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13 Weekend Bags That Will Have You Traveling In Style

06/28/2014 08:00 am ET | Updated Jun 30, 2014

'Tis the season for weekend getaways! Escaping for just 48 to 72 hours is sometimes all you need to recharge and refresh. However, packing for such a short trip can be overwhelming and ultimately cause overpacking.

The solution: Pick a roomy, durable, and of course, stylish weekender bag, while also keeping in mind the following packing tips.

  • Remember to roll your clothes: By tightly rolling softer, wrinkle-resistant items -- like T-shirts, jersey sundresses, light cardigans and jeans -- you almost double the space in your bag. It's like magic!

  • Ditch the bulky beauty products: No need to pack your entire 12-ounce bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Now is the time to break out those complementary hotel products you've collected. Or if your weekend jaunt has you staying at a hotel or inn, then you're already taken care of -- just add a toothbrush, toothpaste, a small bottle of your favorite hairstyling product and a tiny fragrance sample or two.

  • Grab a pair of all-in-one shoes: Sleek ballet flats or embellished sandals really go the distance. Either option will provide comfort during the long day and style when you hit the town at night.

  • Choose one travel outfit: The ensemble you wear while traveling to your destination should be the same one you wear on your way home. This is a surefire way to free up a lot more space in your bag.

  • Find the nooks and crannies: There are great hidden pockets of packing space lurking everywhere in your bag. For example, try tucking a pair of sunglasses into your sneakers (which will also prevent them from being crushed) or place underwear in the cups of your bras (which helps maintain the bra shape as well).

Now check out these awesome weekender bags that will send you on your way in style.

  • Kate Spade Saturday
  • Not only do we love the shape of this bag, with it's clever shoe compartment at the bottom -- but it's also completely customizable. Mix and match different colors and patterns to make it your own. Kate Spade Saturday "The Custom" Weekender Bag, $220-230
  • Baggu
  • The price and pattern are oh-so-right on this oversized tote. The dual-sized straps ensure that it's easy to handle your belongings with care. Baggu Canvas Weekend Bag, $72
  • Graf & Lantz
  • You'll be thankful that you invested in this expandable cotton and leather duffle -- especially if you do a little shopping on your trip. Graf & Lantz "Parker" Weekender, $389
  • Bloomingdale's
  • This bag is fashion-meets-function at its best. The flashy design will definitely turn heads and the super spacious interior, which includes a matching oversized cosmetic bag, will ensure you can fit everything you need. LeSportsac "Hologram" Weekender bag, $148
  • The eye-catching stripes on this duffle are just what you need to get you in the mood for some fun in the sun. And the sturdy removable shoulder strap will make sure you're comfortable while doing so. Herschel Supply Co. "Tranquil Travels" Weekend Bag, $79.99
  • MZ Wallace
  • Because this bag is made of lightweight, quilted nylon, it won't add any heft to your haul and it folds down to nearly nothing when it's ready to be stored away -- but then again, you'll never want it to leave your sight! MZ Wallace "Large Metro" Tote, $215
  • Swoozie's
  • Preppy hearts, rejoice! This canvas carryall boasts classic looks and can be monogrammed. Swoozie's Canvas Weekender Bag, $84.95
  • 
    Katrin Reifeiss
  • This organic cotton canvas tote is hand-dyed and handmade to perfection. It's so pretty that we're sure it won't only be regulated to weekend getaways. Katrin Reifeiss "Ngong" Hand-Dyed Weekender, $228
  • Deux Lux
  • Don't be mislead by the vegan leather and faux suede construction -- there is nothing fake about the durability of this bag. Plus, it looks like a million bucks even though it'll cost you less than one hundred. Deux Lux "Alfie" Weekender Bag, $97.50
  • Anthropologie
  • The abstract fish print on this lightweight cotton bag is just begging for a quick trip to the beach. Pia Pauro "Pescado" Weekender Bag, $128
  • Ella Moss
  • Cleobella is known for its superb, hard-working handmade bags and Ella Moss is one of our all-time favorite fashion brands -- making this weekender doubly awesome. Cleobella for Ella Moss Weekender Bag, $398
  • Echo
  • When this carryon isn't jet-setting with you around the country or world, it will also make for a fabulous workout bag. Echo "Transatlantic" Weekender bag, $148
  • Forever 21
  • We love this boho chic design with its vibrant colors and faux leather detailing for a price we can't pass up. Forever 21 "Baja Beauty' Weekender bag, $27.80
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