Weekend getaways: We can’t get enough of ‘em. Something about slipping away for a couple of days is a thrill that never gets old. The best accessory for said journey? A perfectly stylish yet functional weekender bag, of course. We’ve highlighted five of our favorite weekender bags (all priced at $150 or less!) that are perfect for your next quick trip.
Why We Love it: There’s a lot to love about this bag, but there is one feature that takes the cake: the shoe compartment. This weekender features an entirely separate shoe compartment at the bottom of the bag keeping your clothes and toiletries safe from dirty shoes. Well-placed interior pockets help organize things further. The bag comes in a variety of colors, all of which come with a fun printed lining. Best of all, it’s one of the most affordable yet stylish weekenders out there.
It’s great for…those who like traveling with multiple shoe options. It’s a beautiful, structured bag that’s perfect for a weekend journey, but you might need more space if you’re going to be gone for more than a couple of days.
photo by: Bekka Palmer
Why We Love it: At the top of our price point, the Cuyana Weekender is definitely the most luxurious of our picks. Small details like the gold hardware and leather trim make it a showstopper. Most of all, we love the signature bright orange lining of the bag, a quirky touch that makes searching through your bag a lot easier than standard black lining. The long, detachable strap is a major perk as well.
It’s great for…. those who don’t mind spending a little extra for the details. The orange lining is also really wonderful for those of us who always seem to be losing things in our bags.
Why We Love it: Everlane reigns supreme when it comes to clean, minimal lines and this weekender is no different. The interior of the bag is ultra-roomy, and you may even be able to get away with packing for two people in the bag (as long as you travel lightly). The straps are leather and the exterior is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about your bag in bad weather conditions. It fits easily into the overhead compartment of a plane making it a nice option if you are flying.
It’s great for… weekend travel whether you’re traveling by plane or train. The bag works for both male or female so it’s a nice option for couples who want to share a bag.
Why We Love it: Like many other Baggu bags, this bag is wonderfully lightweight and easy to grab on-the-go. It’s also absolutely gigantic so you’ll have no shortage of space. There are two sets of handles so it’s easy to sling over your shoulder or carry it in hand. We love the striped print for a nautical feel, but there are a few other options for you to choose from as well.
It’s great for… a weekend away at the beach or lake. Because it’s made of canvas, it’s durable and washable making it a nice companion for the coast. If you unpack once you reach your destination, it can double as a beach bag in a pinch.
Why We Love it: With dozens of prints and colors to choose from, we love that the Novel Duffel by Herschel allows you to put your own custom spin on your bag. Herschel bags are durable and well built it will certainly last you a long time. It has a great shoe compartment and it’s the perfect size for a weekend away. If you’re a light packer, you may want to consider the slightly smaller Ravine model.
It’s great for… someone who wants a quality classic. While the silhouette isn’t necessarily ultra-feminine, there are great fabric patterns you can choose from to put your own spin on it.