All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
All Color: Dakota
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Modern Messenger Bag

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  • Clean lines and impeccable quality define the Modern Messenger Bag
  • Durable, easy to use, hidden magnet closure
  • Adjustable and detachable crossbody strap
  • Our full grain leather ensures lasting beauty that only gets better with age
  • Ready for your files, your laptop, comic books, or kid snacks

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Customer Reviews

Based on 171 reviews
Corey S.
A gift for my husband

About his black leather Modern Messenger Bag he says: Quality material. Convenient handle. Good size for carrying laptop. Professional look for visiting clients.
For myself, I love the stylish look. I’m thinking about a Modern Messenger Bag in brown for myself.
Thank you Portland Leather Goods!

Melissa B.
Perfectly Perfect

I purchased this bag for our daughter in celebration of her getting a great job a few weeks before she graduated college. The bag is very roomy and looks great. Shipping was fast as always.

I think she’ll enjoy it for years to come!

So pebbly and gorgeous!

Ordered this as a Father’s Day gift for my hubby. He is going to love it. The cold brew, squishy pebbles are amazing. The smell is fantastic. I know he is going to love how everything he takes out of this messenger bag will smell like leather. Thank you PLG for the best present!

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Buy the bag.
No, seriously: just buy the bag. Look at these photos. Not depicted is the amazing customer service I got when I found a defect with mine. They made it right very quickly. This thing has already been scuffed, rained on, lugged around...indestructible. Carries my 15" Dell work laptop just fine, plus its chargers and peripherals, and still has room for more... and it smells good.

Buy. The. Bag.

I'm obsessed with this bag. Why am I so obsessed with this bag... My first PLG Purchase, too.

Ok, but for real. This is the Dakota AP Messenger bag, and it looks different in different light... This incandescent lighting (and with a flash on two of these photos), you get more caramel in sunlight, but all right, let's talk about this bag... I thought it was going to be unlined? But, it's lined... and, to be clear? That's AWESOME. I love that they chose to use leather edging too, to tie in the colors. The inner lining is a really dark brown, so it matches well, and I don't have to worry about bits of suede getting all over my computer--yeah, I use this as a computer bag. I have a 15" Pavillion that fits VERY SNUGGLY, and in the pocket I put the charging cable and the bluetooth mouse. It's perfectly trim for this purpose, not bulky at all, and it closes no problem with good magnets. At first I thought maybe the magnets wouldn't be good for a computer but it seems well contained so I'm not worried at all. Also, it was a tighter fit when I first got it, but I managed to stretch it so it's good and comfortable, even with the lining.

It's SUCH a beautiful bag in person and the handle feels super secure and comfortable to grab. It's brushed nubuck, so you'll see on mine how it has some markings on it already--I can just brush them out. In that sense, it seems really resilient to scratches. I'm not especially easy on my stuff, but my last laptop bag was 25 years old before the clasp broke (today, actually!) and this bag is even better quality. I'm so, so excited to use this for years to come. It smells AMAZING and I did treat it with waterproofing because we have cats and I can just imagine them spilling something on it... It's invisible. No spritz dots or anything. There was a scar from the cow on the underside of the shoulder strap, and it shows up a dark gray, but it's in the perfect spot so it's not visible but also still assures me that no leather is going to waste.

If I could, I'd buy another one for my work laptop.

Actually, maybe I will. Maybe this time I'll go with a darker shade, like canyon. Dakota feels and smells amazing, though. If I had a bottomless bank account, I'd buy everything on their website just to surround myself in it. PLG, you're going to be the end of me❤️!

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