With weekend trips now on the cards, it’s time to start planning your next trip. But before you dust off that old backpack, take a look at our selection of the most fashionable weekend travel bags for women.
Hand luggage has stepped up a notch in the last few years and there’s no longer any excuse for sacrificing style for storage capacity. The best designers know how to combine durable materials, cutting-edge technology and timeless style to create bags that are not only practical, they look great too. From canvas bags to sustainable duffles, here are ten of our top choices.
1. Paravel + NET Sustain Weekend Bag
A cult favourite with everyone from Oprah to the Kardashians, the Paravel weekend bag is surprisingly affordable given its A-list status. Measuring 45 cm x 28 cm x 30 cm, you can easily fit at least two pairs of shoes inside, making it perfect for weekend getaways. But best of all, it folds down into a sleek zip-up pouch when you don’t need it. The super lightweight bag is made from recycled water bottles, with grosgrain straps that sit comfortably over the shoulder.
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2. Nomad & Fashion Kilim Bag
If you’re looking for a carpet-style weekend bag, Morocco-based Nomad and Fashion produces a range of beautiful, high-quality bags. The Kilim Travel Bag features one large compartment, with two convenient side pockets for accessories. The bag is available in two sizes: medium and large. At 23 cm x 46 cm x 21 cm, the medium bag works perfectly well for weekends. Made by a small team of craftsmen in Marrakesh, each bag is unique, featuring premium quality leather and a traditional flat-woven Kilim pattern.
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3. Herschel’s Novel Duffle
For a reliable and robust weekender bag, Herschel’s Novel Duffle more than delivers. It even has a convenient shoe compartment. The standard bag can hold up to 42.5 litres, while the slightly smaller ‘mid-volume’ bag holds up to 33 litres. There’s a wide range of colours and patterns on offer, from standard black with tan straps to a vibrant painted palm. Inside, the bag is lined with Herschel’s signature striped fabric, with a two-way waterproof zipper and plenty of storage. The internal storage sleeve is a helpful option for storing loose items, like headphones.
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4. PacSafe CitySafe CX Anti-Theft Bag
If you’re travelling with valuables, give yourself some peace of mind with a bag that incorporates anti-theft technology. This PacSafe Citysafe bag combines style and practically, with a turn-n-lock security clip, Roobar style locking system and a cable with serrated edge to ward off opportunistic pick-pocketers. It’s available in black or merlot, with a striking candy pink lining. At 20 litres, it isn’t the largest bag on the list but there’s still plenty of room for those weekend essentials.
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5. Everlane Twill Weekender Bag
This super-stylish Everlane weekend bag is made from water-resistant twill, with comfy leather straps. Featuring one large zip up compartment and a small interior pocket, the bag opens up wide to almost Mary Poppins proportions. The bag measures 55 cm x 30 cm x 21 cm, so it’s possible for you to cram up to a week’s worth of outfits in there but it’s best used for weekends. You can buy the bag in black, navy, dark green and grey.
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6. Jadyn B Weekend Bag
At the time of writing, this stylish weekender bag had received almost 4000 glowing reviews on Amazon, with an impressive 4.7 rating — and it isn’t difficult to see why. For starters, the straps are comfortable and adjustable. Then there’s the storage pockets: an easy-access front pocket, large side pocket which fits a pair of shoes perfectly and an interior pocket with a zipper. And to top it off, it’s available in a wide and ever-expanding variety of colours and patterns, from pinstripe to leopard print.
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7. Rains Duffle Bag
Created by Rains, the leading contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand, this duffle bag is as water-resistant as it is stylish. Made from a matte, weatherproof fabric, the bag features a spacious storage compartment, protected by a water-resistant zipper and matte hardware. The sturdy webbing shoulder strap is fully adjustable and can also be detached using a waterproof lock slider on both sides. At 34 cm x 60 cm x 23 cm, it’s a little too large to bring onboard some airlines. However, that doesn’t detract from its credentials as one of the most fashionable weekend bags we’ve seen on the market.
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8. The Coconut Moon Monogrammed Weekend Bag
For a simple but stylish weekend bag, you can’t go far wrong with Coconut Moon’s weekend bag. Made from 100% brushed cotton canvas, the bag features one large compartment measuring 50 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm when full, with ample room for a weekend’s worth of clothes and other essentials. Available in navy or grey and white stripe, the price includes a monogramming service. Handles are made from webbing and sit comfortably on the shoulder or in your hand too.
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9. BAGGU Cloud Bag
This roomy tote bag has just enough storage space to fit the essentials for an overnight stay or short weekend away. It may be light-weight but it’s impressively durable, made from recycled heavyweight nylon. You can choose from a range of colours and since it’s machine washable, there’s no need to worry about getting it mucky. There’s one large compartment, as well as a removable interior pocket. Padded straps avoid any unnecessary sore shoulders too.
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10. Kovered Humber Bag
Kovered’s collection of handmade wax canvas and reclaimed leather holdalls is robust enough to survive even the most regular weekend trips. Beautifully hand-finished in tan brown or moss green, the Humber range expertly combines heritage and vintage style. The bag measures 42 cm x 55 cm x 23 cm, with two interior compartments and a zipped interior pocket. Every feature of the bag oozes quality, from its cotton double lining to its brass zips and double sticking. With 53 litres of storage to play with, you won’t need to sit on it to get it closed either.
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