Handmade in VT

Randolph, Vermont

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About CourierWare

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On Etsy since 2010

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From Messenger Bags to Camera Bags and everything in between, including organic hemp bags

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My husband and I started designing messenger bags for ourselves in 1986 when we were bicycle couriers and couldn't find a truly durable, ergonomic messenger bag on the market. All of the variations in this catalog are derived from our first messenger bag: the Original Cambridge Courier Bag. We tested the first bags ourselves and then quickly found there was not only a demand from other couriers, but that anyone can use a comfortable, weatherproof bag that doesn't wear out.

Our designs reflect our commitment to make the highest quality, most durable, ergonomic messenger bag that we can.


The first five years of our business ran side by side with our courier business, Cambridge Bicycle Couriers. Our first store opened in a drafty garage in 1987 on a side street that few could find. We had a brick and mortar store in Cambridge for 15 years and now, First in Cambridgeport, then near Central Square and finally in Harvard Square. 25 years later, we sell exclusively from this web site and from our store/workshop in Randolph, Vermont. We still make every bag ourselves as we have always sold direct (rather than wholesaling to stores) to insure high quality and to avoid outsourcing.

The predominant business model we now see in our world is one of unchecked growth and outsourcing to increase profit with investors dictating the course of business. The outcome: businesses that do not answer to anyone or the environment with massive production of disposable goods that end up in landfills with no one to be held accountable.

This is not our way. We believe that small right-sized businesses engender business ethics we can all live with. When you call our toll free number on the back of our tag inside each bag, you will speak directly one of the owners, Eric or Diana, who will be overseeing your order. Thanks for your suggestions and support!

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Shop members

  • Diana

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love to make functional, wearable art.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Our mission is to offer durable, ergonomic and beautiful bags that last a lifetime. We have been in business since 1986. We started making bags for ourselves and our bicycle messenger company, Cambridge Couriers, because we could not find bags that met our requirement for comfort and durability.
Our designs have evolved as people required sizes that accommodate laptops, but they still reflect the original integrity.
Contact us if you have a specific size/layout or fabric requirement, we can likely accommodate your wishes.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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We accept all major credit cards and Pay Pal.
If you need to mail-in your order, enclose payment in the form of a check, money order or credit card number (ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS) and send it to:
CourierWare, Inc.
P. O. Box 156
Randolph, VT 05060-0156.
Personal checks will delay your order by 10 days while the check clears. Please include shipping charges. Tax should be added only for orders shipped within Vermont.


We ship USPS unless requested otherwise. Priority Mail takes 2-3 days. All bags are made to order and usually ship within 3-5 business days. If there will be a delay of more than 7 business days we will contact you with the status of your order.
International orders are shipped via Global Express Mail, Insured. Delivery is usually guaranteed in 5-7 business days. We can only ship to countries that will insure the delivery of your bag.

Additional policies and FAQs

All bags come with a Warranty for Workmanship for Life. If the stitching comes undone, you may send it back and it will be repaired or replaced within 10 days, at no charge.