Editors’ Picks: Best Summer Weekend Bags

Blair Pfander
Editors’ Picks: Best Summer Weekend Bags
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Sure, the city is plenty of fun in the summertime. But come 3 p.m. on Friday, we’ve already got one foot out the door.
Whether you’re making a quick beach trip or schlepping to a faraway summer wedding, the right luggage piece can make or break your trip. For example, how could you possibly do without the charcoal cashmere travel blanket that comes with its own attachment in Moncrief’s glossy black carry all?
These ten ultra-luxe luggage pieces will keep you looking stylish even when you’re carrying a heavy load.

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3.1 Phillip Lim, 31 Hour Bag: This roomy carryall is exactly right  for a weekend adventure, with an upper section that folds up to reveal additional storage space. Bonus: the thick leather handles are particularly comfy for when you are schlepping to and from the train station or airport. $750 at Net-a-Porter.

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Balenciaga Lambskin Carry-On: Fashioned from wrinkled lambskin leather, this elegant carry-on comes with a whipstitched top handles and telescoping handle. Zipper pockets on the exterior make stashing last-minute souvenirs a cinch, while front wheels mean you can make your escape from the city at a moment's notice. $2,465 at Barneys.

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Isaac Reina Standard Weekend Bag: With an extra-wide construction, Isaac Reina's classic collapsible leather weekender is slim enough to throw over a shoulder but roomy enough to stash a beach blanket and spare swimsuits. $1,540 at La Garconne.

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Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 Weekender: Rendered in sleek brushed calfskin leather with discrete tote bag styling, this oversized Margiela is as sophisticated as they come. Tote your weekend essentials over an arm, or use the removable shoulder strap to sling the bag cross-body. $1,485 at La Garconne.

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Moncrief Glossed-leatherTravel Trolley: This ultra-luxe Moncrief case has ample room for packing for that weekend away, and comes complete with a plush charcoal cashmere blanket and detachable iPad compartment. $7,150 at Net-a-Porter.

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Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Travel Bag: This handy tote offers everything you already loved about the PS1 in a weekend-ready size. A zip pouch concealed under the front flap comes in handy for stashing travel essentials, while a jacquard-embossed liner lends luxe polish. $2,490 at Barneys.

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The Row Alligator Backpack: With real gold hardware, this ruby red alligator backpack by the Row will look particularly fetching on floor of your penthouse hotel suite. Just don't tuck it into an overhead compartment—it might not be there when you go to retrieve it. $34,000 at Just One Eye.

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Rimowa Topas Titanium Cabin Multiwheel: Designed for serous schleppers, this hard-case by Rimowa is specially designed with a titanium finish to protect your adventuring essentials from the most extreme elements. $1,340 at Barneys.

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Valextra Small 55 Costa Suitcase: It takes a truly elegant traveler to rock an all-white grained leather suitcase like this one by Valextra. Finished with a real silver handle, this Italian-made suitcase will make an elegant addition to your next excursion. $6,810 at Barneys.

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