Going somewhere? Celebrate the return of staycations with a new weekend bag…
If ever there was a time to invest in a new weekend bag, it’s now. Whether you’ve planned a UK staycation to Salcombe, Sandwich, or the South Downs, this edit of the best bags has you covered.
The purveyors of brilliant luggage, RIMOWA are the go-to for cases that lasts. The anodised aluminium suitcase is far more lightweight than you'd think, and engineered with longevity in mind. The distinctive grooved design is the RIMOWA style signature: yes, you could go for a classic metallic case, but this bold orange hue sparks a brighter joy – go with your gut.
Since its 2016 debut, Paravel has become a cult classic for their stylish, sustainable, and well-organised travel solutions. With the goal of becoming the first 100% sustainable travel brand this year, the Main Line duffle is constructed in a signature Ecocraft canvas, and each bag is made from 14 upcycled plastic water bottles. We love the neutral palette, complimented by the leather trim with the option of personalisation. Conscious and chic.
Aviteur’s Founder, Patricia Gucci, descends from one of the most fashionable fashion dynasties, so it’s no surprise her luggage collection is impeccably designed. Harking back to the golden age of travel, pieces combine modern functionality (think silent wheels) with the finest naturally tanned leather.
Inspired by origami, the Le Pliage bag has become a global icon of travel. It handily folds away when not in use, negating any storage concerns. Available in various iterations, materials, sizes, and colours, Le Pliage is a simple bag in which you can always fit more than you think. This summer version is printed with the design of the Le Pliage Filet market bag – which is proving to be quite the Instagram sensation.
Away's limited edition luggage don’t hang around for long, and this iteration of The Carry-On is no exception. Staying true to the brand's aesthetic of stand-out hues, we love the new dual-tones – particularly the pairing of cream and olive. The collection has all the functionality we’ve come to love in Away luggage: polycarbonate shells and spinning wheels for long-lasting wear, plus that nifty ejectable charger.
Put bespoke in the product title and we are instantly sold. Enter, the Bespoke Walton from Anya Hindmarch. Available in three colourways: brown, red, and blue, this canvas and leather case can be personalised with three initials, so there’s no chance of losing it at baggage reclaim. Handheld, slung over your shoulder, or worn cross-body – it's oh-so versatile.
Métier is having quite a moment. Loved by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Moss, and Alexa Chung, the brand was worn by Nicole Kidman in The Undoing too. Defined by an understated luxury aesthetic, imbuing ever trip with a touch of elegance and practicality, there's a Métier bag to fit in with all your travels.
Globe Trotter’s Chelsea Garden collection is the definitive ode to spring, and very apt for any imminent getaways. The cream and burgundy minimalist exterior is very chic, whilst an explosion of meadow flowers adorns the interior design. The corresponding vanity case is the perfect travel companion if you don't travel light when it comes to your beauty products.
Working directly with artisans in Bali to create unique, hand-woven, and hand-crafted designs, STELAR is the under-the-radar, sustainable accessories brand to know about. This weekend bag is pleasingly roomy, and the removable strap makes it oh-so wearable. Made with a traditional Bedek weaving technique, we love the contrasting textures using leather sourced from the maker's own land. The striking aesthetic instantly puts you in a holiday state of mind.