Though COVID-19 has put a damper on travel around the world, people are still finding ways to have little adventures of their own, even if that means a weekend escape to a nearby town to shop, relax, wine, dine, and recharge. And while you may not have needed your bulky rolling luggage or even that overhead-compartment-friendly suitcase over the past two years, it is likely that you did need a smaller, easy-to-transport weekender bag to see you through some much-needed pandemic-era getaways.
I’ve owned my fair share of weekender bags. There were the colorful fabric bags that looked adorable but quickly lost their durability and pristine after a few trips. Then there were the leather overnight duffels that certainly carried everything I needed, but weren’t chic enough to utilize for more than a few years before being donated.
And sure, there is any number of beautiful, fashion-forward weekender bags out there, but I have personally fallen for Rothy’s Weekender Bag, which has already inspired me to start making travel a priority. I chose the eco-friendly bag not only because of its gorgeous design but also because of how it’s made.
Known for their commitment to sustainability and their trademark, easy-to-identify flats, Rothy’s has made a name for itself in forward-thinking fashion. And while it would be easy to worship the brand merely for their comfy flats, their lesser-known travel bags are worth praise as well. The brand carries two I love: The Weekender and The Overnighter.
As you might have guessed from the name, The Weekender, which is made from recycled plastic, is spacious enough for multi-day travel. The bag holds its structure incredibly well and isn’t the least bit flimsy.
If you can mix and match clothing and don’t pack too much extra fluff – it’s hard not to overdo it on reading material – you can comfortably pack for up to four to five days worth of travel with The Weekender. The Overnighter, though, is a true overnighter.
The bags themselves look like expensive handbags blown up in scale. I went with the versatile Camel and Black style, but the bag also comes in a Sand Stone design. And in case you ever need to clean your bag, fear not: it comes with an accompanying wash bag that keeps it protected for those gentle wash cycles.
Depending on how much I’m carrying, I’ll sometimes utilize the adjustable shoulder strap, but it’s removable if you prefer to hold the padded, easy-to-carry handles. The Weekender bag has a main compartment for clothing, but also features two incredibly useful side compartments: one conveniently designed to house shoes, perhaps a matching pair of Rothy’s, and another to house other necessities, such as your phone charger, notebook, electric toothbrush, wallet, sunnies—I’ll let you do the packing.
And while it’s inevitable that international travel will amp back up when COVID-19 makes its decline, you’ll still find ways to incorporate The Weekender into your little adventures. It’s okay to leave that bulky suitcase in the closet just a little longer.
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Some Offer Products On Rothy’s
1.The Handbag Sienna Brown
One bag, countless possibilities. With a detachable strap and durable top handles, our washable handbag in caramel can be worn as a crossbody or over the shoulder. Plus, it’s made with marine plastic.
2.The Handbag Sunburst Navy
One bag, countless possibilities. With a detachable strap and durable top handles, our washable handbag in navy floral can be worn as a crossbody or over the shoulder. Plus, it’s made with marine plastic.
3.The Mini Handbag
More than arm candy. Our washable, elevated mini handbag in light khaki, cream and white comes with an adjustable, detachable strap—so it also doubles as a chic crossbody. Plus, it’s made with marine plastic.
4.The RS01 Sneaker
Imagine your favorite sneaker—upgraded for game-changing comfort. The RS01 Sneaker in off-white, cream and beige combines unparalleled durability with washable style you can count on.
5.The Driving Loafer
Comfort on and off the road. With its flexible design and dual-density insoles, our washable men’s loafer in dark navy and deep brown camo is designed for an incredibly comfortable feel—socks or no socks.
6.The Driving Loafer
Comfort on and off the road. With its flexible design and dual-density insoles, our washable men’s loafer in dark green camo is designed for an incredibly comfortable feel—socks or no socks.
The one shoe that elevates any outfit—anytime. Our sleek pointed-toe flat in a bright new red combines exceptional comfort with versatile, washable style. And It’s knit from plastic bottles.
The wardrobe staple that does it all. Endlessly versatile, washable and comfortable, our classic ballet flat in a sandy and cool brown leopard print is made to last seasons. Plus, it’s knit from plastic bottles.
9.The Point Blush
The one shoe that elevates any outfit—anytime. Our sleek pointed-toe flat in soft blush pink combines exceptional comfort with versatile, washable style. And It’s knit from plastic bottles.
10.The Laptop Portfolio
A work-ready style that’s up to every task. From daily commutes to travel, our versatile laptop bag in dark brown and deep navy camo keeps your tech secure with a 13” padded laptop compartment, multiple pockets and a secure zip closure.
Designed for quick trips, our overnight bag in soft grey features an adjustable, detachable strap and top handles for maximum versatility. Plus, it easily fits under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin of most airlines.