Linea Pelle Janis Large Messenger BagOh, messenger bags. For me a messenger bag conjures up a memory of this girl in middle school who was just too cool to carry a backpack, instead opting for a nylon messenger bag (yes, it was Jansport). I either think of that, or those great hand-tooled leather bags in the softest honey brown that always seem to be carried by beautiful young model-esque guys; Ok, so I think of many things when I think of a messenger bag. But before I saw the Linea Pelle Janis Messenger Bag, I had never thought bohemian, though it’s less of a superboho bag than the LP Janis Fringe, from our Week 3 Giveaway.

Linea Pelle takes an iconic bag shape and molds it to another style. It’s the perfect blending of utilitarian and effortless chic that gives this bag its appealing silhouette. Think about it: you can pack it full of textbooks (though who would do such a thing to the gorgeous Italian leather!”), or you can toss in the normal handbag essentials and let it lay flat against your thigh. Either way, you still get the vintage look with a pinch of bohemian braiding, while not giving up the space you need (which so many tiny suede fringed bags sacrifice). And your hands can be free to shop, eat, wave, whatever strikes your fancy. Buy through Linea Pelle for $395.

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