Away, Dagne Dover & More

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With many of us are planning to take advantage of the warmer days once they arrive by booking trips, it’s time to upgrade our weekender bags in favor of some chic alternatives. Instead of fighting with that old bag that constantly slides off your shoulder or repurposing a sweaty gym bag, you need to travel in style with a duffel bag that suits your needs! To make your purchase easier, I’ve rounded up the best travel bags for women.

I’m also going to make the argument that a duffel bag shouldn’t just be regulated to train and car trips. As much as I love bringing a carry-on suitcase to the airport, there’s a 50 percent chance that it gets gate-checked. With a duffel, I can make sure my bag almost always makes it into the cabin with me, plus it’s easier to squeeze into the overhead bins. You might not be able to fit quite as much stuff, but hey, maybe us over-packers need some limitations!

Below, you’ll find 13 bags that you can tote around for years to come. I tried to find high-quality options at several different price points. They fit tons of different aesthetics and come in a variety of colors, too! Whether you want a stand-out bag that’ll get you compliments in the boarding line or one that matches your airport OOTD, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. I even found a few options that are made out of recycled fabric for those of you who prioritize sustainable shopping.

A couple of these bags can also hook onto suitcases for easier carrying, too—because I’m over sweating while dragging things from state to state. Travel is already stressful enough, so why make it worse with an awkward bag? Find a problem-solving pick you’ll love below.

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Courtesy of BOLOSTA.

Retro-Inspired Weekender Bag

Pretend you’re part of The Talented Mr. Ripley gang—minus the dramatics—with this vintage-looking bag
. Even though it looks pricey, it’s on sale for only $44.


Open Story Packable Duffel Bag

How cute is this baby blue shade?! This duffle bag is has a water-repellent fabric construction and can fold into a small pouch for easy packing.


Away The Everywhere Bag

Everyone is obsessed with Away, especially their suitcases, but don’t sleep on their bags! Just look at how pretty this nylon option is.


BAGSMART Travel Duffle bag

If you’re all about simplicity and saving money, shop this versatile duffle bag that’s just $35 at Amazon. Despite being one of the more affordable options, it has a lot to offer.


Lululemon City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag

This duffle bag from Lululemon can also suit your commuter needs, in addition to being a great vacation getaway bag. With a a trolley-compatible sleeve, an exterior padded pocket for a 16-inch laptop and a separate compartment for stowing away worn shirts, it can quite literally go with you anywhere.

Photo: Cuyana.

Cuyana Leather Triple Zipper Weekender

If you’re striving to look like a coastal grandma boarding her private jet, grab Cuyana’s Leather Triple Zipper Weekender. It’s made in Turkey with durable Italian leather, and can even be monogrammed with your initials. It’s currently sold out, but you can join the waitlist to be notified of its restock.

Photo: Stoney Clover Lane.

Stoney Clover Lane Denim Classic Duffle Bag

If you can’t be bothered with pockets and pouches, this Stoney Clover Lane duffle bag is the way to go. It has one main compartment for all your travel essentials.

Photo: Monos.

Monos Metro Weekender

Coming in vegan leather or nylon, the Metro Weekender is one of more chic options on our list; it’s made from water and scratch-resistant materials, and the trolley sleeve converts into a pocket when needed. Plus, there is a separate zippered compartment at the bottom for collecting dirty laundry.

Courtesy of Everlane.

Everlane The ReNew Transit Weekender

Who knew recycled materials could look so good? This water-resistant polyester bag comes in three neutral color combos and will elevate your airport pics.


Beis The Weekender

This gorgeous weekender bag is great work-to-vacation bag, if you need to jet from your office to the airport for a spontaneous weekend trip. Plus, how cute is this light pink color?!

Courtesy of Kenneth Cole.

Faux Leather Bag

This Kenneth Cole bag
just screams jetsetter. And because it isn’t real leather, you get that sleek city aesthetic without having to worry about damaging the bag. Plus, it’s on sale!

Courtesy of Dagne Dover.

Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Medium Duffel Bag

This neoprene duffel bag not only looks good, but is also soft to the touch.

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