Messenger bags

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Coach Poppy Ikat Backpack

For those that can afford a $258 backpack, the Coach Poppy Ikat Backpack is right up your alley. In colorful new Poppy signature ikat motif, this luxurious backpack has inside and outside multifunction pockets with adjustable shoulder straps and a top handle. Measuring 12x15 1/2x6 1/4, you can purchase the Coach Poppy Ikat Backpack at Macys.

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Juicy Couture Velour Backpack

Back to school shopping just got a little easier and a whole lot more stylish with this adorable Juicy Couture Velour Backpack. This soft velour backpack features logo embroidery with decorative belts and an owl charm. With plenty of pockets for school supplies, the Juicy Couture Velour Backpack measures 12 1/2x14 1/2x7 3/4 and sells for $188 at Nordstroms.

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Dooney & Bourke 'Medium' Drawstring Backpack

The Dooney & Bourke 'Medium' Drawstring Backpack can tote and carry everything from a laptop to work to school books for college and everything in between. Functional, yet very stylish this leather backpack has contrast stitching detail with adjustable straps and buckle closure. Measuring 10x11x6, the Dooney & Bourke 'Medium' Drawstring Backpack is availablew n black, bordeaux, brown tmoro, cognac, and ivy. It sells for $265 at Nordstroms. Nice...

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Fossil Montana Leather East/West Messenger Bag

Far be it from me to judge a man by his handbag, but I'll have to admit I'm a little envious of all the hot new bags. The Fossil Montana Leather East/West Messenger Bag is a style like no other. With the smooth grain leather, and detailed brushed brass hardware your man can tote and carry everything from a laptop to work to school books for college. Available in brown, it measures 16x4x13. You can go to Macys and get it for the sale price of just $114.99. Sweet...

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CamelBak Day Star Backpack

For the hiker, the biker, or just an all around great travel accessory the CamelBak Day Star Backpack is just the ticket. Extremely functional with loads of extra room for essentials, the ultra lightwight bag features an OMEGA HydroTanium Reservoir, completely insulated to keep liquids cool and ready for the long haul. Available in celestial blue/stone, black/deep claret, and brindle/copper, this multi purpose backpack measures 17x9x8, and sells for $60 at eBags. I really love this Backpack. It almost makes me want to hop on my bike, and go for a long ride to the middle of nowhere. Well almost...

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Hannah Montana Hannah Montana Messenger

A little bit above the norm for me, I thought I'd mention a few bags for the kiddies this week, and who to start with then none other than Hannah Montana. Measuring 10.5x7.5x3.5, this adorable Hannah Montana Messenger bag depicts the hip hop rocking likes of Hannah Montana on the front, with a foldover flap, and to complete the look; side pockets, and butterflies. You can pick it up at eBags for $22.99. Guaranteed to make your kid the coolest kid in the class. Rock on...

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BBP Hybrid Messenger/Backpack

My 5 stars for the week goes to none other than the BBP Hybrid Messenger/Backpack. Brand new from their Hamptons collection, protect your laptop and anything else you deem most important while keeping with a little glam. With notable style and comfort, it'll fit a 12 to 15 inch laptop, and is loaded with pockets in which to pack around power cords, mp3 player, headphones, cell phone, PDA, CD/DVDS and other accessories. Available in khaki, this awesome backpack give you five ways in which to carry, a bright orange interior, bottle holders, and a key ring clip to boot! Measuring 16.5x13x5, it sells for $99.95 at the Apple store. This would be a great gift for that special Dad come Father's Day.

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Chloe Riva Messenger

Classy and sophisticated is the only way to describe this gorgeous Riva Messenger Bag by Chloe. Elegantly made of Noir (black) lambskin, it features gold-tone hardware with a crossbody strap, top handle, and side zip pockets. Perfect for the career minded 9 to 5 woman, or accessorize with a your favorite jeans and tee, this versatile bag can carry you anytime, anywhere. Measuring 13 2/5x14 1/10x4 7/10, you can pre-order this bag at Neiman Marcus for $1,995.

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Mark Nason Basic Messenger Bag

Man bags are all the rage with this trendy yet functional Basic Messenger Bag by Mark Nason. Gone are the days when you guys would no way carry anything that resembled a handbag, now look at you, you just can't seem to get enough! Well you're gonna flip over this black leather messenger bag with tonal topstitching and silver-tone hardware. With comfy padded adjustable shoulder straps and top flap hook closure, and a very manly logo and dragon embossing it sells for $500 at Neiman Marcus. Perfect for carrying all your tech gadgets or could easily be carried as a day-bag.

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Beatles' "Yesterday" Lyrics Messenger Bag

For the ultimate Beatles fan, memories abound with this whimisical Beatles' Yesterday Lyrics Messenger Bag from Target. Inexpensive, and just too cute to handle, it's available in blue with accents in brown, blue, and gold. With the imfamous words of the ever popular song, "Yesterday", you can buy this adorable messenger bag at Target for $16.

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Isabella Fiore 'Peace Out Jamie' Flap Bag

New from Isabella Fiore comes the Peace Out Jamie Flap Bag. Made of premium leather with detailed whipstitching, this groovy 60's style bag features intricate embroidered flowers and a double strap handle. Available in brown and cream, with pockets all around, this wicked bag measures 13x9 1/2x4. If you have a little extra scratch lying around, you can buy this baby at Nordstroms for $595. Far out!

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Jimmy Choo Ruse Leather Messenger Bag

Well folks, as I have previously voiced my opinion about snakes and my utter distaste for the slimy creatures, for this bag I'll learn to deal with it. This absolutely gorgeous and terribly expensive Ruse Leather Messenger Bag by Jimmy Choo is constructed of tan worn-look leather with watersnake trim. It features a gold-tone signature clasp, accented with rivets around the top with thin straps threaded through. This bag can be yours from Net-A-Porter for $1,690.

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Simple Combover Bag

The Simple Combover Bag is designed in sturdy cotton canvas with a cotton corduroy lining. Used as a messenger bag, it features a multi-pocket organizer with a zippered compartment and a cushioned section plenty big enough to hold a laptop. Available in Jungle Green and Buckthorn Brown, this stylish yet very practical bag measures 13.75x3.25x12. You can purchase this bag at Zappos for $89.

Orla Kiely Giant Flower Business Bag

orla-kiely-business-bag.jpgHow impressive is this Giant Flower Check Print Business Bag from Orla Kiely? I don't know, but I'm seriously about one click and 370 big ones away from finding out. The coated canvas bag has leather accents and features two sweet little striped handles for hand-carrying as well as a removable shoulder strap. The Giant Flower Check Print Business Bag is available at 80's Purple and measures 15 x 12 x 4 inches.

Mulberry Litchfield Leather Messenger Bag

mulberry-messenger.jpgWhen it comes to fashionable messenger bags, there is certain criteria one must meet in order to become a favorite of mine. On one hand, I like it to be rich and stylish but on the other it has to be functional enough to make it a smarter choice than just carrying a large tote or satchel. Having said that, I think Mulberry hit the nail on the head with their Litchfield Leather Messenger Bag. With a gorgeous khaki darwin leather exterior and brass buckles this little guy has no problem with the style aspect for sure. Two nifty pouch pockets on the front are sure to hold all your nifty little objects, while the large 15 x 10 x 3 inch inside compartment should be plenty big enough for your laptop or books. The Litchfield Messenger from Mulberry is $795 at Net-a-Porter.
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UGG Australia Cargo Pocket Messenger Bag

ugg-messenger.jpgUGG bags (and shoes for that matter) normally make me want to vomit. While I'll admit I was drawn to the whole bulky fur-look at first too, it's now become annoying and quite nauseating. Much to my surprise, the company appears to have either a) hired some help or b) came to their senses because the Australia Cargo Pocket Messenger Bag is down right cute. With chestnut suede and flannel lining, the bag has a striped adjustable strap and measures a tiny 6 x 6 x 2 inches -- perfect for tossing in some cash and a cell phone. Nordstrom is taking pre-orders for UGG's Australia Cargo Pocket Messenger Bag. Price is $85.

Burberry Messenger Diaper Bag

burberry-messenger-diaper.jpgIn my opinion, not every bag labled as a "diaper bag" necessarily has to be used as one. Take the Messenger Diaper Bag from Burberry. It comes in both pink or beige, two very fun and neutral colors, and has a large flap top that closes with double leather buckles, making it casual enough to use as an everyday messenger. So my point is that you can fill this bag with diapers if you wish, but at the same time it's okay if you don't have any baby stuff to put in it. Honestly, for $240 you can do whatever you want with it.

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BCBGirls Messenger Bag

bcbgirls-messenger-bag.jpgThis BCBGirls messenger bag is made of nylon and has an adorable polka dot lining. The bag has 2 large exterior pockets and interior ones for your cell phone and PDA. The outside of the messenger has gold tone hardware and a top flap closure. The $100 bag measures 13 x 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches and comes in ecru, black and pink (shown to the right). I found it strange that the shoulder strap is removable. I'm not sure how you would carry it since there are no other handles. I guess you could just hold it with both hands, although I don't suggest doing so. Unless you like looking like the ignorant woman who lost the strap to her bag.

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Nylon Tabloid Carrier by J. Crew

jcrew-nylon-tabloid-carrier.jpgThis nylon bag with vachetta leather trim from J. Crew is great. It includes a metal latch-and-hook front and pocket closure and nickel hardware. The inside of the bag features a front wall cell phone pocket and the interior is lined with striped cotton. The Tabloid Carrier comes in bright yellow for spring and sells for $128.

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Banana Republic Nylon Utility Messenger Bag

banana-republic-messenger.jpgI have officially fallen in love with this messenger. The reason that I love this bag is that it is functional and very stylish. It is just big enough to fit a 12-inch PowerBook or any small notebook and it has lots of cool pockets inside and out for carrying all your nerdy gadgets. And if you are like me you have plenty of them. Quite possibly the most wonderful part about this bag is that it's on sale right now for $30. I am torn between finishing this post and ordering it right this second.