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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.
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  • Erin Templeton Sunday Best Messenger Bag
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    Erin Templeton Sunday Best Messenger Bag
    Compact, color-blocked crossbody bag crafted in premium vegetable-tanned leather from Erin Templeton with a polished brass tack closure. In a double-gusset design with a mini center pocket and a long, knotted leather shoulder strap. Unlined. Handmade in Vancouver, Canada from recycled leather and locally tanned elk + bison, Erin Templeton creates bags and wallets in classic, minimalist shapes.
  • Erin Templeton S + N Round Mini Messenger Bag
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    Erin Templeton S + N Round Mini Messenger Bag
    Compact crossbody bag crafted in premium vegetable-tanned leather from Erin Templeton with a polished brass tack closure. In a double-gusset design with a mini center pocket and a long, knotted leather shoulder strap. Unlined. Handmade in Vancouver, Canada from recycled leather and locally tanned elk + bison, Erin Templeton creates bags and wallets in classic, minimalist shapes.
  • Erin Templeton S + N Round Mini Messenger Bag
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    Erin Templeton S + N Round Mini Messenger Bag
    Compact crossbody bag crafted in premium vegetable-tanned leather from Erin Templeton with a polished brass tack closure. In a double-gusset design with a mini center pocket and a long, knotted leather shoulder strap. Unlined. Handmade in Vancouver, Canada from recycled leather and locally tanned elk + bison, Erin Templeton creates bags and wallets in classic, minimalist shapes.
  • Erin Templeton Sunday Best Messenger Bag
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    Erin Templeton Sunday Best Messenger Bag
    Compact, color-blocked crossbody bag crafted in premium vegetable-tanned leather from Erin Templeton with a polished brass tack closure. In a double-gusset design with a mini center pocket and a long, knotted leather shoulder strap. Unlined. Handmade in Vancouver, Canada from recycled leather and locally tanned elk + bison, Erin Templeton creates bags and wallets in classic, minimalist shapes.
  • Herschel Supply Co. Mill Messenger Bag
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    Herschel Supply Co. Mill Messenger Bag
    Essential messenger bag from heritage bag makers Herschel Supply Co. Woven polyester canvas construction with colorblock detailing and large main compartment lined in Herschel's new bandana print. Hook + loop flap closure with internal organizer pockets and a padded 15" laptop sleeve. Zip pockets at the front, back and on the flap finished with leather grip carrying handle, quick-adjust webbing shoulder strap with pad and logo patch trim.
  • Herschel Supply Co. Mill Messenger Bag
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    Herschel Supply Co. Mill Messenger Bag
    Essential messenger bag from heritage bag makers Herschel Supply Co. Woven polyester canvas construction with colorblock detailing and large main compartment lined in Herschel's new bandana print. Hook + loop flap closure with internal organizer pockets and a padded 15" laptop sleeve. Zip pockets at the front, back and on the flap finished with leather grip carrying handle, quick-adjust webbing shoulder strap with pad and logo patch trim.
  • Herschel Supply Co. Mill Messenger Bag
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    Herschel Supply Co. Mill Messenger Bag
    Essential messenger bag from heritage bag makers Herschel Supply Co. Woven polyester canvas construction with colorblock detailing and large main compartment lined in Herschel's new bandana print. Hook + loop flap closure with internal organizer pockets and a padded 15" laptop sleeve. Zip pockets at the front, back and on the flap finished with leather grip carrying handle, quick-adjust webbing shoulder strap with pad and logo patch trim.
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