Yes! Here we have a messenger bag that captures so many aspects of what it takes to make a bag a success. As you already know, it’s taken me a while to appreciate messenger bags. Some messenger bags look like nothing more than a waste or misuse of material. Luckily, this bag does not fall into that category whatsoever.


This Joie The Pepper Suede Messenger Bag is a breath of fresh air. In fact, I am going to go a step further and say it is a messenger bag that I would put to use as soon as it arrived at my doorstep. As the name of the bag mentions, this bag is made of suede and antiqued brass hardware. I love the loop and strap details, double-buckle closure and double-snap closure at the front flap. Yes, there are lots of flaps, loops and pockets, but they play off of one another, not work against one another. Some of you might look at this bag and think that it is a bit sloppy, but that’s not what I see at all. I see a gorgeous, versatile, and slightly bohemian bag. This is the kid of bag that would be great for running errands, using as you head to your local farmer’s market or park. Buy through Shopbop for $378.

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  • 19yearslater

    It’s a little too utilitarian for my tastes, but not bad overall.

  • Vicky

    I love it! :)