10 Best :: Must Have Beach Totes

By Jennifer Berke
10 Best Beach Totes | Camille Styles

Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts, my childhood summers were filled with day trips to Hyannis Port and Cape Cod, building sandcastles and collecting seashells. A beach girl at heart, I’m finding myself in desperate need of a summer retreat, Jackie Kennedy-style (of course, living in the middle of Texas doesn’t help, but I’ll find my way out eventually). A few must-have pieces to get me ready: the obvious swimsuit, sunnies, a good read, and the one accessory that brings it all together, the perfect beach tote. In the 90’s, Kate Spade took the shape of this coastal utility bag and transformed it into a fashion forward, oversized necessity for women to carry, and we’ve never looked back. So, in honor of summer and in paying homage to oversized bags everywhere, we’ve rounded up our ten favorite summer beach totes… which one are you loving?

1. Straw Postcards Tote, Henri Bendel 

2. Coco Canvas Leather-Trimmed Tote, Lord and Taylor 

3. Geo Beach Bag, Forever 21 

4. Banded Bidar Storage Bag, Terrain 

5. Caracas Tote, Nordstrom 

6. Capri Islander Tote, Anthropologie 

7. Farmer’s Market Tote, J.Crew 

8. Hat Attack Striped Beach Tote, Club Monaco 

9. Rattan Tote, Tory Burch 

10. Doug Johnston Hawla Tote, Steven Alan