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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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  • Michael Michael Kors Mini Selma Logo Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Mini Selma Logo Messenger Bag
    Vanilla and tan leather mini 'Selma' logo messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
    Blue leather large 'Hamilton' messenger from Michael Michael Kors.
  • Michael Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger Bag
    Pink calf leather medium 'Selma' messenger bag from Michael Kors.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Messenger Bag
    Silver-tone calf leather 'Pashli' messenger bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim featuring a square body, a front flap closure, a clasp fastening, a geometric print, an adjustable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware and an internal zipped pocket.
  • Kenzo Vintage Cross Body Messenger Bag
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    Kenzo Vintage Cross Body Messenger Bag
    Navy blue pebbled leather cross body messenger bag from Kenzo Vintage featuring a front flap closure, an adjustable shoulder strap and a front embossed logo stamp. Circa 1980. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Metallic Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Metallic Messenger Bag
    Gold leather 'Selma' metallic messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors.
  • Michael Kors Large Miranda Messenger Bag
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    Michael Kors Large Miranda Messenger Bag
    Nude calf leather large 'Miranda' messenger bag from Michael Kors featuring a structured design, gold-tone hardware, a drawstring fastening, an adjustable shoulder strap, an internal slip pocket and an internal logo plaque.
  • Tory Burch Toggle Messenger Bag
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    Tory Burch Toggle Messenger Bag
    Grey leather toggle messenger bag from Tory Burch.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger
    Blue and black leather mini 'Pashli' messenger from 3.1 Phillip Lim featuring a front flap closure, a clasp fastening, a front zip fastening, silver-tone hardware, round top handles, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, a two tone design, a textured leather detail and an internal zipped pocket.
  • Vlieger & Vandam Guardian Angel Messenger Bag
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    Vlieger & Vandam Guardian Angel Messenger Bag
    Black calf leather 'Guardian Angel' messenger bag from Vlieger & Vandam.
  • Cornelian Taurus By Daisuke Iw Flap Messenger
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    Cornelian Taurus By Daisuke Iw Flap Messenger
    Black horse leather flap messenger from Cornelian Taurus By Daisuke Iwanaga. Hand made in Kobe Japan.
  • Burberry Horseferry Check Messenger Bag
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    Burberry Horseferry Check Messenger Bag
    Multicolour leather 'Horseferry Check' messenger bag from Burberry.
  • Nomad Distressed Messenger
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    Nomad Distressed Messenger
    Chocolate brown calf leather distressed messenger from Nomad.
  • Burberry Horseferry Check Messenger Bag
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    Burberry Horseferry Check Messenger Bag
    Black leather 'Horseferry Check' messenger bag from Burberry.
  • Devoa Distressed Messenger Bag
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    Devoa Distressed Messenger Bag
    Black leather distressed messenger bag from Devoa.
  • Valentino Garavani Camubutterfly Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Garavani Camubutterfly Messenger Bag
    Green cotton 'Camubutterfly' messenger bag from Valentino Garavani featuring a foldover top, buckle fastenings, adjustable straps, an internal zipped pocket and a pebbled leather texture.
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