My favourite weekend bag these days is the Fossil Cross-Body Explorer Bag. It comes in various styles including a petite version, but I chose the larger, fold-over version. It retails in Canada for about $238, although you might find it for less online through shop.ca
I find the two zippered pockets on the outside extremely useful, especially the top one, which is very deep and perfect for sliding your tablet into. The bottom pocket is shallower and that’s where I stash my keys and mobile for easy access.
You can carry this bag two ways: 1. Folded over, tucked in the crook of your arm, holding the handles, or 2. using the adjustable strap in a cross-body fashion.
I love the rugged, messenger bag vibe with the cross-body option best and because this bag is quite heavy (especially if your i-pad is in there); it’s more comfortable like this.
It also has two interior media pockets (which I don’t really use; I hate scrambling around when my phone is ringing), two credit card slots and one interior zipper pocket.
My favourite thing about it is the colour; an old school saddle leather colour, that gets better with age.
Very cool bag.