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Welcome Warmer Days With the Season’s Best (and Biggest!) Beach Bags by Madeline Fass

The best beach bags and totes are as stylish as they are practical. For beach days or vacations, these carryalls are undeniably one of the warm season’s most important accessories. For those who find themselves beach-bound (or just have a lot to carry), you’ll likely need something to throw all of your necessities into.

In case you had any doubts about carrying a massive tote, just look at the spring 2022 runways. Supersized bags were spotted at Chanel, Isabel Marant, and Jil Sander, which means these maxi-sized accessories aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Not to mention a handful of designers—from Loewe, Marni, and Altuzarra to Proenza Schouler—have interpreted the raffia tote. Even Bottega Veneta and Prada offer styles in retro striped canvas and beach-towel-like terrycloth, respectively. There’s one thing the runway trends and practical shoppers can agree on: The bigger the beach bag, the better.

Until it’s time to pack your beach essentials, make use of one of these oversized totes for trips to the office—yes, your laptop will fit in just fine. Then when the time comes, throw your sunscreen, water bottle, and beach towel into a striped canvas tote bag or your summer read and sun hat into a colorful woven top-handle. Headed out of town? Pack an overnight’s worth of possessions into an XL canvas tote or large beach bag as a weekender for a road trip. Plus these canvas carryalls, straw totes, and beachy baskets are spacious enough for all of your essentials, so you won’t have to lug around more than one. Ahead, shop our edit of the best beach bags and totes for the season.

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