Going home for the holidays will probably make you wish two things: A) that you traveled more often, and to more, ahem, exotic locales, and B) that you could seriously upgrade your luggage situation. Airport envy is no laughing matter, and neither is the price tag for great luggage (because we know you're envisioning a kind of Louis-Vuitton-sponsored Darjeeling Limited situation for your next trip across state lines.) Luckily, it turns out that the price points for weekenders—those wonderful, slightly larger version of small bags—are actually pretty reasonable, and happily, some of our favorite designers have gotten in on the action.
What do we look for in a weekender? Storage, storage, storage! It's gotta be big enough to stash enough for a weekend away (well, obviously). And of course, we're looking at the style too, because function is never enough, is it? Click through for a selection of 10 great bags, ranging in price from well under $50 to well over $300.
For the Minkoff Addict
Gaga for Rebecca Minkoff? Us too. Her M.A.B. bags were designed to stash all the essentials, but if you're planning a slightly longer jaunt, it might be time to upgrade.
$195 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
For the Marc Jacobs Lover
We like how simple this bag is—not too many thrills here, folks!—and how it's so well-designed.
$378 at Nordstrom.
For the Francophile
More of a Longchamp lady? Wish your Le Pliage were just a touch bigger? Now it can be—this version of the iconic bag is expandable and perfect for weekends.
$255 at Nordstrom.
For the City Girl
This See by Chloé weekender looks tough (all black, duh) but fluffy enough to protect your stuff.
$295 at Net-a-Porter.
For the Incognito Travler
The beauty of Clare Vivier bags is that they're quietly branded—no huge outlandish logos here. The weekender is no different. It looks heritage, but is totally fashion-forward.
$363 at Clare Vivier.
For the Cool Kid
Leave it to Opening Ceremony to make us covet a hot-purple weekender. Looks small, but it's mighty. (And you'll have no trouble spotting it should you decide to check it at the airport.)
$325 at Opening Ceremony.
For the Street Style Superstar
You'll probably get some respect from dude fashion nerds, but that's not why you'd go for this cool patterned duffle, right?
$52 at Hypebeast.
For the Street Style Devotee
This felt bag looks like something we'd totally carry everyday anyway.
$76 at Topshop.
For the Young at Heart
This bag reminds us of duffels we had as kids—soccer cleats lurking within and all. That it has all sorts of storage is what attracts us as adults.
$135 at Opening Ceremony.