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The Watertower Messenger Bag
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The Watertower Messenger Bag
Product Details
Our go-to leather messenger bag returns. Why is it so cool? Compact, but plenty big enough for a tablet or e-reader, it closes with genius brass collar studs, making it possible to get in and out of your bag in seconds.  
  • Leather.
  • Collar stud closure.
  • Interior zip pocket, back slip pocket.
  • 19 6/8" shoulder strap.
  • 8 6/8"H x 8 1/2"W x 3 3/4"D.
  • Import.
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The Watertower Messenger Bag

The Watertower Messenger Bag is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would choose it again Love this bag. I saw a lady walk in a restaurant with it on and I couldn't stop starring. Finally, my husband went over to her to ask about the beautiful distraction. So, I got it. I had my name (3 letters) engraved on it with the blind format. Has the "old school" leather-- the smell, the feel of real leather...none of that "pebble" or other modern types. Good choice for everyday.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Very Chic!" That's what a French lady standing next to me at a stop light said. In fact, every time I use this bag people stop me to tell me how adorable and cute it is. It also has lots of space on the inside but isn't a huge saddle bag. Kind of like the Tardis.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fiancee Loves It! I was going to buy this bag for my fiancee when it sold out, which practically brought her to tears. I kept refreshing this webpage the next day and I lucked out when there was a sudden restock! (from returns?) I immediately purchased the bag. However, I forgot to enter the EXTRA40 discount code when I bought the bag. I didn't really care because my fiancee was so happy! I told the customer service representative that I got the bag and to close the case (I was asking whether there would be a restock). Then they did something awesome. They used my correspondence email to track down the order and applied the 40% discount, post-purchase! Yay Madewell.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Love, love, love my bag! Fun color, lightweight, and roomy enough for my have-to-bring stuff. Wish they were still on stock... Would love to get one for my BFF.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful, unique! I purchased this beautiful bag for my lovely daughter in law and she ADORED it! So I am in heaven to have pleased her. This is a winner!!!
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EatBooks I got the Watertower Messenger bag in Estruscan Clay. The color is great, somehow both bold and subtle at the same time. I use it as my weekend bag -- it can fit my mini tablet, notebook and wallet, just what I need as I run around town, without weighing me down. I added a blind imprint stamp to the bag, which adds a nice touch.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great bag I got this with my initials, and I'm absolutely in love with the way it looks and feels. Really good quality and has that rough, leather smell.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the perfect bag I love this bag. The leather is very soft + pliable but still holds its shape. I had originally bought the satchel but found it to be too boxy + large. This bag is the perfect size..not too big, not too small.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect. This is my new favorite bag. The quality is excellent, it's roomy while still being light and comfortable, and the look is timeless. I got it monogrammed with my soon to be new initials, and it's just perfect!
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag This bag is a great size, great color, great everything! I can't wait to tote this with me on my trip around Europe! Closures and strap adjustment work well. Gold monogram looks great too!
Date published: 2015-05-28
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