12 Weekender Bags That'll Have You Planning Your Next Getaway

As if traveling isn't stressful enough, we have to worry about bringing all the essentials—comfy (read: stretchy) jeans, an outfit that can be dressed up or down, something glitzy for a girl's night out, and at least two pairs of shoes—all without overpacking. Make the trip easier for yourself by choosing an overnight bag that's not too big nor too small. Enter: the weekender bag. It's the perfect travel-sized companion for a long weekend getaway or quick three-day trip whether by car, train, or plane, all while avoiding pesky checked baggage fees. We've collected the best, most stylish but durable weekender bags for women to take on the holiday hustle.

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Herschel Novel Weekender Bag

This Herschel duffel is a stylish classic weekender bag that comes equipped with a separate shoe compartment, so you don't have to deal with street scum touching your holiday best. (Gross!) Take your pick between this ash rose and light grey crosshatch combo or a super classic mid grey crosshatch version for your next weekend adventure. ($85)

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Everlane The Twill Weekender

We all know Everlane makes an amazing everyday tote—so good that it's among one of Meghan Markle's favorite affordable brands—but its twill overnight bag is your weekend getaway go-to. Not only is it roomy enough to fit three days-worth of clothes and small enough to fit in any overhead compartment, but it's 100 percent waterproof so your essentials are always protected. Its sleek exterior is just an extra perk. ($98)

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Dagne Dover Large Landon Carryall

Whether you're off to a wellness retreat with nature or jetting off to a European getaway, this lightweight weekender bag is designed to stylishly support you on any journey. With a laptop sleeve, removable tech pouch, and essential water bottle pocket, you never have to worry about misplacing anything on your weekend away. Not to mention it's made of 100 percent neoprene that's super easy to wash because you're going to want to keep this cute carryall forever. ($185)

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Kate Spade Watson Lane Quilted Small Lyla Bag

This Kate Spade bag was made for the stylish overpacker with chic quilted nylon and gold hardware. The real sell is how much you can cram into this large weekender (yes, you can pack that extra pair of shoes) and still count it as a carry-on. ($248)

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Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Bag

Longchamp's cult-classic Le Pliage bag gets a travel makeover with this expandable version that doubles up in size when you need it most. (Ahem, when you're hauling all your presents back from your family Christmas.) Plus, it's made with water-resistant nylon that's easy to keep clean and comes in nine different colors. ($255)

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Ban.do Getaway Duffel Bag

With this bright pink weekender bag, you never have to worry about losing your favorite travel leggings in cram-packed overhead bins. It's a cheeky, budget-friendly buy that will make a statement amongst a sea of boring black carry-ons. ($58)

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Madewell The Transport Weekender Bag

Want to travel in jet-set style? This all-leather Madewell weekender bag is a step into first class at an incredible price. It comes complete with a matching ID tag and two-way zip closure so your boarding pass and phone are always accessible. This sturdy carryall is also available in a black leather option, monogram optional. ($298)

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Mark and Graham Canvas & Leather Weekender Bag

This unisex canvas and leather tote is practically begging for a getaway with your girls. Interior and exterior zippered pockets keep everything organized while an adjustable shoulder strap makes carrying your weekend essentials (matching pajama set included) to your cozy cabin an easy task. This Mark and Graham weekender also has a personalized monogram option that's too cute to pass up. ($199)

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Vera Bradley Iconic Large Travel Duffel

You can't miss an iconic Vera Bradley pattern, and I can vouch that this quilted cotton duffle is one sturdy travel companion. It's endured countless sleepovers, weekends at grandma's, and the long haul home for the holiday over winter break for the last 10 years. This modern version lets you pack it all in style with interior pockets for makeup, hot tools, and unmentionables while exterior pockets keep your passport, reading material, and snacks at hand. Best part? Just throw it in the wash and it's good as new. ($98)

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Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag

Don't be fooled by this seemingly small gym bag. Sweaty Betty's scuba-constructed tote can fit a whole weekend's worth of clothes for those who have mastered the art of minimal packing. The zip-open base is perfect for dirty shoes, a wet swimsuit, or any valuables you might be carrying, and there are even separate straps for your yoga mat if you're trying to keep up your fitness routine on the road. ($165)

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Beis The Duffel

Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell designed the chicest under $85 travel collection with Beis. We're particularly obsessed with the multi-function duffle that touts a water-resistant lining, side shoe compartment, and a U-shaped top zip so you can slide your clothes right in. It's just what you need to organize everything for a short trip, and a built-in trolley strap means you can arrive in style for your next beach vacation, too. ($83)

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Hook & Albert Garment Weekender Bag

If you're traveling for a special event—wedding, business meeting, or New Year's Eve—look no further than Hook & Albert's two-in-one leather weekender garment bag to keep your outfit wrinkle-free and ready to impress. With the brand's first ever women's collection, it boasts the same beautiful pebbled leather in six sophisticated colorways and gleaming hardware to match. ($595)

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