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Fun, stylish and colorful weekend and carry-on travel bags

Mesa Men's Weekender bag
Mesa Men's Weekender bag
Hotel 1171

With summer upon us people are thinking of where they can get away to for fun and to take advantage of the weather. Whether you jaunt for the weekend or for a 10-plus days, you may not always want to lug around bulky luggage. I've found some cool and stylish weekend and carry-on bags from Sole Society, Hotel 1171, Nordstrom and Flight 001; that come in different price ranges, shapes, sizes and colors for both men and women, but hey who says you can't mix up.

Cassidy Weekender
Cassidy Weekender
Sole Society

Sole Society: Cassidy - Women's Top handle vegan weekender bag with adjustable, detachable shoulder strap and removable luggage tag. Dust bag included. Comes in black and cognac. $69.95. And if you like this style but want something smaller, a similar style also from Sole Society is Natassia, $49.95.

Hotel 1171 - Men's Mesa Weekender - The Mesa Weekender is a timeless 18-inch duffel bag with South American Woven Canvas and genuine aged leather. These two enduring materials are complimented by custom leather branding and matching leather details. Comes in black and green women canvas. $140.

Sutton Rad Cars Mid-Duffel - This duffel by Herschel Supply Co. is a throwback to the timeless style of large volume sailing bags but in a smaller silhouette. This duffel is made of soft durable vinyl and features an exclusive Rad Cars print in its interior, a top zipper, two exterior zippered pockets and a top handle that fits over the shoulder or your hand. Comes in green. $70.

Little America' Backpack - Nordstrom's is where you can find this charmer also from Herschel Supply Co. It's a roomy yet comfortable backpack made from a coated cotton blend and a triple-lined main compartment that adds durability and enhanced weather protection. It has a classic mountaineering style with padded mesh pods, body-contouring adjustable shoulder straps, a small interior media pocket and a padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve that keeps electronics secure. This backpack comes in many great colors blue, black, red, grey, zebra and pacific black (think fish motif). Priced from $90.00 - $60.30.

Avionette Rolling Duffel - From the Avionette collection comes their newest piece, a duffel that combines a zipper down the top for easy packing, but with wheels and a retractable handle for perfect maneuverability. It features a heavy-duty, water-repellent nylon and antique brass hardware for a retro-mod look. $185.

JFK Overnight Bag - Do you love vintage, but want a modern twist? This JFK Overnight Bag will suit you just fine. It features a classic shape reminiscent of the travel bags from the '60s, but with soft new materials, modern hardware upgrades, a top zipper and two exterior zippered pockets. Available in white and in grey. $150.

Sole Society Fiona - This navy striped canvas bag with faux leather details may be casual yet it sets off a very chic tone. Comes with a top zipper and a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility. $39.95.

Hideo Flash Business Carry-on - If you're looking for a carry-on with something more in features and cost, but not a ton of weight then this Hideo Flash Carry-on is perfect for you. This bag is made of a Polycarbonate hard, TSA-approved locks, a retractable handle and features a zippered, padded laptop case on its front panel, and comes with 360-degree swiveling wheels for easy maneuvering. $210.

Hotel 1171 Strauss Weekender - This timeless duffle features washed denim with contrasting custom aged leather branding and matching leather details. $120.

Novel Duffel Bag - This weekender is another great bag by Herschel Supply Co.features a shoe compartment for organized travel. This waterproof duffel is made from a coated polyester with full grain leather zipper pulls. It’s fully lined with a red and white pinstriped nylon lining, has an interior mesh pocket and a separate shoe pocket. This bag also has a removable padded shoulder strap. It comes in grey and tan, black and tan and palms speckled in black. $80.

Lipault Paris Wheeled Trollies and Duffel - The Lipault Paris Trolley family of luggage invokes an ease of handling and ensures pleasurable travel with its durable and water resistant 210D twill nylon, candy colors, collapsible body and cushy handles. The Trollies also feature 2 interior zipper pockets, 1 exterior front zipper pocket and includes a combination lock and luggage tag.

  • The Two-wheel Trolley features 2 multi-directional wheels with 360-degree rotation and collapses down to less than 5” and folds into a transparent PVC bag for easy storage. $139.
  • The Four-wheel Trolley features 4 multi-directional, 360-degree rotation wheels. $200.
  • The Wheeled Duffel features reinforced carrying handles, multi-stage telescoping trolley handle, 2 silent rolling wheels, and luggage. $190.