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19th Aug 2015

The Great Escape: 10 utterly covetable weekend bags

Katie Mythen-Lynch

Oh the places we’ll go. When we find the time. And get the days off work. And book the flights. And secure a baby/cat/house-sitter. 

If a weekend break or staycation feels outside your grasp, a ‘build it and they will come’ attitude might just help to kick start your jet-setting. Start with the basics: luggage and a vague idea of a destination.

From Girls Only Getaways to Luxury WeekendsCouples Retreats and Mind and Body Boosting Breaks, we’ve got that part covered right here.

And when it comes to luggage, most of these are neat enough to sling over your shoulder in the airport lounge, yet roomy enough to hold an outfit or two, a swimsuit and a good book for the plane. What more could you want?

Tallship Astrid City Cruiser, €80 from Mamukko


Men’s Tour Weekend Tote, €228 from All Saints


Fly Violet Maxi Camel Eco Leather Bag, €320, Industry


Key to Freedom Weekend Bag, from Topshop


Weekend Bag, €49.99 from H&M


Herschel Supply Co. Novel Holdall, €103.69 from


Striped Canvas Bag, €39 from COS


Paris Print Weekend Bag, €80 from River Island


ESCAPE Canvas Utility Bag, €90 from Forest Bound.




Samsonite ‘Integra’ Duffle Bag, €229 from Arnotts