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The TLC Edit: 10 Must-Have Beach Bags and Summer Totes

Hitting the pool, hitting the beach or just doing your weekly shopping; a beach bag or tote is a summer essential. Throw in some sunscreen and sunnies, an on-trend towel and a bottle of Savvy B, and you’re good to go (though shopping while sucking back a white wine is probably not a good idea).

Here’s TLC’s top 10 beach bags and summer tote finds from around the country. Drop a comment below and name your fave.

10 Must-Have Beach Bags and Summer Totes

Blue and White Chevron bag from Country Road Beach Bags on TLC Interiors

I got my hands on the sublime chevron bag you see above for Christmas. It’s from Country Road, of course (shop it here), but what I found most surprising was the pattern.

I named chevron an interiors trend that you simply had to retire in 2015 (you can see the full list here), but knock me over with a feather; the clever cookies from Country Road have made it covetable again.

I’m eating my words as I type this, admittedly, although I still stand by my initial declaration that chevron en masse – like on an entire wall – is definitely off-trend.

Below you’ll find nine other fab beach bags and totes. My fave from the bunch is number 2; you can take it to the beach or use it as a nappy bag. I don’t think nappy bags have ever been cooler, right?!

Beach Bags and Tote Bags on TLC Interiors Blog

Top Row:
1 Bikini Kinda Life Beach Bag, $49.99 – Click to Shop
2 Boho Summer Beach bag, $42.95 – Click to Shop
3 Kontrast Tote Bag, $22.95 – Click to Shop

Middle Row:
4 Mark Tuckey Squashy Storage Medium, $10 – Click to Shop
5 Insight Creme Crochet Bag, $89.99 – Click to Shop
6 Sunnylife Lennox Beach Sack, $41 – Click to Shop

Bottom Row:
7 The Beach People jute Bag, $22 – Click to Shop
8 Splice Insulated Bag, $8 – Click to Shop
9 Totes Amaze-Bag, $23 – Click to Shop

Which is your favourite beach bag or tote here?
Drop a comment below and let me know which one’s taken your fancy!



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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  1. I’m loving my Murph & Murph beach bag ” The Cove ”
    It’s quite expensive but so far it has hauled every thing from beach gear to cupcakes , Christmas gifts and picnic food ( stylish and sturdy- waterproof and zipper pockets for your personal gear – it’s the best thing I’ve purchased in 2015 !

    1. I just googled it LizaJean and it looks pretty super stylin’ to me too! I think you have to splurge sometimes on something if you really love it 😉 Thanks for the comment.

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