UPDATED with new bags: 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. If you're prepping for a busy summer, these weekenders will get you around, looking good.
Feel like every weekend trip is one with a tropical destination (even if you're going to Cleveland to visit your great aunt) with this fun printed weekender from Target (at an amazing price).
I love the doctor's bag look of this weekender from Bespoke Post. Super sturdy, it can also fold totally flat for easy storage.
A classic canvas weekender at a great price. If you want it monogramed, it'll be an additional $10.
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 six classic and modern colorways. I like the stripes!
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.
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From the Combat Gentleman,this bag cleverly has interior show pockets, an interior hanger hook, and completely unzips totally flat to reveal a garment bag that you can use for suits or other formal wear.
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.
Our Design Editor Arlyn Hernandez owns this bag and loves it. She says: "The leather is buttery, there's an interior pocket that snaps in and out to store essentials/toiletries, and the front pocket is perfect for stashing your phone, passport, charger, or anything small that you want to keep within reach."
Recommended 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, Oregon, Rebecca Pearcy's bag comes in three styles: Buttercup (above), Starflower 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."
If your weekend is short and you need just enough space for a change of clothes, this overnight bag from Cuyana is not only super chic but roomy enough for all your essentials. You also have the option to monogram, which is a nice touch.
Also a new brand for me, this weekend bag from Qwstion comes in four colors as well as organic cotton. Recommended by MissSunshine: "I recommend the Weekender bag by Qwstion. It's a bit pricey, but it's very functional and can be carried as a messenger bag or as a backpack".
I've heard really great things about the Transport Weekender from Madewell. Reviewers online love it (giving it a 4.4/5 average rating), plus it's a classic shape and material, so you're likely to have this one in your luggage stable for decades to come. Also available in black/tan.
From Kith and Kin in 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."
Svelte for you yoga kit and more, this Kantha covered duffle is designed by Will out of Eugene, Oregon. Each duffle is totally different: "Raw Found Silk Quilting, Bridle Leather Trim, WILL Leather Logo Patch."
From Awl Snap in Virginia, the HotShot has a really nice roll down 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."