A Summer Beach Bag Roundup

Put your best bag forward this summer

By Guest Styler | 25th November 2020

Summer is almost upon us, and that means one thing: beach days are here!

A staple fashion item for the hotter days ahead is a roomy beach bag to carry all the season’s most important accessories.

For those who find themselves beach bound this summer, you’ll need something to throw all of your necessities in that’s not only practical, but almost completes your summer outfit.

Natural raffia totes and humble straw bags have donned the Spring Summer 2020 catwalks at the Valentino, Loewe and Fendi shows, while super-sized versions were spotted on sun-kissed arms at Alexander McQueen and Jacquemus. We also eyed-off chic waterproof totes swinging in style at Prada.

Whichever style you choose, one thing is clear: you won’t might schlepping through the sand with one of these chic summer beach bags in tow!

Brixton, Courtney Bag, $129.95

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Does this lil’ beauty scream summer or what? Whether you decide to take it on trip to the beach, or on a lunch date to a waterfront restaurant, you’ll find endless ways to flaunt this number. Crafted from woven straw with a teal cotton liner and O-ring handle, it makes for the perfect stylish summer accessory. Pair it with some white wide leg linen pants, beige sandals and oversized sunglasses for a supercool 70s vibe.

Hereu Calella Canvas Tote, $455

Ahhh Hereu, they’ve done it again! This chic tote looks like it belongs on a yacht here – and your arm! Made in Spain from organic cotton-canvas and edged with smooth leather accents, its generous size makes it perfect to not only sit comfortably over the shoulder but also to hold all you summer beach essentials. Despite being on the pricier side, this bag is a timeless staple. Worth investing in? We think yes.

Country Road Net Shopper, $79.95

CR never miss a beat when it comes to nailing summer staples, and this net shopper is a testament to that! Made from cotton in macrame weave, this funky beauty is the ultimate carry-all bag. Coming in three classic and easily pairable colours (black, natural and chilli red), make this your summer go-to bag for all occasions, not just the beach. Who doesn’t love versatility? We know we do!

Oroton Kaia Shopper Tote, $59.95

No other luxury brand nails a classic tote quite like Oroton, and this mega tote is just what the doctor ordered! On sale for just $59.95, this bag is perfect for a weekend escape to your favourite seaside town. Not only is it spacious enough for all the essentials, it won’t break the bank account (bonus)! This classic coated canvas design is a must-buy for all you name brand lovers!

SunnyLife Kasbah Luxe Mesh Beach Bag, $49.95

Carry style on your shoulder with this Sunnylife mesh beach bag. Made out of highly durable materials this bag is quick drying, while the mesh allows sand to filter through – so no more sand-filled beach bags for you! The eye-popping design makes for a fun fashion statement, and for those who love a set (who doesn’t?), match your umbrella, towel and pool ring to your tote. Time to get shopping!

Cult Gaia Fan Ark, $219

This bamboo beauty is a closet staple for every summery occasion, and with a unique design, will make a statement. Although admittedly not the most practical choice to take to the beach, this statement piece is a no-brainer for poolside happy hour, summer soirees, and breezy brunch dates.

ASOS Pieces Straw Shopper, $56

A summer staple year-on-year, the woven basket bag can’t be beat when looking for that chic, summer accessory. With its natural colour and striped blue handles, this straw shopper would be the perfect accompaniment to a white linen dress. With its generous size and lightweight design, it gets the nod of approval from us.

Witchery Boho Knot Bag, $129.95

This bohemian-inspired beach bag is not only stylish but practical – win, win! The spacious interior and internal zip pocket mean you’ve got room for all your Knick Knacks, while the statement bamboo handle makes it perfect for day or night wear. Dressed up with heels or paired back with strappy sandals, you’ll find endless ways to style your new summer carrier.





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