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Prepared for Summer? Arm Yourself with the Best Beach Bags

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Bags made for those sunny days on the coast

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If you haven’t made the most of the summer sunshine just yet, here’s your sign to pack your bags and head down to the beach. But first things first, you’ll need to find a beach bag to set your plans in motion. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best beach bags below, from Chloé and Loewe to rental gems from By Rotation and My Wardrobe HQ.

While there isn’t really anything that could stop you from taking any bag on your summer holiday, it’s probably best to keep some practical qualities in mind (after all, nobody likes sand-stained leather). Some things to consider include the bag’s size, its resistance to water and sand, the number of compartments and whether it zips up. Those making a day out of a beach visit might want a bigger bag that can do it all, but if the beach is on your doorstep (or if you’re just here to try out the beach bag trend at home) then a small and simple bag may be what you’re looking for.

As always, before you buy, check at home to see if you have something that fits the trends we see on the runway. Re-using old accessories is the best way to be sustainable, but you can also do more by shopping consciously with responsible retailers, rental platforms and resale sites.

The Best Beach Bags for Summer

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Green and orange check striped bag

Arddun Stores x Maison Bengal

Extra Large Jute Hold-All in Green and Orange, £85, arddunstores.com

Woven bag with blue trim

Folklore

Large Cella Bag in Bottle Blue Leather and Chair, £457.39, folklorethelabel.com

Beach bag with initial on the front

London Velvet

The Beach Bag, £200, londonvelvet.co.uk

Model on the beach with hair wrapped in a towel pulling a blue bag over her shoulder

Araminta James

Terry Tote Bag Powder Blue, $49, aramintajames.com

Bamobb tote bag with yellow detail at the top

Stelar

Nihi Small Bamboo Tote Bag in Sunshine Yellow, £195, thisisstelar.com

Tote bag sat on table with flowers

Mehry Mu

Personalized Raffia Tote with Gold Metal Embroidered Initials, £475, mehrymu.com

Rainbow stripe woven bag

Pink City Prints

Rainbow Stripe Woven Basket, £55, pinkcityprints.com

Woven bag with pink handles

Stone & Mason

Percy Pink Amalfi Tote, £295, stone-and-mason.com

Yellow woven tote bag with 'Casablanca' spelt on the front

Casablanca

Knitted Cotton Tote Bag, £310, selfridges.com

Woman in bikini holding woven bag with pom poms on the beach

Nannacay

Beach Bag with Pom Poms, rent from £20, byrotation.com

Yellow, white and red striped beaded bag with blue palm tree on the front

Palm Angels

Summer Palm-Tree Embellished Beaded Tote Bag, £545, selfridges.com

Basket bag with multicoloured tassels

Chloé

Large Basket Bag, £750, chloe.com

Model with back to the camera, wearing an oval striped woven rucksack

Inès Bressand

Neutral Striped Oval Straw Backpack, £440, brownsfashion.com

Green towel bag with lemon image

Fiorucci

Green Towel Bag, rent from £18, byrotation.com

Green basket bag

Loewe

Large Anagram Basket Bag in Iraca Palm and Calfskin, £725, loewe.com

Hand holding a pink, orange and white checked bag, with a blue and yellow border

Frekkle

Shopper Finley, £35, generousape.com

Woven tote bag with Bvlgari logo on the front and pink patterned lining

Bvlgari

Logo Tote, £1,800, bulgari.com

Beach bag with painted outdoors scene on the front

Hermès

Farniente Beach Bag, rent from £20 per day, mywardrobehq.com

Woven bag with extra compartments on the outside

Anya Hindmarch

Multi-Pocket Basket, £450, anyahindmarch.com

Brown raffia and leather bag with rope handles and MARNI logo on the front

MARNI

Marcel Summer Bag in Brown Leather and Raffia with Rope Handles, £680, marni.com

Woman in a yellow dress and sun hat, holding a bag and walking down sunny streets

Yves Saint Laurent

Rive Gauche Beach Bag, rent from £218, byrotation.com

Red and orange floral tote bag

La DoubleJ

Reversible Tote Bag, £240, ladoublej.com

Sunrise pattern beach bag with rope handles

Paco Rabanne

Printed Cotton-Canvas Tote, £594, net-a-porter.com

Featured image: Arddun Stores x Maison Bengal

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