Totes

Your Comprehensive Guide to Summer 2016 Beach Bags for Every Budget

It got really, genuinely warm in NYC for the first time this year over the weekend, and naturally, that got my yearning for a trip to a body of water. I grew up in the land of plentiful neighborhood pools, and now that I live somewhere they’re few and far between, I miss being able to throw a towel, a book and a bottle of sunscreen in a tote and get to one quickly. I’ll find a beach or pool deck before long, though; mark my words.

Getting some sun, even if you’re doing it in a local park, does require that aforementioned tote, though. Summer bags need to be roomy and lightweight, fun to look at but impervious to wear, stylish but not outrageously expensive. They need to dry quickly and hold a lot. We scoured the Internet and came up with more than two dozen solid options, from the very affordable to the decidedly designer. No matter which beach you’re headed to, you’ll find a chic, functional companion for your trip below.

Alexander Wang Woven Raffia Tote
$650 via Nordstrom

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Balenciaga Cabas M Marble Tote
$960 via Balenciaga

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Bensimon Canvas Tote
$85 via Shopbop

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Deux Lux Crosby Tote
$145 via Shopbop

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Eliza Gran Venice Tote
$98 via Shopbop

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Frame Beach Bag
$265 via Shopbop

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Hat Attack Perfect Tote
$98 via Shopbop

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Herschel Supply Company Bamfield Supply Tote
$75 via Shopbop

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Kayu Pinata Tote
$130 via Net-a-Porter

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La Ligne Painted Woven Straw Tote
$195 via Net-a-Porter

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Lilly Pulitzer Canvas Beach Tote
$68 via Nordstrom

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Loeffler Randall Perforated Beach Tote
$495 via Shopbop

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Mar y Sol Capri Tote
$135 via Nordstrom

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Marc Jacobs St. Tropez Beach Tote
$348 via Bloomingdale’s

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Michael Kors Santorini Tote
$495 via Net-a-Porter

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Roxy Butternut Beach Bag
$46 via Zappos

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Saint Laurent Beach Tote
$795 via Net-a-Porter

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Sensi Studio Maxi Woven Toquilla Straw Tote
$290 via Net-a-Porter

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Skagen Anja Copenhagen Linen Tote
$195 via Nordstrom

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Sophie Anderson Jonas Crochet Tote
$470 via Net-a-Porter

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South Beach Watermelon Beach Bag
$19 via ASOS

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Straw Studios Conversation Beach Tote
$48 via Nordstrom

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Tory Burch Penn Applique Tote
$350 via Tory Burch

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Truss Sunset Woven Tote
$195 via Net-a-Porter

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Want Les Essentiels Sangster Tote
$350 via Nordstrom

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Irene
Irene
8 years ago

I enjoyed looking at these because the message is light, breezy and carefree. Ahh summer

Vicky
Vicky
8 years ago

These are all very cute! I love them, especially the yellow one.

oui
oui
8 years ago

The Watermelon Bag!

For me, going to the beach this year will be with my trusty Longchamp Le Pliage. 🙂
That bag is seriously versatile. Beach or mountain? Beach AND Mountain.

Aliza Zibkoff
Aliza Zibkoff
8 years ago

Straw Studios conversation tote is the only one I would buy. 900 smackers for a canvas tote is just obscene.

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totebags
7 years ago

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