Getting a Slice of the Messenger Bag

A new line of messenger bags coming to American shores from Netherlands-based UrbanAccess will sport a variety of designs and be sold in white corrugated pizza boxes. No, this isn’t a late April Fools joke – the “Pizza Courier” collection is priced at $49.95 and will be available for sale later this month.

The Pizza Courier collection from UrbanAccess, said the bag maker, is made up of slim, multipurpose satchels with laser cut, embroidered and mixed media graphics on their front flaps. They will come in dozens of international city themed designs, with Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and other cities already represented in sometimes reportedly provocative “tributes to urban destinations around the world”.

Storage space inside the bags includes a main compartment suitable for books, files and papers, and a separate zippered pocket in the lining for pens, pencils, gadgets and accessories.

“From the intricate detail and construction of the flap art, to the outrageous pizza boxes, these bags were like nothing I had ever seen before,” said UrbanAccess USA President Michael Hess in a statement, “and with all the attention they were getting over there, I couldn’t believe they were still a secret on our side of the ocean.”