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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.
  • The Same Direction Military-Inspired Leather Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Military-Inspired Leather Messenger Bag
    Featuring leather accents and canvas design, this military-inspired bag keeps your style headed in the right direction. In green. PRODUCT FEATURES: Leather pulls & logo patch. Antiqued silver-tone zippers and hardware. Durable cotton webbing strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 10''H x 14''W x 5''D. Drop down handle length: 2'' Drop down strap length: 52'' Handle & adjustable crossbody strap. Fold-over snap & zipper closures. Exterior: 2 slip pockets. Interior: 3 slip pockets & zip pocket. Cotton/leather.
  • The Same Direction Military-Inspired Leather Super Horse Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Military-Inspired Leather Super Horse Messenger Bag
    Leather exterior pocket gives this messenger bag eye-catching appeal. Distressed canvas and cotton webbing strap complement your classic, military-inspired style. In brown. PRODUCT FEATURES: Leather logo patch & exterior pocket. Antiqued metal zippers and hardware. Durable cotton webbing strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 16''H x 15''W x 6''D. Drop down length: 50'' Adjustable crossbody strap. Fold-over snap & zipper closures. Exterior: snap slip pocket & zip pocket. Interior: 3 slip pockets, zip pocket & dust bag. Cotton/leather.
  • Sage & Harper Aztec & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Aztec & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In black & white. PRODUCT FEATURES: Aztec & striped patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • MUK LUKS Vintage Sweater Messenger Bag
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    MUK LUKS Vintage Sweater Messenger Bag
    Carry your essentials in this cute and functional messenger bag by MUK LUKS. Tassel accents and faux-suede details add unique, vintage flair. In brown. PRODUCT FEATURES: Vintage striped design. Tassel accents. Faux-suede details. PRODUCT DETAILS. 14''H x 12''W x 1 3/4''D. Approx. drop down strap length: 22'' Crossbody strap. Zipper closure. Interior: zip pocket. Acrylic/cotton.
  • Sage & Harper Colorful Aztec Flap & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Colorful Aztec Flap & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In navy/white/red. PRODUCT FEATURES: Aztec & stripe patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • AmeriLeather Studded Leather Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Studded Leather Messenger Bag
    Modern meets classic with this AmeriLeather messenger bag, featuring stud accents and leather design. This handbag's spacious interior keeps your essentials organized for business, vacation or class. PRODUCT FEATURES: Stud accents. PRODUCT DETAILS. 11 1/2''H x 12 1/2''W x 11''D. Approx. drop down strap length: 51'' Adjustable crossbody strap. Zipper closure. Exterior: 2 zip pockets. Interior: 4 slip pockets & zip pocket. Leather.
  • The Same Direction Two-Tone Leather Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Two-Tone Leather Messenger Bag
    Featuring a cotton webbed crossbody strap, this messenger bag by The Same Direction fits comfortably over your shoulder, no matter where the day may take you. PRODUCT FEATURES: Distressed design with heavy duty washed cotton canvas. Leather trim and pullers. Antiqued silver-tone hardware. Cotton webbing crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 11''H x 13''W x 5''D. Approx. drop down length: 54'' Adjustable crossbody strap. Zipper closure. Exterior: 2 slip pockets, zip pocket & 2 snap slip pockets. Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pockets. Cotton/leather.
  • Sage & Harper Leather Flap Mixed-Media Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Leather Flap Mixed-Media Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In pink/multi. PRODUCT FEATURES: Polka-dot & stripe patterns. Leather front flap. Silver-tone hardware. Crossbody strap. Wood button decal. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Nylon, canvas, leather.
  • Sage & Harper Mixed-Media Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Mixed-Media Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In orange & multi. PRODUCT FEATURES: Polka-dot, burnout and Aztec patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • Sage & Harper Geometric & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Geometric & Stripe Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In red/white. PRODUCT FEATURES: Square & striped patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • Sage & Harper Stripe & Geometric Floral Crossbody Messenger Bag
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    Sage & Harper Stripe & Geometric Floral Crossbody Messenger Bag
    Keep it casual with this Sage & Harper crossbody messenger bag. Its roomy interior and multiple pockets keep all your small essentials organized while its mixed-media design gives you an urban-chic look. In gray/red/white. PRODUCT FEATURES: Stripe & geometric floral patterns. Silver-tone hardware. Wood button decal. Crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 13''W x 3''D. Crossbody strap length: 21'' Buckle closure. Exterior: 3 slip pockets. Interior: 6 slip pockets. Cotton, nylon, canvas.
  • The Same Direction Two-Tone Leather Tapa Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Two-Tone Leather Tapa Messenger Bag
    Whether you are biking home from class or hiking your favorite trail, this durable and versatile messenger bag by The Same Direction keeps your essentials organized and protected. PRODUCT FEATURES: Distressed design with heavy duty washed cotton canvas. Leather trim and pullers. Antiqued silver-tone hardware. Cotton webbing crossbody strap. PRODUCT DETAILS. 12''H x 14''W x 6''D. Approx. drop down length: 54'' Adjustable crossbody strap. Snap closure. Exterior: 2 slip pockets & 2 zip pockets. Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pockets. Cotton/leather.
  • AmeriLeather Studded Leather Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Studded Leather Messenger Bag
    Modern meets classic with this AmeriLeather messenger bag, featuring stud accents and leather design. This handbag's spacious interior keeps your essentials organized for business, vacation or class. PRODUCT FEATURES: Stud accents. PRODUCT DETAILS. 11 1/2''H x 12 1/2''W x 11''D. Approx. drop down strap length: 51'' Adjustable crossbody strap. Zipper closure. Exterior: 2 zip pockets. Interior: 4 slip pockets & zip pocket. Leather.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • The Same Direction Explore Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Explore Messenger Bag
    The Same Direction brings you this fantastic messenger bag. Keep your hands free and your rugged fashion on edge with this versatile handbag. Product Features: Ripstop canvas and genuine leather details. Matte hardware. Product Details. 11"H x 13"W x 4"D. Total drop down length: 50" Adjustable shoulder strap. Buckle closures. Exterior: 2 slip pockets & 2 zip pockets. Interior: 2 slip pockets & zip pocket. Cotton/leather.
  • The Same Direction Explore Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Explore Messenger Bag
    The Same Direction brings you this fantastic messenger bag. Keep your hands free and your rugged fashion on edge with this versatile handbag. Product Features: Ripstop canvas and genuine leather details. Matte hardware. Product Details. 11"H x 13"W x 4"D. Total drop down length: 50" Adjustable shoulder strap. Buckle closures. Exterior: 2 slip pockets & 2 zip pockets. Interior: 2 slip pockets & zip pocket. Cotton/leather.
  • AmeriLeather Vintage Leather Flap Convertible Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Vintage Leather Flap Convertible Messenger Bag
    This vintage-inspired leather convertible messenger bag by AmeriLeather is made to fit your lifestyle. In tan. Product Features: Bold hardware Straps convert for carrying options such as a backpack. Genuine leather construction Product Details: 15"H x 12"W x 4"D. Approx. drop down length: 24" Removable/adjustable strap. Safety-clasp flap & zipper closures. Exterior: zip pocket. Interior: zip pocket & slip pocket. Leather.
  • The Same Direction Aotana Camouflage Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Aotana Camouflage Messenger Bag
    The Same Direction brings you this fantastic multifunctional messenger bag, which features a camouflage design and distressed garment washed finish. Product Features: Genuine leather details. Antique brass hardware. Camouflage design. Product Details. 10"H x 14"W x 5"D. Total drop down strap length: 50" Adjustable shoulder strap. Double snap closure. Exterior: 4 slip pockets & zip pocket. Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pockets. Cotton/leather.
  • The Same Direction Aotana Camouflage Messenger Bag
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    The Same Direction Aotana Camouflage Messenger Bag
    The Same Direction brings you this fantastic multifunctional messenger bag, which features a camouflage design and distressed garment washed finish. Product Features: Genuine leather details. Antique brass hardware. Camouflage design. Product Details. 10"H x 14"W x 5"D. Total drop down strap length: 50" Adjustable shoulder strap. Double snap closure. Exterior: 4 slip pockets & zip pocket. Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pockets. Cotton/leather.
  • AmeriLeather Vintage Leather Flap Convertible Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Vintage Leather Flap Convertible Messenger Bag
    This vintage-inspired leather convertible messenger bag by AmeriLeather is made to fit your lifestyle. In tan. Product Features: Bold hardware Straps convert for carrying options such as a backpack. Genuine leather construction Product Details: 15"H x 12"W x 4"D. Approx. drop down length: 24" Removable/adjustable strap. Safety-clasp flap & zipper closures. Exterior: zip pocket. Interior: zip pocket & slip pocket. Leather.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • AmeriLeather Hayes Distressed Denim Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Hayes Distressed Denim Messenger Bag
    Get a unique look with this AmeriLeather Hayes denim bag. The convenient carrying pockets hold all of your tech essentials while the distressed denim adds a rugged touch. Product Features: Genuine leather construction. Product Details. 11 1/2"H x 13"W x 7"D. Approx. drop down length: 13" Drop down length: 7" Handle & adjustable shoulder strap. Magnetic snap & zipper closures. Exterior: zip pocket. Interior: center zip compartment, zip pocket & 2 slip pockets. Leather/denim.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • PAVA Square Studded Leather Messenger Bag
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    PAVA Square Studded Leather Messenger Bag
    Stylishly studded. Graphics of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Big Ben in London offer iconic scenes on this crossbody bag. Adjustable crossbody straps offer a customized fit. Leather construction lends a high-quality look and feel. Details: 12"H x 11"W x 1/2"D. Approx. drop down length: 23" Zipper closure. Handles & adjustable/removable shoulder strap. Exterior: 2 zip pockets. Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pocket. Leather.
  • AmeriLeather Antony Leather Mini Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Antony Leather Mini Messenger Bag
    This AmeriLeather leather messenger bag provides style in a compact look. This mini leather handbag keeps the essentials you need close at hand. Genuine leather construction offers years of lasting use. Details: 10 1/2"H x 8 3/4"W x 3 1/2"D. Approx. drop down length: 22" Twist-lock closure. Adjustable shoulder strap. Exterior: back zip pocket Interior: 4 card slots, zip pocket, Velcro slip pocket & 3 pen loops. Leather.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • AmeriLeather Antony Leather Mini Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Antony Leather Mini Messenger Bag
    This AmeriLeather leather messenger bag provides style in a compact look. This mini leather handbag keeps the essentials you need close at hand. Genuine leather construction offers years of lasting use. Details: 10 1/2"H x 8 3/4"W x 3 1/2"D. Approx. drop down length: 22" Twist-lock closure. Adjustable shoulder strap. Exterior: back zip pocket Interior: 4 card slots, zip pocket, Velcro slip pocket & 3 pen loops. Leather.
  • AmeriLeather Front Flap Leather Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Front Flap Leather Messenger Bag
    This stylish AmeriLeather messenger bag is perfect for your hectic lifestyle. With plenty of storage compartments and hidden front flap, this messenger bag is a perfect companion. Genuine leather construction offers years of lasting use. Details: 11 1/4"H x 9 3/4"W x 3 1/4"D. Approx. drop down length: 22" Zipper closure. Adjustable shoulder strap. Exterior: back slip pocket, front flap with 4 card slots underneath & 2 front zip pockets. Interior: 2 slip pockets, zip pocket & 2 pen loops. Leather.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Magnetic snap closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Cotton.
  • Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Pauline Quilted Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. In black. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 9 1/2"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D. Approx. drop down strap length: 24" Flap magnetic closure. Adjustable cross-body strap. Exterior: 2 side slip pockets & back zip pocket. Interior: 2 zip pockets, slip pocket, 2 pen loops & center zip compartment. Polyester.
  • PAVA Contrast Triangle Leather Messenger Bag
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    PAVA Contrast Triangle Leather Messenger Bag
    PAVA gives your outfit a fun pop with this messenger bag. Contrasting trim and triangle appliques add a playful look to this handbag. Throw it over your shoulder and hit the road in style. In yellow. Adjustable strap offers a customized fit. Silver-tone hardware provides a touch of shine. Leather construction lends a high-quality look and feel. Details: 12"H x 10 1/2"W x 1/2"D. Approx. drop down handles length: 25 1/2" Zipper closure. Adjustable crossbody strap. Exterior: zip pocket & slip pocket. Interior: zip pocket & 2 slip pockets. Leather.
  • AmeriLeather Front Flap Leather Messenger Bag
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    AmeriLeather Front Flap Leather Messenger Bag
    This stylish AmeriLeather messenger bag is perfect for your hectic lifestyle. With plenty of storage compartments and hidden front flap, this messenger bag is a perfect companion. Genuine leather construction offers years of lasting use. Details: 11 1/4"H x 9 3/4"W x 3 1/4"D. Approx. drop down length: 22" Zipper closure. Adjustable shoulder strap. Exterior: back slip pocket, front flap with 4 card slots underneath & 2 front zip pockets. Interior: 2 slip pockets, zip pocket & 2 pen loops. Leather.
  • Donna Sharp Suzie Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
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    Donna Sharp Suzie Quilted Patchwork Messenger Bag
    This Donna Sharp messenger bag has a spot for all your essentials. The quilted patchwork design lends a unique look no matter how you wear it. Transform any ensemble with this edgy, trendy and fashionable handbag. Interior fabric patterns may vary from images shown. Messenger flap design keeps all your items secure. Details: 8"H x 13"W x 5 1/2"D. Approximate drop down length: 14" Flap magnetic snap closure. Adjustable cross-body strap. Exterior: back zip pocket & 2 side slip pockets Interior: 2 zip pockets. Cotton.
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