6 dapper weekender bags to pack all your quick trip essentials

The must-have accessory for all you weekend jetsetters.
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When you’re nipping down the coast on a long weekend or catching a flight for a two-day work trip, you’re not hauling all your earthly possessions along with you, you’re packing light.

While oversized totes and small suitcases are noble choices for brief stints out of the big smoke, it’s hard to go past the weekender bag. It’s right there in the name.

Convenient, and carry-on-friendly, weekender bags typically have a handy top zip and two handles (although there’s some backpacks and duffels we’ll allow to sneak into ‘weekender’ territory).

Read on for our curated edit of the best weekender bags that’ll accompany you with ease from A to B come the weekend.


6 dapper weekender bags for your brief stints away

paul smith weekender bag

Paul Smith weekender bag

$550 at Paul Smith

Spacious and sophisticated, the Paul Smith weekender is one to have in tow next trip away. Featuring the British brand’s signature vibrant stripes in its emblem and a neutral colourway, it’s a cool and casual accessory to a denim outfit.

Style notes:

  • Lightweight design made with recycled materials
  • Cow leather trim
  • Dual carry straps
  • Top zip closure
  • Half-flap front compartment

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the row iowa duffel bag

The Row Iowa leather duffel bag

$6835 at My Theresa

The Iowa leather duffel bag from the Olsen sisters’ NYC-based brand The Row marries function with style with its black grained calf leather and Italian craftsmanship.

Style notes:

  • Two-way zip closure
  • Doubled top handles
  • Optional shoulder strap
  • Comes with dust bag
  • Internal slot pockets and leather lining
  • Made in Italy

Double Oak Mills teddy brown leather weekender

$259.99 at The Iconic

The rustic Teddy weekender from Double Oak Mills with a Nubuck leather construction for the rugged road tripper.

Style notes:

  • Chocolate brown tone
  • Top zip opening
  • Top carry handles
  • Lined inner slip pockets
  • Removable shoulder strap

Mahi leather black leather overnight bag with shoe compartment

$293.55 (usually $309) at Hardtofind

This sleek overnight bag is handmade with full grain leather, features the rarity of a shoe compartment, and can be embroidered with your initials.

Style notes:

  • Handmade
  • Cotton lining in main body
  • Waterproof lining in two side pockets
  • Comes with a dust bag
  • Personalisable with embroidered initials
  • One-year warranty

Country Road leather weekender in Chocolate

$499 at Myer

In a timeless design, this Country Road weekender features a textural leather outer with a removable herringbone nylon shoulder strap and a leather luggage tag.

Style notes:

  • Double zip opening
  • Leather luggage tag
  • Gunmetal branded hardware and base feet
  • Comes with a branded dust bag

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Greyhorse The Connery garmet duffle bag

$479 at Hardtofind

A handy companion on business trips, this classic style weekender features a tartan PVC-coated canvas with top grain leather trim.

Style notes:

  • Waterproof PVC canvas
  • Top grain leather trim
  • Robust gold hardware

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