Every beach-goer needs the perfect carryall to tote every sun-worshiping essential at the best price. From old-line Maine to modern-day Mexico, we’ve scoured the beach sands for the best. Check out these picks for under $100, and save your cash for sunscreen.
J. Crew tote, $59.50. Surfside Canvas Tote Bag in natural linen is perfect for summer weekend quick getaways or staycations. Crafted in a durable canvas fabric developed by J. Crew, this tote features a slick water-resistant interior finish and spacious pocket for keys, cell phone and vacation tickets. You can monogram the cotton canvas with your initials or emboss the leather tab.
L.L.Bean boat tote, $29.95. Open Top Boat and Tote Bag came on the scene as Bean’s Ice Carrier way back in 1944. Back then L.L. Bean billed the Boat and Tote as a bag made of builders’ canvas for hauling ice “from car to ice chest.” Today this tote does heavy lifting everywhere from grocery stores to gardens, from beaches to bedroom closets. L.L.Bean brags the bag will hold up to 500 pounds.
Shopbop twisted stripe tote, $95.00. Hat Attack Twisted Stripe tote is a large bag of woven straw styled with navy nautical stripes. The basket weave bag features an unlined interior and leather double handles.
Target bag, $29.99, Women’s Stripe Print Canvas Tote Handbag with Removable Crossbody Strap gives you a combo purse and tote. It is made of canvas with a summer-fresh stripe pattern. The full-length zip top keeps belongings hidden safely away inside. You want organization? The interior zip pocket, interior cell phone pocket and interior accessory pocket keep you together. Carry it in-hand with the sturdy handles or wear it cross-body or over the shoulder with the long, adjustable and removable strap.
ShopLatitude short handle tote, $63.00, Aqua and Hot Pink Stella Unlined Short Handle Tote from BoutiqueMexico. This outfit searches across Mexico for one of a kind items, both original and traditional, that are unique to the country and its talented artisans. This find is a smart new take on the lovable, practical, woven plastic bag. Handmade by artisans in Oaxaca using a clever technique that produces a sophisticated, stylish finish, this durable, roomy, indestructible, this hip, go anywhere bag is destined to become a classic.
BoutiqueMexico handpicks wares based on design savvy and manufacturing excellence and makes purchases with a purpose. Every piece comes from designers and brands that have woven social consciousness into the very fabric of their work.