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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.
  • Merona Women's Turnlock Mini Messenger Handbag
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    Merona Women's Turnlock Mini Messenger Handbag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's turnlock mini messenger handbag.
  • Wildkin Wishbone Jumpstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Wishbone Jumpstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Get the jump on your day with wildkin s jumpstart messenger bag. Cool and convenient, this messenger bag will easily hold your 15 inch laptop, tablet, or books. It s great for school, travel, or for around town. features include multiple interior pockets and a water-resistant lining. Plus, have extra security with full snaps and a velcro-like seal. This bag has what you need to keep you organized when on the go.
  • Merona Women's Turnlock Pocket Mini Messenger Handbag
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    Merona Women's Turnlock Pocket Mini Messenger Handbag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's turnlock pocket mini messenger handbag.
  • Moda Luxe Women's Messenger Handbag with Adjustable Strap
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    Moda Luxe Women's Messenger Handbag with Adjustable Strap
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's messenger handbag with adjustable strap.
  • Merona Women's Turnlock Mini Messenger Handbag
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    Merona Women's Turnlock Mini Messenger Handbag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's turnlock mini messenger handbag.
  • Merona Women's Crossbody Messenger Handbag with Magnetic Closure
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    Merona Women's Crossbody Messenger Handbag with Magnetic Closure
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's crossbody messenger handbag with magnetic closure.
  • Wildkin Zebra Jumpstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Zebra Jumpstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Get the jump on your day with wildkin s jumpstart messenger bag. Cool and convenient, this messenger bag will easily hold your 15 inch laptop, tablet, or books. It s great for school, travel, or for around town. features include multiple interior pockets and a water-resistant lining. Plus, have extra security with full snaps and a velcro-like seal. This bag has what you need to keep you organized when on the go.
  • Wildkin Big Dot Kickstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Big Dot Kickstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Kick your day into high-gear with one of our kickstart messenger bags. available in several stylish patterns, this multi-functional bag is durably constructed with lots of storage space and extra pockets. great for school, afternoons at the coffee shop, weekend daytrips, and school. 2 exterior front pockets, 2 utility pockets for phones, pens or paperbacks, and velcro-like closure. Adjustable padded shoulder strap.
  • Wildkin Pinwheel Jumpstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Pinwheel Jumpstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Get the jump on your day with wildkin s jumpstart messenger bag. Cool and convenient, this messenger bag will easily hold your 15 inch laptop, tablet, or books. It s great for school, travel, or for around town. features include multiple interior pockets and a water-resistant lining. Plus, have extra security with full snaps and a velcro-like seal. This bag has what you need to keep you organized when on the go.
  • Wildkin Peace Signs Kickstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Peace Signs Kickstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! The wildkin peace signs kickstart messenger bag has ample storage space to carry books or other essentials. It has 2 utility pockets to store a cell phone, pens and notepads. Its 2 exterior pockets can hold keys, coins and smaller items for easy access. This crossbody bag has a padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying. Its hook-and-loop flap closure keeps the contents secured. This waterproof messenger bag has a polyester shell that resists tearing.
  • Merona Women's Crossbody Messenger Handbag with Magnetic Closure
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    Merona Women's Crossbody Messenger Handbag with Magnetic Closure
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's crossbody messenger handbag with magnetic closure.
  • Sam & Libby Women's Gold Deatil Messenger Handabg
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    Sam & Libby Women's Gold Deatil Messenger Handabg
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's gold deatil messenger handabg.
  • Wildkin Big Dots Kickstart Messenger Bag
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    Wildkin Big Dots Kickstart Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized when you're on the go with this stylish kickstart messenger bag by wildkin. This waterproof bag features a fun pink-and-brown dot pattern and has multiple compartments for storing all your gear. The padded shoulder strap keeps you comfortable all day long.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Medival
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Medival
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Gaden Purple
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Gaden Purple
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Red
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Red
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Navy
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Navy
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • Leatherbay Downtown Messenger Bag
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    Leatherbay Downtown Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! A stylish way to carry your essentials, the leatherbay downtown messenger bag in khaki has a spacious main compartment, interior and exterior pockets. It has a stitching detail and a simple design for casual style. A canvas shell and a nylon liner make this women's messenger bag super durable. The adjustable strap allows for convenient carrying.
  • Moda Luxe Women's Messenger Handbag with Adjustable Strap
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    Moda Luxe Women's Messenger Handbag with Adjustable Strap
    Find handbags at Target.com! Women's messenger handbag with adjustable strap.
  • MUK LUKS Vintage Sweater Messenger Bag
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    MUK LUKS Vintage Sweater Messenger Bag
    Find handbags at Target.com! Muk luks vintage sweater messenger bag.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Lemon
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Lemon
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Love Purple
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Love Purple
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Raspberry
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Raspberry
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Raspberry
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Raspberry
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Lemon
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Lemon
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  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Horizon Navy
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Horizon Navy
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  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Chess Blue
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Chess Blue
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  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Spring
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Spring
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- New York
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- New York
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Bondi
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Bondi
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Black
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Black
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Squares Neon
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Squares Neon
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Checkmate
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Checkmate
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Love Purple
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Love Purple
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Spring
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Spring
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  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- J Logo
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- J Logo
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Black
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Black
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Blush
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    J-World J World Thomas Laptop Messenger Bag- Blush
    Find handbags at Target.com! Stay organized in style with this messenger bag from j world. Featuring several pockets and straps, this bag helps you carry numerous items comfortably. The water-resistant material and zip closure also help you protect your papers and electronics.
  • J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Block Pink
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    J-World J World Terry Messenger Bag- Block Pink
    Find handbags at Target.com! Carry everything you'll need for the day with a messenger bag from j world. This bag features an easy-to-use flap closure and hands-free design perfect for busy days. Multiple pockets in this item make sure that your personal items stay organized.
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