The Original Franklin Messenger Bag

(2 customer reviews)


The Original Franklin Collection Messenger Bag combines the high quality American craftsmanship, beautiful design, and usefulness for your busy life. This grab and go bag will soon become your trusted companion for the office, classroom, and any daily adventure.

  • Interior padded sleeve holds laptop up to 15 inches
  • Additional interior pockets for cards, pens, etc
  • Adjustable strap
  • Convenient luggage attachment strap

We’ll start building your bag as soon as you purchase! Each bag is hand-crafted so order early to allow ample time for our artisans to build and ship your bag with excellence! (approx. 45 days)



The Messenger features 100% American cow full-grain leather — the very best quality hides. The color is a rich brown leather with copper undertones — it complements any lifestyle. The bag is lined with soft, rich chocolate pigskin. The Messenger features heavy duty stitching on every seam. The adjustable shoulder strap is sturdy but supple, and includes a shoulder patch for added comfort. The inside of the Messenger includes a fully lined and padded pocket for your laptop, as well as a second lined compartment for your on the go accessories. You’ll also find a third pocket, 2 business card slots, and 2 pen slots. The outside of the Messenger includes a fourth full size pocket and a matching leather strap to slip over the handle of your roller bag on your travel adventures. Each Original Franklin bag comes to you in solid wood shipping crate – a perfect home for your bag. Wrapped in a custom muslin drawstring bag, and resting on a bed of natural wood fiber, your Original Franklin bag will make its way to its new home well protected. Plus, it’s a rugged but wonderful wood box you’ll want to keep and use for storage and resting your bag. And be sure to look carefully for more delightful surprises inside your crate, like compliment cards to hand to all those admirers who compliment you on your discerning style.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 17 × 15 in

2 reviews for The Original Franklin Messenger Bag

  1. twstack

    I’ve had my Franklin Messenger bag for a couple weeks now. I replaced a messenger bag that I was happy with and had used for several years, and am glad I did. This bag is beautiful and fully functional for an on-the-go businessperson! I love how the leather is luxurious, yet natural and rustic. The pockets provide plenty of space for my laptop, notebook, charging cables, etc. Definitely looking forward to using this for years to come!

  2. rburkereynolds

    Unbelievable price for the quality of this product!
    For years I carried a Saddleback leather book bag to carry my things but it has since been retired and put on the shelf! The minimalist design and the functionality of the Franklin Messenger bag make it the perfect choice for the business professional or the adventurous wanderer. I have only had my bag for a few months but I have already put a lot of miles on it and received a ton of compliments. The strap on the back of the bag is a brilliant idea for being able to slip it on to your rolling suitcase when running through the airport. When a beautiful design is paired with a functional product you have a winner, and that is exactly what Narrow Gate Trading Co has done with this bag.

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