Let’s begin at the beginning, shall we? The grand papa, big daddy best ever, albeit unoriginal ,of all beach bags is the one from the canoe people of Maine, the L.L. Bean Boat Tote. This bag signals all kinds of classicism; like summers in Nantucket and sense memories of entire bags of smashed parmesan goldfish floating at the bottom , under wet beach towels and neglected novels but they are forever. And whether you are packing diapers and water wings or not, brush up on your French, with this sturdy canvas leather- handled Claire V bag that sings the praises of mother’s and beach goers everywhere.
A day at the beach, what beautiful musical words and how much fun is this party in a bag? Far less cavernous, more like a personal party , this striped canvas tote goes from city to the beach to the pool and more.
Yes, we really love the canvas bags of beach days gone by , but as the world has grown flatter, there are so many more available straw bags. We love this bag almost as much as we love the internationality of it, this cavernous but pretty straw tote. is crafted by hand of banana leaves in Rwanda. Also from Rwanda, this traditional market fair trade bag is perfect for toting a bottle of wine, a baguette and the Sunday Times. For those of us who really hate the sand that inevitably lands on our bathroom floor, this sieve of a chunky rope woven shoulder bag is a member of sand haters anonymous and also trend of the moment chic.
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