As I was making my packing list for my upcoming trip to Hawaii, I realized I was leaving out one major item: a beach bag. I was so focused on dresses, swimsuits, and sunscreen that I forgot about how I’m going to carry everything from point A to point B and, more accurately, how I’m going to schlep the many things I’ll insist on bringing with me everywhere I go, including books, sunglasses, a water bottle, a hat, a cover-up, lotion, and a change of shoes. Do any perennial overpackers out there relate?
Below, I rounded up my favorite beach totes from a trio of our readers’ favorite brands—Zara, H&M, and Mango. As you’d expect from these retailers, almost every tote bag is under $100, and the selection starts at just $9. Scroll down to shop my favorite beach bags for summer 2022.