While we’re eternally dreaming of a European summer, there’s something so dreamy about a luxurious weekend away.
A quick getaway whether it be to the mountains or the beach, with your significant other or closest friends, proves the perfect escape for those special occasions or for when you don’t quite have the time or budget for an overseas vacay.
No escape is complete without the right luggage: a weekender bag.
Compact, easy to carry and cameoing as the perfect carry-on for long trips, the weekender bag is a necessary addition to any luggage collection—particularly if you love a matching set.
Scroll on for our picks of the most stylish weekender bags around.
The Best Weekender Bags
Chelsea Overnight Bag, $249 at Antler
Designed to double as the perfect hand luggage, this overnight bag fits perfectly under a plane seat (so you can avoid leaning over strangers in the aisle to get to the overhead storage) and comes with a handy strap to slip over your suitcase handle as well as a detachable strap.
Carry All Weekender Plus, $375 at JULY
If there’s one downfall of the weekender bag (other than limiting our outfit options with its tight space) it’s having to dig through half your bag to find one item. JULY’s Carry All Weekender Plus features a clamshell design so it opens completely flat like a suitcase for easy organisation.
Savoy Small Duffle Bag, $3,610 at GUCCI
Crafted from the brand’s signature beige and ebony GG Supreme canvas and complete with their iconic double G logo, there’s no weekend bag more glamorous than this timeless duffle.
Nere Realm, $170 at STRAND
There are two types of people in the world: those who take a backpack to Europe and those who, despite the cobblestones, take wheeled luggage. If you find yourself in the latter camp or you just want the best of both worlds from your weekender bag, this option from Nere is made for you.
The Mini Weekender, $146 (approx.) at BEIS
Founded by Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell, BEIS’ entire collection of luggage is as chic as you’d expect, particularly their Weekender Bag. Coming in standard and a mini size (plus, every colour you could hope for), the weekender is perfect for short stays with multiple straps for easy transportation, wide zip opening for easy access and separate compartments for organisation.
Paravel Vegan Leather-Trimmed Canvas Tote, $508 at Net-A-Porter
In a lightweight canvas with a classic leather trim, this overnight bag from Paravel is never going out of style. It’s the ideal size and shape for short trips away or as a carry-on bag.