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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.
  • Women's Tory Burch 'Marion' Stripe Messenger Bag
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    Women's Tory Burch 'Marion' Stripe Messenger Bag
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    Pebbled-leather trim and a signature Tory Burch patch lend a dash of refinement to a sleek, striped messenger bag. Brand: Tory Burch. Style Name: Tory Burch 'Marion' Stripe Messenger Bag. Style Number: 886050.
  • Women's She + Lo 'Bright Side' Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's She + Lo 'Bright Side' Leather Messenger Bag
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    Texturally intriguing perforations and a polished chain strap add contemporary edge to a sleek leather messenger bag perfect for everyday, around-the-town wear. Brand: She + Lo. Style Name: She + Lo 'Bright Side' Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 1025719.
  • Women's Tory Burch 'Travel' Nylon Messenger Bag
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    Women's Tory Burch 'Travel' Nylon Messenger Bag
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    A tonal and gilt logo adds signature style to a classic messenger bag with plenty of pockets and a comfortable strap that enhances practicality without sacrificing style. Brand: Tory Burch. Style Name: Tory Burch 'Travel' Nylon Messenger Bag. Style Number: 870910.
  • Women's Will Leather Goods 'Brandon' Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's Will Leather Goods 'Brandon' Leather Messenger Bag
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    The classic messenger bag goes luxe with full-grained, washed leather and Will Leather Goods' impeccable craftsmanship. Featuring a spacious interior perfect for toting your nine-to-five tech or weekend getaway gear, this versatile bag also boasts deep exterior pockets, a top handle and an adjustable strap. Brand: Will Leather Goods. Style Name: Will Leather Goods 'Brandon' Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 1081757.
  • Women's Diane von Furstenberg 'Voyage - Micro Messenger' Crossbody Bag
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    Women's Diane von Furstenberg 'Voyage - Micro Messenger' Crossbody Bag
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    Make a big impact with this mini bag from DVF-crafted from supple pebbled leather, this crossbody features signature prints combined with fresh colors, as well as plenty of pockets for stowing your fashionable essentials. Brand: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG. Style Name: Diane von Furstenberg 'Voyage - Micro Messenger' Crossbody Bag. Style Number: 1034972.
  • Women's Sole Society 'Medium Presley' Messenger Bag
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    Subtly textured vegan leather structures a compact messenger bag with an optional, adjustable crossbody strap for convenient hands-free carrying. Brand: Sole Society. Style Name: Sole Society 'Medium Presley' Messenger Bag. Style Number: 815739.
  • Women's Tory Burch 'Thea' Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's Tory Burch 'Thea' Leather Messenger Bag
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    A quilted Tory Burch logo lends understated signature style to a campus-inspired messenger bag accented with polished goldtone hardware and fanciful tassel details. Brand: Tory Burch. Style Name: Tory Burch 'Thea' Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 868544.
  • Women's MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    Metallic hardware and exposed twin zippers provide a modern finish to a smooth leather messenger bag. Brand: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Style Name: MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger. Style Number: 734806_2.
  • Women's Valentino Camo Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Women's Valentino Camo Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag
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    A signature camo-inspired butterfly print and rockstud-embellished canvas and leather strap lend impeccable streetwise attitude to a sleek and sturdy messenger bag that stands apart as a paragon of utilitarian-yet-sophisticated style. Brand: VALENTINO. Style Name: Valentino Camo Butterfly Canvas Messenger Bag. Style Number: 831951.
  • Women's Milly 'Sienna' Two-in-One Messenger Bag
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    Women's Milly 'Sienna' Two-in-One Messenger Bag
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    A fresh update on Milly's popular Sienna Tote, this clean-cut messenger bag features a clever two-in-one design featuring a sleek zip-off clutch. A spacious interior and an array of pockets enhance the bag's stylish practicality. Brand: MILLY. Style Name: Milly 'Sienna' Two-in-One Messenger Bag. Style Number: 1006460.
  • Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Selma - Mini' Saffiano Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Selma - Mini' Saffiano Leather Messenger Bag
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    Sophisticated Saffiano leather shapes a sleek little crossbody polished with gilt lettering and fitted with an optional strap. Brand: MICHAEL Michael Kors. Style Name: MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Selma - Mini' Saffiano Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 181504.
  • Women's MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    Women's MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger
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    Metallic hardware and exposed twin zippers provide a modern finish to a smooth leather messenger bag. Brand: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Style Name: MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Luna' Messenger. Style Number: 734806.
  • Women's Jason Wu 'Hanne' Printed Calfskin Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's Jason Wu 'Hanne' Printed Calfskin Leather Messenger Bag
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    Modified zebra stripes style a crossbody messenger bag that's ultrachic and a little sassy. Perfect for winter getaways. Brand: JASON WU. Style Name: Jason Wu 'Hanne' Printed Calfskin Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 863501.
  • Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Mini Selma' Saffiano Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Mini Selma' Saffiano Leather Messenger Bag
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    Sophisticated color blocking updates a sleek Saffiano-leather crossbody polished with gilt lettering and fitted with an optional strap. Brand: MICHAEL Michael Kors. Style Name: MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Mini Selma' Saffiano Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 827406_1.
  • Women's Christian Louboutin 'Passage' Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    Women's Christian Louboutin 'Passage' Calfskin Messenger Bag
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    An exquisite bag for any outing, Christian Louboutin's Passage calfskin messenger bag can be carried three ways for the ultimate in versatile styling. The chic hardware draws its inspiration from Parisian architecture and imparts serious French allure to the supple handbag, while the classic ombre coloring adds elegant interest. Brand: Christian Louboutin. Style Name: Christian Louboutin 'Passage' Calfskin Messenger Bag. Style Number: 1020936.
  • Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Jet Set Signature - Large' Messenger Bag
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    Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Jet Set Signature - Large' Messenger Bag
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    An allover logo print enhances the graphic appeal of a street-chic messenger bag elevated with smooth leather trim. Brand: MICHAEL Michael Kors. Style Name: MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Jet Set Signature - Large' Messenger Bag. Style Number: 941906.
  • Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Hamilton - Mini' Leather Messenger Bag
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    Women's MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Hamilton - Mini' Leather Messenger Bag
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    A gleaming logo medallion adorns a compact messenger crossbody bag cut from richly textured Saffiano leather and fitted with a prim pair of rolled handles. Brand: MICHAEL Michael Kors. Style Name: MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Hamilton - Mini' Leather Messenger Bag. Style Number: 628780.
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