A certain cachet factor lies in products that age well. Somehow they justify the barrier of entry that oft lies in the price. The J.Crew Cotton-Linen Artisan’s Duffel bar is a sophisticated bag waiting for your overnight or weekend trip. The leather is vegetable-tanned and hand-finished that will patina nicely and the double-layer heavyweight linen/cotton canvas. There’s just the right amount of solid brass hardware accentuated by the heavyweight cord stitching.
What this means to you: A weekend bag is far more versatile than you’d expect. Invest in a good one, keep it for a couple of decades and never ask think twice why you went with a well constructed piece as it ages just as well as you.
Cost: $495 @ J.Crew