Whether you’re taking a short business trip or a weekend vacation, you’ll need a bag that is not too big but just enough to carry everything you need for a day or two away. Some of the best overnight bags for women come in cute and stylish prints and colors, so they make great gifts too!
You have a few choices as to the type of bag that will do the job. Overnight totes for women are best for packing light and you can carry them on your shoulder or grab them by the handles. They are the most versatile, as they aren’t just meant for travel. You can use them for shopping, for work or as diaper bags too!
You can also choose an overnight duffle bag for women that is just right as a weekender. These are not the large rugged looking duffles that people take on adventure trips, so they’re not meant for rough handling. Some also feature a shoulder strap, but they’re easiest to carry by the short handles.
The third choice is a rolling overnight bag. This is the kind for those who cannot carry much or for those that just have to pack more than needed! They usually come in a tote style and if you want it to double up as a carry on tote for air travel, take a look at these options.
Overnight Tote Bags for Women
Lug Puddle Jumper Overnight Bag
If you’re looking for a weekender that’s great for its compartments and just different than most other bags, the Lug Puddle Jumper bag would be it.
This easy to clean polyester bag comes in 13 cool monochrome colors and is coated with a water repellent finish. The bottom is plastic coated and stands on small metallic feet to keep it from getting damp and dirty.
It comes with lots of inner and outer compartments that are really cleverly placed. Almost all your items can have their own special pocket or pouch.
Need a separate space for soiled clothes or shoes? There’s a zippered pull out ventilated compartment on the back for that. Need to keep your small items from getting lost in the bottom? There’s an attached key ring, penholders, ID card holder, bottle holder, and compartments for a wallet, phone, cosmetics and more. It also has a detachable mirror!
It’s a bag that’s made to last. Carry it easily with the double straps or use the special strap to hang it around the handle of any rolling luggage.
It measures 15.5″ x 14.5″ x 6″ and weighs 1lb and 14 oz.
Pros: Great organization.
Stays upright when empty or full.
Also good as a gym bag.
Cons: The bottle holder is on the inside.
Can get heavy to tote if you carry too much.
Tosca Women’s Nylon Oversized Travel Tote Bag
The oversized Travel Tote by Tosca is a weekender that looks like a stylish handbag. It measures 11.5″ x 8″ x 17.75″ and comes with two short straps that drop 7″ and one detachable longer strap.
The construction and materials used are of high quality, with the shell made of 100% nylon, the lining in polyester, and the hardware is silver toned. It comes in a few different sophisticated colors.
The top zippers close up the bag and there’s an additional flap closure that can be adjusted using any of three slots. The inside features two open pockets and one zippered pocket inside.
Pros: Provides simple storage.
Colors are sophisticated, making them good for business trips and European vacations.
Cons: No pockets on the outside.
Baggallini New Classic Overnight Expandable Laptop Tote with RFID Phone Wristlet
If you’re looking for a modern styled bag that’s roomy, this Baggallini New Classic Overnight Expandable Laptop Tote would be it. Available in 4 muted colors, it is functional and well made in water resistant nylon. The regular dimensions are 6 (depth) x 16.5 (length) x 13.5 (height) inches and this is good as a work tote. The bottom can be unzipped all the way up the sides for a total depth of 10.75 inches when you want to use it as an overnight bag. It weighs 2 pounds.
The double shoulder straps provide a comfortable shoulder carry, while the removable and adjustable crossbody strap drops to a maximum length of 26″ for across the chest carry. A wide sleeve at the back lets you slide the tote onto a wheeled luggage telescopic handle. This sleeve can be zipped closed at the top and bottom to convert to an extra pocket. Metal feet on the bottom keep the bag clear from the ground.
There’s a large main compartment with one large zippered inner pocket, several slip pockets, a padded laptop sleeve with a velcro fastener, and a detachable zipped wristlet with 3 RFID-blocking card slots. The front exterior sports a large zipped pocket.
Pros: Versatile style to use for travel or work.
Folds almost flat, so can be carried in a larger bag for later use.
Fits under a plane seat.
Light and durable.
Cons: The shoulder straps are not padded.
Vera Bradley Weekender
What’s not to like about Vera Bradley designer overnight bags? It’s rare to find anyone else with the same print because the brand comes out with new prints regularly while retiring old ones. Their Weekender bag is made of cotton quilted fabric and the construction is top class. There’s a cute print in any color that you want and you can choose from over 20 different ones currently. This would make a great gift and could be the best overnight bag for women who like a feminine bag.
The roomy interior features four pockets, while the exterior has two open ones and one large zippered one. The wide top opening with double zippers lets you pack even large items. It measures 18 ½” x 12 ½” x 8″ and has a 48 ½” adjustable, removable strap that is anchored by strong metal hardware.
There’s a strong inner removable base and a trolley sleeve to help you hang it around the telescopic handle of your rolling luggage.
If you’d like a slightly larger bag that is still carry on compliant, check out the Vera Bradley Grand Traveler.
Pros: Gorgeous prints.
Roomy interior and lots of compartments.
Cons: Cotton fabric can get dirty easily.
No feet on the bottom.
Weekender Duffle Bags
Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Travel Duffel Bag
This is one of the best overnight bags for women that you’ll find. For the amount that you can pack into this Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Travel Duffel Bag, the pretty look and overall quality, the price of this is worth it! You can currently find this bag in several colors and prints.
The fabric is quilted cotton with the interior in a matching print, and the dimensions are 8.5 x 18 x 8.5 inches – a size that’s great for a weekend. It is machine washable on the cold gentle cycle.
There are 3 open mesh pockets on the inside and 3 slip pockets and one zippered one on the outside. The bottom features metal feet.
In addition to the two drop carry handles, there’s also a detachable shoulder strap with a shoulder pad for comfort.
Pros: Will fit under the seat on a plane if not overly full.
Holds a lot and is durable but light.
Is machine washable.
Cons: Not water resistant.
LeSportsac Classic Large Weekender
You’d be surprised at how functional this sophisticated LeSportsac Classic Large Weekender bag is! It is large enough to hold shoes, clothes and accessories for an entire weekend, but is really light and stylish. It also comes with a matching accessories bag.
The material is polyester with logo-printed grosgrain trims and an interior lining and is available in several prints. It comes with two short grab handles and a longer optional adjustable shoulder strap.
The main compartment is dual top zippered. While there are no interior pockets, there are four outer zippered ones – two large on the front and back for travel documents or magazines, and two small ones on the sides. It measures 20.75 x 10.5 x 13.5 inches and weighs 1 lb 14 oz.
Pros: Very roomy and lightweight. It can fold up into a compact pack to be stored in your other luggage. Looks upscale and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Cons: There is no padding on the straps and there are no interior pockets.
World Traveler 19″ Duffle Bag
This duffel style bag is good for the gym or for an overnight trip and is another affordable option. It’s measurements are 19″ in length, 11.5″ in height and 11″ in width and is available in lots of fun colors and prints.
The material is in an easy to spot clean polyester with a polyester lining. You can carry it either with the adjustable and detachable shoulder strap that has a 18″ drop, or two carry handles on top that are kept together by a Velcro wrap. The bottom has metal feet to keep it clean anywhere. There’s more organization here than in most duffel bags – two front pockets and two end pockets. All are double zippered, as is the main compartment.
Pros: Lots of packing space.
Choose from multiple colors and prints.
Cons: Has a strong smell when removed from its packaging but that will disappear when aired out.
In the last year or so the popular Lipault Paris brand has been making plenty of appearances States side. They have two chic bags that are perfect for a weekend.
If you’re looking for a colorful array to choose from, the Kipling Sherpa is another fun duffel style bag.
We hope that you now have enough great weekend bags for women to choose from!