Purses are great for holding a few things, but sometimes you just have to have a larger bag. Whether you’re traveling, commuting, heading to school or the gym, wherever life takes you, you’ll have room for all the essentials without sacrificing personal style with these messenger bags.
The perfect bag for travelers, this versatile bag is large enough for an overnight or carry-on, and is wearable as a backpack, messenger bag, or briefcase. It also has one of the largest laptop compartments available in a messenger bag, holding up to a 17.3” laptop, with a telescoping strap to secure it neatly. The two external pockets are also over-sized, making them perfect for keeping track of laptop accessories or headphones.
The convenience of ordering from Amazon meets the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting small, family-owned businesses when you order from a shop like Komal’s. This natural leather bag is unlacquered, meaning it will show its age and experience as you travel together, like the patina on grandma’s good silver. As a gift for students, it can’t be beaten; with durable hardware and sturdy construction, it will last through college and into a professional career. One of the most highly reviewed bags on this list, it earns rave praise in every category.
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“The stitching is very nice and is double stitched in many places. The inside is neat and organized with just the proper amount of padding for a computer. The zippers operate smoothly and are well built, as are the buckles..””
Transition easily from briefcase to satchel with this bags’ removable straps, or wear all day without shoulder fatigue; the oversized shoulder strap helps displace weight, making it more comfortable for long use. Easy open external pockets mean your essentials are never more than a moment away, while magnetic closures keep the top cover in place to prevent contents getting damp on rainy days.
The key to keeping organized with larger bags is external pockets; keep your keys, cards, cash, and cellphone from becoming lost by keeping them in the five- yeah count ‘em FIVE external pockets in this peachy blush colored waterproof bag. External buckles keep your items secure, and with more than two dozen colors and patterns to choose from you’re sure to find the right choice for any age or style.
This quick-drying, lightweight nylon bag is perfect for staying prepared for whatever comes your way. Keep up with kids’ with this roomy bag with plenty of space for outfit changes, snacks, and more. Get through a day at the beach without bringing home a bag full of sand with the sturdy zippered pockets. Match any outfit or any season, as this bag comes in two sizes and a variety of colors.
There’s nothing more versatile than a piece that fills two roles. This bag can be worn crossbody while commuting, in a messenger bag style, or swapped to a purse style handle and carried out for dinner. Smaller than some messenger bags, you can easily fit the essentials, but won’t be tempted to overfill it with anything unnecessary, keeping it light enough to wear all day.
All the warmth and charm of leather with zero guilt, this leather-look bag boasts feminine accents like glossy brass and floral stamps, in a range of colors from vibrant red, woodsy brown, or cool navy. Made for smaller frames- and smaller laptops- this bag holds up to a 14.7” laptop with plenty of room for accessories.
Stay on the go with this one shoulder bag, perfect for weaving through crowded tourist areas, fitting easily onto public transportation, and dashing to catch the bus, all with greater ease than while navigating with a standard crossbody bag on your hip.
Adjustable and economical, this bag can be worn one-shoulder or crossbody, and fits a range of heights. It has magnetic external clasps and a top zipper to prevent contents from spilling out if it’s dropped, making it a great choice for students who must navigate quickly from one class to the next. The neutral colors also make it easier to blend into dress codes.
Keep your personality front a center with these vibrant patterned waterproof bags. The external mesh pocket keeps water easily accessible, making it a great gym bag, and the cell phone pocket means you won’t be digging through your bag to catch an important call. Large enough to fit a 3” ring binder, it’s perfect for students- or teachers- with a lined interior that makes it easy to wipe clean spills and messes.