Nanette Lepore Patchwork Bag, Handbag of the Day
There are several important qualities to look for in a messenger bag, including size and shape, but the most important one is how much you're going to carry it. If you're going to take it with you, filled up with useful books, papers, etc., it needs to be comfortable to carry on your shoulder and Nanette Lepore's Patchwork Bag is comfortable as well as stylish. Handmade from velvet with a velvet strap, the patchwork bag is very soft, with a vintage pattern that manages to match its look with the bag's feel. The colors are bright and accented with beautiful embroidery, but tempered by muted tan and olive tones, so the bag can be used in both professional and casual situations. Price: $190.