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.
  • Sandqvist Beige Erik Messenger Bag
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    Sandqvist Beige Erik Messenger Bag
    Invest in this expertly-crafted Sandqvist messenger bag. Cut from durable Cordura with space for a 15 inch laptop, this clever design features a separate strap to keep the bag secure whilst cycling. FEATURES: Cotton canvas bag; vegetable tanned leather trims. Front flap closure; dual buckle fastenings. Adjustable shoulder strap; removable waist strap. Padded compartment designed to fit a 15 inch laptop computer. COMPOSITION & SIZE: Main: 100% Cotton. Trim: Buffalo leather. Lining: 65% Polyester, 35% Viscose. H: 30cm, W: 38cm, D: 12cm. Strap drop: 45cm.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Azure Blue Pashli Mini Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Azure Blue Pashli Mini Messenger Bag
    Compact and clean, this 3.1 Philip Lim bag sets the tone for your look. The adjustable strap and top handle means you can style it your way and your essentials will be stored safely with the push-lock closure, an instant classic that will inject colour into your day. FEATURES: Top handle and adjustable shoulder strap; push lock fastening. Slit pocket; distressed leather effect. COMPOSITION & SIZE: 100% Leather. W: 23cm, H: 14cm, D: 9cm. Top handle: 2.5cm, Adjustable shoulder strap max extension: 61cm.
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