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Today's pick comes from Racked National editor Kerry Folan.
Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Bag, $255 at Nordstrom.
The perfect weekend bag probably shouldn't cost $255. But it does. Longchamp's iconic Le Pliage line includes a weekender that solves so many luggage issues, you won't want to go another summer without it. It's nylon, so it's lightweight and easily cleaned. It boasts a shoulder strap and leather handles, making it easy to navigate trains, planes, automobiles and all other modes of transportation. It's carry-on approved, but it expands to twice its size, should you decide to do a little shopping while you're away. And it folds up to practically nothing.
This particular bag can be surprisingly hard to find (it's not listed on the Longchamp website, though I have seen it in their stores). But Nordstrom.com stocks it in four colors: practical black and brown, cheery raspberry and classic red. Make sure you're committed to whichever one you pick—you're going to have this bag forever.
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