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.
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  • Sandqvist Navy Erik Messenger Bag
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    Sandqvist Navy Erik Messenger Bag
    Navy Erik messenger bag from the Sandqvist collection. Invest in Sandqvist's expertly crafted Cordura messenger bag , featuring functional construction with space for a 15 inch laptop and a separate strap to keep the bag secure whilst cycling. Features: 1000 denier Cordura 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: 100% Cordura. Lining: 100% Cotton. Trims: 100% Leather. Dimensions: W: 40cm, H: 28cm, D: 12cm. Max strap length: 130cm.
  • KARA Black Mini Leather and Calf Hair Messenger Bag
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    KARA Black Mini Leather and Calf Hair Messenger Bag
    Streamlined style acquires additional luxe appeal with this sleek KARA messenger bag. The compact interior allows you to strip back to the essentials, crafted in pebbled leather with a tactile, calf hair-panelled front flap. Luxurious design with a focus on contemporary needs. FEATURES: Pebbled leather messenger bag; calf hair front flap. Rear slip pocket with magnetic closure; interior card slot. Two interior slip pockets; zipped compartment. Adjustable shoulder strap; full lined. COMPOSITION: & FIT Leather, Calf hair. H: 18cm, W: 24cm, D: 13cm. Strap Drop: 62cm 103cm.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Lip Lock Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Lip Lock Messenger Bag
    Inspired by the classic Oxford Look this Marc by Marc Jacobs messenger bag is crafted from PU coated leather and gives a polished look. A structured piece it will keep your daily essentials safe. FEATURES: PU coated leather messenger bag. Turn lock closure; embossed with brand logo. Adjustable shoulder strap. Front slip pocket. COMPOSITION: 100% Cow Leather, 100% PU coating.
  • Valentino Black Square Rockstud Leather Hobo Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Black Square Rockstud Leather Hobo Messenger Bag
    Valentino reimagined the messenger bag with their luxurious approach to design. Iconic studded detailing oozes the label’s signature edge. A nifty flip-lock closure keeps the roomy interior secure and the silhouette superbly sleek while supple leather provides durable style; perfect for women looking for an elegant rocker-edge. FEATURES: Rockstud leather messenger bag. Adjustable studded shoulder strap; studded body detailing. Two internal slip compartments; internal zip pocket. Top flip-lock closure; made in Italy. COMPOSITION & SIZE: 100% Leather. H: 22cm, W: 26cm, D: 7cm.

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