Blog

Best Personalized Leather Messenger Bags in 2023

by Albert Varkki updated 01-06-2023

best personalized leather messenger bags

Get a stylish messenger bag that's unique to you. Perfect for a sophisticated and professional work bag with a modern twist.

Each of these bags can be customized with a monogram of your choice, including your initials, an image, or a personal message - ideal for yourself or a gift.

Best Personalized Leather Messenger Bags 2023

Here are our top picks for a personalized messenger bag in 2023, by type and style:

Best Custom Messenger Laptop Bag

city leather messenger bag with shoulder strap

Winner: CITY Leather Laptop Messenger Bag

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • Fits up to a 15.6 inch laptop (also a 17 inch version here)
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Dedicated laptop compartment
  • Additional zipper pockets

Click here to check the price

Best Personalized Messenger Briefcase

essential modern briefcase with shoulder strap in brown

Winner: Essential Modern Briefcase

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • 15.6 inch laptop zipper pocket
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

Click here to check the price

Best Satchel Messenger Bag

no3 satchel briefcase with shoulder strap in brown

Winner: No3 Leather Messenger Bag

Pros:

  • Full grain leather.
  • Handmade in Florence, Italy.
  • Soft cotton lining.
  • Durable YKK brass zippers.
  • Locking function.
  • 13 inch laptop compartment.
  • Detacheable shoulders strap.
  • Can be personalized.

Available in black, brown, or tan leather.

Click here to check the price

Best Slim Messenger Bag

elegant leather messenger briefcase

Winner: Elegant Slim Briefcase

Pros:

  • Full grain leather.
  • Handmade in Florence, Italy.
  • Soft cotton lining.
  • Durable YKK brass zippers.
  • Minimalist design and profile.
  • 14 inch laptop compartment.
  • Top handles & detachable shoulder strap.
  • Can be personalized.

It's available in black, brown, tan, and red leather.

Click here to check the price

Best High End Leather Briefcase

No1 Premium Leather Briefcase with shoulder strap in brown

Winner: No1 Premium Leather Briefcase

Pros:

  • Locking main comparment.
  • Useful easy access back compartment.
  • Full grain leather.
  • Handmade in Florence, Italy.
  • Soft cotton lining.
  • Durable YKK brass zippers.
  • 15.6 inch laptop compartment.
  • Detacheable shoulders strap.
  • Can be personalized.
  • Available in black, brown, or tan leather.

Click here to check the price

Best Classic Messenger Briefcase

no2 leather messenger briefcase with shoulder strap in brown

Winner: No2 Leather Messenger Briefcase

Pros:

  • Double key-lock main comparment with 2 internal dividers.
  • Zipped external back compartment.
  • Full grain leather, vegetable-tanned.
  • Handmade in Florence, Italy.
  • Soft cotton lining.
  • Durable YKK brass zippers.
  • 15.6 inch laptop compartment.
  • Detacheable shoulders strap.
  • Can be personalized.
  • Available in black, brown, or tan leather.

Click here to check the price

Best Large Messenger Duffle Bag

leather weekender bag with shoulder strap

Winner: Laptop Duffel Weekender Bag

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Compartment for 16 inch laptop bag
  • Top handles and a detachable shoulder strap
  • Spacious for travel or gym
  • Durable cotton lining
  • Handmade in Italy

Click here to check the price

Best Messenger Backpack

10x convertible backpack briefcase with shoulder strap in brown

Winner: 10X Leather Laptop Backpack

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Can convert from backpack to messenger bag
  • Fits up to 15.6 inch laptop or tablet.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

Click here to check the price

Why Choose a Messenger Bag?

If you want to stop carrying a go-to backpack around, a messenger bag is one of the most adaptable for transporting your daily supplies.

While some messenger bags may seem a little too casual for an office setting or an after-hours gathering, leather instantly spices up their appearance.

For a product you intend to use practically daily, leather is an excellent choice because it is both attractive and durable. We’ve selected a selection of leather messengers to meet the needs of everyone looking to replace their everyday bag because commuting looks different for everyone, and some may need more storage than others.

Related:

What to Take into Account

Leather Type

We’ve all grown accustomed to leather in things like purses, shoes, and coats, but the sourcing and processing that leather undergoes vary drastically depending on the type.

  • Full-Grain – You need durable and robust leather to take a beating. You must look for full-grain, cowhide leather to obtain that. The thickest kind of leather lasts forever and becomes more beautiful with use.
  • Top-Grain – Top-grain leather is also not too bad. Although it is not as strong as full-grain, it will still last and look good.
  • Genuine Leather – Avoid buying bags with the pervasive “genuine leather” label. They may be made of leather, but they are really just pieces of scrap leather that have been adhered together. Genuine leather is used to create many gorgeous items. If you’re looking for one, trust that you won’t find a very tough leather messenger bag with this leather.
  • Nubuck and Suede – Nubuck and Suede are a couple of alternative options for cowhide. While they look gorgeous, they cannot withstand inclement weather or heavy usage. Leave those for your couch or blue shoes, if possible. Get it? Blue suede shoes.

Related:

Features

Your messenger bag can become more functional and distinctive with the correct design elements. Some people will want a specific laptop sleeve, but if you want a bag primarily for weekend activities, a modest messenger bag that can fit your phone, book, and sunglasses should work just fine. Another feature that gives you flexibility in how you want to carry your items is a shoulder strap. An adjustable shoulder strap is ideal if you commute long, but some prefer the sleekness of just using the top handles.

Size

Determine the size of your bag based on what you intend to carry. Some people prefer to keep things as small as possible, so they choose a slim briefcase or doc case style; however, if you frequently carry a laptop and need extra storage for items like a book or peripherals, you’ll need a bag with a wider base.

Hardware

All those buckles, zippers, and clasps can impact your bag’s easy use. Do factor in all the qualities the bag provides.

Do you find several zippers, buckles, and snaps on it bothersome?

Besides, pay close attention to how the leather is joined to the metal. Consider looking elsewhere if the quality seems shoddy. Metal is also always the best material. Other closure types, such as plastic zippers, don’t last as long.

Conclusion

We hope you found our best personalized leather messenger bags post useful.

If you ever need any help with anything to do with bags or fashion, feel free to contact the Von Baer team, at info@vonbaer.com.

Browse all of our Work posts here, and our Style posts here.

Author: Albert Varkki
Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you. Connect on Linkedin

We always aim to have the highest editorial standards, and only publish accurate information on our website.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.