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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.
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  • Furla Melody Medium Messenger
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    Furla Melody Medium Messenger
    Get everything done and fit in some time to have a date night with the Furla™ Melody Medium Messenger bag at your side. Made of calf leather. Fold-over flap with magnetic closure. Hidden front exterior slip pocket. Brand name hardware at front. Leather crossbody strap. Flat base to provide upright structure. Lined interior feature back-wall zip pocket. Imported. Bottom Width: 10 in. Depth: 3 in. Height: 9 in. Strap Length: 50 in. Strap Drop: 25 in. Weight: 1 lb 5 oz.
  • Furla Melody Medium Messenger
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    Furla Melody Medium Messenger
    Get everything done and fit in some time to have a date night with the Furla™ Melody Medium Messenger bag at your side. Made of calf leather. Fold-over flap with magnetic closure. Hidden front exterior slip pocket. Brand name hardware at front. Leather crossbody strap. Flat base to provide upright structure. Lined interior feature back-wall zip pocket. Imported. Bottom Width: 10 in. Depth: 3 in. Height: 9 in. Strap Length: 50 in. Strap Drop: 25 in. Weight: 1 lb 5 oz.
  • Furla Melody Medium Messenger
    couture.zappos.com
    Furla Melody Medium Messenger
    Get everything done and fit in some time to have a date night with the Furla™ Melody Medium Messenger bag at your side. Made of calf leather. Fold-over flap with magnetic closure. Hidden front exterior slip pocket. Brand name hardware at front. Leather crossbody strap. Flat base to provide upright structure. Lined interior feature back-wall zip pocket. Imported. Bottom Width: 10 in. Depth: 3 in. Height: 9 in. Strap Length: 50 in. Strap Drop: 25 in. Weight: 1 lb 5 oz.
  • Michael Kors Miranda Drawstring Messenger
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    Michael Kors Miranda Drawstring Messenger
    Make a fashion statement with the Michael Kors® Collection Miranda Drawstring Messenger. Made of leather. Drawstring closure. Adjustable leather shoulder strap. External rear slip pocket. Flat base to provide upright structure. Interior features back-wall slip pocket. Imported. Bottom Width: 9 in. Depth: 6 in. Height: 12 in. Strap Length: 43 in. Strap Drop: 20 in. Weight: 1 lb 6 oz.
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