Memorial Day Weekend (+ Summer) Getaway Bags

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Can you believe that Memorial Day and July 4th weekend are just around the corner?! Summer is almost here, which means lots of weekend getaways and quick overnight trips. I don’t know why it seems so much easier to pack up and go in the summer season, but I love it!

After our recent weekend away in Vermont, I was looking through my duffles/totes and realized it was time for an upgrade. It’s so nice to have a grab-and-go bag that’s the perfect size to fit just the necessities for a few days, and I really needed a new one. I did some online shopping at a few of my favorite sites and wanted to share my tops picks for overnight bags. Key elements that I looked for: Stylish, sizable (but not HUGE), high quality, and at a reasonable price point. I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg, but you get what you pay for, and I wanted a bag that would get lots of use and last for a long time!

I hope these bag suggestions help you with your shopping and you snag one for a fun weekend getaway! Any guesses to which bag I ultimately purchased? 🙂

Tommy Hilfiger Classic Classic Tote Convertable Weekender Woven Rugby: I love the casual summertime look of this cute weekend tote. It has a convenient detachable shoulder strap, which is perfect for trips you might have overpacked or decided to carry light. The price tag isn’t too bad at $148, which might be a splurge, but it’s so versatile I could see myself using it for years.

Adidas by Stella McCartney Shipshape Bag: I love this combo of stylish (via Stella McCartney) mixed with sporty (via Adidas). The simple black and white goes with just about anything because, as you know, I’m super fashionable at all times and definitely don’t want to clash. I’m kidding, of course! But, for me, the basic colors make it easy to stay stylish without worrying about crazy color clashes. This bag also comes in pink and black, which is super cute. A slight splurge at $170, but I could totally use this as a gym bag, so it’s multi-purpose!


Lacoste Concept Travel Bag: How chic is this colorful bag? I’d love to use it for a romantic weekend getaway with Mal! 🙂 It’s a little fancier than the casual look I typically go for, but it’s definitely a beautiful bag. It’s also really roomy inside, so perfect for those of us who tend to overpack. At $120, it’s a nice treat to feel fancy for a weekend away. This bag also comes in black, navy, and orange.

Le Pilage Expandable Travel Bag: This is a super practical weekend bag for any ladies who love to shop on vacation and come back with more than they left with – or hey, you’re just an over-packer. No shame! 🙂 This bag expands and has lots of pockets to keep you organized. I always find myself digging to the bottom of a huge bag if there aren’t pockets to keep my smaller items nice and neat, so this bag really helps with that nonsense. It also comes in 9 colors, so lots of options! This is definitely the high-ticket purchase at $255, but you could always request it for your next birthday! Plus, it has so many awesome features, you’ll use it for years and years!

Sole Society Canvas Overnight Bag: I love this bag for its cute look and great price point. Who doesn’t love a deal! At only $75, this canvas bag could be dressed up or down to fit the occasion. My favorite feature is the separate bottom compartment designed to hold shoes you might not want to be mixed in with your clothes. It’s practical yet still stylish – my kind of accessory! This bag also comes in black and olive in addition to this natural color below.

Question of the Day

What do you look for in an overnight bag?



  1. These are super cute! I’m always guilty of coming back with more than I left with…so a big bag is essential for this girl!

  2. I have the Longchamp one but I find it only to be good for road trips — if I have to lug it a lot through an airport/on public transportation etc, it really bothers my back because if you overload it, it pulls too much to one side.

  3. This is going to sound ridiculous, but my very favorite weekender bag is one that I got from a “spend $XX and get a free tote” promo thing at Victoria’s Secret (insert cry laugh emoji here). It’s really just a giant canvas tote with a zipper top. No pockets or anything, but I usually feel like bags with pockets either have too few or too many or they are the wrong shape or size for what I want to put in them, so I prefer to just have a big ass empty bag and then use packing cubes to separate things. The only problem with it is the huge VS label emblazoned on the side…the bags you featured are definitely cuter, haha!

  4. Check out the Sherpani Addison tote. It’s cute and has a lot of great features, and it’s on sale right now for $45!

  5. I have the Longcamp Le Pilage overnight bag and I am obsessed with it! I love that it expands depending on your trip length and that it’s super durable. I’ve had mine for over two years and it still looks brand new. Definitely worth the price.

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