In a world of compact, strapless, and fashion-over-function everything, sometimes our bags are less carryall than they are carry-one-thing. To embrace the bag-lady lifestyle (with pride), we’ve found 10 messenger bags that will fit more than a mobile and soothe any sore shoulder without mimicking the neighborhood mailman.
From satchels à la Indiana Jones to Horowitz-approved book bags, these finds are equipped for anything from a night out to a weekend away. So, welcome back, wallets and wardrobe changes, and goodbye to itsy-bitsy coin purse replicas.
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Mossimo Messenger Bag, $10.48, available at Target.
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Anthropologie Bondi Bay Crossbody, $88, available at Anthropologie.
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Topshop Katie Satchel, $56, available at Topshop.
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Proenza Schouler Medium Black Patent & White Matte Leather PS1 Messenger Bag, $1695, available at Ssense.
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ModCloth Floored by Florence Bag, $78.99, available at ModCloth.
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Saint Laurent Leather Messenger Bag, $1151.78, available at Harrods.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Messenger Bag, $448, available at ShopBop.
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Stella McCartney Falabella Messenger Bag, $880.83, available at FarFetch.
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Clare Vivier Messenger Bag, $364, available at Otte.
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Zara Iridescent Messenger Bag, $35.90, available at Zara.