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Cool Beach Bags for Hot Summer Fun

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What IS a beach bag? Anything large enough to carry necessities to the water, really, though everyone’s necessities differ. Some will need a case on wheels, others pack a minimum. Likely to be sturdy and water resistant, the bag is more practical if you can sling it over an arm and walk into a restaurant or club. A certain kind of woman never wants to look as if she frequents Jones Beach even if she does. Logos are out of the question, so style must indicate taste and choices. Anyone can find a canvas duffle, even a pretty one. These are more distinctive selections.

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about. Newt Gingrich

Kate Spade New York Point Breeze Small Coal

Femininity extends to your clothing, accessories, the way you do your hair, to a softer voice and appreciation of strength. Not that you can’t take care of yourself. Nice size. Good color. Handy underarm shape. Woven straw, dual chain and leather shoulder straps. Shoulder drop 8.25”. 14-kt light gold plated hardware. Grosgrain bow accent. Inside magnetic snap closure. Lined interior with back wall zipper pocket and multifunctional slip pockets. 19” x 10” x 11.5”. $386.00

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. Loren Eiseley

Niia Borsa Gialla Bag

Not as big as some, but super looking. The house is just over there, so all you need is lotion, your ipad, sunglasses, and water. Kind of an “it” bag, evidently Miley Cyrus uses one, this clean, simple look and artful use of material speaks volumes – quiet as the inside of a sea shell. Tie a colored scarf on the handle for zing. Yellow beach bag/shopper with water resistant front surface, textile sides and beige, slightly shimmering lining with zippered pocket. 12.2” x 13.2” x 5.5”. $395.00

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. Isaac Newton

Joanna Maxham Beachcomber in Blue

For the natural woman-you live in levis, cropped whites and slip on dresses, pull your hair up with a clip and still use Ponds. Or it seems that way in any case. Good looking and not at all fussy. Great coordinating color. Tough fabric.Jute based Italian fabric designed to look like Raffia, but softer and lighter. Folds flat to fit in a suitcase. Adjustable straps for in hand or over the shoulder fit. 21” x 14” x 9”. 5” handle drop, or 10” over the shoulder. Ribbed satin lining. $345.00

Related: Perfect Beach Coverups

You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach. Jim Steinman

Boden Oil Cloth Beach Bag

Great for women who may be around kids and get perpetually splashed. Easy to keep, easy to clean. Good looking traditional pattern. You probably wear a solid suit and shy away from anything flashy. 100% cotton canvas with pvc coated outer. Contrast lining in cotton twill. Brushed silver finish metal trim. Navy bloom and multi floral. 20 ½” x 14 ½” x 7”. $78.00

I gravitate towards happy music. I love the Beach Boys. Zooey Deschanel

Tila March Zelig

Another smaller bag, but after all, he’s carrying the bulky stuff. This very polished piece will look wonderful at the resort pool, on deck, or outside your cabana. Sophisticated enough to be carried into town-or city. It will certainly hold a guidebook and daily needs. For fashionable women who realize all components count. Woven Raffia and leather. One front pocket closed by a tab, one compartment closed by an invisible magnet, one phone pocket, one inside patch pocket. 13.4” x 13.6” x 6.5” $330.00

Miami Beach is where neon goes to die. Lenny Bruce

Color of the Moment

Below Top: Oh Miami Bag - Bright, clean also-bag. The towel is under your arm. This will go with the lime green, turquoise, and yellow fiesta colors of your suit and towel. Coral lipstick. Perhaps a big flower on your hat. Orange and fuchsia vegan faux leather panels. Spacious, star lined interior. Shell 100% polyurethane. Lining 100% polyester. 12” x 12.25” x 4”. Handle is 20.5”. Top zipper with side snap closure. One exterior pocket with zipper closure. One interior pocket with zipper closure. Two open interior pockets. $100.00

Above Bottom: Diane von Furstenberg Large Beach Tote - You live in pastels and white this time of year. Your look is soft and feminine. There’s perfume in the bag as well as enormous sunglasses and a real book-paper, not electronic. Coral would be one of your colors even if it weren’t on trend. You have a great laugh. You can probably cook-even if your kitchen is a mess. Vibrant, blooming print. 100% cotton canvas. 13” x 23” x 10”. 10” handle drop. $98.00

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