Handpicked weekend bags Travel

Handpicked weekend bags

A weekend away is the perfect excuse to splash out on a new bag. Push over leather holdalls, we want bags that have colour, style and shape and something that can be used again for a quick local shop.

As much as I love my home, I also really relish any opportunity to get away. It doesn’t have to be for long, a short break can be enough to recharge the batteries, see some different sights and come back ready for the fray.

Pom pom bag from John Lewis

I’m quite a good packer, so for a mini-break this pompom bag from Joules is ideal. It’s neat enough to tuck under your shoulder but the right size as an airport bag when you’re juggling water, a magazine and your duty free. The combination of red and navy is a classic, and it’s lined too, so you can tuck a Pret salad or pud in there for the plane – anything to avoid the dry sandwich offering on board.

Blue fringed bag from La Redoute

A bag can change your look in an instant, so these colourful carriers are ideal for a quick boost to any outfit. The blue fringed one from La Redoute adds a touch of hippy luxe

‘A weekend away is the perfect excuse to splash out on a new bag.’
- Prue Leith

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Joules Amalfi Straw Crochet Bag

With grab handles and plenty of room, this crochet straw bag is perfect for holidays. There is also an added pom tassel tie for a little extra security too.

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La Redoute Tribal Shopper

A basket-style bag with a geometric design and edged with fringing: ideal for the market or shopping in summer!

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