UPDATED with new bags and cute pic above: Time to get away for a spring weekend and your weekend bag is your mobile home. It's got to be light, roomy (but not too big), easy to carry on your shoulder and express your style. Whether you are heading out of town for the holidays this weekend or prepping for a busy summer, these weekenders will get you around, looking good. And if you're thinking about the weekend, you should check out this awesome song by The Weeknd.
The one above was recommended by Spierson in the comments last month: "I have a Stella & Dot weekender bag, it's been great for traveling and they come in cute prints." More choices below!
Above is the Pike from a super cool company called Krochet Kids, a unique crocheting design venture based in Uganda. It comes in five colorways/patterns, is cotton canvas lined and has vegan leather straps.
- Waxed Canvas Weekend Getaway Bag - $275 - 300
From Kith and Kin Amarillo, Texas, this waxed canvas weekender is big but light. It comes in four colors: "tan waxed canvas outside with a zipper pocket lined in grey and brown stripe fabric. Dark teal lining with three pockets, and a waxed canvas tool pocket inside. Mint green zipper."
- The Weekend Bag - $74
From Baggu, here's a classic cotton weekender, made out of 100% recycled cotton, the WB has an exterior pocket, two sets of handles and comes in the colorways. I like stripes.
- Kantha Quilted Yoga Duffle - $295
Svelte for yoga kit and more, this Kantha covered duffle is designed by Will out of Eugene, OR. Each duffle is totally different: "Raw Found Silk Quilting, Bridle Leather Trim, WILL Leather Logo Patch."
- The Twill Weekender - $95
From San Francisco's Everlane, this weekender has a crisp 100% water-resistant cotton twill exterior, leather straps, gunmetal feet and comes in three colorways.
- Cinnamon Field Bag - $210
A bit smaller for a short weekend with many small things! From Johnson Benjamin Goods in Mississippi, this heavy duty field bag is made of 15oz Plied Yarn Canvas, 12oz canvas lining, Solid Brass Hardware, Reenforced Seams, and Thick Cotton Webbing.
- The Catalina - $120
I love this design from Lo & Sons. Super simple, made of sturdy 20-oz pre-washed cotton canvas that's machine washable, it has an open top design that's easy to get into and a lower zipper pocket that allows separate storage for shoes, toiletries or dirty clothes.
- The Hotshot Weekend Bag - $422
From AwlSnap in Virginia, the Hotshot has a really nice rolldown upper design that makes it quick and easy to pack with a lot or a little. Made from super durable materials: "Premium aniline leather bottom in BLACK, Waxed cotton canvas upper in OLIVE GREEN, Bridle leather carry straps in COGNAC BROWN, Matte black metal buckle closures, Hammered copper rivets for extra durability, Fully lined in a black and white pinstripe cotton."
- The Forever Tote - $60
Just one more from Johnson Benjamin in Mississippi, this lightweight and affordable tote is big enough for a weekend with no bells or whistles. Made with a water resistant #10 cotton duck exterior: "Features cotton webbing handles just long enough to go over a shoulder if needed, and an interior hang pocket. This tote is unlined and features french seams and seam binding for strength. This tote is designed to endure the heaviest of loads while remaining elegant."
- Weekend Garment Bag - $100
From the Combatant Gentleman, Recommended by Spierson and still sold out (it will be back), this bag is fascinating in that it totally unzips flat so that it can be easily filled in any direction.
- Canvas & Leather Weekend Bag - $165
From a new site I didn't know, Cuyana, and recommended by Amosczcy, this one is soft, chic, easy and not too expensive with its additional leather.
- Qwestion Weekender Bag - From $260
Also a new brand for me, this weekend bag from Qwestion comes in four colors as well as organic cotton. Recommended by MissSunshine just a few days ago: "I recommend the Weekender bag by Qwstion. It's a bit pricey at ~$325 [I'm seeing it cheaper at $260] but it's very functional and can be carried as a messenger bag or as a backpack".
Recommended this morning by KLJ, this is another great solution that's got a different take on how to carry it and is also very unique. Handmade in Portland, OR, Rebecca Pearcy's bag comes in three styles: Chirp (above), Sprout and Give & Take. Here's the design description: "With 4 carrying options (hand-held tote, backpack, cross-body or on your shoulder), you can comfortably carry your bag no matter how much you (over)pack. Opens wide for easy access to all your stuff & the wide base makes it stable and able to hold everything you need on your adventures! Made from heavyweight, water resistant canvas - this bag is as durable as it is stylish."