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The best luxury weekend bags for short stays

19 Apr 2024 | |By Luxury London

Travel in style with these holdalls, duffels and weekend bags, ideal for mini-breaks and whistle-stop trips

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Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the promise of long weekend getaways, city breaks and seaside escapes spent soaking up the sun. Whether you’re following the call of Britain’s music festivals, or celebrating a friend’s nuptials, eschew bulky backpacks and awkward rolling luggage in favour of a chic holdall. Read on for our guide to the best weekend bags.

The Row Iowa holdall

The ultimate arbiter of ‘quiet luxury’, The Row’s understatedly chic bags have become the must-have accessory, seen slung over the shoulders of every It Girl from Gigi Hadid and Margot Robbie to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (obvs). This classic black number in calfskin leather couldn’t be better suited to the stealth wealth aesthetic.

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Bric’s Life holdall

Celebrating more than 70 years of handcrafting luxury Italian luggage, Bric’s remains a staunch favourite of discerning travellers in the know. This spacious faux suede holdall from the brand’s Life collection comes complete with internal pockets, leather top handles and a side panel designed to slip over suitcase handles for easy and comfortable carrying.

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Carl Friedrik Palissy 25-Hour bag

The ultimate option for quick business trips, Carl Friedrik’s 25-hour bag is so named because it’s ideally sized for an overnight jaunt (plus a little extra). Featuring a padded compartment to protect laptops, it’s crafted from Italian Vachetta leather and resembles an oversized briefcase with a roomy interior for all your must-haves.

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Ganni recycled weekender bag

Like your luggage to make as much of a statement as you do? Look to this spacious recycled-fibre shell holdall by Ganni. It comes in black too, but we can’t resist the brand’s hallmark youthful leopard print.

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Longchamp large Le Pliage travel bag

A truly cult design, Longchamp’s foldaway Le Pliage is one of the most recognisable bags on the market. This contemporary take, in a timeless cream nylon canvas with tan leather accents, makes for a timeless iteration of the classic style.

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Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière 55

Nothing is as emblematic of luxury travel as Louis Vuitton luggage. The French fashion and accessories house has been making its signature monogrammed boxes and trunks since 1896 and going on to launch the Keepall in 1930. Capacious yet still cabin-friendly, the Keepall 55 is ideally sized for transporting your entire holiday wardrobe – as long as you pack lightly.

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Rains weekend duffle bag

Scandi accessories and outerwear brand Rains marries form and function with its minimalist, detail-oriented designs. Crafted from the brand’s hallmark waterproof PU-coated fabric, complete with an adjustable shoulder strap and matte hardware, this festival-proof duffle bag promises to keep your essentials warm no matter the weather.

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Michael Kors Grayson XL logo-embossed patent weekender bag

A leader in the accessories game, NYC-based brand Michael Kors excels in classic American luxury and this soft patent leather bag is no exception. Minimal and versatile, its structured shape is ideal for throwing all of your essentials in as you run to catch your flight, and its dual straps mean that it can be worn over the shoulder, held in the hand or as a crossbody.

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