Bag Versus: Designer Messenger Flap Bags

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Here’s a new edition for Bag Versus – Designer Messenger Flap Bags. A messenger bag is an ideal everyday bag, especially for ladies on the go. It is easy to carry, and you can take it anywhere just by slinging it on your shoulder or across your body. It is a nice casual bag that can be used for school, work, doing errands, day out or traveling. We have compared three messenger flap bags for this edition of Bag Versus – the Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis, the Saint Laurent Monogram Matelassé Collège and the Chanel Business Affinity Flap. All three bags features a flap front, a small top handle and a long shoulder strap that can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag. Check out the differences between these three chic bags.

Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis Bag

Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis

The Pochette Métis first came out in 2013. It was first made available in Monogram Canvas, fast forward to 2017 and this style is also now available in Monogram Reverse, Monogram Infrarouge, and Monogram Empreinte. This bag comes with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, wherein the bag can also be used as a top handle or clutch bag. It has one exterior zipped pocket and three inside compartments. It measures 9.8″ L x 7.5″ H x 3.1″ W. The Pochette Métis Bag in Monogram Empreinte retails for $2,140 (USD), Monogram Infrarouge and Monogram Reverse are priced at $1,830 (USD) and Monogram Canvas is at $1,780 (USD).

Saint Laurent Monogram Collège Bag

Saint Laurent Monogram College Bag

The Saint Laurent Monogram Collège Bag was first introduced for the brand’s Pre-Fall 2015 Collection. Since then, it has been one of the brand’s signature bags. The medium size of the Collège Bag has a longer strap that can be worn across the body. The bag features an interlocking YSL logo on the bag’s front flap. It has a grosgrain lining with an interior central zip compartment, and also includes an exterior back slot pocket. The bag’s metal chain and leather strap is removable, allowing the bag to be carried as a top handle. Measures at 9.4″ L x 6.6″ H x 2.7″ D, the bag is priced at $2,450 (USD).
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Chanel Business Affinity Flap Bag

Chanel Business Affinity Flap Bag

The Chanel Business Affinity Flap Bag first came out for the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 Act 2 Collection. The bag returns for the Spring/Summer 2017 Act 1 Collection in new colors and a mini size. It features a quilted flap and has the signature CC lock. It comes with a chain and leather strap, and a flat handle. It opens to a leather interior with pockets. The Large size measures at 10.6″ L x 7.9″ H x 4.7″ D and retails for $3,500 (USD), while the Mini size measures at 7.5″ L x 5.5″ H x 2.8″ D and priced at $3,100 (USD).


While all three brands offers a stylish messenger bag, the winner for this round is the Pochette Metis. The bag is offered in different materials, the Monogram Empreinte can be used for a more formal look, while the Monogram patterns are best paired with casual style. The Pochette Metis can also be worn in different ways, shoulder bag, cross-body, clutch and top handle bag.

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