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by on May 26, 2011

Ahh Memorial Day: beaches, bar-b-ques and bright sunny skies. The first long weekend to commence the summer is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited to get out of the city and into our new warm-weather clothes. Working in fashion, we know it’s difficult not to be a heavy packer, even when you’re only going away for a few days. So here it is, our picks for three one-bag Memorial Day getaways to the coolest destinations, each within a few short hours of New York City. And we’ve already done the packing for you, carefully outlined in the guide below. Happy holiday!

Three 1 Bag Memorial Day Weekend Getaways: Let Us Do the Packing

**With all of these guides, remember you will be wearing one of the daytime outfits to your destination. And, if you’re like us, you’ll probably be wearing most or all of the accessories too.

The Hamptons

The Bag
Bodhi “Weekender” Bag $648 – Sleek and luxe, just like your favorite string of Long Island beaches

The Accessories
Cutler & Gross Sunglasses $485

Alexander McQueen Mini Ivory Western Wicca Satchel $1,595

Malene Birger Ginau Mixed Bracelet Set $165

Aldo Stewarts Earrings $12

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian 14KT Gold Stone and Pave Cocktail Ring $38

Marimekko Unikko Pink and Red Beach Towel $85

The Daytime Pieces
T by Alexander Wang Button Down Silk Tank $140

3.1 Phillip Lim Knot Front Pleated Short $295

T by Alexander Wang Silk Chiffon Long Sleeve Shirt $188

Mara Hoffman Ruffle Bustier Bikini $220

Rag & Bone Emma Short $143

Diamond by Julien Macdonald Dark Pink Palm Print Kaftan $52

Topshop Rope Tie Leg Sandals $75

The Nighttime Pieces
Diane Von Furstenberg Bicolour Wrap Dress $535

Alice + Olivia Grace Belted Stretch-Silk Dress $330

Lanvin Ankle Strap Pumps $1,050



Three 1 Bag Memorial Day Weekend Getaways: Let Us Do the Packing The Catskills

The Bag
Fossil Vintage Reissue Weekender $218 – Rustic and bohemian, this bag will hold all your mountainside lake looks

The Accessories
Barbara Bui Floyd Mini Fringe Bag $595

Alexander McQueen Head Skull Necklace $595

Alexis Bittar Gold Ombre Bracelet $270

Rebecca Norman Rocky Ring $135

Linda Farrow Retro Style Sunglasses $425

The Daytime Pieces
Damir Doma Cropped Tank Top $230

Love Sam Lace Top $99

Topshop Green Flippy Skirt $55

Undrest Liberty-Print Cotton Swimsuit $275

Fly London YLVA Platform Sandal $185

Victoria’s Secret Maxi Dress $48

The Nighttime Pieces
Miss Selfridge Orange Twill Crop Jacket $73

AllSaints Aztec Dress $460

Camilla and Marc Blind Call Leopard Frock $705

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute 105 $1,395



Three 1 Bag Memorial Day Weekend Getaways: Let Us Do the Packing

Cape Cod

The Bag
Pebbled Calf Leather Weekender Travel Bag $540 – The perfect blue to match the skies of this classic, nautical vacation destination

The Accessories
Robindira Unsworth 22k Gold Hammered Hoops $144

Cynthia Rowley Denim Frame Heart Shoulder Bag $130

Larkspur & Hawk Emma Ring $850

Rag & Bone Short Brim Beach Hat $135

Kenneth Jay Lane Starfish Gold-Tone Bangle $84

Selima Optique Andy Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses $325

The Daytime Pieces
H! by Henry Holland Beige Cropped Jersey Blouse $26

Rebecca Minkoff Hali Cut-Out Rose Print Shorts $228

Marc Jacobs Floral-Print Silk Tank $198

Karen Walker Belted Swing Skirt $180

Topshop Red & White Stripe Bandeau Cover Up $52

D&G Reversible Halterneck Bikini $300

Keds Champion Austin $50

The Nighttime Pieces
Alice + Olivia Cody Color Block Dress $368

Diane Von Furstenberg Mini Maize Silk Pleated Dress $695

Schutz Laser-Cut Platform $210


What is an absolute must-have for your Memorial Day getaway?


Contributed by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.