Best Monogrammed Messenger Bags for 2023

by Albert Varkki updated 07-07-2023

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best monogrammed messenger bags

A messenger bag is great as a bag for work or travel.

Adding a monogram to it helps to make it extra special to you.

In this post, we go over the best messenger bags that can be customized for men and women:

Best Monogrammed Messenger Bags

Here are our top picks for monogrammed messenger bags by type and style:

Best Custom Leather Laptop Bag

city leather laptop bag with shoulder strap

Winner: CITY Leather Laptop Bag

If you want a messenger bag that looks like a traditional laptop bag, then the CITY is for you. It's made from premium full grain leather, the highest quality you can buy. The internal compartments include a dedicated laptop compartment, ideal for taking your tech to work or when traveling. It can be monogrammed with your initials or a custom message.


  • 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

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Best Custom Leather Messenger Bag

exquisite leather messenger bag

Winner: Exquisite Slim Leather Laptop Briefcase

For a slim profile laptop messenger bag, the Exquisite is your best choice. It has a very narrow profile, which is ideal for those wanting a more lightweight bag that still looks professional. The full grain leather is exceptional, and it's available in a range of colors (we like the red leather). The bag can be monogrammed to make it personal to you.


  • Full grain leather
  • Slim profile
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • 14 inch laptop compartment
  • Mobile and tablet slip pockets
  • Large internal zipped pocket
  • Three pen slots
  • Fits A4 size paper
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in black, brown, red, or tan

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Best Custom Leather Duffle Bag

leather weekender bag

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag

If you're looking for a larger messenger bag, then the Weekender is ideal. The large main compartment can be used for multiple items, perfect for travel or work. It also has a dedicated laptop compartment, and is made from high quality full grain leather. It can be monogrammed too.


  • Full grain leather
  • 16 inch internal padded laptop sleeve.
  • Internal zipped pocket for travel essentials like your passport.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Perfect overnight bag.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Custom Leather Backpack

10x leather laptop travel backpack

Winner: 10X Leather Laptop Backpack


  • Full grain leather
  • Can convert from backpack to shoulder bag
  • Top and side handles.
  • Backpack straps hide in zip compartments.
  • Fits up to 15.6 inch laptop or tablet.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in brown, tan, black, or red leather.
  • Unisex.

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Best Custom Leather Garment Bag

grand leather garment bag

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag


  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry a suit and shirt without creasing.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Like choosing a comfortable pair of walking shoes, picking the proper baggage is essential to making travel joyful.

The ideal selection should be spacious enough to hold all your necessities while being light, comfy, and hands-free, allowing you to focus on more important tasks like taking priceless trip pictures.

We adore messenger bags for both sexes because they are fashionable, functional, and straightforward. The correct one can accommodate anything from your laptop and travel needs to a change of clothes.

Messenger Bag Tips

Think About the Organizational Aspects

If you need a messenger bag, you probably do so to carry more items than a typical handbag or tote can accommodate.

Make sure the bag you purchase has all the required compartments (many pockets, dividers, card slots, a laptop sleeve, etc.) so you can use it for your intended purpose.

Other features you should consider include moisture-wicking sections to keep dirty clothes apart from your other stuff and zippered pockets to keep your items secure if you frequent the gym.

Prioritize Comfort

A messenger bag is designed to hold many things without making you feel bulky. In light of this, pick a bag that includes a padded shoulder strap, so it doesn’t hurt you when using it.

If you choose a bag with a detachable shoulder strap and a handle on top of the bag, you can also use it as a briefcase, making switching between a crossbody and a handed bag simple.



If you choose a higher quality bag like one made from full grain leather, they will be longer lasting, and perfect for daily travel and commuting.

Nylon or polyester bags are a lesser quality option, more ideal for outdoor activities and the gym (because they are water-resistant and simple to maintain). Choose a canvas bag for daily usage and light travel because it is strong enough to resist repeated wear and tear.


What Is a Messenger Bag?

Large and relatively flat, messenger bags are frequently used to transport daily necessities like laptops and books.

They are distinguished by their long straps, worn over the body or one shoulder, and are often made of textile material.

How Long Should a Messenger Bag’s Strap Be?

The majority of messenger bags have straps between 30 and 60 inches long. Before you purchase, you should measure your height and the length from your shoulder to your hip, to accurately measure the strap size you need.

If you choose a bag that also includes top carrying handles, you can use it like a briefcase when your shoulder is tired, or when you want to look more professional.


Do Both Men and Women Use Messenger Bags?

Absolutely! Anyone can put everything they need for a day of fun in a messenger bag because they’re fashionable and practical.

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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.

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

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