Wednesday’s Wish List…Beach bags

Prompted by my upcoming flit to the The Hamptons next week, I’ve been on the hunt for a beach bag which will double up as a travel tote.

Yes, I’ve got a gazillion leather slouchy bags that would do the trick, but for me The Hamptons conjures up images of gamine Gwyneth Paltrow types wafting along the shoreline in their gingham retro shorts and oversized cotton popover shirts.

When our heroine heads to the market after her Tracy Anderson workout to buy some fresh organic kale for lunch, she doesn’t tote a big old Prada handbag around. No, she has a beautifully crafted artisan vibe bag nestled in the crook of her elbow just so, as she strolls the local East Hamptons neighborhood…flanked by bodyguards ‘natch!

First up on my wish list is this divine Sensi Studio woven toquilla straw tote.¬†A straw tote is a beach classic and I’m loving the Aztec vibe of this one.

This may be last season’s Stella McCartney deckchair stripe, but hey, where better to flash your deckchair stripes but on the beach right? A perennial beach day winner.

If colour blocking is your bag then look no further than this cute Roxy straw tote. 100% paper straw.

This Caracas Sisal basket tote by Mar-Y-Sol for Calypso St Barth nails the monotone trend nicely.

Finally this metallic slouchy bag from Baggu brings a touch of South Beach glam to your summer.

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