Travel Must: The Weekender Bag

This weekend, hubby and I are taking a really quick trip to Orlando to celebrate my very fabulous friend’s big birthday; in Disney World, to be exact (and I’m totally giddy!) But I am the world’s worst packer, particularly when it comes to shorter trips. Try as I might, I normally wind up packing a luggage, an actual full-sized luggage, for most one- or two-day getaways, even when the luggage is barely filled. This weekend, I’m determined to pack only the essentials in a throw-in-the-backseat carryall, more specifically: the weekender bag.  I have an older version of the Deux Lux Sequin Weekender Bag, but it’s beginning to get a bit worse for wear … it’s a sad sad day when the sequins start to fall off … of anything, really.  So I’m eying a few of these luxe new weekender bag styles — torn between a rich-looking leather duffel and something a bit more funky and colorful.  Do you have a go-anywhere weekender or duffel bag that you swear by?

travel - the weekender bag - weekend duffle _

By the way, be sure to check out my post on nothing but sequin weekender bags (updated in 2014)!

The Weekenders: 1. Deux Lux Sequin Berlin Weekender Bag // 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Pearl Weekender // 3. Deux Lux Striped Raleigh Weekender Bag (Also, try the Key Largo Weekender, the striped Baha Weekender, or the Striped + Sequined Weekender) // 4. Sole Society Cassidy Weekender Bag // 5. Sam Edelman Marais Alix Weekender Duffel Bag // 6. CLARE VIVIER Adam Weekender



  1. sahra

    thanks for posting this! I totalllly need a new weekender bag to change it up when I’m visiting the BF in DC! Definitely feeling something more spring <3

    XO Sahra

  2. I just love that simple leather weekender! If only I wasn’t a chronic over-packer! I need a suitcase for a weekend, it’s bad.

  3. Emily

    Oh… Love them all!!!

  4. Alyssa

    I’ve had my eye on that Sole Society leather one. I think I’m going to ask for it for my birthday!

  5. Alyssa

    I’ve had my eye on that Sole Society leather one. I think I’m going to ask for it for my birthday!

  6. Chelsea

    I love the striped weekender with a hint of mint! I’m definitely one to pack wayyy too much for short weekend trips but maybe a smaller bag like these duffels would help.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. I love my foldable Longchamp bag, its so lightweight and folds up small when I’m not using it.

  8. Love all those weekender bags!!!
    But my faves are maybe the n°4 & 5 because they’re timeless 🙂

  9. Erica

    I am soooo in need of a new weekender. I usually only think about them when I’m packing and it’s too late… I’m on the hunt now. Love the pink and the stripes- motivation to get out of my neutral rut!

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