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The Essex Messenger
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The Essex Messenger
The Essex Messenger
Product Details
See these brass stud closures? They make it possible to get in and out of your bag in seconds—so genius. We love how they turn this incredibly cool leather messenger (with lots of pockets inside) into your go-to bag for every day.
  • Leather.
  • Flap and collar stud closure.
  • Interior zip pocket.
  • 19 3/4" handle drop.
  • 8 1/2"H x 10"W.
  • Import.
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The Essex Messenger

The Essex Messenger is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday bag! I've been looking for a crossbody bag that wasn't either too big or too small since I don't carry too many things but have to carry an epipen with me everywhere and I've finally found it. For the price this bag is incredibly nice - it's much softer than I was expecting and looks far nicer in person. It's the absolute perfect size and fits all my little bits and is easy to open while I'm carrying it. Also, the strap is soft so it doesn't rub or get caught on my coat lapels. Seriously, I love this bag. I love it enough -- and it's cheap enough -- that I'm going to order a second one to keep in a box for when this one invariably gets damaged.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little bag The design is classic and simple, enabling you to wear it with almost anything. The color is beautiful and the feeling of the leather is nice and soft. There is plenty of room for all your stuff, unless you're the type of person to carry everything in their bag. The bag is lightweight for a leather bag, so there is very little fatigue from carrying this bag around all day. The only con for some people about this bag would be the light color. If you wear dark jeans that transfer color, then don't wear this bag with that outfit; it will pick up the dark dye. But if you're like me with a wardrobe primarily comprised of dresses and skirts, then you should be fine.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it! but... I bought this in a different colorway earlier in the fall. It quickly became my almost everyday purse. I love that I can get everything I need in it, but am not tempted to put too much in it. However, within a few weeks of me receiving my bag, the leather on one of the closures started to seperate. This is an easy and affordable fix at the cobbler, but I was pretty idssapointed that it happend so quickly.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from such a cute little bag It's such a cute little bag. Kind of small but it's ok. Love the colour.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Leather is unfinished, everything stains it This is a suede type leather in a very light color and if I had known that, I never would have purchased it. Any dark color at all rubs off on the bag. I've had it for a month or so and it already looks terrible. The latches are also very inconvenient, magnetic buttons would have been more practical. Waste of money.
Date published: 2013-10-11
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