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Manhattan Messenger Bag

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The Manhattan Messenger bag is inspired by the freedom of cycling and is designed for everyday excursions. The re-purposed billboard vinyl provides a unique look and a durable, weather-resistant exterior.

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Hand-Cut in California.
FREE shipping on all U.S. orders over $100.
Ships within 1-2 days.
All international shipping carrier calculated at checkout.

Our Process

How we do it

We recycle billboard vinyl and turn it into unique, durable bags and products. Over the past six years we've processed 2 million pounds of vinyl that's destined for landfills.

Source billboards

Billboards from all over the country

We collect bold billboard vinyls from all over the country - currently repurposing 50,000 lbs a month into one-of-a-kind products.

Sort & Clean

Not all billboards are created equal

We love typography, colors, and abstract designs. We aren't into faces, food or logos and our team has strict cutting guidelines. We wash and cut the vinyl in our Los Angeles headquarters, creating unique designs for every product.

Hand cut vinyl

Making the best of what we have

Each item is sewn to create a unique, high-quality, durable product where there's literally nothing like it. Each of our cut pieces are meticulously sewn together using high quality materials to ensure that your bag can endure whatever adventure you take it on. 

Craft unique items

Ensuring we make every piece unique

Every product on our site is one-of-a-kind. That means when it sells, it's gone and we're off repurposing more billboards.

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 62 Reviews
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Andrea G.
United States United States
Great bag to use as a purse

I bought this as a replacement purse. So far it is working great and I love the many pockets to help organize. It is bigger than I imagined but this may come in handy during trips and such. The bag seems durable and came as described on the website.

United States United States
Can’t wait to start using this bag!

It looks so cool! It’s well made and has a ton of room. But one thing? Can we stop pretending that people walk around with tiny water bottles? The two sleeves on the sides seem useless - and it seems like there would be enough room to make a pocket to hold up a reusable water bottle & coffee mug.

Susan C.
Australia Australia

This bag is a Christmas present for my other half. It arrived earlier than expected and is even better than I thought it would be. Let's hope he likes it.....!

Mingla C.
United States United States
Personal Item for Spirit Airline

The size was perfect as a personal item to go under the airplane seat. I had my laptop, clothes for the weekend, make-up bag, and sweaters. My water bottle cannot fit in the mesh slot, however.

Keili T.
United States United States
Exactly what I wanted!

I love this bag. I get compliments on it all the time, and every time I recommend Rareform to them. I live in Boston and it rains pretty often, so I needed a waterproof bag. My school stuff never gets wet anymore. All of the pockets are super helpful, and the laptop sleeve is insanely soft. No complaints!