I’ve been searching high and low for a new weekender bag. My Longchamp has served me well, but it took quite a beating after five weeks in Europe, so it’s time for a new one. However, finding one was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated.
I love the bags from Frank Clegg and Barrington Gifts, buttt I couldn’t justify the price tag. I thought about the monogrammed weekender from Marley Lilly or Tuckernuck, but I really wanted a leather bag. Lucky for me, I stumbled upon Sole Society and found one for $84.95. Now, to be clear, this is vegan leather (aka faux leather, but not like those tacky pants girls used to wear in middle school). However, the quality of it is very nice, and you seriously can’t beat the price.
I wanted to test it out to see what all could fit inside. As you can see from my picture, I planned on going somewhere very cold (so I can try skiing) but with an easily-accessible hot tub. I was able to fit my Patagonia fleece, two sweaters, two pairs of jeans, yoga pants, two bikinis, a scarf, a dress, my Kindle, and three bags of makeup/toiletries – plus I threw a pair of the boys huge sweatpants in there just to test. Everything fit with room to spare. I call that a success!
p.s. If you’re visiting Sole Society’s website for the first time (or if you clear your cookies), they offer you a 20% off coupon. Win win! UPDATE: try this link. Next, use this one to get directly to the bag.
Scroll through below to see some of the others I considered, and where you can find some of the above items: