Ok, so, that’s probably a false promise. But these are five beach bags that we really like for five different budgets and personal styles.

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1. Fendi Zucca Print Canvas Tote: This is the beach bag for the girl that’s worried about being glamorous in all facets of life. If you put heels and jewelry on to go to the beach and rent the best cabana in the best location (with cocktail service, of course), multicolored logo’d Fendi is exactly what you need to tote your towel. And also, I would like to go on vacation with you. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1050.

2. Prada Plex & Mistolino Tote: If you’re a bonafide city girl gone temporarily coastal, this is your bag. It allows you to extend an austere Prada sensibility to a venue that would normally be more casual, which reminds everyone that you are headed straight back to your urban apartment and your black wardrobe, just as soon as you get finished with that enormous drink which appears to have an entire half of a pineapple in it. Buy through BlueFly for $636.

3. Juicy Couture Beach Cooler Tote: If you paid more attention to the drinks mentioned in the previous two descriptions than the bags that they were about, then this is your new best friend. Sure, there are less expensive portable cooler options out there, but that’s not really the point of this blog, now is it? Plus, none of them are nearly this cute. Buy through Saks for $128.

4. Diane Von Furstenberg Glazed Canvas Beach Tote: If you’re a fashionable 20-something on a budget (read: if you’re Amanda) but still want the coolest beach bag possible, this is the one you want. The casual atmospheres and bright color schemes of tropical places make carrying an orange, yellow and purple leopard print bag totally acceptable, and…oh, who am I kidding. I’d carry it whenever. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $75.

5. Ted Baker Print Basket Tote: If your style is more classic and you don’t want to spend a fortune on a bag that’s only useful on the beach, this slightly more formal option is perfect. It can just as easily be worn to a restaurant or daytime event if the weather is warm, and the ribbon-covered handles and large bow make it special. Buy through Nordstrom for $110.

  • BLynnT

    LOVE the Ted Baker tote! It’s such a great vacation bag because, as you mentioned, you can take it to the beach and just as easily use it when you head out to dinner that night in a cute dress. Definitely my favorite look of these choices.

  • swags

    These are cute bags but I can’t imagine carrying something so expensive to the beach. My favorite is the blue Ted Baker basket. I could see toting this to a home on the beach but not the actual beach.

  • Indigowaters

    The ones for Coach just came out and I’m loving them. :)

  • Bonniesgirl

    Plastic Prada $636 Never, my love.

  • dguerrero3

    All are nice, though the prices are a bit much. I like the DVF price the best (fb)

  • Mochababe73

    Love the Fendi and the Prada. However, I couldn’t justify the price to my husband so I would have to wait for the DVF to go on sale. Now, that is a bag that I would carry to more places than just the beach.

  • sofia nolan

    the color on the fendi bag has become one of my favourites!

  • Maryann

    I think there are much cuter beachy bags out there than these ones. (fb)

  • gacats

    I’m not a beach girl.
    How about showing some outdoor hiking activity type bags? (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    I like the design of the Fendi tote. (fb)

  • Charlene

    the fendi tote is nice, but i’d rather buy a cheaper bag,e.g. longchamp.(fb)

  • Marsha

    All the beach bags are nice, but i really like the Fendi one is my favorite………. (fb)

    • Joli

      I bought the fendi multicolor tote and they look amazing, very summer look!
      The problem is that I just found out that they cannot be cleaned nor can it get wet!!!!!!!
      The salesgirl I talked to said that the color runs. I just wish I hadn’t spent so much money on this kind of quality.
      Well, I would love to hear from anyone about their experience.

  • MAX

    Fendi is sooo coool

  • Terrie

    I think that I would have to pass on any of these bags. I really don’t like them. I am going to stick with my LV NF MM…

  • WTCelesta

    I bought Ted Baker today. Was in love with this bag from the first site, only took time to decide between red and blue. I went with blue, the color of the summer sky and ocean waves. I think the quality to price tag ratio made this bag a real bargain (no intention to hurt anyones feelings if you find it too expensive). Give me some time, and I will report on the practicality.

  • Jane

    I want the DvF all the way. I can’t decide between this one and the same one but in different colors. The other one I like is yellow, blue, and green print. I love the price the style.

  • Tori

    If I had to pick, I’d get the Prada and the DvF tote. The Prada would be an AWESOME poolside/beach tote since it’s see-thru plastic(?) body would be a great waterproof bag and it looks big enough to hold all your needs (towel, swimmies, extra clothes, lotion, etc). While the DvF tote is just a plain fun bag to carry. That huge splash of color would look great with the right wardrobe. I love them!

  • M.L.

    I ALMOST bought the PRADA plastic tote at Bluefly… 3 things: that made me decide NOT to buy
    1. Im not going to the beach JUST to show off the Prada tote and by the end of the day , sand gets all over the bag… very cocky ….I think ( beachgoers are so busy having fun and that wont pay attention to it anyways)
    2. Spending $600 for a designer PLASTIC tote bag? I would rather spend/add that amount of money for something thats leather and classic.. like chanel or LV
    3. I cant hide it from my husband…
    ;)

  • Tina

    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 LuckyChic.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 one of these beach bag. It is worth checking out.

  • valeshiaki

    i would prefer the balenciaga beach bag!

  • yan

    none of these, there are nicer ones around

  • aee

    mee to…………………. by SAM ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  • christina

    I love these bags which are so adorable.
    I’ve got a website to share you http://www.voguenese.com. You can find many bags and purses there.

  • haya

    i will be soooooooooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo HAPPY when i win this bag