Going somewhere nice? You might be soon, so here's Hetty Lintell with her pick of the finest holdalls and best weekend bags you can buy.
It’s been so long, many of us will have totally forgotten how to pack a bag, and dusting off the tattered old moth-eaten number won’t cut it for your first foray back into the land of the living. Remember, people are going to see you.
Whether you’re driving to see some old friends in the country, booked in for a highly sought-after hotel break or escaping to a rental house, the Long Weekend will be what we cling to over the next few months. Let’s do it properly, which might well mean a chic new luggage arrangement — and our list of the finest holdalls and best weekend bags is a fine place to start.
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£450, Aspinal of London — www.aspinaloflondon.com
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These British-designed bags first came to the market thanks to a successful campaign on the entrepreneurial platform Kickstarter, and it’s not hard to see how they earned the backing. This is a classic weekender bag with modern touches that really help elevate it: it’s made from waterproof canvas and grained leather, includes a special padded section for your laptop, has a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, plus a reinforced base with 6 studded ‘feet’ for protection.
£395, Chapman Bags — www.chapmanmade.uk
£1,035.67, The Outlierman — www.theoutlierman.com
£795, Jordan Bespoke — www.jordanbespoke.com
£585, Ettinger — www.ettinger.co.uk
£1,700, Connolly — www.connollyengland.com
£1,455, Globe Trotter — www.globe-trotter.com
£2,590, Brunello Cucinelli — www.brunellocucinelli.com/en
£675, Bennett Winch — www.bennettwinch.com
£1,950, Tanner Krolle — www.tannerkrolle.com
£600, Bentley — shop.bentleymotors.com
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