Luggage Love: Our NYC Guide To Weekend Travel Bags

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Fashion Week is finally over, and all around the city editors are grabbing their Alexander Wang Roccos and returning home or heading to London for more craziness. Yes, we can all finally score a table at Café Gitane, but truth be told, with the continued March winds, continual parade of hideous Ugg Boots, and slushy sidewalks what we'd really like is to pick up and jet the hell out of here. And to make this magical getaway even more seductive, we've been day-dreaming about some new lust-worthy luggage for a super long weekend. Whether it's a Demeulemeester messenger or a vintage satchel from Amacord, it's time to ditch that broken-down rollie bag and travel in style. We can just tell ourselves that Wang is cheaper in Brazil.
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Above, clockwise from top left: Opening Ceremony For Tumi, Small Soft Satchel, $295; T. Anthony Jewelry Wardrobe, $1800; Jack Spade, Waxwear Soft Duffel, $495; In God We Trust Canvas Duffle, $100
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Above, clockwise from top left: Stubbs and Wootton Duffel Camo, $850; Takashimaya Cargo Felt Weekend Bag,  $345.00; Billy Kirk Large Caryall, $345; Amacord Vintage Gold-framed Red Leather Doctor's Bag, $495
Why and Where to Buy These Fabulous Weekenders:
Takashimiya
Why: Japanese imports and exclusive designs all in one of New York's most devastatingly beautiful stores.
Where: 693 Fifth Avenue, (between 53rd and 54th streets); 800-753-2038
takashimaya-ny.com
Flight 001
Why: Just maybe the biggest selection of travel bags in the city.
Where: 96 Greenwich Avenue, (at Jane Street), 212-989-0001
flight001.com
Billy Kirk
Why: Everything looks like you might have inherited it from your great-grandfather.
Where: 304 Hudson Street, (at Vandam Street); 212-941-8435
billykirk.com
T. Anthony
Why: U.E.S. glam that takes us back to Titanic style travel.
Where: 445 Park Avenue, (at 56th Street); 212-750-9797
tanthony.com
Jack Spade
Why: Casual cool that's durable and masculine.
Where: 56 Greene Street, (at Broome Street); 212-625-1820
jackspade.com
In God We Trust
Why: Cheap, but not cheap looking.
Where: 153 Ludlow Street, (at Stanton Street); 212-966-9010
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Opening Ceremony
Why: You know every skinny-jeaned hipster will want your number.
Where: Ace Hotel, 1190-1192 Broadway, (at 29th Street); 646-695-5680
openingceremony.us
Stubbs And Wootton
Why: There's only three stores in the world, so you know you'll stand out on the Orient Express.
Where: 1034 Lexington Avenue, (at 74th Street); 212-249-5200
stubbsandwootton.com
Amarcord
Why: Vintage never goes out of style.
Where: 252 Lafayette Street, (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-431-4161
amacordvintagefashion.com
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