Out of all the various types of bags on the market, perhaps weekenders are the most functional. Designed for optimal storage and hassle-free organization, weekender bags are ideal for almost any occasion, trip, and anything occasion in between.
Plus, with so many weekender bags on the market, you're bound to find the perfect bag to match your style. And, the best part? You don't have to sacrifice quality for affordability. That's right: There are plenty of affordable bags you can buy to add to your closet.
Thanks to the convenience of online shopping, there are literally thousands (!) of weekender bags to choose from, all at budget-friendly prices. However, when searching for the best weekender bag, you'll want to make sure you're picking a sturdy, durable bag. For example, if you're going on a weekend trip and packing 2-3 outfits (and shoes & accessories), you'll want a bag that's able to hold that amount of stuff while also ensuring it doesn't rip easily.
Then, you'll want to narrow down your search by selecting a bag that has optimal storage space, as well as secured closings. When you're packing, you'll want everything to be organized to make everything as seamless as possible so there's less hassle involved. And, secured closures are key to preventing items from falling out, getting lost, or even worse, stolen. Think: When you pack, you throw in so many tiny little objects (rings, accessories, shampoo, etc.) that can so easily slip out if you're not looking or paying attention.
So whether you prefer a bag that's bold and bright or one that's subtle and understated, Here are our favorite affordable yet stylish weekender bags out there. Happy shopping!
Monogram Oversized Tote
Add a personal touch to your weekender bag. After all, you will be carrying it a lot, so why not go out of your way to make it stand out and be even more special? The inside is spacious and can easily fit all of your essentials, making it a must-have addition to your closet. Either wear it crossbody, or carry it by its top handles. Store any last-minute small essentials in the exterior zip pocket (Think: contact lenses, a toothbrush, etc.) The leather trim adds sophisticated flare to an already-stylish bag. How could you not fall in love with it?
Monogram Oversized Tote, $70, Nordstrom
Violet Leather Tote
This tote will become your new favorite accessory. It's perfect for business trips, road trips, girls getaways, and anything else you could think of. The rich, textured black leather adds an uber sophisticated touch to the classic weekender tote and is perfect for those who love understated, classic styles. The interior zippered pockets are great for staying organized, and the card pockets serve as an on-the-go wallet for when you don't feel like packing it all up. The lightweight silhouette has a flat base to help keep it sturdy and durable. While you can carry it by the handles, we suggest wearing it crossbody for an effortless, convenient look.
Violet Leather Tote, $229, Nordstrom
Medium Sutton Bag
MZ Wallace's signature tote is everything you could ever want or need out of a weekender bag. We love how the quilted look adds texture, but also how it serves as a layer of protection against everyday wear and tear, while also doing so in an incredibly chic fashion. You can score it in a solid black, a shimmery gold, or a raspberry color depending on your own preferences, but either of the three are neutral and go with anything, which means it's a knockout purchase. It's also complete with both exterior and interior pockets for optimal storage and organization. It also comes with a removable zip pouch, which is serves as the ideal on the go makeup case. The best part? The material is water and stain resistant, and will remain intact through all the daily messes that life has to offer.
Expandable Travel Duffel Nylon Weekender
Longchamp's signature tote bag gets the weekender treatment, and it has a few tricks up its sleeve to boot. The bag's silhouette is expandable, and is perfect for longer trips and over packers alike (join the club). It also comes with an optional, adjustable canvas strap for convenient carrying over the shoulder so there's less hassle while you commute to your destination. Plus, it's lined, which means spills and messes will be easier to contain than ever before. Keep all of your belongings safe and secure thanks to the bag's zip closer and snap flap closure. Use the interior slip pocket for any last minute must-haves like toiletries, glasses, tampons, or what have you. ReaRUNWAYdy, set, go!
Expandable Travel Duffle Nylon Weekender, $178.50, Bloomingdale's
Leopard Print Weekender Duffel Bag
Want to unleash your wild side? Calling all pattern enthusiasts: This one's for you. Sport LeSportsac's chic leopard print weekender, which comes with a detachable adjustable shoulder straps as well as a mini matching pouch (another perfect on-the-go makeup case). The two-way zip closure ensures your items are safe and sound from the outside world. The bag is also complete with four zip pockets and one interior compartment, so everything has its own place which will make for less hassle and clutter alike. Three cheers for organization and functionality!
Leopard Print Weekender Duffel Bag, $125, Bloomingdale's
Roseiee Ruffle Weekend Bag
Once again, Ted Baker has won us over — this time, with this feminine, fashionable, and flirty weekender tote. The adorable ruffles take the bag from ordinary to extraordinary, and adds such a unique flare to a basic black bag, and what's not to love about that? The bag is slightly structured but not too stiff and comes with two handles as well as a detachable strap for versatile use. Use the interior zip pocket for any delicate, small items that you don't want getting mixed in with the rest of your stuff, for example, maybe a favorite necklace.
Roseiee Ruffle Weekend Bag, $169, Nordstrom
Extendable Nylon Tote Bag
If you're all about quality and function but don't need the frills, Ted Baker comes through once again with the practical Nylon Tote Bag. Its detachable shoulder straps make it a smart choice for day-to-day use, and it's a manageable size so your back won't be killing you.
Ted Baker Extendable Nylon Tote Bag, $195, Ted Baker
Women's Canvas Travel Weekender
The striped canvas combined with the sleek leather straps and accents makes for a fun and quirky combination, and we absolutely love the look. Also, the bag is a perfect sized carry-on bag when you're flying, making it you new travel-friendly must-have. One of the key features of this bag is that the backside bag sleeve allows you to easily and conveniently slide it over a luggage handle, making for convenient, hands-free carrying (a total benefit when you're running through the airport trying to catch a flight). And, if you're not head over heels in love with the bag as much as we are, it has a lifetime warranty, meaning you'll get a refund if you don't feel satisfied with the product. Basically, there's no reason not to try it.
Women's Canvas Travel Weekender, $35.99, Amazon
Women's Nylon Weekender Bag
Although this simple black nylon weekend bag looks nothing more than mediocre, it's actually way beyond that. The gold-toned zippers and accents add a fashionable touch, whereas the crossbody strap and durable top handles allows for comfortable carrying. Keep your essentials safe inside the bag with the zipper top and pockets to help keep you organized. The spacious interior also features a plethora of pockets so you have room to store just about anything you could possibly need. Essentially, this weekender is the best travel companion, ever.
Women's Nylon Weekender Bag, $39.99, Target
Women's Next Faux Leather Weekender Bag
This neutral, chestnut colored faux leather bag is absolutely to-die-for. If you're traveling light, carry it seamlessly in your hands, but if you're packing lots of stuff, throw it over your shoulder for convenience and ease. Stow your belongings away inside and organized, and keep any important essentials in the side zipped pocket for hassle-free access. Whatever journey you're embarking on next. take this trust weekender with you wherever you go for stress-free travel.
Women's Next Faux Leather Weekender, $39.99, Target
Puffer Weekender Bag
Target's greatest accessory of all time may just be this gorgeous plaid puffer weekender — just in time for the upcoming chilly winter months. The black and white pattern, complete with a hint of red, makes for a perfect pop of color. In addition to its plaid pattern, the weekender bag also features several pockets as well as an interior pocket for your cellphone so you can easily slide it in (without misplacing it!). Thanks to the zippered closure, you can rest assured all your belongings are safely stored away inside. When it comes to wearing it, you can slide the bag easily over your shoulder for hassle-free convenience and hands-free travel.
Puffer Weekender Bag, $39.99, Target
Zip Closure Weekend Bag
What's not to love about this super chic, olive color? The hue certainly makes the bag stand out from the crowd and is the epitome of "cool girl style." Plus, the unique silhouette of the weekender bag adds a sophisticated touch, which makes it a staple essential to any woman's wardrobe. And aside from its stylish exterior, the bag's practicality is also what makes it a stand-out. First, it features a decent amount of exterior and interior pockets and compartments (both slip and zip to meet all your storage needs). Plus, you can either carry it by the double handles to hold it like a regular satchel purse, or use the long adjustable strap to wear it crossbody. All in all, it's the ideal practical, stylish addition, especially when it comes to your travel needs.
Zip Closure Weekend Bag, $44.99, Target
We hope you absolutely love all these weekender bags — all are sure to meet your travel needs. Just so you know, Livingly may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.