Hit the beach with these summer totes

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The best bags to elevate your beach style.

The best bags to elevate your beach style.

Beach bags: this is a summer must-have. They should be big enough to hold all your seaside necessities, but not overwhelming. When it comes to the beach bag, the designs are normally not very cutting edge. From tacky tropical 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 a stylish new option. Here are eight must-have beach bags to help take your beach essentials from dull to fabulous.

Raffia tote bag by Prada

Raffia is a must for any summer bag. Prada’s raffia tote bag embodies the summer vibe with its soft woven raffia design. Its tote bag shape makes it perfect for storing many items, such as towels, sunscreen and other beach accessories. The iconic Prada logo is embroidered on the front of the bag in black, adding a nice contrast to the overall look.

Buy the raffia tote bag here.

    Image courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent

Medium Basket Bag by Yves Saint Laurent

For a darker, more elegant raffia option, the Panier Medium bag is a perfect choice. Coming in a dark brown colour, this bag is perfect for any beach outing. This is a subtle design option since the only visible YSL logo is on the label. This bag is the perfect size to carry all beach essentials and has a zipper for added security.

Shop the Medium Basket Bag here.

    Image courtesy of Céline

Celine Printed Textile and Calfskin Large Square by Celine

Although most beach bags seem to follow a raffia theme, Celine brings an option that stands out. The large square textile bag with Celine print and calf leather uses the cream and black colorway to give the beach bag a city makeover. Featuring a large Celine logo on the front, there’s no denying that this bag has class. Its canvas and calfskin design allows for a structured look and will protect it from the outdoor elements.

Buy the large square textile with Celine print and calfskin here.

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Red and White Distorted Check Triangle Tote by MM6 Maison Margiela

For a playful touch, the red and white distorted triangle tote is the one for you. This canvas tote is a similar option to the beach bag. Its triangular shape makes 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.

Shop the Red and White Distorted Check Triangle Tote here.

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The backpack tote by Béis

For a bag and a backpack all in one, Béis creates the Backpack Tote. The limited-edition bag takes the brand’s iconic convertible backpack and gives it a summery twist. Using black and cream to create a boujee island vibe, this bag is perfect for days on the go. The braided shoulder strap lets you wear the bag on your bag or as a tote, making it customizable to different needs. The bag also features a padded laptop sleeve so you can take your work on the go!

Shop the Tote Backpack here.

    Image courtesy of Chloe

Large Woody basket by Chloé

Chloé’s large Woody basket brings some pop to the summer. For this edition, the French brand is joining forces with the World Fair Trade Organization to create a magnificent bag. The bag is made from multi-coloured stripes and linen in hand-woven fair trade and recycled wool. Beige, orange, yellow, burgundy, blue and black stripes make the Large Woody a colorful yet simple addition to any summer wardrobe.

Buy the large Woody basket here.

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Moon leather-trimmed raffia tote by STAUD

For a chic, beach-ready shoulder bag, STAUD has you covered. The Moon leather-trimmed raffia tote is the perfect bag for any beach get-together. The circular structure allows it to sit comfortably under the arm while creating an interesting silhouette. Its solid color makes it easy to combine with any outfit. While this bag won’t hold all your beach essentials, it’s a good option to bring along for items you want to keep safe.

Shop the Moon Leather-trimmed raffia tote here.

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