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Sharif Museum Suede, Smooth & Embossed Leather Patchwork Messenger Bag

Studs, scales and suede. Sharif takes these elements and creates a game-changing messenger bag. The flap is a mesmerizing patchwork of the different textures and materials. You'll appreciate the buckle adjustable strap for both the flash of the hardware and the control it offers you over exactly where the bag hits as it swings at your side.

The bag's compact body hides a number of pockets that give you the organization you require to get through the day - and the great colors mean this bag's happy to accompany you out tonight!

Messenger Bag Color Choices

  • Blue - Indigo blue leather body and strap with indigo blue suede and leather patches. Snake-like embossed patches are steel blue and turquoise with metallic silver-tone accents.
  • Brown - Walnut brown leather body and strap with walnut brown suede and leather patches. Snake-like embossed patches are tan and chocolate brown with metallic silver-tone accents.
  • Purple - Soft eggplant purple body and strap with soft eggplant purple leather patches and soft violet purple suede patches. Snake-like embossed patches are metallic deep lavender.

All colors feature leather, suede and snake-like embossed leather patches, studded detail, gunmetal-tone hardware, matching topstitching and soft violet purple lining.

Messenger Bag Storage

  • Back magnetic slip pocket on exterior.
  • Magnetic closure slip pocket under flap, slip pocket and back wall zipper pocket on interior.

Messenger Bag Details

  • Primary Closure Type: Hidden magnetic snap
  • Measurements: 9"L x 2-3/4"W x 8-1/2"H
  • Shoulder Strap Length: 47" - 53-1/4" adjustable
  • Shoulder Strap Drop: 21-1/2" - 25-1/2" adjustable
  • Exterior: Leather with suede and embossed leather patchwork; balance is leather.
  • Interior: Textile
  • Care: Spot clean. Store in a cool dry area away from direct light. Use a very delicate leather cream. Gently apply with a microfiber cloth in a circular motion, let cream sit for 30 minutes and then wipe of excess with a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Weight: 1.46 lbs
  • Country of Origin: India

California residents only: "Proposition 65" WARNING

Handbag Terms:

Baguette: A small handbag that is long and narrow like the French loaf of bread by the same name.

Billfold (wallet): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.

Bottom feet: Metal or plastic knobs on the bottom of a stiff-sided handbag. These protect the bag when it is set down.

Box bag: A small or medium-sized handbag with hard sides and a box shape.

Bracelet handle: A handle that forms a complete circle.

Bucket bag: A soft-sided, bucket-shaped handbag with a round bottom; usually taller than wide.

Change (coin) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.

Clutch: A small handbag that is carried in the hand with no straps or handles; it also may be tucked under the arm.

Coin (change) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.

Compartment: A large section inside a handbag.

Demi bag: A small handbag with a short top handle to be carried in the hand or on the shoulder.

Drawstring: A cord, strip of leather or fabric, or string that can be pulled to gather the fabric of a handbag to close it.

East-west: A handbag that is wider than it is tall.

Etui: Small, ornamental bag for personal items.

Evening bag: A handbag to use with evening wear; usually only large enough for a few personal items, such as money and lipstick.

Flap bag: A handbag with a fold-over flap that is its distinguishing feature.

Framed bag: A bag with a solid frame that defines its shape.

Gusset: The triangular end piece of a handbag that gives it its depth and roominess.

Half moon bag: A bag shaped like a half moon, with or without a handle.

Handle Drop: The distance between the top of the handbag and the top of the handle(s). This is the open space for your shoulder, arm, or hand to hold the bag.

Hobo bag: A slouchy, cloth shoulder bag that hangs down in the middle.

Messenger bag: A large bag with a long strap to wear across the shoulders. The front features a large fold-over flap.

North-south: A handbag that is taller than it is wide.

Organizer: A pocketbook with compartments to carry personal items.

Pocket: A small section inside a handbag.

Pouchette: A small, oval handbag.

Purse: A general term for a small bag to carry money and personal items.

Satchel: A large handbag with a top closure, top carrying handle and notable triangular side profile.

Sling bag: A cloth bag with a shoulder strap that attaches on one end to the top of the bag and on the other end to the bottom of the bag.

Shopper (tote) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.

Shoulder bag: A general term for a bag that can be strapped over the shoulder.

Shoulder guard: A piece of fabric or padding on a shoulder strap that distributes the weight of a bag.

Shoulder strap: A long strap on a bag that allows it to be carried on the shoulder.

Slouch bag: A general term for a cloth bag without a defined or stiff shape.

Top-handle bag: A bag with a small handle at the top for carrying in the hand.

Tote (shopper) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.

Valise: A handbag with a top closure that has two top carrying handles and features a triangular or oval profile.

Wallet (billfold): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.

Wrist strap: A thin loop of material attached to a small bag or wallet so that it may be carried on the wrist.

Zipper pull: A zipper with a tab for easy opening and closing; sometimes has a signature element of the handbag designer.

About the Collection
Rules are made to be broken—and nowhere is that more apparent than in Sharif’s bold, colorful, unique bag designs. Deriving inspiration from cultural elements and materials found all over the world, Sharif has cultivated a worldwide following for his award-winning, signature style that playfully combines leathers, textiles and unique hardware in distinctive silhouettes. By fusing stunning style and flawless function, Sharif Handbags goes beyond the aesthetic to deliver designs that are simply unlike any other.

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guest's nameAbout the Guest
Sharif grew up in Cairo, Egypt where his family operated a leather manufacturing company founded in 1827. Sharif moved to New York City in 1974 where he took a job with the exotic handbag company Finesse, before moving on to join the legendary Morris Moskowitz.
After absorbing everything he could while working for these handbag giants, Sharif founded his own company, Sharif Designs, Ltd in 1979, which he built into the largest American handbag manufacturer by the late 1980s.