Planning a sneaky bank holiday break? Then you're going to need one of these smart bags for all your stuff.
If you’re making the most of the long weekend with a mini break, you’re bound to be scrambling around for a fantastic weekend bag. We’ve rounded up our favourite arm accessories around to make sure you make a statement. Whether you’re in to florals, bold patterns or fabulous materials – we’ve found something for everyone…
Say in with flowers Smart and summery, we love the Classic Nylon Lyla Weekender from Kate Spade (£268). Its bold colours and oversized floral print are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
Nautical but nice A smart stripe always looks chic and is a great accessory for a coastal getaway. Hackett’s Nautical Duffle Bag at John Lewis (£175) ticks all the boxes and has tan leather straps to complete the classic look.
Wiggle room Eye catching and ethical, the Squiggle Weekender from Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Initiative Collection (£215, Garment Quarter) adds a little pizazz to your packing. The main compartment is lined with recycled shirts while the signature Vivienne Westwood orb is made from recycled engine parts. Fashion with heart.
Pretty amazing Tapping into this summer’s Boho trend, Anthropologie‘s Fanned Lace Weekender (£98) has a gorgeous crocheted lace exterior with faux leather trimming. It screams Ibiza siren and is the perfect accompaniment to a floaty dress and your favourite leather sandals.
Crowd pleaser This Jeremy Scott Zodiac Travel Bag (£185, Selfridges) is just the type of contemporary design on a classic shape that we love. Using bright neons, artist Jeremy Scott uses rough shapes of the zodiac to form this fabulous part of the Longchamp ‘Le Pilage’ collection. Bravo!
Pretty in pastels Herschel are best known for their smart navy and leather classic combination bags, so the Novel Duffle in Natural Portel (£52) is a breath of fresh summer air using abstract pattern with pastel shapes.
A little bit ethnic Classic and beautiful, Stella McCartney’s Noemi Floral-Print Canvas Weekend Bag (£510, Net-a-porter) is an investment that’s sure to stand the test of time. Another ethical piece hand crafted in Nairobi and with an understated floral, it’s truly transseasonal and worth every penny!
Fab collab This collaboration between Mi Pac and Liberty Art Fabric departments gives the classic paisley print a breath of new life on a simple duffle bag. Super stylish and feminine! (£70, Urban Outfitters)
Pop classic We love the contrast between the neutral cotton canvas material and bright leather trim on the Large Julianne Holdall Tote (£125, Jaeger). Stylish simplicity with a little zing for a summer weekend away.
Rough and ready Complete your 80’s throwback look with Cheap Monday‘s Square Weekend Bag (£50) – great for a relaxed look and will pretty much go with any getaway outfit of choice!