfly Messenger Bag
    Crafted of olive cotton canvas, Valentino's messenger bag is embellished with colorful embroidered and appliqued butterflies and the house's signature rockstuds. Metallic gold logo-stamped leather patch at back; polished goldtone rockstuds and hardware . One leather slip pocket and one leather zip pocket at interior . Detachable, adjustable webbing shoulder strap with leather shoulder rest . Buckle-detailed dual magnetic snap closure. 9.00" height x 11.25" width x 4.50" depth, approximately . 20-23" strap drop, approximately . Made in Italy .
  • Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    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.Designer About Valentino:Italian designer Valentino Garavani held his first significant show in 1962 at Florence's Pitti Palace, an appropriate setting for his opulent collection. Gorgeous lace, feminine details, gossamer-like chiffon, and a vibrant shade of red were Valentino's hallmarks. Today, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli honor the house's heritage while adding more modern touches.
  • Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
    Valentino. Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag, Tan. Pebbled 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 Pebbled Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Pebbled Messenger Bag
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    ValentinoRockstud Pebbled Messenger Bag, BordeauxDetailsSoft pebbled calfskin messenger bag by Valentino.Platino hardware includes signature Rockstud trim.Adjustable crossbody strap, 20" drop.Open top; flip-lock closure.Interior zip pane; unlined.12 1/2"H x 12"W x 3"D.Bag weighs 1.8lbs.Made in Italy.Designer About Valentino:Italian designer Valentino Garavani held his first significant show in 1962 at Florence's Pitti Palace, an appropriate setting for his opulent collection. Gorgeous lace, feminine details, gossamer-like chiffon, and a vibrant shade of red were Valentino's hallmarks. Today, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli honor the house's heritage while adding more modern touches.
  • Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
    Valentino. Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag, Black. Pebbled 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
    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 Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Flip-Lock Messenger Bag
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    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.Designer About Valentino:Italian designer Valentino Garavani held his first significant show in 1962 at Florence's Pitti Palace, an appropriate setting for his opulent collection. Gorgeous lace, feminine details, gossamer-like chiffon, and a vibrant shade of red were Valentino's hallmarks. Today, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli honor the house's heritage while adding more modern touches.
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