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8 Weekender Bags to Make You Look More Put Together

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That won’t be a pain to carry, either.

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A model carrying Everlane’s twill weekender bag. Photo: Everlane

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There comes a time when you just have to retire that ratty old backpack or gym bag you’ve used as your go-to travel bag since college. And since you probably should’ve done this a long time ago (I’m talking to myself here), there’s no better time to upgrade than right now, whether you’re headed home for the holidays or just skipping town for a long weekend.

The ideal weekend travel bag shouldn’t be big or clunky (you don’t want it to weigh you down before you put anything inside), but it should be roomy enough to bring along at least one extra pair of shoes. It should be sturdy enough that you won’t have to be delicate with it, but cute and sleek enough that you’ll actually like carrying it around.

I’ve pulled together a handful of bags that meet the mark, starting at $68. Whether you like something colorful and patterned or lean toward a more minimal design, any of these sleek bags will get you where you need to go and make you look a whole lot more put-together while doing it.

A waterproof weekend bag
Rains Weekend Bag, $78
want les essentials brown weekender tote
Want Les Essentials Hartsfield Weekender Tote, $450
green twill weekender tote
Everlane Twill Weekender Bag, $98
Longchamp XL travel bag
Longchamp Boxford XL Travel Bag, $315
Dagne Dover Large blush caryall
Dagne Dover Landon Large Carryall, $185
Cuyana weekender bag
Cuyana Weekender Bag, $175
neely & chloe weekender bag
Neely & Chloe Weekender Bag, $298
A striped bag
Baggu Safari Bag, $68

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