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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 Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Blue leather large 'Hamilton' messenger from Michael Michael Kors.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger
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    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.
  • Michael Michael Kors Medium Alexis Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Medium Alexis Messenger Bag
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    Walnut brown leather medium 'Alexis' messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors.
  • Michael Michael Kors Medium Alexis Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Medium Alexis Messenger Bag
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    Navy blue leather medium 'Alexis' messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Messenger Bag
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Messenger Bag
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    Safety yellow calf leather 'Top Schooly' messenger bag from Marc By Marc Jacobs featuring a foldover top with clasp closure, a silver-tone logo plaque and a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger Bag
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    Copper calf leather mini 'Pashli' messenger bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim featuring a top handle, a foldover top with clasp closure, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap and an internal zipped pocket.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger Bag
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    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 Selma Medium Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger Bag
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    Light grey leather 'Selma' medium messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors featuring round top handles, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, a top zip closure, multiple interior compartments and silver-tone micro stud embellishments.
  • Michael Kors Large Miranda Messenger Bag
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    Michael Kors Large Miranda Messenger Bag
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    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.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    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 Hamilton Large Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Large Messenger Bag
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    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 Hamilton Traveler Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Traveler Messenger Bag
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    Black leather 'Hamilton Traveler' messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors.
  • Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Large Hamilton Messenger
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    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.
  • Etro Vintage Classic Messenger Bag
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    Etro Vintage Classic Messenger Bag
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    Black pvc classic messenger bag from Etro Vintage.
  • Serapian Textured Messenger Bag
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    Serapian Textured Messenger Bag
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    Black leather textured messenger bag from Serapian.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger Bag
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    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.
  • Etro Vintage Paisley Print Messenger Bag
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    Etro Vintage Paisley Print Messenger Bag
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    Black pvc paisley print messenger bag from Etro Vintage featuring a front flap closure, an adjustable shoulder strap and an internal zipped pocket.
  • Rag & Bone Dylan Messenger Bag
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    Rag & Bone Dylan Messenger Bag
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    Black leather 'Dylan' messenger bag from Rag & Bone featuring round top handles, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, an oval pull army snap closure, front wall patch pocket, back side zip pockets at the interior, a canvas lining and matte black hardware.
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger
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    Marc By Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger
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    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.
  • Brunello Cucinelli Foldover Messenger Bag
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    Brunello Cucinelli Foldover Messenger Bag
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    Black leather foldover messenger bag from Brunello Cucinelli featuring a top handle, a foldover top, a top zip fastening, a shoulder strap, an internal zipped pocket, internal patch pockets, an internal logo patch and a full lining.
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