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We Found the Best Weekender Bags for Your Next Getaway

Because sometimes a carry-on suitcase or a tote bag just won't do.

By Liz Kennedy
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Weekend getaways are literally the best­, but packing for them can be super stressful — you don’t want to lug a huge suitcase for just a few days, but you also want to have enough room to be able to bring all your favorite things. Recently while packing for a weekend trip the Berkshires, I realized every bag I had was either too big or too small, which left me searching for the holy grail of weekend bags. I scoured the internet for the latest and greatest weekend getaway bags, ones with all the best bells and whistles­ that make traveling a breeze–secret compartments, adjustable straps, chic look, and just the right amount of room–so you can have a stress-free packing experience. Now if only these bags came with someone to unpack you bag post-trip, you’d truly be all set.

Madewell Transport Weekender

If you’re looking for a stylish yet super functional weekend getaway bag, I’ve found your bag soulmate. This leather bag is called the Transport Weekender for a reason — it’s the absolute perfect size to transport exactly what you need for a weekend away. It comes with a cross-body strap, but I also found it super easy to carry by the sturdy top handles.

Hershel Outfitter 24-Inch Duffel Bag

Love cute bags, but hate carrying the actual bag? This versatile bag can be carried like a duffle, slung over your shoulder with a removable strap, or rolled on wheels with a retractable handle. It also comes with a laundry bag and a separate shoe compartment so you can keep everything clean.

Lululemon Everywhere Duffel

If you’re heading on an overnight, this will be your go-to bag. With pockets galore, including a laptop pocket, a heat-resistant pocket for your hair straightener, and exterior zippered pockets to keep items separate and organized, this durable duffel can easily hold everything you need for your trip. 

Kate Spade Watson Lane Large Lyla Nylon Tote

In traditional Kate Spade fashion, this bag makes a chic statement. The black-and-white tote is super roomy with interior small pockets and easily carried with top handles or an optional shoulder strap. These stripes are screaming to be taken on a getaway.

Baggu Canvas Duffle Bag


Made from recycled cotton, this fun duffle is both cool and eco-friendly. Suited for lighter packers, this bag is perfect for an overnight at your favorite beach house.

Nazca 24L Travel Pack

If you love pockets and compartments, you’ll love this bag. Featuring a padded laptop sleeve, internal mesh compartments, a zippered, fleece-lined pocked for sunglasses and electronics, and tuck away backpack straps, this pack is perfect for seasoned travellers and techies. The coolest part about this bag? It fits every single carry-on restriction so you can easily jet set. The Getaway Mega Blooms Duffle Bag

Get your weekend off to a bright start by packing your necessities in this colorful duffle. This bag may look cute, and it is, but it also packs a serious packing punch with heavyweight canvas so you know all your items will be secure.

Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Small

Organic cotton canvas, a bottom compartment for shoes, a messenger strap, a suitcase handle sleeve — the list goes on as to why this bag is pure genius. This cute tote had me hooked from the second I watched this video, which shows just how much you can truly fit into it. The best part? It totally fits in the overhead compartment of an airplane for those weekend getaways that involve flying (maybe to Catalina?).

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