Sometimes we all need a weekend away to relax and unwind, but don’t get stuck dragging your suitcase around with you. Instead, invest in a nice weekend bag. Not only will it help you pack light, but you can look stylish en route to your getaway.
A leather weekend bag is a good first purchase. It will hold up to use and abuse, and there is such a wide range of prices and styles that you should have no problem finding the right bag for you.
|Bag by Kenneth Cole New York; Shirt by J Crew; Pants by Marc by Marc Jacobs;|
Boots by John Varvatos; Eyeglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.
Just like with the rest of your wardrobe, your bags can be seasonal too. As you can tell, I am a fan of the bowling-style bag. It is easy to carry and the rounded top lets me easily pack those last-minute extras.
Extra Tip : Coordinating your bag and shoes isn't just for women. By happy coincidence, these wool herringbone boat-style shoes almost perfectly match the wool herringbone of the bag.
|Bag by Fossil; Sweater by John Varvatos Star USA; Denim by PPD;|
Henley by AllSaints Spitalfields; Shoes by Original Penguin;
Sunglasses by Alexander McQueen
3. Garment Bag
Depending on where you are going and what you are doing, you may find that a garment bag fits your needs better. Not just for business trips, this bag will hold 8 hanging pieces, a pair of shoes, and all the accessories I need.
Extra Tip : While solid black is classic, why not make a statement by bringing some color into your garment bag?
Extra Tip II : Tumi has a recovery program where each product has a Tracer # that you register on their website and, if your lost item is found, Tumi will notify you and tell you how it can be recovered.
|Bag by T-Tech by Tumi; Jacket by Alexander McQueen; Shirt by John Varvatos;|
Chinos by Kenneth Cole New York; Boots by AllSaints Spitalfields;
Scarf by Rag & Bone; Pocket Square by Dior; Eyeglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.
Remember when buying a bag (or anything for that matter) that while quality may cost you more upfront, in the long run it will save you money. Think of it as an investment.