We have been lamenting over attempting to find the perfect beach bag. Do you spend $50 or $500, do you get a designer bag or kick-around-bag? It comes down to personal preference and what kind of use the handbag in question will get. What I advise is buying a bag that is in your comfort zone price wise and will perform the task you are looking for.

The Coach Beach Collection is worth checking out, with items illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan, known for his whimsical style and keen eye for color. While the actual beach bags that I would opt for in this collection still cost around $250, they are illustrated beautifully and have the perfect beach feel to them. As far as the illustrated canvas bags go, there is a seahorse, cabana, and umbrella theme. To be perfectly honest, I am having a hard time knowing which I like most. All I can picture is one of these totes, cut off shorts, a tee, my bikini, sunglasses, and a hat. Typical beach wear accessorized by the perfectly cute and fitting beach tote. Each canvas illustrated beach tote is $268 at Coach.


There is also a tote, dubbed the Coach Beach Leather Large Tote, which I adore the shape of. There are light color options available, like cream and seafoam, on a classy and clean design. The inside features stripped lining which we all know is ubiquitous with summer. Coach may release a younger-suited Poppy line but they continue to produce higher end leather lines which are doing well for them. This tote is an example of that, and truly, a beautiful bag. Buy for $598 via Coach.

While every Coach line is not for me, this line is perfectly suited for its purpose and puts a huge smile on my face. Items are selling out fast, so check out more of the Coach Beach Shop here.

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  • Karen K.

    I actually think those illustrated beach totes are adorable!! (fb)

  • Cate

    I am absolutely wild about the Leather Large Tote in Seafoam. It is completely beautiful!

    • Allison

      AGREED!!

  • Tori

    I love the canvas totes, but I hate the turnlock detail. It would look way cuter if they removed that. I know the turnlocks are Coach’s signature, but it just looks so awkward to me. the design and drawings are super cute though! I love it!

    As for the leather large totes, they are super super pretty! I love the gray one the most. It’s a little overpriced though.

  • 19yearslater

    I think my favorite is the cabana. These are adorable and perfect for summer.

  • Laura

    Not crazy about the illustrated ones. If they were dirt cheap, I would maybe get one. But the leather Large totes are gorgeous! (fb)

  • PhotoGirl

    Beautiful, but I will be taking a $15 tote from Target to the beach. I would feel terrible about ruining an expensive bag.

  • Nancy

    Love these beach bags! I have to have one!

  • Catherine

    I love the seahorse!!!(fb)

  • Chris

    All 3 canvas totes are adorable, but with that price tag, I would never ever take them to the beach.

  • hannah

    nice… been a while since i last like something from Coach (fb)

  • Mika

    the beach totes are awesome..

  • Jackie

    WOW. Those Coach beach bags are wayyy over priced!! But that’s probably because it was designed by someone else… but they are quite adorable! My favorite is the umbrella one because I like the umbrella lots, it doesn’t have a huge COACH stamp on it, and I don’t like the cabana. The middle one looks like it was a Coach bag and then they decided that they wanted to put some stuff on it to make it look beachy. LOVE the first bag but it’s WAY overpriced for what it is: a canvas bag for the beach.

  • Julie W

    I am normally not a Coach fan but these are GORGEOUS. I think I would use it for summer parties rather than the beach.

  • MAX

    I think Coach is the only brand that remain the concept “The Price Is Right” for everyone no matter how much income u have u can afford the quality bags with cool designs. Love Coach but I never own one since Coach store in Thailand charge extreme Tax and store costs etc turn 300 $ Coach bag into 500-600$ I can’t stand paying that much extra tax and cost T^T

  • Jen

    not a fan of Coach and these beach bags are one reason. If they had the cute pictures on them that would be great, but the huge COACH lettering is a turn off to me-

  • Lianne

    I love the totes, but not at that price for printed canvas. (fb)

  • BeHappy

    cute..but wow expensive…

  • Mochababe73

    There is no way that I could justify spending almost $300 (with tax) for a beach tote and then taking it to the beach. Mine would get ruined. There’s no other use for a canvas bag with a beach theme to it. I would have to stick with a Target version.
    As far as the leather bags go, I would buy one in a minute. Forget the rules, I would wear the white year round.

  • swags

    I think the beach totes are very cute. Perfect for a vacation somewhere warm.

  • Sarah

    Wow! I love these bags. I would not normally pay this price for a beach bag, but they are so cute that maybe I would. By the way, there is a new site called luchychic.com, and it offers up to 98% off luxury products. It is a lot fun and the site features some great designer deals. Maybe the site will feature this coach beach bag. It is worth checking out.

  • Sofia Nolan

    I never really liked Coach, they never had a special design to catch my eye. But this summerish beach collection is great!

  • Barb

    I have moved on from Coach but LOVE LOVE LOVRE that cabana bag. So retro yet modern. Plus I’m always teasing my DH we need a cabana for our very furry, black dog who does not do sun and hot very well. This way I would have one! LOL

  • Jocelyn

    I like the tote with the seahorse on it :) (fb)

  • yan

    its so-so. i think it will work better on a different shape… maybe wider boat shape

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    I have the Coach PLT beach tote with the umbrella! I love it! I also got it on sale at Macys for $70. I’m looking forward to summer! (ipad)

  • Lotsof dumbpeopleoutthere

    Incredible… that there are people in the world that would pay more than $20 for these items.

  • Lisa

    I have this bag is seafoam and love it, I would love the grey croc pattern!!!