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The Weekender: A Classic of Travelers Around the World

The Weekender: A Classic of Travelers Around the World

Men’s and women’s weekender bags are always trending in the world of travel. What makes for the best weekender? We could tell you how the magic is in the material. However true that is, a weekender is every much apart of the travel experience as you are. Here’s what you should consider when you choose your next weekend travel companion.

1873:
In Chapter 4 of Around the World in 80 Days, Phineas Fogg carries a carpet bag and "stout shoes". The book is in the public domain.
Around the World in 80 Days Vintage Poster
 

"Yes," returned Phileas Fogg. "We are going round the world."

Passepartout opened wide his eyes, raised his eyebrows, held up his hands, and seemed about to collapse, so overcome was he with stupefied astonishment.

"Round the world!" he murmured.

"In eighty days," responded Mr. Fogg. "So we haven't a moment to lose."

"But the trunks?" gasped Passepartout, unconsciously swaying his head from right to left.

"We'll have no trunks; only a carpet–bag, with two shirts and three pairs of stockings for me, and the same for you. We'll buy our clothes on the way. Bring down my mackintosh and traveling–cloak, and some stout shoes, though we shall do little walking. Make haste!"

1947: the Bogie Bag

In the early days of air travel when classic steamer trunks became impractical, Humphrey Bogart sought a bag lightweight enough for air travel but rugged enough to stand up to the demands of an international lifestyle. Humphrey Bogart commissioned a personalised canvas and leather duffel bag in 1947 that became known as the Bogie Bag. The fabric and leather combination became an enduring classic to which our kilim weekender pays updated homage.
S.T. Dupont one hundred fortieth anniversary under Humphrey Bogart constellation

Present Day
As the staple of every traveler’s luggage collection, weekender bags do more than share a style and attitude of a traveler towards jet-setting. A weekender will make a trip or break it. From the early stages of packing to carrying the bag through the airport and onto the plane, a weekender impacts how to experience travel top-to-bottom. From its look and measure to its functionality, a weekender should be designed with attention to every detail from the zipper to the strap.


Res Ipsa Kilim Weekender

It’s essential to find a weekender that is versatile for hauling through the four seasons, in all weather conditions, and around different destinations. Whether it’s a casual weekend away at the cabin/beach house or a business trip into the city, a weekender should be lightweight yet sturdy, flexible yet durable, the right size and color(s), and worthy of the price tag. Wherever your weekend travels take you, a weekender should be designed for every travel experience.
We design weekender bags for every travel experience. How do we manage to do that? We design every bag one-of-a-kind because your experience will be, too.

Res Ipsa Kilim Weekender

Res Ipsa Kilim Weekender bags are handmade in Istanbul, Turkey. Featuring an interior lining and pocket, leather trimming, button down side straps, an arm strap, and a YKK zipper, the bag can tighten for lighter loads or expand for a full weekend of travels.
Res Ipsa Kilim Weekender
The colors and patterns of the weekender vary with the vintage kilim rug they’re individually handcrafted from, giving them an international flair and classic look. Every kilim weekender speaks for itself. Learn more about kilim and its history on our blog.

Res Ipsa Kilim Weekender