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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.
  • Michael Michael Kors Crossbody - Metallic Trim Selma Mini Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Crossbody - Metallic Trim Selma Mini Messenger
    A flash of metallic trim puts a glam finish on Michael Michael Kors' sporty signature crossbody.
  • Tory Burch Crossbody - Emerson Flap Convertible Messenger
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    Tory Burch Crossbody - Emerson Flap Convertible Messenger
    With rich leather construction, understated hardware accents and a removable strap, this versatile Tory Burch crossbody carries you through the weekend.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Selma Metallic Lizard-Embossed Mini Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Selma Metallic Lizard-Embossed Mini Messenger
    A perfectly compact size pairs with luxe-looking metallic embossed lizard for the ultimate day-to-night crossbody from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Embossed leather. Imported. Detachable adjustable crossbody strap. Zip closure; lined. Three interior card slots. 7"L x 3.5"W x 5"H; 24" strap drop.
  • Tory Burch Crossbody - Emerson Flap Convertible Messenger
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    Tory Burch Crossbody - Emerson Flap Convertible Messenger
    Featuring a removable crossbody strap and classic styling, this convertible Tory Burch crossbody does it all.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Hamilton Traveler Colorblock Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Hamilton Traveler Colorblock Messenger
    Surprisingly spacious and so sleek in supple colorblock leather, this MICHAEL Michael Kors crossbody is a polished addition to your weekend wardrobe. Leather. Imported. Detachable adjustable crossbody strap. Zip closure; lined. Four interior slip pockets. Key fob. 8.5"L x 4"W x 6.5"H; 21" strap drop.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Selma Mini Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Selma Mini Messenger
    A sporty silhouette in logo print PVC, this compact crossbody shows off the signature style of MICHAEL Michael Kors. PVC/leather. Imported. Adjustable crossbody strap. Zip closure; lined. Three interior card slots. 7"L x 3.5"W x 5"H; 24" strap drop.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Rhea Zip Small Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Rhea Zip Small Messenger
    Weekends call for a laid-back yet polished carryall, like this effortless messenger-style crossbody in supple leather from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Leather. Imported. Adjustable crossbody strap. Zip closure; lined. Exterior front zip pocket, interior zip pocket, four interior slip pockets, key fob. 12.5"L x 2.4"W x 11"H; 21" to 26" strap drop.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Messenger
    Featuring graphic hardware and a clean-lined, boxy silhouette inspired by camera bags, this exclusive Marc By Marc Jacobs crossbody reads modern and cool.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Micro Stud Mini Selma Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Micro Stud Mini Selma Messenger
    Allover micro studs bring a little edge and a lot of polish to MICHAEL Michael Kors' petite messenger-style crossbody. Saffiano leather. Imported. Adjustable crossbody strap. Zip closure; lined. Three card slots. 7"L x 3.5"W x 5"H; 24" strap drop.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Gather Round Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Gather Round Messenger
    Softly gathered leather gives this sporty messenger-style crossbody from Marc By Marc Jacobs a feminine touch.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Haircalf Selma Mini Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody - Haircalf Selma Mini Messenger
    Glossy leopard print calf hair gives this sporty MICHAEL Michael Kors crossbody a boost of glam. Calf hair. Imported. Adjustable crossbody strap. Zip closure; lined. Three interior card slots. 7"L x 3.5"W x 5"H; 24" strap drop.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Luna Colorblock Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Luna Colorblock Messenger
    Sporty styling and pop colorblocking give this messenger-style Marc By Marc Jacobs crossbody added zip.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Luna Tarp Fergus Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Luna Tarp Fergus Messenger
    A wash of bold Bmx-inspired print gives this sporty Marc By Marc Jacobs crossbody engine-revving edge.
  • Milly Hobo - Isabella Pebble Convertible Bucket Messenger
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    Milly Hobo - Isabella Pebble Convertible Bucket Messenger
    Milly's effortless hobo is city sleek, thanks to polished gold-tone hardware and a clean-lined silhouette. An adjustable strap allows you to carry it crossbody as a messenger bag.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Bubble Patent Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Bubble Patent Messenger
    You don't need to be a shutterbug to appreciate the super-chic, camera bag-inspired shape of this exclusive Marc By Marc Jacobs design. A textured, liquid-look patent finish maximizes shine, so you can rock this sleek crossbody from sunrise to sundown.
  • Tory Burch Crossbody - Garden Messenger
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    Tory Burch Crossbody - Garden Messenger
    Join the garden party with this fabulously feminine floral print crossbody from Tory Burch.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Printed Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Bloomingdale's Exclusive Top Schooly Printed Messenger
    Created exclusively for Bloomingdale's, Marc By Marc Jacobs' perfectly boxy printed crossbody gets a feminine boost from the season's must-have moody florals.
  • Serapian East West Messenger Bag
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    Serapian East West Messenger Bag
    Flawlessly crafted in Italy from fine textured leather, this streamlined messenger bag from luxury label Serapian is one you'll use for years to come. Leather. Made in Italy. Adjustable shoulder strap, logo in front. Front exterior large zip pocket. Interior zip pocket, open pocket. 10.5" x 14" x 3"
  • Burberry London Fairbank Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Burberry London Fairbank Nylon Messenger Bag
    Commuting gets refined with this durable, handsome nylon messenger by Burberry London that's finished with textured leather trim. Nylon/leather. Imported. Adjustable shoulder strap, two buckle closure, leather trim detail. Two slip pockets under flap, interior zip and slip pockets. Back slip pocket with magnetic closure, zip pocket inside. 10.5" x 14.5" x 3.5"
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Luna Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Luna Messenger
    Sporty and sleek, this classic messenger-style crossbody from Marc By Marc Jacobs leaves your hands free.
  • MCM Striped Munich Lion Flap Messenger Bag
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    MCM Striped Munich Lion Flap Messenger Bag
    This handsome messenger bag from luxury design label MCM bag features a magnetic closure and enough pockets to carry all your important essentials. Coated canvas/leather. Imported. Adjustable shoulder strap. Leather detail on front with embossed lion, allover Visetos logo. Magnetic closure. Interior zip pocket, slip pockets. 10.5" x 13.5"x 3.5"
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Small Leather Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Small Leather Messenger
    Classic to the core in soft pebbled leather, this handsome crossbody bag endures over time for a consistently efficient commute. Leather. Imported. Adjustable shoulder strap, logo at top front, front and back pockets with magnetic closure. Top zip entry, two interior pockets. 8" x 10.25" x 3.5"
  • Longchamp Messenger - Le Pliage Neo
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    Longchamp Messenger - Le Pliage Neo
    Longchamp Messenger - Le Pliage Neo
  • Briggs & Riley Verb™ Dispatch Messenger Bag
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    Briggs & Riley Verb™ Dispatch Messenger Bag
    Created for modern professionals who blend work with play. Verb™ keeps ever-connected forward thinkers at their best and mobile technology at the ready. Afternoon appointments or after-hour fun, this messenger bag organizes your laptop, files and a wide array of digital devices. Also makes for a great travel bag. Warranty Information. Nylon twill. Spot clean. Imported. 11" X 17.5" x 5" 2.4 lbs. Durable nylon twill outer fabric resists wear, moisture, dirt and abrasion. Manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty.
  • Max Mara Satchel - Medium Leda Messenger
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    Max Mara Satchel - Medium Leda Messenger
    Constructed from rich goat leather, this clean-lined Max Mara carryall combines the effortless style of a messenger bag with the sophisticated, structured elements of a classic satchel. Leather. Made in Italy. Top handle, detachable adjustable shoulder strap. Pushlock closure; lined. Exterior zip pocket, interior zip compartment, interior zip pocket. 13"L x 5.5"W x 10"H; 7" handle drop, 19" strap drop.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Round The Way Girl Colorblock Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Round The Way Girl Colorblock Messenger
    Marc By Marc Jacobs Crossbody - Round The Way Girl Colorblock Messenger
  • Hartmann Hudson Vertical Messenger
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    Hartmann Hudson Vertical Messenger
    Warranty Information. Nylon/vegetable-tanned leather. Spot clean. Imported. 12" X 12" x 3" To clean the leather, use saddle soap, glycerin-based soap, or a simple unscented glycerin soap bar. Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
  • Jack Spade Mason Leather Messenger Bag
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    Jack Spade Mason Leather Messenger Bag
    Leather. Imported. Waxed pebble-embossed leather exterior, logo tag on front flap. Adjustable shoulder strap. Fully lined inside with water-resistant nylon, interior tablet pocket. 11.7"H X 16.0"W X 2.0"D.
  • Frye James Messenger Bag
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    Frye James Messenger Bag
    Distressed for rugged appeal, this Frye messenger bag gives you that hard-earned timeworn appearance of a seasoned traveler. The organizational pockets inside assist with your morning commute and day-trips downtown alike. A quality design from Frye, renowned for classic craftsmanship. Leather. Imported. Adjustable leather shoulder strap, metal ID logo tag. Zip closure, pullover flap with snap closure and stamped logo. Front and back zip pocket. Interior snap pocket and additional small organizational pockets. 16"W x 11.5"H.
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Messenger
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Messenger
    Leather. Imported. Front flap with embossed logo, back pocket. Adjustable shoulder strap with silver-tone hardware. Two interior compartments with five pockets total. 15" W x 12" h x 3" d.
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Gamma Soft Embossed Messenger
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    Salvatore Ferragamo Gamma Soft Embossed Messenger
    Uniformly adorned with embossed Gancini logos, this holdall measures up to your standards for refinement in durable leather. Leather. Made in Italy. Allover Gancini logo design. Adjustable strap with logo, smooth trim detail with signature logo on flap front. Canvas lining, zip pocket inside. 14" x 11" x 2.5"
  • Cornelia Guest Crossbody - Julie Messenger
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    Cornelia Guest Crossbody - Julie Messenger
    Cruelty free Pvc forms this roomy Cornelia Guest messenger bag with a bohemian feel. Carry it cross-body for a kinder take on luxury.
  • Frye Logan Small Messenger Bag
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    Frye Logan Small Messenger Bag
    Leather. Imported. 10"W x 13"H x 1.75"D. Distressed leather. Adjustable shoulder strap with 25" drop. Pullover buckle flap with slide-in snap closure. Front and back pocket; inside zip pocket. Hanging metal logo. Stripe print lining.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Polo Ralph Lauren Canvas Messenger Bag
    The iconic messenger bag is granted laid-back luxury from a burnished saddle-leather double-buckle closure and embossed signature leather luggage tag for a sharp finish. Canvas/leather. Spot clean. Imported. Removable webbed shoulder strap with leather reinforcement. Accented with antiqued brass signature hardware. Embossed signature leather luggage tag. Functional interior pocketing. 11.75" H x 15.25"L x 5"D.
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