messenger bag

noun

Definition of messenger bag

: a rectangular bag that is large enough to carry papers, books, etc., and that usually has a wide shoulder strap and a flap that typically covers the opening and much or all of the front of the bag Instead, the Oaklander bought a messenger bag … . After being popularized and perfected during the golden era of bike messengers, the one-strap, one-flap, over-the-shoulder bag has become ubiquitous.— Maghan McDowell

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Presenting four styles; a slouchy hobo, an oversized clutch, a braided messenger bag, and a waist belt, Simkhai hit on all the basics a fashion girl needs right now. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jonathan Simkhai Makes His Handbag Debut and You're Going to Want Them All," 9 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile in Tbilisi, one particularly chic flâneuse sported a primary-colored messenger bag with a sleek all-black outfit. Vogue, "Shouldn’t Your Gym Bag Be as Stylish as You Are?," 22 Apr. 2019 Take a look here (a messenger bag made of last year's outdoor Gen 50 signs runs $109). Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Everything you need to know about Gen Con, gamer or not," 31 July 2018 Catering to men, women, and children, this brand offers high-quality and affordable messenger bags, tank tops, and sweatshirts that are on-trend and comfortable. Sunset, "Vegan Apparel Companies You’ll Want to Add to Your Wardrobe," 22 Jan. 2018 Receiving the ASCAP Vanguard Award at a ceremony in Beverly Hills this past week, Eilish posed in a look stamped with cartoon images of the Powerpuff Girls, with a Gucci messenger bag on her arm for a hint of runway elevation. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Billie Eilish, Lou Doillon, Janelle Monáe, and More," 25 May 2019 Vodianova leaned into the nomadic look (a Loewe Spring 2018 theme!), pairing the shoe with baggy pants, a loose cardigan and tank, and a Christian Dior messenger bag. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Dua Lipa Does Extreme Animal Print, Emily Ratajkowski Glows on a Boat," 6 Apr. 2019 There are three new takes on the Kånken too, including a mini clutch and a version that converts into a messenger bag. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "A Collaboration Between Acne Studios and Fjällräven Marries Function and Fashion—The Swedish Way," 29 Aug. 2018 Art Under $100 SAT Art sale by 70 local artists; VIP hour includes bubbly, chocolate, and messenger bag, 1-2 p.m., $20; free entry 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, Winter Solstice Night Market, Jingle Bell Run," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of messenger bag

1987, in the meaning defined above

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