My boss (me!) is allowing me to take off time during May! Wonders never cease. I will still be answering emails etc. but might be a bit slower as I am in the garden!

In motion: large Zinis, large Kipsters, Racker, Racker and large Zini sets. In the planning stage: Matties, mahjong tote and tile bag sets, Raccoons.

Contact me to place a custom order, ask for help or receive a "newly in stock" email for mahjong sets.

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The Lynx Deluxe Messenger Bag

popular messenger bags 

The Lynx Deluxe is all purpose messenger bag, with lots of organizing pockets. It's perfect for school, work, diaper bag, vacation bag, kid's bag, you name it.

Can’t decide on just one fabric?  The Lynx Deluxe is also available in the Morphin style, with removable flaps.
See all the sizes and styles of my messenger bags

Lynx Deluxe Features


Wide                       Tall
 14.5”                          10.75”
36.83 cm                 27.305 cm

Deep                       Flap
6”                            11.25”
        15.24 cm                   25.575 cm       

One open exterior side pocket   
16.51 cm
custom handmade vegan messenger bags with pockets

One zippered exterior side pocket
18.415 cm
boutique style unique handmade vegan messenger bags

Nylon webbing at the top and bottom of the side pockets adds durability and structure

1.5" (3.81 cm) wide shoulder strap
 adjusts from 22" (55.88 cm) to 42" (106.68 cm)
Messenger bag water bottle pocket adjustable strap key clip

Lynx Deluxe materials

  • Nylon webbing
  • Outer shell: 600 denier poly duck, stain resistant, water repellent
  • Lining: Black polyester oxford, stain resistant and water repellent, wipes clean with a damp sponge
  • Overlaid on the flap and pockets with a cotton print to give it that Zoe personality!
A layered pocket set on the interior back panel

organizing pocket set for purses, messenger bags and shoulder bags


Hi Karen!!!

I GOT MY BAG TODAY. As I promised, here is a review for you:

I am a college student who needed an amazing bag that would make the transition between time in the classroom, on vacation and one that would look professional on the wards, as well. I have tried many bags - including Timbuk2's, Buxton, High Sierra and Lug - but none of these bags were roomy or sturdy enough for my wear-and-tear. I first learned of Zoe's Bags from Etsy and ordered one with a "morphing" flap ...

Creation Process
CEOs from Fortune 500 companies should learn how to properly give customer service based on Karen's example -- she is extremely friendly, professional and willing to work with my vision and needs. I wanted a bag in a particular size -- and I was able to get one even before it was offered in the Etsy shop!! She offered many options in size of bag and wonderful fabrics for perfect customization. Karen's attention to detail is impeccable - she even sent me versions of her bag flap with different placements!!! Karen frequently corresponded with me daily throughout the design and creation process, making absolutely sure I was completely satisfied with this product in every aspect.

First Impression
My bag arrived promptly and was extremely well packaged. On first inspection, I was totally convinced that this bag was purchased from a high-end luggage retailer -- the seams, stitching, and assembly are in one word: perfect. The hardware, materials are high quality, and extremely sturdy. It looks amazing half-filled or all-filed, unlike my old Timbuk2. Unlike most of my other bags, it looks absolutely amazing -- the fabric placement was EXACTLY as promised, and with the "morphing" feature, I can switch it up any time I'd like to! The velcro-attached flap is excellent and does not catch on anything in my bag, as it is aligned with great precision. The internal organizer is brilliant -- there is TONS of room for all my stuff! I am most impressed with the keyfob inside -- unlike most flimsy keyfobs that look ready to break, I feel like I can hang off a bridge with this one and it would support my weight -- not to say I'm going to try this anytime soon :)

Stuff Test!
This bag holds all of my daily stuff: 13.3" Laptop + Cables + Agenda + 2 thick textbooks, hardcover + waterbottle + white coat + stethoscope + hoodie + pashima + two moleskines + cell phone + iPod Touch + various doctor equipment (stuck in the organizer pockets) + lunch + pencil case + ... oh wait, there's still room and I'm out of stuff to stuff in it!!! The weight is amazingly distributed and this bag keeps its shape even though it's only about 60% filled!!! Amazing!

what fits in  a messenger bag

Public Transit Test!!!
I took my bag on the uber test -- can it withstand public transit for 2hrs? Three busses, trip to the public library and a bit of a walk later -- this bag's strap does not dig into my shoulder, unlike my Lug. It also does not slip around like my Timbuk2. It's size is wonderful to keep on my lap on the bus, and many people loved it!! It looked amazing and was attention-grabbing in the right way without being a screaming loud bright green fuzzy bag :) It's adorable and I love it's cuteness!!!! I even dropped by the grocery store and picked up a few things which fit inside beautifully -- no big bulge, the bag just went *gulp* and it disappeared inside!

Bottom Line
This is easily one of the best bags I have ever owned -- the service at Zoe's Bag is highly personalized, friendly, prompt and the only thing better is the quality of their merchandise.

:) Thanks tons Karen!!! You really outdid yourself!!! I love it!!!!

Hey Karen,

Yesterday it rained. I had 13 lbs of stuff in my bag -- I weighed it before I left the house, of course.

BTW, it didn't feel all that heavy -- I love my bag!!! :) I'm in class right now, so I just wanted to tell you that this totally amazing bag kept everything in my bag bone-dry even through a huge pouring rain. In the same rain, I know that most bags would have soaked completely through and my TB2 would have left things feeling moist inside. The cinching straps on the side kept the water out of the corners of my bag (unlike on my TB2), and my computer has survived another day!

I'm looking forward to ordering another flap soon!

Thanks again,

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