Hit the Beach with These Summer Carry-Alls
The best bags to up your beach style.
The best bags to up your beach style.
Text: Stevie Rowley
Beach bags: they’re a summer staple. They need to be big enough to hold all your oceanside necessities, but not overwhelmingly so. When it comes to the beach bag, normally the designs aren’t very fashion-forward. From tacky tropic patterns to bright and bold colors, the beach bag is often overlooked in the design department. It’s time to ditch that old beach bag and welcome in a new stylish option. Here are eight must-have beach bags to help take your beach accessories from drab to fab.
Raffia Tote Bag by Prada
Raffia is a go-to for any summertime bag. The Raffia Tote Bag from Prada embodies the summery mood with its soft woven raffia design. Its tote bag shape makes it perfect for storing a lot of items, such as towels, sunscreen, and other beach accessories. Prada’s iconic logo is embroidered on the front of the bag in black, adding a nice contrast to the overall look.
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Panier Medium Bag by Yves Saint Laurent
For a darker, more sleek raffia option, the Panier Medium Bag is a perfect choice. Coming in a dark brown, this bag is perfect for any beach outing. It’s a subtle designer option since the only noticeable YSL logo is featured on the tag. This bag is the perfect size to carry all beach essentials and has a zipper for extra security.
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Large Square Textile With Celine Print and Calfskin by Celine
Although most beach bags seem to follow a raffia theme, Celine brings an option that stands out. The Large Square Textile With Celine Print and Calfskin bag uses cream and the black colorway to give the beach bag a city makeover. Featuring a large Celine logo on the front, there’s no denying this bag has class. Its canvas and calfskin design allows for a structured look and will protect it from the outside elements.
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Red & White Distorted Check Triangle Tote by MM6 Maison Margiela
For a playful twist, the Red & White Distorted Triangle Tote is the one for you. This canvas tote is a similar option to the beach bag. Its triangular shape allows for an interesting, yet practical bag. Although it’s smaller, it can still hold everything you need for a day at the beach. The red and white triangles make this the perfect bag to spice up any outfit.
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The Backpack Tote by Béis
For a bag and backpack all in one, Béis creates the Backpack Tote. The limited-edition bag takes the brand’s iconic Convertible Backpack and gives it a summer twist. Using black and cream to create a boujee island vibe, this bag is perfect for days on the go. The braided shoulder strap allows you to wear the bag on your bag or as a tote, making it customizable to different needs. The bag also has a padded laptop sleeve so you can bring your work on the go!
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Large Woody Basket by Chloé
The Large Woody Basket from Chloé is bringing pop to summertime. For this edition, the French brand partners with the World Fair Trade Organization to create a gorgeous bag. The bag is made from fair-trade and recycled multicolor hand-braided wool stripes and linen. Beige, orange, yellow, burgundy, blue, and black stripes make the Large Woody a colorful, yet simple addition to any summer wardrobe.
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Moon Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote by STAUD
For a chic and beach-ready shoulder bag, STAUD has you covered. The Moon Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote is the perfect bag for any beachside date. The circular structure makes it sit comfortably under the arm while creating an interesting silhouette. Its plain coloring makes it easy to pair with any outfit. Although this bag won’t hold all your beach essentials, it’s a good option to bring for the items you want to keep safe.
Shop the Moon Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote here.