29 posts tagged with Messenger Bag

Bill Amberg Full Grain Leather Messenger Bag, $385 via Mr. Porter

Man bags are always one of the most controversial topics we tackle here. Some women don’t want their men wearing any kind of bag, and some men would never be caught dead carrying one either; usually, the arguments from both of those groups is that there’s something inherently feminine about having a bag with you. I don’t think that’s at all true, and one quick look around New York City (or any urban area where most people don’t have cars) will indicate that those hang-ups go away as soon as necessity dictates.

But what if your man is one of those dudes who’s always giving you stuff to put in your purse and you want him to carry a bag, or he wants to and doesn’t really know which way to go? Start him out with something like the Bill Amberg Full Grain Leather Messenger Bag. With a very reasonable price point (less than $400) and a masculine color and construction, there’s no way he’ll feel like he’s carrying a purse. (more…)

Marc Jacobs The Ace Messenger Bag, $1150 via Net-a-Porter

My enthusiasm for the Marc Jacobs The Ace Messenger Bag comes from one thing and one thing alone: My ability to imagine it in other colors. Not that there’s anything wrong with greige, per se, but I prefer the statement-making ability of a good bright bag, particularly when it offsets the tendency for a crossbody to hide within an outfit because of its usual place on the back of a woman’s hip. Because Jacobs almost always makes his leather bags in multiple colors, I trust that a bright version is forthcoming. And if it isn’t, it should be. (more…)

A few days ago, we had the opportunity to explore the current Spring and future Fall collection by Ben Minkoff. In case you are not aware, Ben Minkoff is the name coined by Rebecca Minkoff for her men’s collection of bags and accessories. Click to see the full article and gallery

I remember a time when everyone wanted a little Prada backpack. I was in my senior year of high school, and girls in my affluent suburb were just starting to figure out the concept of accessories as status symbols. It was the early 2000s, so we couldn’t have picked a better time to start lusting after logo bags. I was the first of my friends to embrace the trend (how fitting) with a Prada Nylon Messenger Bag, which I received as a graduation present from my cousin Deb.

I’m no longer in high school, so it’s impossible to say if the seniors of 2010 want the same types of things that my class did, but Prada still continues to make the nylon bags that they’ve produced since 1985. The company is mum on how well they bags are selling compared to the style’s heyday, but we wanted to do a little survey of our own:

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From left: Prada Nylon Pocket Tote, $550 via Saks; Prada Vela Backpack, $710 via Saks; Prada Vela Messenger Bag, $550 via Saks.

I’m speaking for all of us here at PurseBlog when I say that we are all thrilled that new Alexander Wang handbags are available. While new handbags seem to pop up all the time at some of our favorite retail stores, there are some days where I feel like I’ve already seen everything. I guess that’s what I get for basically scouring the internet for the best (and sometimes worst) handbags available. So, needless to say, I welcome these new Alexander Wang bags with open arms. (more…)

First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Mine was filled with my three favorite F’s: family, fun and food. We didn’t do anything too over the top, but we had a great time nonetheless. While I was catching some rays in the pool, I glanced over and saw my Dad fire up the grill. As he did that, I remembered that Father’s Day was right around the corner. And as soon as I thought that, a mini moment of panic set in. I don’t know about you, but I always struggle a bit when it comes to Father’s Day gifts; I just don’t know what to get my Dad. I was also pretty sure some of you might feel the same way, so let’s see if we can find a few options this month. (more…)

I understand that I may be alone on this one, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. Unlike, well, a lot of people, I love the strange mountainous bohemian style that JADEtribe propones. It just has so many things that I like very much, not to mention that it is eco-friendly. Allow me to remind you that there was an um, GIGANTIC oil spill recently, so we should care about our planet. (more…)

It is absolutely no secret that I am a huge Linea Pelle fan. I love their bags, belts and accessories. The great thing about this brand is that nothing is bogged down with too much hardware, frills, or random designs – just because. This brand sticks to what it is good at and that is one of the main reasons it is so successful. Each item is made of fabulous leather that seriously gets better the more you use it. I dare you to show me a Linea Pelle bag that doesn’t age gracefully.

All of this being said, it doesn’t mean that I don’t yearn to expand how many Linea Pelle bags and accessories I have in my closet. In fact, I think that is something I need to do ASAP. Perhaps this Linea Pelle Dylan Leather Messenger Bag is where I might start. (more…)

I’ve become a huge fan of Lockheart bags over the past few years and it’s mostly due to the fact that these bags are unlike most others on the market. The bags are highly unique and boast amazing attention to detail. Ok, not to say that other handbags *don’t* showcase attention to detail, but I think you follow what I am saying.

I am used to Lockheart bags being soft, feminine and a bit bohemian. Just as I began to expect this from this brand, they throw a complete curve-ball. While I was a bit shocked at first, I spent some serious time looking and the bag and began to appreciate it for everything that it is. (more…)

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. (more…)

When it comes to messenger bags, how big do you want the bag itself to be? No, I don’t mean how long should the shoulder strap be, but the bag itself. I’ve owned a couple messenger bags in my day and I hate, absolutely hate when the bag slams against my body – it is just so uncomfortable and awkward.

I find the JADEtribe Nina Messenger Bag to be rather intriguing, but I am a bit on the fence due to the size of the bag (dimensions: 16″H x 18″L 18″ drop) . For me, I would prefer this bag as a shoulder bag instead of a messenger. (more…)

I never really went out of my way for messenger bags. They just never did anything special for me. Then, Anna started working with us and began picking out and writing about some fabulous messenger bags. As I read about these bags, I couldn’t help but see a shift in my interest. While I still don’t go completely out of my way, I definitely stop and do a double take from time to time. This Tano Muse Enthused Messenger Bag is one of those messenger bags that grabbed my attention and made me think about it a bit more. (more…)