Great messenger bags for nurses


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Looking for a bag that’s practical and hip to carry to your shift? A messenger bag may be just the perfect thing. Whether you’re a male or female nurse, you’ll love the multiple outside pockets to organize all your things and an adjustable cross body strap that leaves your hands free.

Messengers are roomy enough for your nursing gear, paperwork and a packed lunch. For your off-duty hours, throw in your gym clothes or your computer. Messengers are also great all-weather bags that come in a range of fabrics from waterproof material such as nylon to cotton canvas and leather. The waterproof bags are great in the rain and can double as your beach bag!

Check out the assortment of colors and styles below—there’s a perfect bag for every nurse!

Messenger bags for female nurses

I recommend for a great selection of messenger bags that you can carry from work through your weekend. Of course, with hundreds of different styles to choose from, it helps to have an editor (me!) to select the best. Here are my five favorites to pair with the cutest scrubs.

1. Bellino messenger bag

scrubs accessories

A distressed-leather messenger bag pairs beautifully with a cheerful blue print scrub top and pants:

print scrubs pants

2. Sally Spicer dragonfly messenger bag

scrubs accessories

This clean, feminine messenger bag is perfect to pair with a matching print scrubs top:

green scrubs top

3. Hadaki multitasker messenger bag

scrubs accessories

Pale yellow scrubs are great with this fun messenger bag. It also comes in seven other patterns.

yellow scrubs top

yellow scrubs pants

4. Hadaki multitasker gumdrop messenger bag

scrubs accessories

This messenger bag is perfect to wear with this brown floral print round neckline scrub top and brown pants. The inset circles on the traditional bag give it a hip look. It also comes in four other colored circles.

brown scrubs top

brown scrubs pants

Katie Sparks
Katie Sparks has been a renowned television show costume designer for more than 20 years. She received a nomination from the Costume Designers Guild for excellent costume design for Arrested Development. When she's not dressing movie stars, she loves to write, and says, "Writing for Scrubs gives me the opportunity to write and give fashion tips! A perfect combo."

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