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Hey guys, I need your help on a messenger bag

My current bag is falling apart and I need a new one.

I'm a looking for either a black or brown bag, but I want it to look beat up and worn. Any suggestions? I've Googled and only found one that I'm interested in, but wanted some other options.

Can you help?

by Anonymousreply 4609/25/2013

The OP with his messenger bag.

by Anonymousreply 111/06/2011

I just bought a timbuk2 on ebags. They are always running 25-30% coupon deals.

by Anonymousreply 211/06/2011

Technically, r1, that is a city bag, not a messenger bag.

I've got a cool city bag from Fossil. Check them out, OP.

by Anonymousreply 311/06/2011

OP Avoid the Gucci bag at R1 - they are too tiny and look like purses.

Did you try Etsy?

by Anonymousreply 411/06/2011

they have black too OP.

by Anonymousreply 511/06/2011

I love you, R1.

by Anonymousreply 611/06/2011

You can't go wrong with Cole Haan. This one may be too small, but they have a lot

by Anonymousreply 711/06/2011

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by Anonymousreply 811/06/2011

This one is well made and sturdy and the company is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 911/06/2011

Is this what we're calling murses these days? Messenger bags? What exactly are you delivering, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1011/06/2011

How much can you spend OP?

by Anonymousreply 1111/06/2011

For all around gay style necessities, Prada, Gucci and so on, you can't beat Bluefly.

by Anonymousreply 1211/06/2011

Tom Bihn.

by Anonymousreply 1311/06/2011

And Coach is sweet.

by Anonymousreply 1411/06/2011

An Army/ Navy surplus tore would have what you need, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1611/06/2011

r15 = Carol Channing

by Anonymousreply 1711/06/2011

Jack Spade

by Anonymousreply 1811/06/2011

Freitag ,,,the best.. guarented for life ,100% recycled materials

by Anonymousreply 1911/06/2011

Hermes "Steve" bag (in France it's called "Steeple"). Completely handmade, will last you forever. I splurged on one 2 years ago and wouldn't part with it for anything.

by Anonymousreply 2011/06/2011

$450 for a purse? MAAARRRY!

by Anonymousreply 2111/06/2011

R20--That is a nice bag. So practical too. Of course you wouldn't part with it. With a $6,000 price tag you really can't let it out of your sight. Does Hermes have a leasing program?

by Anonymousreply 2211/06/2011

Nothing really communicates your values and personality quite like carrying a $6,000 messenger bag. You must get laid a lot, R20.

by Anonymousreply 2311/06/2011

[quote]Nothing really communicates your values and personality quite like carrying a $6,000 messenger bag. You must get laid a lot, [R20].

Well, he certainly does, if he carries a lot of cash in that bag.

by Anonymousreply 2411/06/2011

Thanks everyone for your help. My budget is no more than $200. Thanks to the poster who suggested Etsy. If found something that I really like.

by Anonymousreply 2511/06/2011

I also really like this one.

by Anonymousreply 2611/06/2011

Alright OP, some may scream MARY but I'll tell you this, looks like a really great bag, but that shoulder strap would be a deal killer. If you use it for travel and put any weight in it, that strap will dig into your shoulder pretty quickly. I would want some padding on that strap.

by Anonymousreply 2711/06/2011

#20 is a CUNT.

But god I love Hermes and all that simple, classy pebbled leather.

I can afford most any designer product I want if I save, ect. Hermes is the only brand I will never, ever afford.

That being said, that messenger bag is too small and girly for my taste. I would probably go with a Mulberry or something. Tods has some similar looks to Hermes as well for 1/3 of the cost.

by Anonymousreply 2811/06/2011

Thanks, R19. Those Freitags are nice.

by Anonymousreply 2911/06/2011

Rickshaw Bags makes awesome messenger bags. Everything can be customized. They have a nice tweed fabric that looks stylish and professional.

by Anonymousreply 3011/06/2011

I like the look of your choices OP, but those bags do not look they would last long. A Bihn bag will last forever.

by Anonymousreply 3111/06/2011

J Crew used to have ssome amazing $200-$300 Artisan leather bags. Check them out too.

by Anonymousreply 3211/06/2011

I'm sure the Bihn bags are nice and durable R31, but I can't find a style that I like.

by Anonymousreply 3311/06/2011

Freitag has great bags. Well made. Under $300.

by Anonymousreply 3411/06/2011

jack spade

by Anonymousreply 3511/06/2011

Awesome OP that's a really cool bag at a great price.

by Anonymousreply 3611/06/2011

I just love my Chocolate Soup bag! Everyone has one.

by Anonymousreply 3711/06/2011

All of the messenger bags on Uncrate are fab.

by Anonymousreply 3811/06/2011

Out of OP's desired price range...but this bag is great.

by Anonymousreply 3911/06/2011

Okay... I have to admit I hate you all. Messenger bags are my fetish -- or manbags or "murses" -- whatever we are calling them.

Loved this thread.

I have a question: why in the hell are the Freitag bags so expensive? They are made from recycled tarps!

Are they all one of a kind?

I mean, let's be serious. I spend money on bags but nothing over $500 if it isn't leather!

by Anonymousreply 4011/13/2011

I'm afraid if I bought one of these, the only message I would be delivering is that I was a big ole 'mo.

by Anonymousreply 4111/14/2011

We were in Berlin several months ago. We just stumbled upon this amazing Freitag store. They had the largest selection of "messenger" bags we had ever seen. We each got different bags and they are really well made and will last for a long time. I don't think either one cost more than $275. I think they are far superior to leather.

by Anonymousreply 4211/14/2011

Leather is skin. It's hard to maintain. Get something in ballistic nylon, OP.

by Anonymousreply 4311/14/2011

may I suggest this one?

by Anonymousreply 4409/25/2013

I'm not swish like the rest of you Fancy Nancy Boys - so I like the Patagonia Half-Mass bag. Indestructible, well-organized interior and I can throw it in the washer when it gets dirty.

by Anonymousreply 4509/25/2013

Check out Lost Property of London:

Lost Property of London takes abandoned fabrics and lovingly transforms them into fashionable yet practical upcycled bags.

by Anonymousreply 4609/25/2013
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