Totes Adorbs: Bags for Summer

Summer’s in the bag with these terrific totes perfect for the beach, pool or weekend road trip

By Erika Guess

Cast off your wool scarf and put your sweaters in storage, because summer is here. As you adjust your wardrobe for the season, don’t forget about your bag. That black leather tote looks great with your peacoat, but summers in Coastal Virginia require one to be on a Zoom call at 4 p.m. and on the beach by 5:15, followed by dinner and drinks. You need a bag that can easily transition throughout your day. Here are a few available at local shops that fit the bill.

Weekend Getaway Gear

This locally made canvas weekender is stitched with red, white and blue for 4th of July! It’s industrial chic, plus it pulls double duty for Bastille Day—win/win.

summer bags-Tool Bag Weekender Natural Front

 

Werther Leather Goods
Weekender
$395

WertherLeatherGoods.com

Stylish & Sustainable

Made of recycled materials from oyster farming, the mesh lets you shake off the sand and keep your beach essentials within easy reach.

summer bags-Oyster Bag

Table & Tonic
The Oyster Bag
$69–$119

TableandTonicCapeCharles.com

Beach Backpack

This locally made bag is stylishly unisex (and made of recycled materials). Bonus: your hands are free to carry your beach chair and cooler.

summer bags-Hamilton Perkins Backpack

Hamilton Perkins
$95

HamiltonPerkins.com

Dress it Up or Down

Blush-colored rafia is a summer neutral. This tote wins the trophy for best day-to-night transition (it could even hold your laptop if you insist).

summer bags-Sun N Sand Andersons

Anderson’s Garden Center
Sun n’ Sand Straw Tote
$59

LoveAndersons.com

Off-duty Model

This boho bag says, “I’m ready for the beach, but everyone has to carry their own towel because mommy’s effortless style is not to be trifled with.”

summer bags-Fallon And Royce Straw Tote Jody G

Jody G’s
Fallon & Royce Gemma Straw Tote
$185

ShopJodyG.com

Form and Function

If utilitarian is your vibe, this is your bag. No nonsense. Easily hosed off. This foam-rubber miracle looks like it could survive just about anything.

summer bags-Bogg Bag Royal Blue Nectar

Nectar
Bogg Bag
$58

Instagram: @nectarvabeach

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