Looking for the Best Leather Messenger Bag?

Meet Our Premium Leather Messenger Bag

Have you been searching for a day-use bag that you would define as "The Best"? While "the best" is a subjective term, you know it when you see it, right?

We'd like you to meet our Premium Leather Messenger Bag. Going on its 14th year in production, this bag not only carries all your stuff, it makes a statement. How have we been able to keep a design in production for a decade? Timeless design, insane build quality, exceptional functionality and soul. All the ingredients that make something the best.

Does this sound like the type of bag you're looking for? Spend some time and get to know what makes this bag the best leather messenger bag its users have ever owned.

Why Our Leather Messenger

• Classic, day use or overnight bag available in vintage brown or pebble grain black

• Hand crafted, one at a time, as an individual expression of the leather making art

• Will hold laptops up to 17"

• Multiple storage pockets and compartments

• iPad Pro and MacBook Pro Sleeve Bundles Available

• Limited lifetime warranty

• Unparalleled customer service: Have a problem? Call and speak to the boss.

Classic black messenger bag by MacCase
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Rear view of the classic black shoulder bag

What Customers are Saying

" This is one bad-a** bag. I've had mine for over 5 years now and the vintage leather just gets better and better looking. Every time I walk on set with it the questions start. It carries everything I need to get through the day. Best bag I've ever owned. "

- Craig M. Los Angeles California

" I travel a lot. This bag has never let me down and it looks as good as the day I bought it. Not a stitch out of place. The interior is padded nicely and will hold a lot of stuff if you need it to. If not, the floor folds up which thins the bag down a lot. It's just cool. "

- Thomas S. Melbourne FL

" I was looking for an alternative to the mainstream designer bags made in China from crap leather. When I found MacCase I knew my search was over. Beautifully made, the black leather is so professional. I cannot think of a better bag to own if you're looking for one like this. "

- Louis K. Apache Junction AZ

Read Additional Reviews

Barron R. on May 02, 2018

Excellent Product

Its great, I thought it was a little bigger, but still like it, I actually can carry my MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro, its great



Ijaz Anwar on Aug 07, 2016

Excellent Quality

Very stylish and good quality bag. Highly recommended.



Reviewer: Ed Martin, Mooresville, NC on Sep 30, 2014

5 Star Product, 6 Star Customer Service!

I am a repeat MacCase customer. I've convinced friends to buy as well (all very satisfied). A fantastic product. Beautiful, detailed and incredibly durable (I don't want to think of how many thousands of miles my last MacCase and I traveled together). The Vintage style gets even better looking with age, by the way. But as great as the product is, the MacCase responsiveness & customer service even surpasses the product. They are always fast to respond and fast to ship and a pleasure to deal with. A great company to do business with and a great product to enjoy. It doesn't get any better!



Reviewer: Scott Thompson, DDS Frisco, Texas on Feb 05, 2014

Superior Quality - Best Bag I've Ever Owned

I had been looking all over for a superior quality leather bag that was just the right size for my laptop and accessories. I finally found it. This vintage leather bag is the best bag I have ever owned and I truly enjoy it. I have several other items from MacCase and each and every one has been made with the highest standards of quality.


Reviewer: Wilmington,NC on Oct 03, 2013

Love It!

"The leather is top notch and very durable, Organization on the inside is very efficient and the color was spot on. Love It!!"


Susan Siniawsky on May 14, 0015

Fabulous Product!

My husband uses his vintage MacCase every day, and carries a lot in it in addition to his MacBook. The MacCase is eight years old and looks better every year. We live in South Florida, which means high temperatures and very high humidity, and the bag has held up remarkably well. Just recently the foam on the shoulder pad has begun to wear. Fortunately, we can replace the pad and he gets to keep his bag. It's a testament to the construction and materials used by MacCase that the bag has held up this well over so long a period. In addition, the customer service is the best!


What Comes in the Box

Drawing of the MacCase distressed vintage leather shoulder bag

Premium Leather Messenger Bag


Size and Weight

• Exterior - 15.5" x 12.5" x 6" (At the widest point)

• Main Interior Compartment - 15" x 12" x 5.5"

• 3.75 lbs

Explore Your Options

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Choose From 2 Distinct Hides

Choose from classic satin, pebble grain black or authentic, full grain distressed vintage brown. Our hides are the real deal, not "bonded leather" made from scraps and glue.

Vintage brown and black pebble accessory pouches

Premium Leather Accessory Pouches

Protect and transport all your accessories with our Accessory Pouches. Fully padded and lined, each handmade Pouch is the perfect compliment to your distressed vintage or classic black leather messenger bag.

Save $60 on a MacBook Pro and iPad Pro Sleeve Bundles

classic black leather shoulder bag and ipad pro 12.9 sleeve

iPad Pro Sleeve Bundle

Save $60.00 when you purchase a Premium Leather Messenger Bag with a matching 12.9 or 10.5 iPad Pro Sleeve. All pieces are cut from the same hide and create an unrivaled value to protect and transport your Apple tablet and personal items.

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MacBook Pro Sleeve Bundle

Save $60.00 when you purchase a Premium Leather Messenger Bag with a matching 11", 12" 13", or 15" MacBook Pro Sleeve. All pieces are cut from the same hide and create an unrivaled value to protect and transport your Apple laptop and personal items.

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Further Reading: Creating The Best Leather Messenger Bags

One of the best-kept secrets in the bag world is the MacCase Premium Leather Messenger Bags. While MacCase has made their name providing the best in Apple portable protection for over two decades, their day-use bags are not just for the MacBook Pro and iPads.

They were not designed to be laptop-specific bags like so many of the other MacCase models. (MacCase has a matching Premium Leather MacBook Pro Sleeve to protect your laptop if you want to transport your MacBook Pro in the Messenger Bag.)

So if they're not necessarily for laptops, what are they for?

The Perfect Day Use Bag

Just about everything else! It's just about the perfect day-use bag. They can carry everything you need to get you through the day. Completely padded and lined, each bag is hand made and the great care that is taken with each piece is visible in the stitch work. The larger model can also be used as an overnight bag, holding everything someone would need for two days away from home.

Many of the bags in the general use market are manufactured in China. Most of the hides that come from China are of very low quality. To hide this fact, the hides are coated with several types of sealants making them, in essence, just like plastic. These types of hides are extremely popular to use in fashion and mainstream bags. Why? Because they are extremely cheap as a base material.

They claim to be "genuine leather" and they might be under all those layers of polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride. You'd never know it from the feel or smell. These types of coatings were developed for the auto industry to protect the leather used in cars seats from UV rays, extreme heat, abrasion, stains, etc.

Many car manufacturers are now returning to the luxury feel and smell of hides protected in more traditional ways in their premium models. MacCase has been using these types of quality hides since they launched their Premium Collection line in 2007.

Many of the pieces created for the initial run of the Collection back in 2007 are still in service, still in the field, and still being used by their customers over a decade later. That is some serious longevity and value in a $300 bag. The overall design has been updated and improved based on direct feedback and suggestions from hardcore users. The current model is without a doubt, the best leather messenger style bag MacCase has ever made.

Start With The Best Quality Hides

The hides MacCase uses are tanned using centuries-old practices so the resulting leather feels and smells wonderful. Soft and buttery with a warm "hand", MacCase hides are available in two distinct finishes: the black leather is finished in a professional, satin pebble grain texture. The polar opposite is the raw unfinished, distressed "Vintage" leather hides. These distinct American hides are for the maverick in all of us.

The tanning process creates a hide with a "high oil content". The raw unfinished nature of the hide allows the hide to patina in over time. This means the bags aesthetic will change and evolve as you use it, getting lighter as the oil evaporates out but dark where you touch it. Over time, your bag will only look like your bag, endearing itself to you, the owner.

These are stylish messenger bags of the highest quality, possibly the best leather messenger bags of their kind. Either type of hide has the rich smell associated with luxury and is something MacCase customers have come to love about their Premium Collection products.

Have a look at what is available in the price range that the MacCase models sell for. Almost all use the cheap, costed leathers that feel like plastic and smell like nothing. You will not find another product that looks better, is constructed of the same quality materials, with the same care, with the broad functionality for the same money.

Once you begin to scratch the surface, you'll see that the MacCase bags represent a great value in a daily, general use, all-leather shoulder bag.