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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 Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Mandarin
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Mandarin
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; three card holders. 5.5"H x 8.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Sun
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Sun
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; three card holders. 5.5"H x 8.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag, Pearl Gray
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag, Pearl Gray
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" messenger in saffiano leather. Removable crossbody strap, 23.5" drop. Top zip. Logo at top center. Inside, monogram lining; one zip pocket. 6.5"H x 10.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • 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.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag, Suntan
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag, Suntan
    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma messenger in saffiano leather. Removable crossbody strap, 23.5" drop. Top zip. Logo at top center. Inside, monogram lining; one zip pocket. 6.5"H x 10.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag, Suntan
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag, Suntan
    MICHAEL Michael Kors saffiano leather Selma mini messenger bag. Golden hardware. Top zip. Removable crossbody strap; 23" drop. Logo at front. Inside, monogram lining; card slots. 5 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 3"D. Weighs approx. 10oz. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Hamilton" messenger bag in saffiano leather with golden hardware. Adjustable chain and leather crossbody strap, 23" drop. Tote handles with rings. Snap top with logo-engraved lock detail; hanging key. Inside, fabric lining; one pocket. 5"H x 6.5"W x 2.5"D. Imported.
  • Tory Burch Robinson Fold-Over Messenger Bag, Black
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    Tory Burch Robinson Fold-Over Messenger Bag, Black
    Tory Burch pebbled leather messenger bag. Shiny golden hardware. Rolled tote handles with rings. Removable, adjustable strap; 19" drop. Zip-around gusset expands body. Fold-over top; magnetic clasp. Inside, zip pocket. 14"H x 12.5"W x 2.5"D, unfolded. 10"H x 12.5"W, folded. Bag weight: 2lbs 6oz. "Robinson" is imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Heritage Blue
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Heritage Blue
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; three card holders. 5.5"H x 8.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag, Black
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag, Black
    MICHAEL Michael Kors logo-print PVC Selma mini messenger bag. Silver color hardware and leather trim. Adjustable crossbody strap; 24" drop. Inside, fabric lining and three card slots. 5 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 3"D. Bag weighs less than 1lb. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Small Zip Messenger Bag, Suntan
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Small Zip Messenger Bag, Suntan
    MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea messenger bag in soft venus leather. Buckled, adjustable shoulder strap; 24.5" drop. Logo medallion hangs from front. Top zip. Front zip pocket. Inside, monogram lining; one zip and three open pockets, plus key clip. 6.25"H x 11.25"W x 2.5"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Grape
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Grape
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Zip top. Inside, jacquard lining; three card holders. 5.5"H x 8.5"W x 3"D. Bag weight: 14oz. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Small Zip Messenger Bag, Red
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Small Zip Messenger Bag, Red
    MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea messenger bag in soft venus leather. Buckled, adjustable shoulder strap; 24.5" drop. Logo medallion hangs from front. Top zip. Front zip pocket. Inside, monogram lining; one zip and three open pockets, plus key clip. 6.25"H x 11.25"W x 2.5"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" mini messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 24" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; three card holders. 5.5"H x 8.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Saffiano Messenger Bag, Fuchsia
    MICHAEL Michael Kors "Selma" messenger bag in saffiano leather. Adjustable, removable crossbody strap, 23.5" drop. Top zip. Inside, monogram lining; one zip pocket. 6.5"H x 10.5"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Large Travel Logo Messenger Bag
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Large Travel Logo Messenger Bag
    Brown monogram PVC with tan leather trim. Crossbody strap; 20"L, adjustable. Hanging logo charm. Top zip. Golden logo plate on front. 10"H x 10"W x 2 3/4"D. Inside, MK monogram fabric lining, zip pocket, cell phone pocket and three open pockets. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Small Zip Messenger Bag, Black
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Small Zip Messenger Bag, Black
    MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea messenger bag in soft venus leather. Buckled, adjustable shoulder strap; 24.5" drop. Logo medallion hangs from front. Top zip. Front zip pocket. Inside, monogram lining; one zip and three open pockets, plus key clip. 6.25"H x 11.25"W x 2.5"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Mini Selma Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Mini Selma Messenger
    Luggage leather. Golden hardware. Top zip. Removable crossbody strap. Logo at front. Inside, monogram lining; card slots. 5 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 3"D. Imported.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Flap Messenger Bag, Black
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Flap Messenger Bag, Black
    3.1 Phillip Lim smooth leather messenger bag. Gunmetal hardware and tonal topstitching. Adjustable crossbody strap; 18-23" drop. Flat top handle. Iridescent patent leather flap front with push-lock closure. Inside, fabric lining; zip pocket and front slip compartment. 6 1/2"H x 8"W x 3"D; weighs 1lb 11oz. "Pashli" is imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Mini Hamilton Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Mini Hamilton Messenger
    Black saffiano leather. Golden hardware. Tote handles. Chain and leather shoulder strap. Belted snap top with padlock. Inside, monogram lining; one zip pocket. 5"H x 6 1/2"W x 2 1/2"D. Imported.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Selma Messenger
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Selma Messenger
    Luggage saffiano leather. Golden hardware. Tote handles; 4" drop. Removable, adjustable crossbody strap. Top zip. Inside, logo lining and one zip pocket. 9 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 4"D. Imported.
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