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Messenger Bag Brussels 11 - Small


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Navy Blue Cotton Canvas with beige leather trim




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The besace is the DNA of the C-OUI brand. 

They are our best-sellers since the creation of C-OUI in 2008.

We offer them in 4 sizes and many colors of cotton canvas.



The canvas messenger bag line offers a new authenticity; the leather trim is beige, in the spirit of vegetable leather for a natural and eco-friendly look.
The combination of beige leather and Italian cotton canvas gives the besace a non-ostentatious and tasteful chic that has characterized the BRUSSELS line since its inception. 

What is the besace ?

The besace bag is a bag worn on the shoulder, which is more similar to a travel bag than a small handbag very feminine. It is nevertheless a bag appreciated by both women and men.
It has its origins in the bags of trades, gibecière, falconière or carnier for hunters, traveler's bag, fisherman's bag, miner's bag.
The messenger  facilitates the carrying of our necessities, as soon as we move, whether it is for an hour, a day, a weekend or a month. 

Why choose a messenger bag ?

The messenger bag offers both great comfort and freedom of movement throughout the day. It facilitates the carrying of our necessities while keeping our hands free.
The BRUSSELS series, made of cotton canvas, ensures both robustness and lightness. They are articles that we keep for a long time, and we get tired of them faster than they get damaged. 

Who is the small size for ?

Like all our bags, the small size bag is mixed, it is suitable for women as well as for men.
The volume of the small size bag is two liters.
The small size is well adapted for a daily use, if you are very organized and like to circulate light. You can carry a small wallet, a cell phone and its earphones, a small pen case, your keys, a travel card, a lip balm, a small notebook, even a pocket book or a tourist guide. 
You'll have fun carrying it around town whether it's for work or pleasure, a night out at the concert or the movies, a walk, a trip or a plane ride.
The most nomadic among us, they have several sizes of bags that they use according to their needs.

Which color to choose ?

For this more natural line, thanks to its beige finishes like vegetable leather, we have remained in classic and racy colors.
Blue is the favorite color of Europeans. It calls for the sea, the open sea. It connects us to the big blue, our planet earth. 
Like khaki, navy blue also calls for the uniform of the Royal Navy, the uniform of sailors.
Navy blue is usually a very dark blue,in french called big blue.
The navy blue, has become as classic as the black with which it blends very well.

the C-OUI little bit extra:

The quality of the fabric, thick with a very tight weave, which ensures protection even in  a small shower;
A zipped pocket on the back.
A simple and easy opening, by magnetic snaps under the front straps. 
An adjustable shoulder strap, with roller buckle. Overall length - from 134 cm to 144 cm 
The leather shoulder strap is lined with leather, comfortable and robust.  The leather comes from Italian tannery certified LWG (Leather Working Group) 
The objective of the LWG is to bring more transparency and sustainability in the tannery process. The LWG audit standard covers issues such as deforestation, pollution, health, safety, social compliance and traceability.

Navy blue cross-body bag in canvas with leather lining-  

Small size

  • Adjustable shoulder strap with roller buckle, its maximum length is 140 cm
  • Adjustable closure with magnetic snaps under roller buckle.
  • One outside zippered pocket on the back 
  • Two open pockets under flap

 Dimensions :

  • W 22.5 x H 15 x D 6 cm


  • Canvas 100% cotton 
  • leather trimmed
  • Unlined.

Origin & manufacturing :

  • All our components: canvas, leather, and buckle are made in Italy. 
  • The bag is assembled in Tunisia
  • the creation is made in Paris

You need more comfort, compare with the M size.

The cotton canvas is both fashionable and adventurous.

The canvas and leather line is called BRUSSELS. It evokes the tradition of trade bags; letter carrier, gibecière, musette, both chic, tasteful, and not ostentatious like the sober fashion of northern countries.

Composition : 

  • 100% cotton canvas, made in Italy.


  • The cotton canvas material is both light and strong.
  • Its tight weaving guarantees resistance to small rains.  
  • Prolonged exposure to the sun can fade the colors.

How to take care of your bag to keep its original style for a long time ? :

It is recommended to brush your bag regularly with a soft brush, then to waterproof it. Repeat this operation every week if you use it daily.

  •  Waterproof your bag before its first use, to protect the fabric, limit the incrustation of stains and ensure more resistance to rain 
  • Repeat the operation regularly to prolong the cleanliness and life of your bag.
  •  In case of stains, clean with warm water and a mild soap. 
  •  As a last resort, if your bag becomes very dirty, you can try washing it in a cold machine on a delicate cycle (wool program) in order to prolong the life of your bag. Avoid any heat source for drying. The leather shoulder strap will nevertheless lose its hold.