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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.
  • Hester St. Trading Co. Messenger Bag
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    Hester St. Trading Co. Messenger Bag
    Functional woven messenger bag with leather trimming from Hester St. Trading Co. Features a flap front with buckle closures, a large main compartment with an internal side pocket, and finished with an adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Messenger Bag
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    Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Messenger Bag
    Essential messenger bag from the heritage bag makers at Herschel Supply Co. Durable woven polyester canvas construction with a contrast front zip pocket. Spacious main compartment lined in Herschel's signature striped nylon with a top flap cover and clip buckle closure. Padded and adjustable shoulder sling strap finished with a carrying handle at the top and Herschel Supply Co. label at the front.
  • Hester St. Trading Co. Messenger Bag
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    Hester St. Trading Co. Messenger Bag
    Functional woven messenger bag with leather trimming from Hester St. Trading Co. Features a flap front with buckle closures, a large main compartment with an internal side pocket, and finished with an adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Hunter X UO Suede + Neon Messenger Bag
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    Hunter X UO Suede + Neon Messenger Bag
    Perfect messenger bag by the pros at Hunter, crafted from soft suede and topped with neon-dipped, rubberized screenprint detailing at the bottom. Trimmed with antiqued metal hardware and features an interior zip pocket. Comes complete with a logo tag at the side and top carrying handles.
  • BDG Leather Tab-Strap Messenger Bag
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    BDG Leather Tab-Strap Messenger Bag
    Lush leather messenger bag from UO's original staple label, BDG, with studded tab closure along the front and two convenient pouch pockets for keeping essentials at hand. Trimmed with a spacious, lined interior and an additional zip pocket at the back. Finished with a convertible shoulder strap.
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Free For All LP
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    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Free For All LP
    Originally released in 1964, Free For All has been newly remastered for vinyl as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Fifty years later, Free For All still stuns, featuring "Free For All" and "Hammer Head" both by Wayne Shorter as well as "The Core" by Freddie Hubbard and "Pensativa" by Clare Fischer. 2014, Blue Note. TRACKLISTING 1. Free For All. 2. Hammer Head. 3. The Core. 4. Pensativa
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