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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.
  • Nica Darcia Lorraine Messenger Bag, Floral Print
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    Nica Darcia Lorraine Messenger Bag, Floral Print
    The square shaped Darcia Lorraine floral print messenger is crafted from robust, coated canvas, making it perfect for everyday use. An adjustable across body strap, and contrasting grab handle feature, giving you the choice of how to wear. Inside, the bag is fully lined and has a useful mobile phone pocket. Subtle Nica branding finishes off the design nicely. Brand : Nica. Dimensions : H27 x W28.5 x D4.5 cm. Handbag Type : Across Body. Main Fabric : Polyurethane. Material : Polyurethane.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mid Leather Messenger Bag , Luggage
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mid Leather Messenger Bag , Luggage
    The Selma Messenger is neat and compact, perfect for on the go. It fastens with a top zip and inside it has the signature MK monogram lining along with a zipped compartment. The cross body strap can be adjusted and removed should you wish to use the bag as a clutch instead. Complete with a subtle Michael Kors logo at the front in 18K gold. Brand : MICHAEL Michael Kors. Dimensions : H21 x W14 x D7cm. Handbag Type : Shoulder. Main Fabric : Leather. Material : Saffiano Leather.
  • Cath Kidston Paradise Flower Folded Messenger Bag, Blue
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    Cath Kidston Paradise Flower Folded Messenger Bag, Blue
    Work pretty florals into your accessories collection for the new season with this ultra-versatile cross-body bag. Crafted from the purest cotton, this piece is ideal for weekend wear. Featuring Cath Kidston's signature flower print, this messenger bag features an internal and external zip pocket, with contrast printed lining, and magnet fastening. Complete with an adjustable, removable webbing strap, enabling the bag to worn two ways, simply team with off-duty separates for a cool, casual appeal Strap length: 152cm. Brand : Cath Kidston. Dimensions : H36 x W40 x D10cm. Handbag Type : Across Body. Main Fabric : Cotton. Material : 100% Cotton.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Leather Messenger Bag , Watermelon
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini Leather Messenger Bag , Watermelon
    The Selma Mini Messenger from Michael Kors is neat, compact and perfect for adding the finishing touch to your outfit thanks to its striking design. The desirable bag fastens with a top zip and inside features the signature MK monogram lining along with a zipped compartment. The cross body strap can be adjusted and removed should you wish to use the bag as a clutch instead. The finishing touch has been brought through a subtle Michael Kors logo, placed at the front in 18K gold. Brand : MICHAEL Michael Kors. Dimensions : H21 x W13 x D7cm. Handbag Type : Across Body. Main Fabric : Leather. Material : Saffiano Leather.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mid Leather Messenger Bag, Luggage
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mid Leather Messenger Bag, Luggage
    The Selma Messenger is neat and compact, perfect for on the go. It fastens with a top zip and inside it has the signature MK monogram lining along with a zipped compartment. The cross body strap can be adjusted and removed should you wish to use the bag as a clutch instead. Complete with a subtle Michael Kors logo at the front in 18K gold. Brand : MICHAEL Michael Kors. Dimensions : H19 x W10.5 x D6 cm. Handbag Type : Shoulder. Main Fabric : Leather. Material : Saffiano Leather.
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