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Weekend Warriors

May 26, 2010
tags: Fashion Travel, Memorial Day Weekend Travel, Oversize bags, Small Duffle Bags, Stylish Weekend Bags, Totes, travel bags, travel in style, Weekender Bags
by Sonia

With Memorial Day Weekend rapidly approaching, Bonnaroo a mere two weeks away, and plans for other weekend getaways in the works, it looks like I will be using my smaller duffle bags quite frequently.

I used to be one of those people who could be mistaken for a bum while traveling. I’d literally roll out of bed, throw on a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt, stuff my clothing into whatever bag I had lying around, and make my way to the airport, train station, bus terminal, etc. While this may have been the most comfortable way to travel, after bumping into a few people I hadn’t seen in awhile and being embarrassed by my appearance, I decided it was time to dress a tad more “appropriate” for my expeditions.

Aside from switching up my clothing from sweatpants to extremely stretchy jeans, I traded in my basic black canvas duffle for a more stylish oversize tote. But like most things that are well-loved and frequently used, my handy dandy stylish bag is beginning to fall apart and thus, I am in the market for a new one.

The key is to find a bag that’s big enough for a couple outfit options, a few pairs of shoes, toiletries, technology (camera, cellphone, ipod, etc.), some reading material, and a little extra room just in case you do some shopping. Anything too big becomes obnoxious or isn’t an acceptable carry-on, and anything to small turns into a bursting zipper…

Well, I’ve scoured the world wide web and narrowed it down to a few weekend bag finalists. Here they are:

  1. Venezia Duffle - $269
  2. Onward Weekender - $238
  3. Carry-on Kat Weekender - $130
  4. Leather Barrel Holdall Bag - $110
  5. LeSportsac Large Weekender Bag in Vaudeville - $108
  6. ’80s Beach Weekender - $38
  7. Ottoman Shopper - $129
  8. Longchamp ‘Le Pliage Large’ Tote in Lilac - $145

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  1. megan permalink
    May 26, 2010 11:28 pm

    I’m reaaaally liking the Ottoman Shopper…

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