27 Gorgeous Luxury Beach Bags You Can Use All Year
Stylish buys for fun in the sun (and the rain, and the snow).
Heading to the beach this summer? Just grab a good book, a pair of shades, a hat, a swimsuit, some flip-flops, sunscreen, a water bottle, a towel, a… Oh, who are we kidding: On any trek to the beach, a good bag is practically mandatory. But seeing as summer is just three months long, splurging on a new bag can seem unnecessary—especially if your tastes are less PBR and more Veuve Clicquot.
Well, what if your beach bag also worked for the other nine months, too? Sure, summer isn’t year-round—but your bag easily can be! Just look at these 27 extremely luxurious totes—all of which work just as well in Sag Harbor as they do at Trader Joe’s—for proof. And if you’re on the hunt for some more affordable buys, check out these 30 Perfect Summer Sandals Under $30.
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$390; buy now at FWRD
Sure, this bag might say “I love you”—but add it to your repertoire, and that feeling will soon be a two-way street. Italian fashion designer Alberta Ferretti created the perfect tote: Big enough to throw a towel in for a beach trip, but practical enough to carry every day.
$2,700; buy now at Dior
This burgundy embroidered canvas tote is basically the definition of “luxury”—and, by the way, it’s seriously trending right now. Just look at how Instagram influencer Julie Sarinaña rocks the bag while wearing an oversized white button down, a pair of Camila Coelho’s pink-hearted piper shorts, and a big straw beach hat.
$225; buy now at Shopbop
Just ask celebs like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna: The clear bag trend is all the rage—and Staud, the L.A. based “it” brand, is leading the charge. They’re all about making high fashion accessible, meaning this is one bag that’s as pretty as it is practical—and priced pretty affordably, too. Best of all, there’s an inside zip pocket, which means you can cash in on this translucent trend without the world seeing exactly what you’re toting around. And for more enviable accessories, snag one of these 30 Stylish Summer Hats Under $30.
$1,350 $1,080; buy now at FWRD
Get used to people stopping and staring, because this woven bag from Loewe is a real attention-grabber. This beautifully woven tote can be worn casually, but the chain link straps make it easy to dress up. Throw it on with a pair of Vejas—the hot new kicks everyone’s obsessing over—and hit the beach.
LPA Bridget Bag
$198; buy now at Revolve
With its black-and-white houndstooth print, LPA’s Bridget Bag is super-versatile, looking just as good on your shoulder when paired with a beach cover-up as it will with your usual office-wear. And that bangle handle? To die for. And for some budget-friendly summer musts, check out these 25 Beach Essentials You Won’t Believe Are From Target.
$440; buy now at FWRD
Acne Studios founder Jonny Johansson has been killing the design game since 1996—and this tote from his beloved company is no exception. This contemporary bag can be worn with almost anything (including your favorite bathing suit!)—and, with its detachable strap, can even be converted into an everyday crossbody.
$816 $653; buy now at FWRD
Few things say “look at me!” like hitting the beach in a bikini with a fluorescent yellow bag on your arm. Bonus: it comes with a detachable zip pocket, so small things won’t get lost in its spacious interior.
$520; buy now at Saks Fifth Avenue
Can you have a bag that’s as good for the earth as it is luxurious? Short answer: Yes. Just look at this black-and-white stunner from Antonello Tedde, which is made with eco-friendly products without sacrificing an ounce of style.
$1,050; buy now at Saint Laurent
Fact: (Yves) Saint Laurent will forever be one of the most distinguished luxury fashion houses in the world. From the brand’s more modern, iconic pieces to their simple, yet luxurious ones, YSL never fails to create MoMA-worthy masterpieces. Take this Rive Gauche tote poolside, or make like the influencers do and pair it with some boyfriend jeans and Gucci loafers.
$535; buy now at Shopbop
Originally formed as laptop case brand in 2006, Clare V. has since branched out and is now producing some of the most stylish luxury bags on the market. Since its inception, the brand has accumulated a huge following, even among stars like Katie Holmes and Hillary Duff. Take it to work or even on a plane as a carry-on, like Anne Hathaway’s been spotted doing. Basically, this leather tote is everything but basic.
$1,395; buy now at Barneys New York
Here’s an impossible challenge: Find a tote that’s as sporty and wearable as fashion icon Valentino Garavani’s canvas Go Logo bag. Few accessories will make you feel as ready to take on the day as a this bag will, whether you’re hopping on the Jitney or heading to the office. And if you’re hosting this summer, make sure you add some of these 25 Outdoor Party Essentials Under $25 for the Ultimate Summer Bash to your arsenal.
$780; buy now at FWRD
Those canvas tote bags you’ve been hoarding may be convenient, but fashionable? Not so much. Switch up your arm candy this summer by adding this clear Jil Sander tote to your collection and you might just love it so much it becomes your year-round carryall.
$264; buy now on Farfetch
With a contemporary spin on traditional style, this fun jet-black straw tote is the ultimate on-the-go bag—and just big enough to fit all of your beach essentials in.
L’AVENTURA in Black Napa
$1,090; buy now at Kendall Conrad
Kendall Conrad’s L’AVENTURA bag is clean, simple, sleek, and goes with any look. The best part about the bag—though it is rather simple—is the fact that you can layer it with stacks of killer jewelry and not worry about it being too overwhelming. Pro tip: Though it works great at the beach, keep this gem out of the water!
$585; buy now at Mansur Gavriel
Want to channel the nautical trend without adding an anchor-print accessory? Blue-and-white stripes, like the ones on this Mansur Gavriel tote, definitely fit the bill. Designed in the Big Apple and made in Italy, this multifunctional tote quickly converts to a perfect work tote by adding its extra strap and using it as a crossbody.
Sheergear CiCi Tote
$78; buy now at Sheergear
Sheergear’s CiCi tote is totally stylish and majorly affordable. And even though it looks like you’d see it on a runway in Milan, the totally water-resistant faux leather trimming and fun multicolored pom poms make it the perfect beach tote, too.
$1,550; buy now at Nordstrom
You know him for the signature red sole, but Christian Louboutin‘s fashion empire has so much more to offer than footwear. Case in point: this art-inspired tote. Everything about this bag—from the collage print to its edgy, spike-embellished handles—screams “rockstar.” Stunt it by the sand or incorporate this tote into your street style by throwing on an understated outfit and a leather jacket to nail the ultimate biker-chic look.
Stella McCartney Small Tote
$625 $375; buy now at FWRD
Be the hottest one at the beach—or the coolest in the off-season—with Stella McCartney’s transparent tote. Throw it on with a fun beach cover up, or style it after summer’s over with a great pair of pumps.
Fendi Logo Tote
$2,390; buy now at Nordstrom
From the iconic “F” logo to the peerless materials it’s made from to its everyday wearability (it has a removable shoulder strap!), this bag screams “must-have.”
Sundry Bucket Bag with Rainbow Stripes
$126; buy now at Planet Blue
Looking for a beach bag that won’t break the bank? Sundry’s rainbow-striped woven bag is the perfect mix of casual and chic.
Chanel Large Shopping Bag
$3,300 buy now at Chanel
Every fashion lover dreams of owning at least one Chanel bag in their lifetime. This next-level tote fits the whole beach aesthetic, but also looks just as chic with a pair of black stilettos and a button-down.
$570; buy now at FWRD
The most amazing thing about Virgil Abloh’s Off-White brand is that it manages to appeal to customers of all ages, from teenagers to well-heeled adults. It’s the type of stuff that honestly looks good on anyone and everyone. Exhibit A: this simple black logo tote.
$678 $474.95; buy now at Anthropologie
Want a bag you’ll feel good about carrying? This En Shalla tote, made using traditional Moroccan weaving techniques, certainly fits the bill, and makes a stunning addition to any daytime outfit—especially a cute sundress and sandals.
$695; buy at Nordstrom
With its sporty diagonal stripes and edgy bike chain, this bag seamlessly goes from the coast to your corner office.
$475; buy now at Everything But Water
With it soft blush tone and dainty style, this tote is just the right amount of girly, while those subtle charm accents are what make it truly splurge-worthy.
$740; buy now at FWRD
This classic tote from fashion maven Thom Browne is the type of bag that works just as well on the boardwalk as it does in the boardroom. Luckily, it’s spacious enough for you to throw in your towel, your sunglasses, and maybe even a bottle of bubbly in the summer—or your laptop when using it again in the fall for work.
Horizontal Cabas Celine in Canvas
$1,750; buy now at Celine
Elegant, understated, and stylish no matter the season, this Celine tote is well worth its price tag. And for more warm weather essentials, stock up on these 100 Amazing Summer Buys Under $100.
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