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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.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather Messenger Bag, White Peach
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather Messenger Bag, White Peach
    3.1 Phillip Lim grained calfskin messenger bag. Silvertone hardware and tonal topstitching. Flat top handle; 1" drop. Adjustable shoulder strap; 20 1/2" drop. Flap-front with push-lock closure. Exterior back magnetic slip pocket. Front open compartment under flap. Inside, canvas lining and zip pocket. 7"H x 9"W x 3"D; bag weighs 1lb. 13oz. "Pashli" is imported.
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Periwinkle Blue
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Periwinkle Blue
    Christian Louboutin pebbled calfskin messenger bag. Tonal spikes decorate sides and bottom. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Flat top handle with 3.5" drop. Magnetic flap-top. Exterior back slide pocket. Inside, grosgrain lining in signature red. One zip and one slip pocket. 8"H x 8.5"W x 3.5"D; weighs 2.11 lbs. Made in Italy.
  • Marni Bandoleer Tricolor Messenger Bag, Blue Multi
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    Marni Bandoleer Tricolor Messenger Bag, Blue Multi
    Marni interprets the crossbody bag for the minimalist with clean lines and sleek colorblock leather. Details Marni tricolor calfskin shoulder bag with golden hardware. Removable shoulder strap. Two top-zip compartments. Two open pockets at front. 11.81"H x 9.06"W x 2"D. Made in Italy.
  • Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Rounded Messenger Bag
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    Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Rounded Messenger Bag
    Stella McCartney messenger bag in animal-friendly faux leather (polyester) with gunmetal hardware. Signature curb chain trim and faux leather whipstitching. Crossbody strap. Stella McCartney logo disc charm. Top zip. 9.3"H x 11.0"W x 2.6"D. Bag weight: 0.93 lbs. Made in Italy.
  • Reece Hudson Knox Leather Messenger Bag, Black
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    Reece Hudson Knox Leather Messenger Bag, Black
    Reece Hudson leather messenger bag. Brushed golden hardware and quilted panels. Adjustable buckled shoulder strap; 20" drop. Flap top with logo bar detail; snap closure. Inside, canvas lining; one zip and two open pockets. Exterior back slip pocket. 7 1/2"H x 10"W x 2 1/2"D. Bag weighs approx. 1lb. 6oz. "Knox" is made in Italy.
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag, Hot Pink
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag, Hot Pink
    For over four decades, Bottega Veneta has handcrafted the finest materials into the house's signature woven designs. While the crossbody strap of the Veneta messenger has of-the-moment allure, the appeal of the woven structure is timeless. Details Bottega Veneta messenger in signature intrecciato woven lambskin. Brunito hardware. Two-way zip-around top. Adjustable crossbody strap woven through sides; 22" drop. Inside, one zip and one open pocket; suede lining. 7"H x 11"W x 2"D; bag weighs approx. 1lb. Made in Italy.
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag, Light Blue
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Messenger Bag, Light Blue
    Bottega Venetamessenger in signature intrecciato woven lambskin. Brunito hardware. Two-way zip-around top. Adjustable crossbody strap woven through sides; 22" drop. Inside, one zip and one open PDA pocket; suede lining. 7"H x 11"W x 2"D; bag weighs under 1lb. Made in Italy of French material.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag, Blue
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag, Blue
    Christian Louboutin pebbled leather messenger bag. Gunmetal hardware. Fold over framed top handles with signature red enamel. Removable top handle with 8" drop. Removable crossbody strap with 22" drop. Center zip section splits open interior. Interior, faille lining; two slip pockets. Red enamel metal feet protect bottom of bag. 8"H x 11"W x 6"D; bag weighs 3lbs. "Passage" is made in Italy.
  • Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Small Flap Messenger Bag, Black
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    Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Small Flap Messenger Bag, Black
    Crafted in the time-honored intrecciato tradition, this Bottega Veneta messenger slings across the body for added style and convenience. Details Bottega Veneta intrecciato woven lambskin bag. Matte brunito hardware. Adjustable crossbody strap; 24" drop. Strap cinches gusseted sides. Flap front with magnetic closure. Inside, suede lining and zip pocket. Made in Italy.
  • Nancy Gonzalez Small Two-Pocket Flat Crocodile Messenger Bag, Black
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    Nancy Gonzalez Small Two-Pocket Flat Crocodile Messenger Bag, Black
    Nancy Gonzalez flat crocodile messenger bag. Self-covered chain strap with 23" drop. One flap-top pocket at front with interior slip pocket. Center slip pocket with center magnet. Back zip pocket; one zip pocket and one open pocket inside. Suede lining. 7"H x 9.5"W x 2"D; bag weighs 1.8lbs. Made in Colombia.
  • Christian Louboutin Passage Ombre Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Passage Ombre Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag
    Christian Louboutin ombre pebbled leather messenger bag. Black metal hardware. Fold over framed top handles with signature red enamel. Removable top handle with 8" drop. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Center zip section splits open interior. Interior, faille lining; two slip pockets. Red enamel metal feet protect bottom of bag. 8"H x 11"W x 6"D; bag weighs 3.5lbs. "Passage" is made in Italy.
  • 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 Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag, Gray
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    Valentino Rockstud Pebbled Leather Messenger Bag, Gray
    Valentino adorns this pebbled leather messenger bag with signature Rockstuds for a dressed up on-the-go look. Details Valentino 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.
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Red/White/Black
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Messenger Bag, Red/White/Black
    Christian Louboutin pebbled calfskin messenger bag. Patterned spikes decorate flap. Removable crossbody strap with 21" drop. Flat top handle with 3.5" drop. Magnetic flap-top. Exterior back slide pocket. Inside, grosgrain lining in signature red. One zip and one slip pocket. 10.25"H x 8.25"W x 4"D. Bag weight: 2.65lbs. "Panettone" is made in Italy.
  • Bottega Veneta Gardena Woven Messenger Bag, Black
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    Bottega Veneta Gardena Woven Messenger Bag, Black
    Travel well with this leather messenger bag from Bottega Veneta in the time-honored Intrecciato woven style. Details Bottega Veneta Intrecciato woven lambskin messenger. Smooth leather trim and matte brunito hardware. Adjustable nylon shoulder strap; 19" drop. Flap top with double buckled straps. Two snap pockets at exterior front. Inside, suede lining and zip pocket. 9 1/2"H x 14 1/2"W x 5"D; weighs 2lbs. 11oz. Made in Italy of French material.
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag, Dark Brown
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag, Dark Brown
    For over four decades, Bottega Veneta has handcrafted the finest materials into the house's signature woven designs. While the crossbody strap of the Veneta messenger has of-the-moment allure, the appeal of the woven structure is timeless. Details Signature intrecciato woven lambskin. Brunito hardware. Two-way zip-around top. Adjustable crossbody strap woven through sides; 22" drop. Inside, one zip and one open pocket; suede lining. 7"H x 11"W x 2"D; weighs under 1lb. Made in Italy of French material.
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag, Black
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag, Black
    For over four decades, Bottega Veneta has handcrafted the finest materials into the house's signature woven designs. While the crossbody strap of the Veneta messenger has of-the-moment allure, the appeal of the woven structure is timeless. Details Woven leather. Gunmetal-colored hardware. Adjustable crossbody strap woven through sides; 24 4/5" drop. Two-way zip top. Suede lining. Inside, one zip and one open pocket. 7"H x 11"W x 2"D. Weighs 9 oz. Made in Italy.
  • Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Veneta Messenger Bag
    Instantly recognizable Bottega Veneta intrecciato leather is a hallmark of fine construction. This bag comes equipped with a hands-free crossbody strap and secure zip closure. Details Signature Bottega Veneta woven leather. Gunmetal hardware. Buckled crossbody strap; padded handle; 23" drop. Two-way zip top. Inside, suede lining; one zip and one open pocket. 8"H x 9 1/2"W x 2"D; weighs approx. 1lb 3oz. Made in Italy.
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