Whether it’s smooth or textured, weathered or patent, leather adds a whole new dimension to your luggage game: unparalleled style and sophistication. And upgrading your overnight bag—a vital piece in every traveler’s luggage collection—to a classic leather piece will make that one- or two-night getaway even better.
Whether you’re packing up and hitting the road for a quick weekend away or bringing an overnight bag as a piece of your luggage set for a longer journey, it’s key to have something to pack up just the necessities.
There are bountiful styles of weekender bags out there, but this time, we’re focusing on material, and the best of the best, at that. This bag needs to be big enough for a couple outfits, toiletries, and a few other odds and ends, but small enough to take up minimal space in a car or overhead compartment. Plus, no one wants to end the weekend with sore shoulders, so compact and easily carried is the name of the game.
Here are a range of leather overnight bags (real and faux), to score points in the style department without skimping on utility
1. LOGAN LEATHER OVERNIGHT BAG
Constructed from hand-burnished rich, brown leather, this Logan bag from iconic leather brand Frye is classic, sleek, and it only gets better with age.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $598
2. MADEWELL THE TRANSPORT WEEKENDER
Six pieces of vegetable-tanned leather come together to form this simplistic and sophisticated overnight bag from Madewell that will turn heads wherever your weekend takes you.
To buy: madewell.com, $270
3. HOOK + ALBERT GARMENT WEEKENDER BAG
It’s all good, overpackers—we’ve got you covered. With this bag, it’s all about pockets, pockets, pockets. Plus, check out that smooth black leather, and the duel weekender-to-garment-bag functionality.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $585
4. DAY & MOOD CECILY WEEKENDER BAG
From Scandinavian Label Day & Mood, this soft-leather cross-body weekender with a cotton interior and subtle patching is the epitome of chic.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $358
5. TED BAKER LONDON CAPONE CROSS DUFFEL BAG
Simple, functional, and classic. A bold navy hue, this faux leather weekender from Ted Baker is ideal for a night or two on the road.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $279
7. SADDLEBACK LEATHER OVERNIGHT BAG
Made from one solid piece of fine leather, Saddleback Leather brings this overnighter — available in four shades of brown — to travelers in search of a classic piece that is adjustably sized, watertight, and super durable.
To buy: amazon.com, $450
8. FREE PEOPLE LEATHER TRAVELER DUFFEL BAG X PILLOW SET
Here, Free People brings travelers a beautiful, American-made leather duffel, complete with two roomy front pockets and a spacious interior compartment. Plus, they’re throwing in two adorable travel-sized pillows—does it get any better?
To buy: freepeople.com, $500
9. HENRI BENDEL WEST 57TH WEEKEND DUFFEL
This bag is the definition of timeless. Nothing says class like a 100 percent Saffiano leather overnighter from Henri Bendel.
To buy: henribendel.com, $498
10. FILSON WEATHERPROOF LEATHER DUFFEL BAG
True to Filson’s brand aesthetic, this water-resistant, vegetable-tanned American leather weekender is the perfect balance of elegant and rugged.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $995