Messenger Bags, Handbags & Purses

Olivia Wilde Designs Haiti Messenger Bag | Alternative Apparel Collaboration Raises Funds for School

Olivia Wilde Designs Haiti Messenger Bag | Alternative Apparel Collaboration Raises Funds for School

Olivia Wilde reminds us that it'll take more work to rebuild Haiti with this cute messenger bag. The actress designed the casual purse in conjunction with American Apparel to help relief efforts following the Caribbean nation's 2010 earthquake.

The handbag is crafted from vintage army canvas ...


Chloe Marcie Messenger Textured Leather Shoulder Bag | Vibrant Red Update To A Modern Classic

Chloe Marcie Messenger Textured Leather Shoulder Bag | Vibrant Red Update To A Modern Classic

Chloe's line of Marcie bags were an instant hit when they debuted a few years ago. I've always been a fan, but like so many fine things, they seem to be getting better with age. This new version for Spring 2012 is bright and ...


Latico Reed Messenger Bag | Minimalist Orange Carryall Bag

Latico Reed Messenger Bag | Minimalist Orange Carryall Bag

Latico gives the messenger style a slick makeover with this Reed bag.

The Reed has a really clean look which makes it appear very modern. There isn't any frills or fuss about it, although its bold orange color gives it a real pop. This is far from our ...


Baby Phat Rugged Quilt Messenger Diaper Bag | Affordable Pink Microfiber Baby Handbag

Baby Phat Rugged Quilt Messenger Diaper Bag | Affordable Pink Microfiber Baby Handbag

It's hard to feel very feminine when you're covered in spit up and baby stickiness, but Baby Phat tries its hardest to give new moms a girly pop with this Rugged Quilt Messenger Diaper Bag.

This bag is signature Baby Phat. Its ...


Diane von Furstenberg Keller Messenger Bag | Chic Toffee Leather Purse

Diane von Furstenberg Keller Messenger Bag | Chic Toffee Leather Purse

Diane von Furstenberg's given the classic messenger a sophisticated makeover to create the Keller bag.

The typical canvas fabric has been replaced by luxury leather, and the usual casual silhouette made more structured and elegant. You can see the traditional messenger peeking through, something ...


House of Harlow 1960 Jolie Messenger | Western Ponyhair Messenger Handbag

House of Harlow 1960 Jolie Messenger | Western Ponyhair Messenger Handbag

We all know Nicole Richie knows a thing or two about red carpets, so it's no surprise that the clutch purses from her House of Harlow 1960 always shine. We get the chance to see her working with a larger canvas ...


Kristen Bell for Erica Anenberg Madison Messenger | Celebrity Designed Camel Leather Handbag

Kristen Bell for Erica Anenberg Madison Messenger | Celebrity Designed Camel Leather Handbag

When she isn't lighting up the big screen, Kristen Bell is playing designer for fashion label Erica Anenberg. The Madison shows her abilities extend beyond acting.

I never have high hopes for celebrity designed collections. Generally they seem like high profile hobbies for the rich and ...


Tylie Malibu Kansa Messenger Bag | Bohemian Fringed Leather Handbag

Tylie Malibu Kansa Messenger Bag | Bohemian Fringed Leather Handbag

Tylie Malibu channels Californian cool with this Kansa Messenger Bag.

This is a messenger for beach babes and hippie chicks. Its slouchy finish and flowing fringe won't work in the boardroom, but low maintenance beauties will love the casual spirit this handbag brings to any outfit.

This ...


Susan Farber Tahoe Messenger Bag | Fringed Emerald Green Leather Handbag

Susan Farber Tahoe Messenger Bag | Fringed Emerald Green Leather Handbag

Susan Farber has fun with fringe with this Tahoe Messenger Bag.

You'll need to be a real fringe fan to embrace this design. It covers the messenger's body, falling softly in layers to create a real boho look. That's dressed up somewhat by the striking emerald ...


Sherpani Verve Messenger Bag | Large Blue Nylon Carryall

Sherpani Verve Messenger Bag | Large Blue Nylon Carryall

Sherpani delivers a messenger bag without frills with its Verve handbag.

If you're looking for a high class accessory, this isn't it. But as casual messengers go, the Verve is a fun option. I really love the contrast of the subdued brown body and the icy sky blue ...


Nicole Miller Keira Messenger | Sophisticated Minimalist Beige Handbag

Nicole Miller Keira Messenger | Sophisticated Minimalist Beige Handbag

Nicole Miller takes an uncharacteristically low key approach to design with this Keira messenger.

It's hard to believe this purse comes from the same woman who covered her Margot clutch with a chaotic bundle of chains, and who created fabric gemstones for her Brandy ...


Diane von Furstenberg Kaitlin Messenger Bag | Retro Brown Leather Mesh Handbag

Diane von Furstenberg Kaitlin Messenger Bag | Retro Brown Leather Mesh Handbag

Diane von Furstenberg takes us back to the '70s with this relaxed yet refined Kaitlin Messenger.

Rather than appearing like a fashion throwback, this messenger is right on trend. Seventies style is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment, but rarely is ...


Timbuk2 Makes Map Messenger Bags for Cyclists | Handbags for New York & San Francisco Bike Lovers

Timbuk2 Makes Map Messenger Bags for Cyclists | Handbags for New York & San Francisco Bike Lovers

Timbuk2 ensures you'll never get lost with the release of its new limited edition Map Messenger Bag.

The mid-sized casual bag features a Google bike map sewn into its flap closure. Cyclists can choose from either Timbuk2's native San Francisco or the bright lights of ...


Cynthia Vincent Anderson Messenger Bag | Chic Snakeskin Embossed Leather Handbag

Cynthia Vincent Anderson Messenger Bag | Chic Snakeskin Embossed Leather Handbag

Messengers tend to be casual affairs designed for toting textbooks to class. But Cynthia Vincent has revealed the sophisticated potential of the style with this Anderson bag.

At its heart, this is the same casual flap-over design we've come to know and love. But ...


JanSport Elefunk Messenger Bag | Colorful Retro Animal Print Handbag

JanSport Elefunk Messenger Bag | Colorful Retro Animal Print Handbag

JanSport walks on the wild side with this bold Elefunk messenger bag.

Its neon animal printed finish will polarize fashion fans, but I adore it. Perhaps it's because I’m a child of the 80s, but I think the rainbow colors and animalistic array of spots and ...


Tano Slick Shift Messenger Bag | Practical Casual Almond Leather Purse

Tano Slick Shift Messenger Bag | Practical Casual Almond Leather Purse

When Tano first burst onto the scene I was excited by its crunchy Italian leather accessories with their bright berry colors. However after seeing so many cookie cutter creations I started to tire of the label. So I was thrilled when I spotted ...


SOURCED’s New Recycled Truck Tarp Messengers | Eco-Friendly Upcycled Tarpaulin Bags

SOURCED’s New Recycled Truck Tarp Messengers | Eco-Friendly Upcycled Tarpaulin Bags

British brand SOURCED has created a new collection of messenger bags made from recycled truck tarpaulins. The eco-friendly accessories capitalize on the color and natural durability of its materials while helping the planet.

Each bag is handmade using a single tarp, and the unique variations ...


Gucci Leather Messenger Bag | Weathered Boho Brown Shoulder Bag

Gucci Leather Messenger Bag | Weathered Boho Brown Shoulder Bag

I think it's really interesting that the fashion world has heard very little from Gucci in the past five years or so, but now that it's come back, it's made a distinct return to its roots. The classic equestrian preppy Gucci look is in full swing on this leather ...


CC Skye Onie Satchel | Celebrity Favorite Convertible Snake Embossed Messenger

CC Skye Onie Satchel | Celebrity Favorite Convertible Snake Embossed Messenger

CC Skye gives us exotic good looks without the four-figure price tag with this Onie satchel.

If this bag looks familiar, you might be a fan of the fashion pages. Pop princess Katy Perry and former reality TV star Olivia Palermo have both been spotted stepping ...


Nine West & Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Breast Cancer Messenger | Runway Relief Charity Bag

Nine West & Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Breast Cancer Messenger | Runway Relief Charity Bag

Nine West has again teamed up with Council of Fashion Designers of America and the group's foundation for its new Fashion Targets Breast Cancer messenger bag. This year's handbag, called the Runway Relief Messenger, makes a bold statement while supporting an important ...


Big Buddha Saddle Messenger | Pink Studded Embossed Leatherette Handbag

Big Buddha Saddle Messenger | Pink Studded Embossed Leatherette Handbag

Big Buddha delivers Western style, and just a hint of edge, with this Saddle messenger bag.

The embossed flourishes and contrast stitching around the uniquely shaped flap give the Saddle its country character. It's no hick though. The turnlock closure has been one of the most ...


Miu Miu Padded Leather Tote | Chic Tailored Black Satchel

Miu Miu Padded Leather Tote | Chic Tailored Black Satchel

Holy change of heart. I have been so down on Miu Miu. I've called it everything from inconsistent to over-the-top. I'm not exactly taking it back, but some of its designs have really been impressing me, lately. This padded leather tote is definitely one of them.

The black leather ...


Forzieri Convertible Tote Messenger | Forest Green Leather Slouchy Handbag

Forzieri Convertible Tote Messenger | Forest Green Leather Slouchy Handbag

Forzieri offers us real versatility for our dollar with this sophisticated tote messenger.

The detachable shoulder straps allow us to easily convert this handbag from a chic tote to a more casual messenger bag. Using two different detachable straps gives this handbag a clean look, no ...


Ed Hardy Gina Messenger | Sequined Pink Flower Purse

Ed Hardy Gina Messenger | Sequined Pink Flower Purse

I've never been Ed Hardy's biggest fan, but I must admit that I don't entirely hate the label's Gina Messenger. That doesn't sound like glowing praise, but that may be the nicest thing I've said about an Ed Hardy purse!

Ed Hardy's abandoned its typical colored ...


Donna Sharp Pauline Messenger Bag | Pretty Pink Patchwork Handbag

Donna Sharp Pauline Messenger Bag | Pretty Pink Patchwork Handbag

Donna Sharp creates a fun bag for girls on the go with the Pauline.

There are little surprises here for Donna Sharp devotees. The finish, with its mix of plain, paisley, plaid, and polka-dotted patches, is classic Donna Sharp. All those different patterns could ...


Daryl K Adds Accessories | New Handbags & Ankle Boots for Spring

Daryl K Adds Accessories | New Handbags & Ankle Boots for Spring

Daryl K has added accessories to its contemporary fashion line for spring 2011.

The label is starting small, with just two bags and two ankle boots. The cutely named Jeanius is a large nappa leather tote, which sells for $695. The Shackleton is a more luxe option ...


Pilar Abril Ciclamen Messenger Bag | Affordable Synthetic Accented Blue Denim Casual Handbag

Pilar Abril Ciclamen Messenger Bag | Affordable Synthetic Accented Blue Denim Casual Handbag

Finally we've found a messenger bag which is casual, but oh so stylish. Pilar Abril strikes the right balance with this Ciclamen messenger.

Denim is one of those rare materials which ticks all the boxes. It's affordable without looking cheap, and especially versatile in this deep ...


Target Copies PS1 Bag | Proenza Schouler Designers Talk Mossimo Messenger

Target Copies PS1 Bag | Proenza Schouler Designers Talk Mossimo Messenger

Target has angered Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez by selling a bag virtually identical to their iconic PS1 purse. While the original Proenza Schouler accessory costs a few thousand dollars, you can own a similarly styled Mossimo messenger for just ...


Harajuku Lovers Hot Stuff Messenger Bag | 60s Girls Printed Polyester Purse

Harajuku Lovers Hot Stuff Messenger Bag | 60s Girls Printed Polyester Purse

Harajuku Lovers puts its style stamp on this Hot Stuff messenger bag.

Honestly, even if it wasn't emblazoned with the Harajuku Lovers logo, I'd have known exactly who was behind it. It's got those cutesy little Harajuku girl graphics and that vibrant pop of ...


Bottega Veneta Small Python Messenger Bag | Extraordinary Teal Snakeskin Shoulder Bag

Bottega Veneta Small Python Messenger Bag | Extraordinary Teal Snakeskin Shoulder Bag

Disclaimer: I am really about to rave right now. This is one of the coolest bags I have ever seen in my life. Bottega Veneta has taken its signature chic and made it into something exotic and amazing. This small python messenger bag is a great example ...


Antik Batik Florine Sequined Suede Shoulder Bag | Gorgeously Sequined Pastel Bag

Antik Batik Florine Sequined Suede Shoulder Bag | Gorgeously Sequined Pastel Bag

Antik Batik is one of those quirky lines that manages to put bags on the mainstream market that somehow look totally one-of-a-kind. This fabulous Florine bag has a gorgeous, gilded bohemian look that is sparkly and subdued at the same time.

I am completely crazy about the ...


Diane von Furstenberg Alexandra Pleated Leather Messenger Bag | Classy But Practical Tan Leather Carryall

Diane von Furstenberg Alexandra Pleated Leather Messenger Bag | Classy But Practical Tan Leather Carryall

Diane von Furstenberg makes iconic pieces that become classics almost instantly. There's something about her clean cut bohemianism that really appeals to American women. This Alexandra pleated leather messenger is a great example of von Furstenberg's ...


Tusk Travel Signature Flapover Briefcase | Black Italian Buffalo Leather & Nylon Messenger

Tusk Travel Signature Flapover Briefcase | Black Italian Buffalo Leather & Nylon Messenger

We all love our designer handbags, but when you're preparing to face another working week those It bags just aren't going to cut it. That's when a practical messenger like this one from Tusk really comes into its own.

Tusk calls it a briefcase, but it's much more ...


Tano Petit Larceny Bag | Blue Crunch Leather Utilitarian Cross-Body Messenger

Tano Petit Larceny Bag | Blue Crunch Leather Utilitarian Cross-Body Messenger

Tano has made this Petit Larceny bag for girls who love no fuss, and no frills style.

In a world of frilly, embellished handbag the tough style of this purse really stands out. It gets its personality not from sequins or studs, but from buckled details and that ...


See By Chloe Yate Leather Messenger | Intricate Silver Stitched Brown Leather Tote

See By Chloe Yate Leather Messenger | Intricate Silver Stitched Brown Leather Tote

I have been totally in love with See by Chloe lately. The fashionability and affordability of its accessories line makes it extremely attractive. But this Yates messenger leaves a lot to be desired, and I am more than a little disappointed by it.

The brown leather has a ...


Samsonite Leather Office Portfolio | Stylish Brown Briefcase Bag

Samsonite Leather Office Portfolio | Stylish Brown Briefcase Bag

I rarely get excited about office bags, but this Samsonite Leather Portfolio has the stuff to turn my head.

Its looks aren't very fashion forward but they drew me in. The brown cowhide leather looks thick and luxurious, and one touch confirms its quality. The flap over design ...


Alexander Wang Lia Sling Studded Leather Messenger Bag | Edgy Minimal Black Leather Messenger

Alexander Wang Lia Sling Studded Leather Messenger Bag | Edgy Minimal Black Leather Messenger

Alexander Wang's new bags have hit shelves this week, and I am totally freaking out about it. Yes, I am a bit of a fan, but even if you aren't, you might find yourself drawn in by his sophisticated, cutting edge aesthetic. This Lia messenger ...


Nine West Innovation Messenger Bag | Rounded Red Synthetic Flap Purse

Nine West Innovation Messenger Bag | Rounded Red Synthetic Flap Purse

Nine West shakes up the popular messenger style with this Innovation bag.

This messenger has an appealing rounded off shape, which is much more feminine than most bags of this ilk. This unusual silhouette helps to temper the messenger's typically utilitarian appearance, making it appear less ...


25togo’s Cute Message Messenger Bag | Designer’s Novelty Laptop Bag

25togo’s Cute Message Messenger Bag | Designer’s Novelty Laptop Bag

25togo has released a messenger bag that really lives up to its name.

The Message Messenger embraces communication of the past and present, with an air-mail envelope printed on one side and the black trimmed flap creating an e-mail icon on the other. Its nylon ...


Givenchy Pandora Messenger | Chic Large Shiny Leather Carryall Bag

Givenchy Pandora Messenger | Chic Large Shiny Leather Carryall Bag

According to Greek legend, Pandora released all the world's evils when she opened the forbidden box. Thankfully opening this Givenchy bag which shares her name is much safer!

I can't see a lot of ancient Greece in this bag, but there is a classic sophistication about it. Its unusual angular ...


Recycled Handbags from Aster+Sage | Green Retro Fabric Purses

Recycled Handbags from Aster+Sage | Green Retro Fabric Purses

Recycled fabrics and retro style come together in the fun accessories from Aster+Sage. For this label, eco-friendly practices are key as founder and designer Linda Yesline explains.
"Our philosophy is to design first and then find recycled materials to compliment our vision. We believe our 'design first' attitude promotes awareness ...


Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Messenger Bag | Unimpressive Faux Suede Carryall

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Messenger Bag | Unimpressive Faux Suede Carryall

Stella McCartney is dedicated to preserving the environment and the humane treatment of animals. That's why all of her designs are done in faux fabrics. While I find her political point of view admirable, what I've found is that she often chooses materials that don't quite work ...


Ed Hardy Junkfood Snicker Messenger | Floral Skull Patterned Casual Handbag

Ed Hardy Junkfood Snicker Messenger | Floral Skull Patterned Casual Handbag

Ed Hardy loves to create patterns that are a little bit naughty and a little bit nice. The unexpected combination of flowers and skulls seen on this Junkfood Snicker messenger may be one of the label's best.

What I like most about it is ...


Proenza Schouler PS 11 Small Leather Satchel | Long-Awaited Gorgeous Minimal Messenger

Proenza Schouler PS 11 Small Leather Satchel | Long-Awaited Gorgeous Minimal Messenger

When Proenza Schouler finally released its accessories line in 2008, the minimal, unisex bags flew off the shelves. Since then, everyone has been waiting for an encore. This much anticipated new satchel retains Proenza Schouler's pared down design sensibility, but adds a few new flourishes.

This clean cut ...


Yak Pak Lil Cross-Body Bag | Colorful Checkerboard Patterned Messenger Style Flap Handbag

Yak Pak Lil Cross-Body Bag | Colorful Checkerboard Patterned Messenger Style Flap Handbag

Yak Pak brings practical design and color into one compact package with this vibrant Lil Cross-Body bag.

I love the colored checkerboard print of this particular Lil, but it's just one of the many designs we have to choose from. Most of them are every bit ...


Two’s Company Cupcakes & Cartwheels Hide & Seek Messenger | Cute Green Cotton Canvas Frog Bag

Two’s Company Cupcakes & Cartwheels Hide & Seek Messenger | Cute Green Cotton Canvas Frog Bag

Two's Company created a messenger for the kids, and grown ups who are still kids at heart, with this playful Cupcakes & Cartwheels Hide & Seek bag.

An adorable green frog peeks out from the large front pocket, almost as if he's ...


Susan Farber Romeo Messenger Bag | Glossy Dark Brown Ruffled Leather Cross-Body Handbag

Susan Farber Romeo Messenger Bag | Glossy Dark Brown Ruffled Leather Cross-Body Handbag

Susan Farber brings a bit of romance to the messenger bag style with the Romeo.

Messengers tend to be casual, unisex affairs but not this beauty. The soft leather ruffles make it much more feminine, and in my opinion much more appealing. This is the kind ...


DKNY Quilted Leather Messenger Bag | Beautifully Classic & Affordable Black Handbag

DKNY Quilted Leather Messenger Bag | Beautifully Classic & Affordable Black Handbag

Finally a DKNY design that I can totally get behind. A lot of its pieces this season have just been so trendy or plain that I was starting to lose hope. But this quilted leather messenger bag is a fabulous accessory at a fabulous price.

The quilted black leather ...


Booq’s New Luxury Cobra Handbags | Modern Waterproof Shoulder & Messenger Office Bags

Booq’s New Luxury Cobra Handbags | Modern Waterproof Shoulder & Messenger Office Bags

Booq's laptop bags and backpacks can always be relied on for practicality, but their bright orange flashes and futuristic finishes aren't exactly appropriate for conservative workplaces. So I'm thrilled to see the brand offering something a little more sedate with its new Cobra collection.

The Cobra bags ...


Temperley London Trinity Messenger Bag | Overdesigned Brown & Black Leather Messenger With Giant Gold Studs

Temperley London Trinity Messenger Bag | Overdesigned Brown & Black Leather Messenger With Giant Gold Studs

Okay, suddenly Temperley London bags are everywhere I look, and I seriously don't get it. Maybe it's a matter of personal taste, but this season's giant studs are totally underwhelming me. This Trinity messenger is the perfect example of a good bag gone wrong.

The combination of light brown and black leather on ...


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