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.
  • DSQUARED2 Logo Messenger
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    DSQUARED2 Logo Messenger
    Black logo messenger from DSQUARED2 featuring a foldover top, a front zip pocket, a front embossed logo stamp, an adjustable shoulder strap, a magnetic fastening, an interior zipped compartment and an embossed internal logo stamp.
  • 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.
  • Carmina Campus Messenger Patterned Cross Body Bag
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    Carmina Campus Messenger Patterned Cross Body Bag
    Brown cotton and leather 'Messenger' patterned cross body bag from Carmina Campus.
  • Nomad Distressed Messenger
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    Nomad Distressed Messenger
    Chocolate brown calf leather distressed messenger from Nomad.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger Bag
    Red leather large 'Hamilton' messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors featuring an adjustable shoulder strap with a gold-tone padlock detail, a front logo plaque, a front flap closure, a magnetic closure and a hanging luggage tag.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
    Dark dune leather large 'Hamilton' messenger from Michael Kors featuring a foldover top with magnetic closure, a gold-tone logo plaque, a hanging leather tag and a cross body strap.
  • Devoa Distressed Messenger Bag
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    Devoa Distressed Messenger Bag
    Black leather distressed messenger bag from Devoa.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger Bag
    Electric blue leather mini 'Pashli' messenger bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim featuring a foldover top with push-lock closure, a top handle, an adjustable shoulder strap, a metallic sheen, a concealed front pocket, an internal zipped pocket, an embossed internal logo stamp and a shark embossed effect.
  • 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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