I fully admit that I have a bit of an obsession with messenger bags. But it is gorgeous messengers like this J. Crew Campo Messenger Bag that allow this obsession to continue. Amanda already praised the quality of the leather on the J. Crew Campo Bag, and this messenger has the same fab leather that is designed to change the color and depth over time. So as Amanda pointed out, you’ll begin your bag journey with this new bag, but it will grow and age to look differently than its peers because all owners will carry the bag differently. And I think that this quality of the leather is even more important in a messenger bag.

J. Crew Campo Messenger Bag

Most people use their messengers for doing dome heavy lifting- at the very least, a few books and pens. So it goes without saying that it is in the very nature of a messenger bag to experience wear and tear. But because the J. Crew Campo Messenger Bag is designed to withstand that wear gracefully and recover from the tear- the oil finish on the bag allows it to recover from small scratches- this messenger is sure to age beautifully. Buy through J. Crew for $350.

  • Alison

    I love this bag. I’m looking for a gray bag for fall. With two kids, it’s nice to have the messenger bag option!

  • Sara N.

    Is there anyone who knows if this bag feels at all heavy or bulky?
    I was thinking of using it not only for everyday, but a travel bag in Europe; good or bad idea?
    Thank you so much for this review!