10 best weekend bags for women

Bianca Barratt

It can be really difficult to pack for a weekend - there’s always the fear that you’re either taking too much or too little, or that you’ll forget something vital like your underwear.

If you're heading off for the Bank Holiday, make life a little easier by having a go-to weekender .

1. Accessorize Pastel Weekender

With a spacious main compartment and two sizeable pockets, this is the perfect sized bag for a mini break away. The feet will stop it getting scuffed when you put it on the floor and also add a more quality feel.

£13.50, Accessorize, Buy it now

2. Barbour Dromond Holdall

Classic and understated, this holdall would be suitable for a business trip or a weekend away. It’s slouchy and unstructured, meaning you should be able to cram quite a bit into it.

£72, John Lewis, Buy it now

3. Samudra Sunset Holdall

Featuring a print of a photograph taken in Hawaii, this tropical number doesn’t have to be reserved for the beach. Made from cotton-canvas, it’s also just the right size for short trips taken much closer to home.

£102, Net-a-Porter, Buy it now

4. River Island Snake Print Weekend Bag

Monochrome never goes out of style and is easy to pair with plenty of other looks. This weekend tote has a roomy central compartment and can be lugged around easily by the handles or longer strap. Gold and snakeskin details set it apart from the hordes of other black and white bags out there.

£70, River Island, Buy it now

5. Kate Spade Lyla Weekender

You can’t go wrong with a Kate Spade bag. With its Breton design and leather detailing, this bag looks and feels seriously high class. The detachable strap is great for when you’re dashing to the Eurostar or Departures lounge and need your hands free.

£215, Kate Spade, Buy it now

6. Mi Pac Ultraviolet Jungle Weekender

If the Samudra is out of your price range, this Jungle weekender is a great alternative. It’s water resistant too, so will come in handy if you’re heading somewhere with a bad weather forecast.

£30, House of Fraser, Buy it now

7. Matalan Floral Weekender

Matalan has produced this paisley piece with a large main compartment as well as an inner zip pocket and two pouches. And at £12, it’s an absolute steal.

£12, Matalan, Buy it now

8. Orla Kiely Holdall

Orla Kiely prints are unique yet timeless. Mustard is a striking colour that, weirdly, seems to go with almost everything. Poppers on the side allow the bag’s size and shape to be adjusted and the straps are made from real leather.

£145, Amazon, Buy it now

9. Matt & Nat Olive Blake Weekender Bag

Do a bit of good and look stylish simultaneously with this sturdy style by Matt & Nat. Made using only vegan and recycled materials, you can pick from either sleek black or this mellow olive green.

£170, Trouva, Buy it now

10. Puma Counterpunch Duffel

Doubling up as both a gym bag and a weekender, this dove grey Puma cylinder has just the right amount of slouch to make it look like you’re not trying too hard.

£48, Free People, Buy it now