Streamline your holiday wardrobe with our pick of the hardest-working bags this season. Practical, versatile and chic, they’ll do for beach days and are perfect for the plane – and twice as much usage means they’re worth the investment…
We love this nautical-inspired tote bag from swimwear queen Melissa Odabash. It’s just the thing for days out and durable enough for the beach, with secure zip pockets and plenty of room for your holiday essentials. The tote features a navy canvas design that’s smart enough to use as a carry on, with white leather piping and tassel detailing finished with delicate gold embossing.
Love a classic straw beach bag? This beautiful handmade tote is the work of artisanal handbag designer Muuñ. Handwoven in Ghana and finished in Paris, it’s crafted from natural straw with vegetable-tanned leather handles, and features a detachable internal pouch for all your bits. The craftsmanship is one-of-a-kind, making it more than your average beach bag…
Get in the holiday mood with this vibrant Hilfiger Collection tote. Made from super-soft, 100% cotton, the cactus design is so fun and unique it will always remind you of holidays, with splashes of pink from the lined interior and reinforced carry handles. The tote features an internal pocket and comes in the perfect ‘chuck everything in but still look stylish’ size.
This canvas tote from the White Company will be a wardrobe staple. In sleek monochrome, it goes with absolutely everything, and features shoulder-friendly straps, structured base and top zip for security. It can easily double up for the beach, plane or even gym, with interior patch pockets ideal for your passport, travel documents and other bits and pieces. Don’t leave home without it.
This is a tote you’ll use again and again. In an on-trend geo print, it’s a go-with-everything kind of style with a handle that throws over your shoulder. The rope handles and tassels add a little fun, while the monochrome colourway is chic enough for travel. Guaranteed to be your new summer favourite.
Created in collaboration with the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative (providing long-term opportunities for artisans in Kenya) this striking hand-crafted tote features a vibrant blue leopard print in ultra-durable cotton-canvas. There’s ample space for beach towels and essentials, with a zipped inner packet for phones and keys. Doubles as a beach bag and weekender.