Jack Spade Ombre Coal Tote

I lamented not long ago that we don’t see a lot of fun color in men’s bags; beyond the most traditional of neutrals, mainstream designers don’t give dudes a whole lot to work with, even if warm weather. Thankfully, the market is starting to diversify, and it’s happening just in time for beach season with a bag like the Jack Spade Ombré Coal Tote. Ladies, steal this one from your dude. Or buy it for yourself. Both are totally acceptable.

Chic beach bags aren’t exactly easy to come by, but this option is big enough, simple enough and durable enough to fit the bill. At right under $200, it also won’t make you cry to sit this bag down in the sand or throw a damp bottle of water inside after an afternoon outside. Summer bags, of course, have to be functional before anything else – they’re far more likely to encounter the elements than a bag carried during any other time of year, simply by virtue of the increased amount of time that most people spend outside during warm months.

And then, of course, there’s the color. The gorgeous ombré sunset that’s happening is the real draw here, and although Jack Spade also offers it in a green version, you’d be nuts not to go for the warm, glowing orange option. It’s summer on the side of a bag, if ever I’ve seen it. Just the thing to shake off the last of this lingering winter chill, whether it’s for you or for your dude. (Or if you are a dude. Hi, dude readers!) Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $195.

  • Kevin

    No fun color in men’s bags? Have you seen any of coach’s men’s collection these last few years? I have the utility tote in rust but the company also offers green briefcases, bright blue totes and yellow travel duffles this season. I guess guys just have to know where to look.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Coach has definitely been one of the brands that’s helped usher more color into men’s accessories, but when you look at most luxury department store selections, it’s still mostly muted neutrals. We hope more brands follow Coach’s lead!

  • kristint

    for only $195?!?! i might get this for myself! perf beach/pool bag!! love!