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Messenger Bag For Women

by Anna Nuttall

Messenger bags are well designed, professional-yet-functional bags for women, and their practicality could be why these bags are on the increase for any career driven professional. Nowadays we’re all lugging around laptops, tablets, and everything but the kitchen sink – all while still wanting something informal enough to take to drinks after work – so it makes sense to ditch the briefcase and choose to use these bags more often.

There were times when messenger bags were only meant for the men of the workplace. It was a man’s accessory in a man’s world, and much more appropriate for you to lug around than a briefcase or a rucksack.

The messenger bag is styled after the bags bicycle messengers used to carry back in times past. The typical feature of a messenger bag is a shoulder strap which lets you wear the bag across your body much like a satchel but a heavier and sturdier. These bags are mostly rectangular in shape and they have enough space for almost anything you want to keep in, like magazines, laptops, a teddy bear for your niece… anything really.

Messenger bags have been fashionable for the last few years and everyone from the top fashion houses of Gucci and Prada down to the high street have designed ones of their own. However the choice of messenger bag truly depends on your personal style.

If you happen to be in the market for a messenger bag for women, you will find there is so many options it’s hard to know where to start. It isn’t easy to know which ones will work for your lifestyle.

The Student:

I’m sure you know what it’s like when you’re studying, finding yourself lugging around heavy books, a laptop and all sort of gadgets and equipment all day, so sure you will need a bag which can hold lots of stuff at once. Also as you carry around a lot of heavy items, you do need to think of your poor back and shoulder so find a messenger bag with a shoulder pad on – just so it can sit comfy on your shoulder and hopefully will relieve back pain. After all, you don’t want to be sitting in a lecture and think about how like your back aches just from carrying the bag around all morning.

The Business Woman:

More and more businesses meetings are no longer cooped up in stuffy boardrooms, but are now in cosy cafés on a quiet street corner. As long as there is a plug socket and free Wi-Fi, not to mention an endless flow of coffee, then really you are all sorted to have that business meeting. With more-out-and-about meetings, business women do need to carry a lot of more stuff. They have the same problem as The Student – they need to carry around laptops, books, papers, and equipment, but hopefully only to and from the office which usually isn’t too far from the café or meeting place.

The Traveller:

A messenger bag for those who travel needs a different level of practicality, for a start it needs a whole lot more durability – especially if it’s shoved in overhead lockers on a plane, or in the trunks of coach. The messenger bag for a traveller will also carry completely different itinerary to a student or a business woman – the everyday basics; such as clothes, hygiene care, and also a camera. The bag needs to give you easy access to these items for when you go through airport security or just walking somewhere. It might also been a good idea to pick one up that can be used with a padlock for additional security.

As you might have gathered by now, two important characteristics of a messenger bags are comfort and capacity. When full these bags can be quite heavy, and you don’t want to add 10-pounds of heavy bag to the load on your shoulders, so choose a bag which is lighter in weight. When choosing, as I have mentioned before, look for a bag that has a shoulder pad and wide straps. The benefit of a wide straps is that weight is evenly distributed on your shoulder and doesn’t dig in.

So, where’s best to buy a messenger bag for women today? Well, there are hundreds of women’s messenger bags available in the markets and online. Always order one that will last you for a long time and will help you wherever you may go and whatever you may do.


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Beautyqueenuk 14th June 2016 - 9:32 am

I need a new Messenger bag as the handle on mine has finally given up after 12 years, so some good advice here Anna x

Esmeralda Vermeulen 14th June 2016 - 9:38 am

I agree they are in fashion, I’ve got mine, my hubby’s got his BUT I completely disagree about relieving back pain if you carry your heavy books in a messenger bag! Without realising it, you are undoubtedly distorting your spine, which could have long term consequences. If you carry the same weight in a backpack or in a messenger bag, I guarantee it will feel lighter on your back!

Rachel Mouton 14th June 2016 - 12:32 pm

I love this bag. It can be so hard to find the perfect bag with the perfect strap and enough room for everything, but not too much room LOL It’s a neverending battle, but this bag looks perfect!

tara pittman 14th June 2016 - 5:41 pm

This bag looks like it will carry a lot. It is so stylish too!

Follow My Gut 14th June 2016 - 11:03 pm

I love a good messenger bag especially big ones that can double as a backpack. The one in the picture is so pretty I feel like I HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!

Katie 14th June 2016 - 11:21 pm

This bag is so pretty!

Carats Confetti 15th June 2016 - 12:10 am

I haven’t seen a bag quite like that before. The design is really cool. I really love messenger bags-always have. They can look great but can carry everything I need.

Visions of Vogue 15th June 2016 - 1:16 am

Drooling for that beautiful Messenger Bag!!

Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

Boxwood Avenue 15th June 2016 - 7:22 am

A great bag for carrying everything any woman might need! Love it!

Mai C. 15th June 2016 - 7:29 am

I prefer messenger bags to any other style because it’s so convenient especially when you’re running errands. I have been loving them since college and now that I’m a mom, I still find them better than most bags!

Mostly Simple Life 15th June 2016 - 1:52 pm

I love messenger bags. They’re so convenient! And I like having my hands free.

Nicole Cochingco Escat 15th June 2016 - 7:16 pm

I love this bag because I like wearing a messenger bag. It is so convenient and comfortable. I had sassy styles but inside, you can find my son’s feeding bottle and diapers!

Lexie Lane 15th June 2016 - 8:52 pm

I like using a messenger bag on my travelling days. It is easier to carry and I find it convenient.

Shaylee Field 15th June 2016 - 10:25 pm

I won’t buy a bag unless it has a cross-body strap! They are the best way to keep everything close by and your hands free.

Alicia Vanatta 15th June 2016 - 11:58 pm

I love the look of this bag. Nice and spacious but not too large.

Lisa Brower 16th June 2016 - 2:25 am

That’s cute, I can’t buy any more bags or anything because I am on overload right now from my in laws bringing me nice things and stocking me up! It is nice though!

Kathy 16th June 2016 - 4:30 am

I really like the one in the photo. I love messenger bags too. I think they’re great bags!

Shannon Peterson 16th June 2016 - 5:46 am

Very cute! I love messenger style bags!

Milena Milani Barrett 16th June 2016 - 3:05 pm

Messenger bags are so useful. I use one when I’m out with the kids, doing work and just about any time I need to bring work me.

Karlaroundtheworld | Karla 16th June 2016 - 5:55 pm

Hah, you said it. As someone who’s always on the road and needing something easy access, my own messenger bag takes all the responsibilities for my essentials.

Marielle Altenor 16th June 2016 - 5:56 pm

Before baby, messenger bags were my go to bags. I usually get a nice size one that will be big enough to carry my water bottle and other essentials!

Melisa Bartlett Dodrill 16th June 2016 - 11:56 pm

I’m a backpack girl, always have been, but this bag is actually really cute and may convert me.

Ashley 17th June 2016 - 10:27 pm

That is adorable! I love it.

Alaina Bullock 17th June 2016 - 10:31 pm

This is adorable! I am not really into the big bags, but I just adore the way this one looks.

PSST PH 18th June 2016 - 5:38 am

We call them slingbags here and I have a couple but I wouldn’t mind the one in the photo. It looks fashionable and functional.

Ana De Jesus 19th June 2016 - 11:02 am

I love messenger bags, they are so handy to keep things in and come in so many great shapes and sizes.

therealanab 20th June 2016 - 1:06 am

I love a good messenger bag for my day to day hustle and that Burberry style in the photo is perfect.

jenjen 20th June 2016 - 6:37 am

I am a fan of messenger bag. This is my so called to go bag 🙂

Laura Starner 23rd June 2016 - 4:02 am

This is fabulous. I love the concept and the design.

She Joh 23rd June 2016 - 6:03 am

I love the messenger bags, I haven’t owned one in forever but maybe I should reconsider!


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