Meet the best beach bags to brighten up your holiday wardrobe…

Whether you’re day tripping to Camber Sands or soaking in the rays on a stretch of Ibiza sand, a trusty chic beach bag is a must for any seaside retreat. You’ll need something to chuck your holiday wardrobe essentials in and there’s lots of stylish options at the moment that’ll keep you looking cute – and out of bag lady territory.

The natural texture trend is still a strong summer bag trend and you’ll see both the high street and luxury brands joining in the fun, with raffia, straw and bamboo totes and basket bags galore, pioneered of course by Jacquemus and that basket bag, which Net-A-Porter is still having to restock regularly. If you can’t get your hands on it, then the likes of Zara and Mango have served up some wonderful raffia and woven alternatives guaranteed to elevate your swimsuit.

While there will always be room in our hearts for Cult Gaia’s iconic Ark bag, we’re really feeling their new Angelou tassel style which is the statement beach bag you’ve all been waiting for.

We’re still getting meshy with it and found a couple of mesh beach bag favourites in Mango, embellished with shells for the new season: a welcome addition. For more practical gals, we’ve also rounded up beach bags with zippers and waterproof beach bags because sometimes they’re just indispensable.

Those with a tendency to overpack will be totally sorted with one of the larger beach bags on the list, while the Instagram-conscious will fall in love with designer statement bags. Sure they might not hold as much, but they’re cute as heck.

Looking for more summer fashion trend inspiration? Check out our other edits of the best sunglasses, summer sandals and high waist bikinis to get your sartorial juices flowing…

Beach bags with zipper

Shop now: Lazy Oaf Logo Tote Bag for £35 from Urban Outfitters

Large beach bag

Shop now: Braided shopper bag for £29.99 from MANGO

Basket bags

Shop now: WICKER CROSSBODY BAG for £55.99 from ZARA

Beach bag tote

Shop now: LOEFFLER RANDALL Bessie bow-embellished gingham canvas tote for £110 from Net-A-Porter

Designer beach bags

Shop now: LOEWE Slit leather-trimmed woven raffia tote for £550 from Net-A-Porter

Whatever your style, you’re sure to find something you adore. Shop the Marie Claire edit of the best beach bags available to buy right now…


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