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Last-minute souvenirs and weekend getaways call for mini bags with maxi room

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Stash with flash Carry Tumi’s Pack-a-Way Duffle on your next weekend getaway. Made from lightweight nylon with leather pocket, straps and trim, this utilitarian satchel features a roomy main compartment and a front zippered pocket that is perfect for stashing your boarding pass and passport. Make use of the adjustable padded shoulder strap when your load gets heavy. $195;

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Flat-out fetching Brothers Tim and Dan Joo – the New York-based design duo behind Haerfest ( – are pros at crafting simple, yet sophisticated bags that last a lifetime. The A3 shoulder sack is their modern take on the over-the-shoulder tote. The soft-leather and cotton construction folds completely flat so stowing it away in your suitcase is a breeze. $289 (U.S.); Available online at

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Carry-all cachet Longchamp’s Le Pliage has long been a staple for fashionable Parisians and jet-setting celebrities. The classic carry-all, which folds down to a fraction of its size when not in use, has enough room to fit a day’s worth of shopping and a weekend’s worth of outfits. It also stows easily in overhead bins. From $125 (U.S.), price varies depending on style;

Christophe Petiteau

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Stow and go The StowAwayBag may not be the most elegant accessory, but it comes in handy for last-minute airport shopping. Stuff souvenirs and duty-free purchases inside this water-resistant nylon, duffle-style carry-on and you’re good to board the plane. When empty, it can zip into a matching pouch that measures 28 cm by 23 cm. $32 (U.S.);

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