I’m looking for a decent sized stylish weekender bag for shorter trips. My L.L. Bean boat tote from college isn’t cutting it anymore. I would love a bag with pockets or compartments so it doesn’t become a giant black hole.
Having a weekender for a quick trip is an essential. No one wants to drag their roller-board around for a change of clothes or two. A simple leather bag is a classic. This is the bag I use.
The Cuyana Le Sud Travel Bag ($375) is the perfect weekender. It’s just big enough without being too big. Sometimes “weekenders” are so large, you wonder who needs that much for a short trip.
The bag has a detachable shoulder strap, and the regular straps have a generous drop. You can also expand the size of the bag using the buckles on the sides. The inside has a side pocket wide enough for a 15″ laptop. It also has two interior zip pockets.
This is a very luxurious bag, that would make a wonderful gift. You can also monogram it (up to 8 characters) for a personal touch.
Looking for something less expensive? Matt & Nat make wonderful bags, they have a large one and a medium size one. Sole Society also has a faux-leather oversize weekender and a cool travel satchel. For a bargain option, this H&M bag is a nice choice.
Do you have a favorite weekender? And how many days can you pack for? I can manage a Friday to Sunday, but that’s about all. I have just resigned myself to the fact I will never be one of those girls who can pack light for any occasion.