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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.
  • Tory Burch Thea Messenger Bag
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    Tory Burch Thea Messenger Bag
    Thea Messenger Bag A relaxed messenger silhouette in soft pebbled leather stitched with the Tory Burch logo and finished with tassels. Removable, adjustable shoulder strap, 22"-28" drop. Snap flap closure. One outside snap pocket. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 11"W X 8"H X 4"D. Leather. Imported. - Colors: Black,Dust Storm - Size: One Size
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Messenger Bag
    Pashli Mini Messenger Bag Crafted from signature shark-effect leather, this chic messenger transitions seamlessly from work to weekend in a convenient shoulder design. Top handle, 1" drop. Adjustable shoulder strap, 13"-23" drop. Push-lock flap closure. One outside magnetic pocket. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. Fully lined. 9"W X 6"H X 3"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: White Peach - Size: One Size
  • Eric Javits Escape Woven Straw Messenger
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    Eric Javits Escape Woven Straw Messenger
    Escape Woven Straw Messenger Classic stripes trim the top of this woven, straw essential for a relaxed look. Removable crossbody strap, 22" drop. Top-zip closure. Protective metal feet. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 13 1/2"W X 10 1/2"H X 4"D. Imported/hand-finished in USA. - Colors: Natural-Black,Antique-Black - Size: One Size
  • MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Christy Medium Metallic Fringed Drawstring Messenger Bag
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    MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Christy Medium Metallic Fringed Drawstring Messenger Bag
    Christy Medium Metallic Fringed Drawstring Messenger Bag Crafted from pebbled leather in a drawstring silhouette, this crossbody design features pops of metallic fringe, glossy grommets and a radiant logo charm hung at front. Adjustable crossbody strap, 23"-25" drop. Drawstring closure. Goldtone hardware. One inside zip pocket. Four inside open pockets. One key fob. Fully lined. 11"W X 9.25"H X 4.25"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Luggage - Size: N/S
  • Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Silvertone
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    Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Silvertone
    Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Silvertone This graceful flap design gives a nod to a classic messenger bag but in a sophisticated tapered shape of smooth leather. Adjustable shoulder strap, 19 1/2"-21" drop. Magnetic flap closure. Protective metal feet. Silvertone hardware. One outside open pocket. One under-flap open pocket. One inside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 9"W X 8"H X 4"D. Leather. Imported - Color: Steel - Size: One Size
  • Prada Vela Two-Buckle Messenger Bag
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    Prada Vela Two-Buckle Messenger Bag
    Vela Two-Buckle Messenger Bag Crafted of soft nylon and styled with rich saffiano leather buckles, this everyday messenger bag totes your essentials with ease and versatility. Adjustable shoulder strap, 13 1/2"-25" drop. Top zip and flap closure. One outside zip pocket. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. Fully lined. 11 1/2"W X 8 1/2"H X 5"D. Nylon/leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Royal
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Messenger Bag
    Top Schooly Messenger Bag Pebbled leather and sleek, silvertone hardware give this structured messenger bag a stylish update. Removable, adjustable crossbody strap, 20"-24" drop. Push-lock flap closure. One front open pocket under flap. One inside open compartment. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 9"W X 7 1/2"H X 3"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Black - Size: One Size
  • Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Yellow Goldtone
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    Alexander Wang Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Yellow Goldtone
    Lia Small Messenger Shoulder Bag/Yellow Goldtone This graceful flap design gives a nod to a classic messenger bag but in a sophisticated tapered shape of smooth leather. Adjustable shoulder strap, 19 1/2"-21 1/2" drop. Magnetic flap closure. Protective metal feet. Yellow goldtone hardware. One outside open pocket. One under-flap open pocket. One inside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. Fully lined. 8 1/2"W X 7 1/2"H X 3 1/2"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Black - Size: One Size
  • Gucci Original GG Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Gucci Original GG Canvas Messenger Bag
    Original GG Canvas Messenger Bag Original GG fabric with leather trim. Adjustable shoulder strap in green/red/green signature webbing. Top zip closure. Interior zip and cell phone pockets. 13.8"W x 9.5"H X 1.6"D. Made in Italy. - Color: Brown
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger Bag
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Messenger Bag
    Luna Messenger Bag Cut from smooth leather in a rounded silhouette, this classic style is modernized by zip accents and sleek logo-engraved hardware. Removable, adjustable shoulder strap, 18"-25" drop. Turnlock closure with flap. One outside magnetic pocket. Two outside zip pockets. One inside zip pocket. Three inside open pockets. Fully lined. 11"W X 9½"H X 3½"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Teak - Size: One Size
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot Lea Messenger
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot Lea Messenger
    Too Hot Lea Messenger A timeless design in luxurious pebbled leather with a self-covered logo plaque. Detachable adjustable shoulder strap, 22"-26" drop. Magnetic snap flap closure. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 11 3/4"W X 8"H X 4"D. Imported. - Colors: Tracker Tan,Black - Size: One Size
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Spike-Studded Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Spike-Studded Messenger Bag
    Panettone Spike-Studded Messenger Bag Spiked studs cover the edges of this rounded, pebbled-leather design for a look that's subtly edgy yet structured and chic. Top handle, 3" drop. Removable shoulder strap, 22" drop. Snap flap closure. One outside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. Signature red grosgrain lining. 10"W X 8"H X 3.5"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Cashmere
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Metallic Mini Messenger Bag
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Metallic Mini Messenger Bag
    Pashli Metallic Mini Messenger Bag Crafted from signature shark-embossed leather in a metallic finish, this mini messenger bag lends bold texture to any look. Top handle, 5" drop. Adjustable shoulder strap, 17"-28" drop. Push-lock flap closure. One outside magnetic pocket. One inside zip pocket. Two inside open pockets. Fully lined. 9"W X 6"H X 3"D. Leather. Imported. - Color: Electric Blue - Size: One Size
  • Ralph Lauren Collection Hunting Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Ralph Lauren Collection Hunting Canvas Messenger Bag
    Hunting Canvas Messenger Bag Canvas/leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Olive - Size: Os
  • Prada Soft Calf Messenger Bag
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    Prada Soft Calf Messenger Bag
    Soft Calf Messenger Bag This simple, classic silhouette is detailed with polished buckles and finished with Prada's signature lacquered logo plaque. Adjustable shoulder strap, 46" length. Buckled flap closure with zip underneath. One outside zip pocket. Two inside zip pockets. Jacquard lining. 10"W X 8"H X 7"D. Calf leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Nero-Black
  • Valentino Rockstud Butterfly-Embroidered Canvas Messenger Bag
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    Valentino Rockstud Butterfly-Embroidered Canvas Messenger Bag
    Rockstud Butterfly-Embroidered Canvas Messenger Bag Utilitarian-inspired canvas is softened by a vibrant embroidered butterfly motif, all finished with Valentino's instantly recognizable pyramid studs. Adjustable shoulder strap, 18"-22" drop. Buckled flap closure. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. 11 1/2"W X 10"H X 5"D. Canvas. Made in Italy. - Color: Green-Multi - Size: One Size
  • Christian Louboutin Panettone Studded Lightning Bolt Messenger Bag
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    Christian Louboutin Panettone Studded Lightning Bolt Messenger Bag
    Panettone Studded Lightning Bolt Messenger Bag A bold, multicolor lightning bolt design accentuates the decided edge of this signature design, its surface covered with spiked studs and finished with industrial hardware. Adjustable crossbody strap, 22.75" drop. Magnetic-snap flap closure. Silvertone hardware. One outside open pocket. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. Signature red grosgrain lining. 10"W X 8"H X 3.5"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Multi
  • Prada Fox Fur Messenger Bag
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    Prada Fox Fur Messenger Bag
    Fox Fur Messenger Bag Multitonal fox fur defines this classic silhouette, all trimmed with rich leather and finished with a luggage tag bearing the Prada logo. Adjustable crossbody strap, 21 1/2"-25" drop. Top zip closure. One outside pocket with magnetic flap. One inside zip pocket. One inside open pocket. Fully lined. 8 1/2"W X 8 1/2"H X 2"D. Fur/leather. Fur type: Natural fox. Fur origin: Argentina. Made in Italy. Please note: - Color: Naturale
  • Bottega Veneta Gardena Medium Madras Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Gardena Medium Madras Messenger Bag
    Gardena Medium Madras Messenger Bag Bottega's take on sporty-chic style, this handcrafted waxed leather bag is masterfully designed with iconic brunito-finish hardware and sheer leather piping. Adjustable shoulder strap, 12"-22" drop. Dual buckle flap closure. Two inside buttoned pockets. One inside zip pocket. Suede lining. 10"W X 7"H X 4"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Espresso-Nero
  • Prada Vela Two-Pocket Messenger Bag
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    Prada Vela Two-Pocket Messenger Bag
    Vela Two-Pocket Messenger Bag Vela fabric bandoleer bag with saffiano leather trim, adjustable shoulder strap, buckled flap pockets and a zip compartment on the flap. Adjustable shoulder strap, 15"-23" drop. Zip flap closure. Enamel triangle logo. Polished steel hardware. Two outside pockets with clasp on flap. One inside zip pocket. Prada logo lining. 14"W X 10"H X 5 1/2"D. Made in Italy. - Colors: Tobacco,Black,Royal
  • Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Mini Messenger
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    Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Mini Messenger
    Intrecciato Mini Messenger A classic style featuring luxurious leather in an allover woven design. Chain shoulder strap, 25 1/2" drop. Snap flap closure. One zip pocket under flap. Three card slots. Suede lining. 7 1/2"W X 4 1/2"H X 2"D. Made in Italy. - Colors: Midnight,Black
  • Bottega Veneta Gardena Medium Intrecciato Messenger Bag
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    Bottega Veneta Gardena Medium Intrecciato Messenger Bag
    Gardena Medium Intrecciato Messenger Bag Bottega's take on sporty-chic style, this handcrafted intrecciato bag is masterfully designed with iconic brunito-finish hardware and sheer leather piping. Adjustable shoulder strap, 24". Dual buckle flap closure. Two inside button pockets. One inside zip pocket. Suede lining. 14"W X 10"H X 5 1/2"D. Leather. Made in Italy. - Color: Nero-Black
  • Bottega Veneta Flap Messenger
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    Bottega Veneta Flap Messenger
    Flap Messenger Supple, signature woven leather bag has a rounded front flap and rich suede lining. Adjustable crossbody strap, 23"-27" drop Magnetic closure Inside zipper pocket, one open pocket Suede lining 10"W X 10"H X 3 1/2"D Made in Italy - Color: Black
  • Jerome Dreyfuss Twee Mini Messenger/Calf Hair
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    Jerome Dreyfuss Twee Mini Messenger/Calf Hair
    Twee Mini Messenger/Calf Hair This petite wonder is constructed with leopard-print calf hair and has luxurious leather trim. Adjustable shoulder strap, 19"-24" drop. Snap flap closure. One outside zip pocket on flap. Three outside open pockets. Three inside credit card slots. One LED keychain. Cotton lining. 6 3/4"W X 6"H X 3"D. Fur type: Dyed calf hair. Fur origin: Italy. Imported. - Color: Leopard
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