The Most Stylish Beach Tote Bags – The Hollywood Reporter


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It’s time to glue the “Gone fishing” sign one last time. To help you pack for the summer Labor Day getaway, we’ve rounded up the best beach bags – that key item needed to carry all your essentials on the sand and beyond.

These roomy totes from celebrity-loved brands run the gamut of styles. Whether it’s woven, durable canvas or beach terry, the look is decidedly oversized. All of our picks also work overtime in the fall for weekend commutes and do double duty, with a laptop and lunch, for the office.

So grab your favorite bikini or one-piece, a cute beach towel, some chic sunglasses (don’t forget the sunscreen!) and an immersive beach read and get ready to relax. And that doesn’t necessarily mean traveling. Beat the crowds and get there even easier with a stay in the garden or at the neighborhood pool or beach.

Below, check out all of our top picks for the most stylish beach bags to wear all summer long and beyond.

1. LL Bean Boat & Tote with Zip Top

This elegant and essential bag has been worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon. Recently, the LL. The Bean tote has resurfaced in popularity, fueled by TikTok and Instagram, with cheeky personalized wording in place of the traditional monogram. A variety of sizes, strap lengths, colors and fonts allow for ultimate customization.

LL bean

2. Clare V. Sandbag

This chic woven rope tote comes in black, yellow, cream or red and expands to fit more storage. Slip in one of Clare V.’s signature zipper pouches or pouches to store your smaller items. (The LA brand has been seen on the arms of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy and others.)

Claire V.

3. Loeffler Randall Bodie Oversized Open Tote

Zendaya, Margot Robbie, Lily James and Sophie Turner are a few stars who have been spotted in Loeffler Randall’s charming shoes and accessories. The brand’s Bodie canvas tote bag has a roomy design, an exterior pocket and a gingham pattern perfect for summer.

Loffler Randall

Loeffler Randall Bodie Oversized Open Tote

$150

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4. Large Naghedi St. Barths Plaid Bag

Jessica Alba supported this sustainable New York-based bag brand that employs skilled weavers. This hand-woven neoprene bag with vegan leather handles is available in 14 colors with a matching zipped pouch to hold the essentials.

Naghedi

Large St. Barths Plaid Naghedi Bag

$275

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5. Kule the Plaid Tote

Emma Roberts and Jennifer Garner are fans of this New York-based label that specializes in modern classic basics. Crafted from crisp cotton canvas, this roomy graphic-print bag from Kule features off-the-shoulder straps for easy carrying.

Kule the plaid tote

$188

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6. Tory Burch Ella Printed Straw Tote Bag

A limited-edition model, this straw logo tote bag by Tory Burch (who recently named Sydney Sweeney brand ambassador) is handwoven by artisans in Marrakech. Designed to hold an 11″ laptop, the bag comes with a removable scarf pouch with vibrant patterns.

Tory Burch Ella Printed Straw Tote Bag

$498

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7. Apolis Shoulder Market Bag

This take-everywhere jute shoulder bag from Apolis, featuring adjustable leather straps and a water-resistant lining, can be personalized with a fun name or message. The Los Angeles-based company has clients including Gisele Bundchen and Sophia Bush.

Apolis

Apolis Shoulder Market Bag

$92

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8. Khaite Osa Medium Raffia Tote

Khaite’s bags have adorned the arms of Meghan Markle, Katie Holmes and Karlie Kloss. The sleek and understated Osa tote contrasts texture-rich beige raffia with smooth black leather handles.

Khaite

Medium Osa tote bag in Khaite raffia

$980

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9. Etro Multi-Color Woven Beach Tote

In a tapestry of uplifting hues, topped with a color-block border, this woven tote from Italian fashion house Etro (Hollywood followers include Olivia Wilde and Constance Wu) is an instant pick-me-up. An adjustable tie on the top keeps the equipment in place.

Nordström

10. Sézane Paloma Basket

You can’t go wrong with this clean-lined raffia handbag from Sézane, handwoven in Madagascar, from the French brand worn on several occasions by the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate Middleton. Featuring leather straps, it has practical outside pockets and comes in natural pink or powder pink.

Sezane

Basket Sézane Paloma

$240

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11. Béis Sponge Tote

From Shay Mitchell’s multitasking line, Béis, this versatile terry tote (also available in beige) folds into a towel approximately 37 x 69 inches and includes an inflatable pillow.

Béis

Béis terry tote

$78

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12. Isabel Marant Hobo Coiba Bag

Crafted from natural woven raffia, Isabel Marant’s ‘Coiba’ crochet hobo bag features a versatile leather top handle and matching shoulder straps with a long tassel trim.

Nordström

Isabel Marant Coiba Crochet Tote Bag

$1,080

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13. Prada Terry Tote Bag

Nothing says beach like terrycloth, especially in the form of this carefree Prada tote bag. In pink, black, yellow, baby blue or white with an interior zip pocket to store keys, phone and credit card.

Prada

14. Saint Laurent Rive Gauche striped canvas tote bag

Saint Laurent’s oversized Rive Gauche striped canvas tote is refined enough for the pool or the office. Roomy with an inside zipped pocket and grosgrain lining, it is also available in linen or striped canvas.

Saint Laurent Rive Gauche tote bag

$1,750

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