Though I’m used to toting around my DKNY canvas bag, my weekend at the Cape seems like all the reason I need to invest in a new beach bag.
To be honest, I always seem to have a hard time justifying spending money on fancy beach bags; I’m always worried that they’ll be dirty after the first hour on the beach. But, it’s sand — it’ll dry and fall right off, right? Plus, it’s not like you’ll need a new beach bag after every beach season — it’s an investment that will last for years.
So whether you like cool art deco prints, the classic striped beach bag, or even the ‘90s style clear bags, there are tons of options out there. Keep reading to hear more about my favorite four of the year!
When I’m in the market for a new beach bag, my number one rule is to make sure it’s big enough. Though I’m not normally a light traveler, when I go to the beach I travel with quite the small amount of possessions in tow. So, obviously I don’t want to carry anything besides my one bag. This Sea Bags for J.Crew Medium Tote ($165) seems to do the trick with its 14” x 14” measurements.
It’s not quite often that I would suggest purchasing a clear bag — it’s just so early ‘90s. But, this LeSportsac Striped Clear Beach Tote ($98) is an awesome take on the clear bag trend. Plus, you’re at the beach! Who cares if they see you carrying around a towel, some suntan lotion, and a good read?
How fun is this Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdle Linen Tote ($114)? Back in the day beach bags were just plain bags, but now they have fun designs, gold hardware, adjustable straps, and fancy interiors.
If you think you need a beach bag with a little more pizzaz, this Surface to Air Art Deco Beach Bag ($189) is the one for you. This bag is made out of cotton canvas with a contrast art deco print — totally fun for a day (or night) out on the beach!