20 Best Designer Beach Bags For Your Summer Vacation

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Whether you are staying local or heading off on an exciting vacation this summer, you are going to need the ideal beach bag, so we’ve got together the best designer beach bags to narrow down your search!

For a day at the beach, there are a lot of different things you need to bring with you – a town, water bottle, sun cream, and a book, just to name a few, so this list includes the best tote bags to fit all your beach essentials.

Or, perhaps you are off on holiday and are looking for a smaller beachy summer bag that will hold a couple of the most important items if you are taking a walk down by the sea.

Whatever your summer plans are, we’ve got the perfect bag in this list of the 20 best designer beach bags.


20 best designer beach bags

1. Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Raffia Tote Bag

Beige and Tan Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Raffia Tote Bag

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Saint Laurent offers an incredible selection of some of the best beach bags, but this Rive Gauche Raffia Tote Bag is the ultimate summer aesthetic.

The practical and durable raffia material is decorated with black embroidered lettering with Rive Gauche Saint Laurent, a name synonymous with freedom and a youthful spirit – perfect for a beach bag. The tote silhouette, with snap closure, means this bag is the perfect size to hold all your beach essentials!


2. Prada Large Triangle Logo Tote Bag


Black and beige Prada Large Triangle Logo Jacquard Tote Bag

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This Prada tote has an easy, relaxed form but the woven jacquard design is so eye-catching. Playing on the iconic Prada triangle logo, which sits at the top of this tote bag, the entire bag is decorated with a black and beige triangle design to create this bold geometric design.

This designer tote bag also features an internal zipped pocket that will keep all your small items safe, rather than them getting lost at the bottom of the bag – perfect!

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3. Chloé Large Woody Canvas Tote


Off white Chloe Large Woody Logo Strap Canvas Tote

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The Chloé Woody Logo canvas tote is a must-have all year round, because of its sophisticated design and practicality, but it is especially suited to the summer and is perfect as a beach bag.

Available in different sizes, the large size is ideal for a beach day as it will fit your beach towel, water bottles, and sun cream. The Chloé logo webbing decorates the bag and travels up to form shoulder straps. The color combination of off-white and navy blue leather just gives perfect sand and sea vibes.


4. Loewe Small Basket Tote


Natural and white Loewe Basket Small Tote

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Spanish luxury fashion brand, Loewe, really knows how to create the ideal bag for beach days. Crafted from woven palm leaves, this natural classic tote is then decorated with a white leather patch, embossed with the iconic Loewe logo, matching the think top hand strap that makes this bag comfortable to carry.

The curved, open design is perfect for the beach or the pool to fill with snacks, a book, and your favorite sunglasses.


5. Valentino Garavani Straw Basket Bag


Natural and tan Valentino Garavani VLOGO Small Straw Basket Bag

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We love the summer picnic vibes of this Valentino Garavani Small Straw Basket Bag. As a classic straw bag, it features calf leather top handles and a detachable shoulder strap, a drawstring closure, and gold pyramid stud detailing which, along with the bold V logo, makes the bag iconically Valentino Garavani.

The neutral colors mean this bag will never go out of style and you can use it summer after summer, with enough space to fit your most needed summer items.

6. Bottega Veneta Triangle Basket Weave Tote

White Bottega Veneta Triangle Basket Weave Leather Tote

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You can always rely on Bottega Veneta to deliver on quirky and unique bag designs – such as this Triangle Basket Weave Leather Tote. A super stylish summer tote, perfect for all those summer essentials, this bag is crafted from wide leather stripes in an open weave to create an oversized version of the signature Bottega intrecciato weave.

Inside the woven exterior, you will find a drawstring pouch to keep everything inside safe! This tote is the perfect summer accessory to add a little something different to your look.


7. Fendi Sunshine Leather Shopper Tote Bag 


White Fendi Sunshine Medium Leather Shopper Tote Bag

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The Fendi Sunshine shopper tote is another really versatile classic tote that is super handy all year round but is ideal for hot summer days.

This large tote is a timeless silhouette and is large enough to fit your flip-flops and straw hat alongside all your other essentials! Available in multiple different colors, we love the neutral white shade that compliments multiple different summer outfits. The tote is finished off with tortoiseshell plexiglass handles that look stunning in the summer sun.


8. Prada Mesh Sequin Tote Bag


Lilac Prada Mesh Sequin Logo Tote Bag

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If you want to make more of a statement at the beach or on your next vacation, then the Prada Mesh Sequin Logo Tote Bag is just what you need.

This lilac sheer mesh tote has been decorated with countless, delicate sequins so this bag sparkles and shines in the sun – then finished off with calf leather top handles for a luxurious touch. Inside, you will find a removable zip pouch to hold all of your most important items. This super stylish bag is available for $2,300.


9. Fendi Mon Tresor FF Bucket Bag


Pink and brown Fendi Mon Tresor FF Bucket Top-Handle Bag

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We love the individuality of this Fendi Mon Tresor FF Bucket bag – made from woven raffia and printed in pale pink with the instantly recognizable double F Fendi logo. The leather trim is soft and supple, the perfect accompaniment to the textured raffia.

The drawstring top opens ups to reveal a surprisingly spacious interior to fit your most important essentials. The smaller size of this bucket bag makes it perfect for summer days spent exploring or an afternoon stroll down the beach.


10. Marc Jacobs The Mesh Tote Bag

Yellow and orange Marc Jacobs The Mesh Tote Bag

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The Marc Jacobs tote bag comes in many different variations, but this Mesh Tote Bag is just ideal for beach days. The super lightweight bag is available in multiple summery shades and features a zip-top and inner pocket as well as an interior zip pocket too – perfect for keeping all your essentials organized.

The lightweight nature of this bag means is easy to fold up and take away with you in your suitcase – we just love packable bags! The size of the bag also means it’s large enough to hold a few beach toys, if you have kids, and the sand will just fall out the bottom so you’re not taking half the beach home with you!


11. Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Striped Tote Bag


White and blue Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Striped Canvas Tote Bag

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The nautical vibes of this Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Striped Canvas Tote Bag are just immaculate.

The cotton and linen canvas has a beautiful texture and has been decorated with blue and white stripes to give the perfect summer aesthetic. This stylish beach bag is complete with leather roll top handles and snaps closures. Inside the bag, you will find a  zip pocket to keep your phone and wallet safe.


12. Chloé Woody Basket Bucket Bag


Natural and tan Chloe Woody Small Basket Bucket Bag

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This stylish Chloé Basket Bucket Bag would be the ideal bag to take on a hot summer vacation. The straw has been woven in this curved bucket shape to create an unusual exterior and then decorated with Chloé-printed webbing, which extends to form the top handle.

This bucket bag also comes with a flat leather shoulder strap and would be the perfect bag to take on an explore around your vacation destination before a stroll along the beach.


13. Saint Laurent Raffia Shoulder Bag
Black YSL Sac Rond Raffia Shoulder Bag  

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This Saint Laurent crossbody bag really makes a statement! The vintage-inspired, woven raffia bag is an unusual circular shape and then is embellished with the gleaming gold YSL hardware.

The zip-top closure opens to a compact little interior to fit your holiday essentials – the perfect size for a walk along the beach or an evening meal out. The leather handle is adjustable so the bag can be worn on the shoulder or across the body.


14. Altuzarra Watermill Large Tote Bag


Tan and black Altuzarra Watermill Large Straw & Leather Tote Bag

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If you are looking for a perfect beach vacation bag that makes a statement, then the Altuzarra Watermill Large Straw tote bag is perfect for you.

One of the best straw totes out there, the combination of the natural tone of the straw and the black leather makes for a striking bag. The large beach tote is the ideal size for all of your beach essentials, while the braided shoulder straps make it comfortable and easy to carry.


15. Stella McCartney 3-Chain Raffia Tote Bag


Natural Stella McCartney Mix Galvanic 3-Chain Raffia Tote Bag

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This quirky twist on the classic chain Stella McCartney tote makes it the perfect designer bag to take to the beach. The raffia-like fabric has been woven to create this gorgeous textural bag, which is contrasted with the toughness of the polished chains – which feature silver and gold on this bag.

The shorter top handles and long shoulder strap mean this bag has endless styling options. Get your hands on this incredible edition of a classic, best-selling bag for just $1,670.

16. Anya Hindmarch Beach Canvas Tote

Black Anya Hindmarch Beach Canvas Tote

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Anya Hindmarch is known for fun, playful designs that are also taking a step towards creating a more sustainable planet. The best part about this canvas tote bag is the fact that is made out of recycled canvas, so you know you are doing good for the environment when you purchase this beach bag.

Perfect for the summer season, the tote is printed with ‘beach’ in bold capitals on the front, while the open-top reveals a roomy interior to fit everything you need for a day at the beach – even a change of clothes! The top handles and shoulder straps also make this bag easy and comfortable to carry.


17. Balenciaga Beach Tote


Black Balenciaga Beach Tote

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As you would expect, the Balenciaga beach tote is just perfect for the beach! The black cotton exterior features leather trim and is printed with ‘New York’ in attention-grabbing lettering.

There are several interior pockets to organize all your beach day essentials while the top handles are the right length to fit comfortably under your arm. Get your hands on this timeless, classic style beach tote for just $895.


18. Saint Laurent Lou Raffia & Leather Camera Bag

Natural and black YSL Medium Lou Raffia & Leather Camera Bag

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The final Saint Laurent bag on this list is the Lou Camera bag, a best-selling style for YSL. This time, the bag has been crafted from woven raffia and trimmed with black leather, and then decorated with shiny gold hardware and statement black leather tassel.

The top zip closure opens up to reveal a surprisingly spacious interior for all your most needed items. Get your hands on this super summery camera bag for just $1450.


19. Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag


Natural bamboo Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag

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Cult Gaia offers some of the best quirky designer beach bags, with just one example being this Mini Arc handbag. The cage design is synonymous with the Cult Gaia brand and is just perfect for summer evenings at the beach or going out for dinner.

The natural wood color brings the perfect summer vibes, while the unique design and silhouette make an eye-catching statement. The top is open and just closes with the dual top handles. It is just the right size for your sunglasses, phone, wallet, and keys on those warm summer nights.


20. Stella McCartney Braided Raffia Crossbody Bag


Beige Stella McCartney Braided Cutout Raffia Crossbody Bag

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A raffia bag is the best summer beach day aesthetic – and this Stella McCartney braided raffia bag is the perfect example.

The braided raffia has a relaxed, soft silhouette which is contrasted with the bold leather Stella McCartney logo that embellishes the front of the bag. This bag also comes with a detachable shoulder strap, for endless versatility, and a leashed flap pouch that would make the best cosmetic bag!

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