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The Trendiest Beach Bags For Bali And Beyond

Here's our round up of six beach bags that'll suit all your seaside needs

The humble beach bag is the latest item to get the fashion treatment. These holiday bags have shrunk in size and have consistently gotten stranger looking  (no one really carries those animal shaped ones out…right?). These six are fail-proof palate cleansers that’ll serve any occasion you find yourself in – from beachside cocktails to a chill day out in the sun.


Cotton tote, $69.90, Sea Folly
It goes without saying that any brand with the word Sea in its name will have some of the best beach bags on the block. Instead of the usual rectangle tote, this circular-based piece is a surprising breath of fresh air. It makes fishing out your items even easier and its Mediterranean pattern is a nice change from the usual utilitarian looking ones. Wouf satin tote, HK$590 (S$102), Kapok
The bag is called the Barbados tote which is exactly where we’d like to be carrying it. If you’re not storing your bikini inside and heading to the bar for drinks, this sustainably made tote (they’re all dyed in Spain with eco-friendly ink) is the perfect lunch bag or weekend bag when you’re packing light. Bonus: you can machine wash it using cold water. Knit bag, $535, Polaris
This navy blue knit bag from Polaris is sturdy, compact and will add a pop of colour to your beach ensemble. It’s malleable, hold-all format is perfect for make-up or even a shoreside dinner. Definitely a great option for dressing up an otherwise minimal outfit. Woven straw bag, $450, Eliurpi
If you need a beach bag that rivals a large straw hat, this is your best bet. Eliurpi’s woven straw bag is oversized and glamorous and comes in a neutral, camel tone. You can beach-down just about any outfit with this, because truly, what screams beachside more than a relaxed straw tote? Woven grass bag, $160, Muun
If you’re looking for a structured, mini beach bag Muun has a great selection for just about any size. Though the Muun woven grass bag won’t exactly hold much, it serves as a great accessory and will most definitely hold at least your sun screen or lipstick for touching up during the day. Raffia bag, $505, Sophie Anderson
Rule number one in all things seaside: don’t be afraid of colour or structure. This colourful Sophie Anderson bag is fit for the beach in more than one way – it’s roomy, made of durable raffia and can most definitely double as a (very chic) picnic hold-all if needed.