The last time you went to Barcelona, your bags went to Belfast. Losing luggage is the pits. Carrying on is easier — you just need a bag that’s big enough to stash your stuff without packing on poundage. We rounded up ten (mostly) affordable candidates from spring/summer collections. Pick one up and away you go.
The Frugal Traveler
Topshop’s flower holdall ($70) is ugly chic and sizable enough for a weekend’s worth of outfits. For a preppier, let-me-just-slip-on-my-boat-shoes vibe, try J.Crew’s Canvas overnight bag ($37) in cadet blue or athletic orange equipped with an adjustable shoulder strap (add a monogram for just $10). The Ragtop stripe tote ($35) from Lands’ End is perfect for day trips.
The Midrange Spenda
Beachy getaways call for Cynthia Rowley for Roxy’s new Daybreak bag ($115). If packing light is your forte, stash the See by Chloé Sing Along weekender ($220) under your seat. (Hands-only straps mean you can’t overstuff, but the fabric will only look cooler with age and stretching.) Or brighten up the overhead bin with Le Sportsac’s large weekender ($108) in lemon: It’s got zippers galore, signature durability, and plenty of print options if you’re not a citrus lover.
For the rest of our top carry-ons (Alexander Wang, Tumi for Opening Ceremony, M Z Wallace), check out our gallery.
Photos: Getty Images; Courtesy of Topshop; Courtesy of See by Chloé
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