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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.
  • Calvin Klein Lana Vintage Leather Messenger
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    Calvin Klein Lana Vintage Leather Messenger
    Next-level organization. This vintage-inspired messenger bag from Calvin Klein features an easy-access snap-front design and an adjustable crossbody strap for a custom fit. White.
  • Michael Michael Kors Marina Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Marina Medium Messenger
    Grab hold of easygoing style with this signature messenger bag that makes your here-to-there a little chicer. Turned out in sturdy canvas and finished with nautical-inspired rope, it's the ideal ship-to-shore design. By Michael Michael Kors. Navy/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Medium Messenger
    Perfect proportions and convertible design make this casual-cool messenger an obvious choice. Crafted in luxe Saffiano leather with plenty of pockets, the adjustable strap offers custom-fit carrying. By Michael Michael Kors. Fuschia/Silver.
  • Furla Melody Medium Messenger
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    Furla Melody Medium Messenger
    Easy to carry, easy to love. Designed with a convenient, hands-free crossbody strap, this spacious Furla messenger features signature golden details and a clean silhouette. Brown.
  • Calvin Klein Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Calvin Klein Nylon Messenger Bag
    Cut from crisp nylon with a sporty-chic shape, this travel-ready messenger is the modern girl's must-have. With easy access pockets and signature detailing, the adjustable crossbody strap offers a custom fit. From Calvin Klein. Surf.
  • Calvin Klein Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Calvin Klein Nylon Messenger Bag
    Cut from crisp nylon with a sporty-chic shape, this travel-ready messenger is the modern girl's must-have. With easy access pockets and signature detailing, the adjustable crossbody strap offers a custom fit. From Calvin Klein. Navy.
  • Michael Michael Kors Fallon Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Fallon Messenger Bag
    A forever classic. Michael Michael Kors' Fallon Messenger Bag creates a timeless, chic look that'll be your go-to for years to come. Brown Logo/Gold. Coated material/leather.
  • Michael Michael Kors Mila Small Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Mila Small Messenger
    More polished than a traditional crossbody, this Michael Michael Kors messenger ups the elegance factor on your day-to-day styling with distinguished hardware and a smooth leather finish. Peanut/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Item Top Zip Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Item Top Zip Messenger
    A touch of class. Elegant chain-link details lend easy glamour to this chic leather messenger you can carry everyday. From Michael Michael Kors. Pale Blue/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Item Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Item Medium Messenger
    There's no mistaking the signature elegance of a Michael Michael Kors design. This chic leather messenger comes complete with a pocket-lined interior, golden chain-link accents and hanging logo charm. Optic White/Gold.
  • Calvin Klein Reversible Logo Messenger
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    Calvin Klein Reversible Logo Messenger
    Earn extra style points when you carry this logo messenger from Calvin Klein, a reversible design that gives you two looks in one. BROWN/KHAKI/LUGGAGE SAFFIANO.
  • Calvin Klein Reversible Novelty Messenger
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    Calvin Klein Reversible Novelty Messenger
    Being prepared has never looked so chic. With its roomy interior and adjustable crossbody strap, this messenger is crafted out of pebbled faux leather for the ultimate marriage of sophistication and convenience. By Calvin Klein. Black/Luggage.
  • Calvin Klein Britney Messenger
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    Calvin Klein Britney Messenger
    Supple leather, a contrasting crossbody strap, and shiny gold-tone hardware give this messenger by Calvin Klein a chic, modern look. Black.
  • Lucky Brand Modesto Kylie Flap Messenger
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    Lucky Brand Modesto Kylie Flap Messenger
    Bring boho-chic styling to every outfit with this casual messenger bag crafted in lived-in leather for an authentic vintage feel. From Lucky Brand. Brandy.
  • Lauren Ralph Lauren Medium Messenger
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    Lauren Ralph Lauren Medium Messenger
    Featuring a gold-toned signature "Lrl" monogram, this sleek messenger bag is crafted from supple leather and designed with stylish buckled leather straps. From Lauren Ralph Lauren. Red.
  • Michael Michael Kors Sloan Small Quilted Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Sloan Small Quilted Messenger
    Luxe, diamond-quilted leather shapes this sleek messenger bag accented by a signature push-lock. By Michael Michael Kors. Black/Silver.
  • Michael Michael Kors Sloan Small Quilted Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Sloan Small Quilted Messenger
    Luxe diamond quilting is a girl's best friend on this gorgeous leather messenger from Michael Michael Kors. Fronted by a signature engraved push-lock, the organized interior handles all your day-to-date-night essentials. Optic White/Black/Silver.
  • sakroots Artist Circle Small Flap Messenger
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    sakroots Artist Circle Small Flap Messenger
    Petite and primed for whatever the day delivers, this hipster-chic messenger bag is the perfect here-to-there design. With a punchy print and plenty of pockets, the adjustable strap offers a custom fit. From sakroots Ivory Spirit Desert.
  • Michael Michael Kors Colette Zip Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Colette Zip Medium Messenger
    Organize your phone, keys, wallet and more with this essential messenger style from Michael Michael Kors. Composed of smooth cow leather, it comes with a longer strap for shoulder wear. Chili/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Marina Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Marina Medium Messenger
    Grab hold of easygoing style with this signature messenger bag that makes your here-to-there a little chicer. Finished with nautical-inspired rope, the adjustable strap makes it ideal for everyday. By Michael Michael Kors. Brown Logo/Gold.
  • Patricia Nash Italian Folklore Terramo Messenger Bag
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    Patricia Nash Italian Folklore Terramo Messenger Bag
    Rich lived-in leather and elegant tooling lend artisanal appeal to this Patricia Nash messenger bag. Exquisitely finished with antiqued hardware and heavy handcrafted stitching, the adjustable strap offers a custom fit. Florence.
  • Michael Michael Kors Colette Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Colette Medium Messenger
    Easy and elegant, the Colette messenger from Michael Michael Kors is a showstopping piece that goes from day to night, season to season. Ecru/Walnut/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Stud Medium Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Stud Medium Messenger
    Sized right for all your daily essentials, this sophisticated messenger bag is made of scratch resistant Saffiano leather and finished with a front panel of chic pyramid studs. By Michael Michael Kors. Black/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Large Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Large Messenger Bag
    If it's Paris you're pining for, this Jet Set messenger from Michael Michael Kors will accompany you in style. Featuring the iconic Mk monogram, spacious interior and travel-ready design, it'll give the glitterati something to gossip about. Vanilla Logo/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Rhea Zip Small Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Rhea Zip Small Messenger
    Treat everyday like the runway with the Rhea - a head-turning messenger bag that's packed with rock 'n roll flair. Turned out in luxurious leather, the adjustable strap provides a custom fit. By Michael Michael Kors.
  • Calvin Klein Dressy Nylon Messenger
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    Calvin Klein Dressy Nylon Messenger
    Composed of durable nylon and finished with a buttery leather trim, this tech-friendly messenger features plenty of pockets for stowing your workweek essentials in style. By Calvin Klein. Black/Gold.
  • Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Mini Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Mini Messenger Bag
    Petite and posh; this adorable Hamilton design from Michael Michael Kors makes for a smart day or evening look. Fashioned in luxurious Saffiano leather with a logo lock, the adjustable strap offers chic styling versatility.
  • Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Traveler Messenger
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    Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Traveler Messenger
    Petite and posh. This adorable Hamilton design from Michael Michael Kors makes for a smart day or evening option. Fashioned in luxurious Vitello leather with a logo lock, its adjustable strap offers chic styling versatility.
  • Michael Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag
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    Michael Michael Kors Selma Mini Messenger Bag
    Lend your look urban-chic style with this sleek messenger bag from Michael Michael Kors. Styled in luxe, Saffiano leather with signature detailing, the adjustable strap offers a custom fit. Pear/Silver. Genuine leather.
  • Patricia Nash Terramo Messenger Bag
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    Patricia Nash Terramo Messenger Bag
    Rich lived-in leather lends artisanal appeal to this exquisitely crafted messenger bag from Patricia Nash. Antiqued hardware adds interest, while the adjustable strap offers a convenient, custom fit. RIOT RUST.
  • Patricia Nash Vintage Washed Armeno Messenger Bag
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    Patricia Nash Vintage Washed Armeno Messenger Bag
    Rich lived-in leather with a vintage wash finish lends artisanal appeal to this exquisitely crafted messenger bag from Patricia Nash. Antiqued brass hardware adds interest, while the adjustable strap offers a convenient, custom fit.
  • sakroots Artist Circle Small Flap Messenger
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    sakroots Artist Circle Small Flap Messenger
    A sleek messenger bag ready for anything the day throws your way. This fun-loving design from The Sak lets you pick your favorite print. Shiny gold-tone hardware and contrast trim perfectly completes the look. White Peace.
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