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 Anonymous||reply 46||09/25/2013|
The OP with his messenger bag.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/06/2011|
I just bought a timbuk2 on ebags. They are always running 25-30% coupon deals.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||11/06/2011|
OP Avoid the Gucci bag at R1 - they are too tiny and look like purses.
Did you try Etsy?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/06/2011|
You can't go wrong with Cole Haan. This one may be too small, but they have a lot
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/06/2011|
This one is well made and sturdy and the company is fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/06/2011|
Is this what we're calling murses these days? Messenger bags? What exactly are you delivering, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/06/2011|
How much can you spend OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/06/2011|
For all around gay style necessities, Prada, Gucci and so on, you can't beat Bluefly.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/06/2011|
An Army/ Navy surplus tore would have what you need, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/06/2011|
Freitag ,,,the best.. guarented for life ,100% recycled materials
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||11/06/2011|
$450 for a purse? MAAARRRY!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||11/06/2011|
Nothing really communicates your values and personality quite like carrying a $6,000 messenger bag. You must get laid a lot, R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/06/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 24||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||11/06/2011|
I also really like this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||11/06/2011|
#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 Anonymous||reply 28||11/06/2011|
Thanks, R19. Those Freitags are nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/06/2011|
Rickshaw Bags makes awesome messenger bags. Everything can be customized. They have a nice tweed fabric that looks stylish and professional.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||11/06/2011|
J Crew used to have ssome amazing $200-$300 Artisan leather bags. Check them out too.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/06/2011|
I'm sure the Bihn bags are nice and durable R31, but I can't find a style that I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/06/2011|
Freitag has great bags. Well made. Under $300.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/06/2011|
Awesome OP that's a really cool bag at a great price.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/06/2011|
I just love my Chocolate Soup bag! Everyone has one.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/06/2011|
All of the messenger bags on Uncrate are fab.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/06/2011|
Out of OP's desired price range...but this bag is great.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/06/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||11/13/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||11/14/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||11/14/2011|
Leather is skin. It's hard to maintain. Get something in ballistic nylon, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/14/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||09/25/2013|
Check out Lost Property of London:
Lost Property of London takes abandoned fabrics and lovingly transforms them into fashionable yet practical upcycled bags.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/25/2013|