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11 versatile weekender bags for short but sweet getaways

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While it may seem like every second person is jet-setting across Europe these days (we’re not jealous, you’re jealous), there is still charm and pleasure to be found in the weekend getaway.

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A little trip out of the big smoke and into bucolic bliss never goes astray when in need of a reset or to break a winter rut. One thing you’ll need to be equipped for a short but sweet escapade: a trusty weekender bag.

Ideal for overnight or weekend trips, weekender bags (what’s in a name, hey) make a versatile addition to any wardrobe, and can fit all your essentials for a long weekend or midweek sleepover at your S.O’s.

Though, with options on the market aplenty, knowing where to look to find the best weekender bag can feel like a journey in itself. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and have rounded up some of the most stylish yet practical bags around – perfect for your next mini vaycay.

The best weekender bags to shop in Australia

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Alexis weekender, $149.95, Louenhide

This bag feels luxury without a luxury price tag. Made from a buttery soft vegan leather and available in a range of colours to suit your style, and with ample room which you are sure to make good use of. 

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DKNY Allure quilt duffle bag, $94.99 (usually $199), STRAND

Keep your belongings safe and well-packed in this sweet lilac duffle from DKNY that will have you the envy of any holiday. 

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Personalised tan vintage style weekender bag, $165, Hardtofind

Avoid bag mixups and personalise this timeless leather weekender with your intials in a classic gold foil. 

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Chelsea overnight bag, $149.40 (usually $249), Antler

Great for overnight trips or for carry-on luggage, the Chelsea bag from Antler has a range of features such as laptop pockets and has a 4.8 rating from customers. 

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Seed overnight bag, $69.95, Seed Heritage

Keep it simple, versatile and classic with this grey and black overnighter from Seed made from a durable cotton blend. 

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Belle & Bloom Wild Heart weekender bag, $209.96 (usually $279.95), MYER

Made from real leather that will last for years to come, this tan extra-large tote combines form and function into one stylish bag. 

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Australian cotton zip canvas logo tote, $79.95, Country Road

Country Road is famous for its tote bags and its no wonder. Whether you’re taking it to the gym, work or on a short trip, it’ll get the job done in style. 

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Bellroy Lite duffel in chalk, $189, THE ICONIC

The Lite Duffel is a lightweight, durable bag made from recycled materials. It offers easy access with a wide zipper, a quick-access front pocket, and comfortable carrying options.

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Longchamp Le Pilage Original top handle bag in medium, $255, THE ICONIC

Splurge out and treat yourself to an iconic Le Pilage tote from Longchamp. It can fold up into a small envelope size which is great for storage or to pack in another bag for when you shop a little too hard and can’t fit your goodies in your suitcase. 

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Kånken Weekender, $354.95 from Fjällräven

Known for their iconic best-selling backpacks, Swedish brand Fjällräven have just launched a new “bigger is better” weekend bag – with all the same features you know and love. It has heavy-duty handles, a zippered front pocket, and plenty of compartments. It’s made from a hardwearing Vinylon fabric – and it comes in six different colour ways, meaning you’ve got your pick of the bunch!

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