Fashion
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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Medium Selma Messenger Bag
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    Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger Bag
    Pale blue calf leather medium 'Selma' messenger bag from Michael Kors.
  • 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. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Foldover Top Messenger Bag
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Foldover Top Messenger Bag
    Grey leather foldover top messenger bag from Marc By Marc Jacobs.
  • 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.
  • Burberry Horseferry Check Messenger Bag
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    Burberry Horseferry Check Messenger Bag
    Multicolour leather 'Horseferry Check' messenger bag from Burberry.
  • Marsèll Front Zip Pocket Messenger Bag
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    Marsèll Front Zip Pocket Messenger Bag
    Black lambskin front zip pocket messenger bag from Marsèll.
  • 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.
  • Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Large Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Large Messenger Bag
    Brown leather 'Hamilton' large messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors featuring an adjustable cross body strap with signature gold-tone padlock, front flap with gold-tone brand plaque, a magnetic snap fastening, monogrammed lining, one interior zip pocket and two open pockets.
  • Devoa Distressed Messenger Bag
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    Devoa Distressed Messenger Bag
    Black leather distressed messenger bag from Devoa.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
    Black leather large 'Hamilton' messenger from Michael Michael Kors featuring an adjustable shoulder strap, a front flap closure, a printed logo and a magnetic fastening.
  • Chanel Vintage Logo Messenger Bag
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    Chanel Vintage Logo Messenger Bag
    Black quilted leather logo messenger bag from Chanel Vintage. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger
    Deep teal leather 'Natural Selection' messenger from Marc By Marc Jacobs featuring a front flap, two front straps with gold-tone buckle fastenings, a gold-tone logo on the front, a grey lining, an interior side zip pocket and a long cross body strap with a gold-tone adjustable buckle.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag
    Black leather messenger bag from Michael Kors featuring a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, a gold-tone logo plaque, a top zip closure, an internal zipped pocket and a logo print lining.
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