12 Weekender Bags Worth Going on the Road For

These are SO much easier than hauling a suitcase on short trips.

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Whether you travel by car, train, or plane, sometimes a weekender bag is all the luggage you need. Leave the weight at home with one of these right-sized companions and be ready for a spontaneous getaway.

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Everlane Twill Weekender Bag


Everlane's popular weekender bag is beloved for its amazing quality and low price. You can choose from multiple colorways including black and dark blue, and the cotton exterior is even water-resistant. It's just the right size for a few days away. 

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Sole Society Cassidy Vegan Weekender


The best-selling Cassidy bag by Sole Society is a favorite for its expensive look and minimalist design. The medium size is ideal for an overnight trip, but you can upgrade to the larger Lacie style for extended stays.

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Target Striped Weekender Bag


Taking a trip to the coast? The nautical feel of this striped bag is just what you need. It's more than big enough for multiday trips, and also super affordable for a cute piece of luggage. 

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Tumi Voyageur Just in Case Travel Duffel


This top-rated duffel is the perfect addition to a Tumi luggage set. It's spacious enough to hold a weekend's worth of stuff, and can also be folded into a pouch for easy storage. Our favorite feature is the sleeve on the backside that slips over the handles of a suitcase. 

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Kate Spade New York Watson Lane Large Nylon Tote

$348 BUY NOW

Serial overpackers will love this large weekender bag. Nylon calls back to the original Kate Spade designs, but feels even more in chic and black-and-white stripes. An adjustable shoulder strap keeps weight evenly distributed when on the move. 

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Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Bag

$255 BUY NOW

This expandable version of the popular Le Pliage bag is ready and waiting for weekends away. It's made from an easy-to-clean nylon, and can double in size when you've done too much shopping (oops). The hardest part will just be choosing a color!

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Splendid Monterey Weekender Bag

$138 BUY NOW

Not into solid? Brighten up with this striped bag from Splendid. You'll love being seen with the colorful canvas, and there are three interior pockets keep small baubles organized. 

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Cuyana Le Sud Weekender

$250 BUY NOW

Cuyana's Le Sud weekender keeps you traveling in style. It's made from Turkish canvas trimmed with vachetta leather, and is inspired by the French migration from the city to the south during summer. The attention to detail makes it appear far more expensive. 

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Madewell Transport Weekender

$298 BUY NOW

For an all-leather travel bag, the Madewell Transport Weekender is incredibly well-priced. It's finished with a hanging ID tag and two-way zip closure, and also has a detachable shoulder strap. Black leather is available too. 

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag


Durable, water-resistant nylon makes this Herschel duffel an ideal travel bag. There's even a hidden side compartment built just for shoes! Add a matching backpack (like this one), and you've got a complete luggage set under $200. 

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Lotuff No. 10 Leather Weekender Bag

$900 BUY NOW

If you're looking to get more mileage from a travel bag (and in style no less), this Lotuff weekender should be top-of-mind. Made with luxe vegetable-tanned leather and American craftsmanship, this design is the kind built to last.

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Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 55

$1,760 BUY NOW

For the fashionable traveler, a Louis Vuitton Keepall is a must. This iconic bag has been around since 1930, and is the ultimate choice for a designer carry-on. We recommend staying under the Keepall 60 size, though, since it's known to get a bit heavy on the shoulder.

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