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Ed. Obsession under $20: Beach bags


 
Hooray for May! As far as I’m concerned, summer starts now. An early start to the season, sure. But I grew up only a half hour from the beach. That meant frequent weekend trips to lay out, even if the sun wasn’t out. And my favorite beach-must, aside from the SPF? The beach bag.

Sure, nothing beats rocking a fab bikini and glam sunnies. But the most important yet underappreciated item is the traveling tote. Don’t agree? Try tiptoeing across the scorching hot sand while juggling your water bottle and towel, then we’ll talk.

 

So, to get you in the summertime spirit, I rounded up three too-cute totes that won’t weigh ya down or lighten your wallet.

 

A wave print beach tote? How meta! And it’s from Baggu, no less. It’s durable, it’s colorful, and best of all, it can carry your flippy floppies and then some.

 

Baggu in Wave, $9, baggu.com

 

For those days when you’re lying under the palm trees or just wish you were. And with a print that cute, swap it for your backpack and it’s just the pick-me-up for finals week.

 

Frond Shopper’s Tote, $3, forever21.com

 

It’s pretty transparent why I’m digging this pink-trimmed pretty: All your haul is in plain sight. That means no more “whoops forgot my phone” trips back to the car. Whew!

 

Studded Clear Tote, $20, forever21.com


BY KARMEN FOX ON 5/3/2013 11:00:00 AM

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