The Best Weekender Bags For Your Next Short Getaway

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Tiptop totes, duffels, and holdalls. 

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A perfectly versatile weekender bag that's roomy enough to hold all of your essentials on a family glamping trip, a summer beach escape, or a far-flung urban excursion (when we can do so safely) is a tall order. 

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What makes the perfect overnight or long weekend bag? The do-it-all bag can come in many forms, from an extra-large tote to a double-duty gym bag, or a sophisticated, buttery soft Italian made holdall. As long as it's sturdy, stylish, and fits that extra pair of dress shoes or heels without being too bulky or too heavy, it'll work. The perfect weekender bag is also just small enough to fit in overhead compartments or the boot of a car. 

From Yves Saint Laurent's laid back duffel to Paravel's summery, stripey, sustainable tote, and Dagne Dover's popular hard-working carryall, ahead, find our favorite collection of weekend-escape-ready bags on the market that suit a variety of tastes. Whatever your preference, and whether you're staying closer to home or taking on the ultimate road trip—you'll find something here to make your weekend adventures a little more stylish. 

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Paravel Cabana Tote 

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Paravel's Cabana Tote is an elevated, fun, and sustainable take on a classic that comes in four different vivid stripe colorways and will look just at home on the beach as it will in the back of a vintage car winding its way down countryside roads. What's more, the brand is donating 10% of proceeds from this tote to Direct Relief, a charity that sends protective gear to healthcare workers. 

To buy:, $165 

Dunhill Duke Leather Weekender Holdall 


For a timeless, heirloom-quality construction, you can bet on Dunhill's leather weekend bag. An Italian made soft-leather carryall with a removable, adjustable shoulder strap, zip-top closure, a luggage tag, and a functional padlock.

To buy:, $3,595

Briggs & Riley Baseline Suiter Duffle Bag

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Organized, practical travelers can't get better than this durable duffel from Briggs & Riley. The unassuming design doubles up as an open-fold garment bag and has a separate "shoe garage" on the side making it perfect for wedding season weekends away. 

To buy:, $329

Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Weekender

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If relaxed chic is what you're after, this versatile eco-friendly canvas duffel is the perfect pick. The bag packs a punch when it comes to storage too, with a bottom zipper pocket for shoes or dirty clothes, a pass-through sleeve to slide over suitcases, and a padded messenger strap for comfortable carrying. 

To buy:, $128 (small) or $158 (large)

Brunello Cucinelli Pebbled Leather Duffel Bag

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Looking for a timeless investment piece? Then this buttery soft Brunello Cucinelli duffel is the way to go. With rolled top handles, zip-top closure, and smooth leather trip this pebbled leather bag will last and last. 

To buy:, $4,295 

Everlane The ReNew Transit Weekender

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Made from 100% recycled polyester with a water-resistant finish, Everlane's weekender bag is a stylish, sustainable take on the duffel which is versatile enough to take everywhere and roomy enough without being bulky. In addition to a spacious main compartment, the bag includes a padded laptop sleeve, two water bottle holders, and an exterior zip pocket.

To buy:, $88

Dagne Dover Landon Carryall 

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Neoprene, lightweight, and colorful—it's hard to miss Dagne Dover's popular carry-all. The Landon Carryall comes in five sizes, with medium or large perfect for overnight and weekend trips. Inside, the bag's filled with handy pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, and a mesh pouch to keep hold of all your essentials. 

To buy:, $185

Tumi Alpha Bravo McCoy Gym Bag

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Need something that can work at the gym and on your fancy business trip? Here it is. Tumi's bag is made of ultra-durable ballistic nylon and comes with a separate compartment for storing laundry, a dedicated waterproof shoe pocket, and a front elastic strap for holding extras. 

To buy:, $525

Cuyana Triple Zipper Weekender

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Stylish and sneakily spacious, Cuyana's weekender is designed with three separate compartments for ultimate packing organization, with one compartment featuring three large slip pockets perfect for shoes. 

To buy:, $285 

Tote&Carry Grey Apollo II Travel Set

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Eco-friendly and made with luxury vegan leather, Tote&Carry's backpack and duffel bag is the perfect sleek and hard-working travel duo. 

To buy:, $290

Saint Laurent Extra Large Logo Bowler Duffel Bag

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Saint Lauren's lightweight duffel is great for the fashion lover who's looking for a luxury twist on the classic bowler duffel. It's plenty spacious inside while still managing to look incredibly chic. 

To buy:, $2,389