Wanderlust: 5 Cute Weekender Bags to Tote In Style

Summer and travel go together hand-in-hand. The combination of gorgeous weather and a surplus of free time inspires some serious cabin fever. Even if you only change your scenery for a micro-vacation, a long weekend away can cause a serious surge in morale. Indulge that wanderlust, girl! Here are five killer weekender bags to get you wherever you’re going in style.

First Things First…Why Weekender?

These are the two major reasons a weekender bag is a must-buy…

  1. Space. Weekender bags are extra-roomy, allowing you to pack a surprising amount of clothing/shoes/accessories fairly effortlessly. Since it’s larger than the standard tote or overnight bag, there’s tons of room for other essentials like snacks, tablets, and the inevitable souvenir  purchase or two, all without toting any actual luggage. When it comes to short-term travel, there’s nothing better than being high maintenance without actually looking it.
  2. Size. Though weekender bags are spacious, they’re also perfectly sized for carry-on action. Because they fit in the overhead compartment, you can skip the baggage claim. Not flying? No worries–a weekender is also an ideal car trip sidekick.

Sold? Here are 5 crush-worthy bags to shop.

5 Cute Weekender Bags to Tote In Style!

Neon Take Me Tote, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs

If you want to make a statement, this bag is for you! This giant fluorescent number from Marc by Marc Jacobs features gold hardware, a top zipper, and an ultra-high gloss finish. The neon Pepto pink hue ensures you’ll be noticed! Buy @Glassworks Studios.

Matea Weekender, Mercado Global


This striped bag is handmade in Guatemala by local artists, with a portion of the proceeds going towards breaking the cycle of poverty in Central America. Gotta love fashion and philanthropy! Woven cotton with cognac leather handles. Buy @Aha Life.

Union Canvas Weekender Bag, Pottery Barn


The combination of classic canvas and distressed leather make this bag a casual must. Toggles on either side of the weekender offer the ability to convert the bag into a more traditional duffle shape. Available in khaki (pictured), army green, navy, and red. Buy @Pottery Barn.

Georgie Weekender, Deux Lux


Flossy! Deux Lux’s weekender features woven python print and chambray-tinted leather accents, plus double handles and a detachable shoulder straps. Talk about options! If that weren’t enough, this bag features metal feet, a zip top, and three large interior pockets. This one is perfect for a girls’ weekend! Buy @Shopbop

Le Pilage Large Shoulder Tote, Longchamp


Love it or hate it, you knew we’d have to include a Longchamp on this list! The classic Le Pilage does double duty as a weekender and as an oversized shopper. Fashioned out of nylon and leather, this tote can be packed full (I’ve packed outfits galore for many a weekend jaunt in my Longchamp!) and packed away–it folds and then even snaps up for easy storage. Zip closure, gold hardware, and twin leather shoulder straps–a must for any casually stylish girl. Buy @Bloomingdale’s.

…Consider yourself equipped. Happy shopping & safe travels!
Liza, Editorial Director

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