One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is go through some of the links lists some of my favorite blogs put up on Fridays. So I thought it would be nice to have a fun Friday list of 10 things that are travel-related, making me happy, or inspiring me.
To kick it all off is a list of classic, beautiful, useful, and simple weekender bags that I love.
Lo & Sons Catalina | $120
My favorite for its classic shape and separate bottom compartment--great for shoes or wet, sandy towels. I'm a sucker for useful compartments in luggage. It comes in a beautiful array of colors: Dove Grey, Pale Pine, Thistle, Midnight Ash, Indigo, and Khaki.
Cuyana Weekend Bag | $120
Simple, beautiful canvas and leather with a generous interior that holds up to 3 pairs of shoes and 5 outfits. Available in Mustard and Black.
Everlane Weekender | $95
A classic shape and a little more sophisticated than a duffel. Available in a variety of great colors and fabrics: twill, suede, and canvas. I really love this striped twill version and Everlane's affordable pricing and transparency about their manufacturing is a huge bonus.
The roll-top of this bag is fantastic! It makes it so easy to resize based on how much you put into it. The waxed canvas and leather combo is striking and the straps easily turn it into a backpack. What's not to love?
A perfect summer getaway bag in a clean, classic color combination. I love the option for a tiny monogram under the side-pocket zipper.
Another rugged Made in the USA option featuring waxed canvas and leather. I can't help but feeling these would look better with age.
A definite splurge from Pendleton's Portland Collection. There are more practical bags out there in the world, but I'm a sucker for that navy camp strip.
This is the bag for truly rugged adventure trips. It may not be the most stylish, but it's durable and holds a ton of stuff. The video on The North Face's website shows it being thrown down the side of a mountain and surviving like a champ. 'Nuff said.
Poler Stuff Duffaluffagus | $100
Another simple duffle with backpack straps and the ability to strap stuff to the bottom. Too big for a carry on, but great for a weekend away. Comes in a bunch of colors from neutrals like Black and Olive to more eye-catching stuff like Autumn Camo. And the name?! Too great.
Bonus: Cuyana Overnight Bag | $165 (canvas) or $350 (leather)
I know I said I was only going to do 10, but I couldn't help but add on the Cuyana overnight bag. It's got a little bit extra compared to its big sister. I think the extra leather on the canvas version, the option for full leather, and the simple monogramming ($10) make this a great contender.
So that's it for this week. When it's time for my old, cheap duffel to get the boot, I'm going to have a hard time deciding between the Lo & Sons Catalina, both Cuyanas, and the Everlane.
What do you look for in a great weekender bag? Do you have any tried and true favorites? Let me know!