Weekend Bags Styles That Will Convince You To Book A City Break

You need subtle refinement, durability, and a sense of playfulness.

Weekend breaks come in infinite shapes, sizes and tones. There are continental city breaks, there are spontaneous last-minute dashes to see old friends, there are countryside escapes which inevitably end up with at least one sorry-do-you-not-do-contactless palaver. 

One thing they all have in common, though, is the necessity for you to pack your things in a bag which lets the world know that while you may be on holiday, you're not here to mess around. Here are 10 of the best: 

1| Miansai Duvall leather holdall 

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The full-grain leather and simple, understated design of this slim but spacious bag make for a good, top-end all-rounder.

2| Paul Smith cycling jersey holdall


The little portholes showing glimpses of vintage cycling jerseys add pop-art zest to a classic shape. 

3 Shinola duffle bag 

Everything about this bag is geared toward subtle refinement, much like the French winger whose surname the company name echoes. High-grade leather on the outside, durable canvas on the inside, class all over. 

4| Dunhill leather holdall 

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With this one, you get all the style points of a doctor's bag without the inconvenience of having to study for seven years and lug a stethoscope around in it. 

5| N'Damus London Regency holdall 

Sticking to a classic shape and a luxury material is a reliable way to anchor an accessory in an unusual color, like this handmade holdall in olive leather.

6| Mulberry Clipper holdall 


If you're going to go for a real luxury accessory, keep it simple and elegant. This Mulberry bag's deep navy grained leather is accented with brass fittings, which is simplicity and elegance itself.

7| Paul Smith signature stripe bag 

This is broader than your average weekend bag, and comes with an internal pocket which can fit a 13-inch laptop as well as pebble-embossed leather and Paul Smith's trademark stripes. 

8| Thom Browne nylon holdall 


There's a lot to be said for the classic sports duffle bag, but while this one takes a few pointers from the gym it adds luxury touches like suede trims and striped lining.

9| MAHI canvas and leather duffle 

MAHI make all their bags to order and the handworked leather is subtly different on each bag, meaning yours will be unique. It also means you can tweak the dimensions and details however you like.

10| Ted Baker Knitts holdall 


Remember that you can play with texture as well as shape and color, and this 1930s-influenced wool-finished holdall is ideal for dashing straight out of the office on Friday afternoon and heading for the airport.

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