26 Best Designer Beach Bags For Summer 2023-And which to avoid!
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Read on to see out list of the absolute best designer beach bags for this summer.
Are you already looking for a stylish and practical beach bag for Summer 2023? Whether you’re heading to the beach or lounging by the pool, a luxury, designer beach bag is the perfect accessory to elevate your look. But with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know which one to invest in. So, which luxury, designer beach bags are the best?
The ultimate list of the best designer beach bags for 2023
YSL Rive Gauche Canvas
Size: 7.1 x 14 x 18.7 inch or 18 x 35.5 x 47.5 cm
Materials: cotton & linen canvas , calf leather handles. Made in Italy
Why we love it: The Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote is a stylish and functional bag made of a cotton and linen blend with leather handles. The bag features the RIVE GAUCHE and SAINT LAURENT logos on the front and has a triple engraved snap button closure. The interior is lined with canvas and includes one main compartment and a zipped pocket.
The Rive Gauche Tote is perfect for both travelling and as a beach & pool bag. Some may worry about its longevity and durability due to the linen material, but the coating adds structure and makes it easier to clean.
Prada Raffia Tote
Size: 18 x 20 inch or 45 x 51 cm
Materials: straw / wicker
Why we love it: The soft, raffia-made tote has a curved design with the Prada logo on the front, no interior lining or pockets, and is lightweight and easy to pack. We recommend using pouches to keep items organized as the bag can be a bottomless pit. The tote is perfect for a warm climate and the elevated beach bag concept makes it a must-have for those who love spending time in the sun.
Chanel Deauville Tote
Size: 15.25 x 11 x 8.5 inch
Materials: Canvas, leather
Why we love it: The Chanel Deauville Tote Bag, also known as The Large Shopping Tote, is a must-have in any Chanel collector’s collection. First introduced in 2012, it continues to be a popular item due to its unique carefree, slouchy, and casual yet glamorous design. The tote features one internal pocket with a zip, 2 handles, 2 straps, and a magnetic snap closure. It comes in a variety of materials such as leather, canvas, denim, and raffia, making it versatile for use as a travel, beach, or everyday bag.
If you want a touch of glam for your beach bag, you can’t go wrong with Chanel!
Celine Triomphe Panier (large)
Size: 10 X 10 X 5 inches (25 X 26 X 12 cm)
Materials: palm leaves and calfskin
Why we love it: We see Celine as the ultimate “cool girl’s brand” – so if you are a fan of the brand, you might really love this beach bag. It’s roomy enough to fit everything for a day at the beach, yet still very wearable. Made out of palm leaves that scream “holiday” this beach bag also features a Celine CC logo made out of calfskin leather as well as leather handles.
Loewe Raffia bag
Size: 17.5 x 10 x 5.2 in or 44.4 x 25.4 x 13.2 cm
Materials: Raffia & Leather
If you liked the Celine Panier, but you’re not completely convinced – check out this Loewe bag. It’s features a huge Loewe logo, so if branding is not your thing, you might want to skip this one. We love the adjustable shoulder strap and how roomy this bag is.
The perfect beach bag for your South of France holidays!
Hermes Thalassa Beach Bag
Size: L 49 x H 36 x D 25 cm, 19.3″ x 14.2″ x 9.8″
Materials: cotton and rope
Are you into Hermes but want something fresh and different for your summer vacay? Check out the beautiful and understated Thalassa beach bag. Thalassa is the Greek Goddess of the Sea and this bag will definitely make you feel like a goddess.
It comes in two summery colors: blue and orange.
Louboutin Raffia Tote
Size: 8 1/4″W x 12″H x 7 1/4″D.
Materials: straw & leather
If you can’t tell by now, we absolutely love raffia bags for summer. Nothing says “carefree vacation” more than a little white dress paired with a nice raffia bag.
We like the pop of pink (and red) on this Louboutin one, but if you prefer more neutral colors, it also comes in white and brown. It’s also slightly more affordable than other similar designer bags, which is always a plus.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
Size: 15.7 inches x 13 inches x 7.9 inches
Materials: Coated canvas & leather
The Neverfull – the bag that can do it all! From running errands, going to work, travelling and even going to the beach. The trusty Louis Vuitton Neverfull can be your trusty companion. For using it as a beach bag we recommend the biggest size – the GM and the Damier Azur print, which is their most summery print.
You don’t need to worry about the bag in itself, as it’s coated canvas but be aware that the leather around it can darken or suffer from water damage.
Valentino Raffia Tote
Size: W28xH18xD14 cm / W11xH7.1xD5.5 in
Materials: synthetic raffia & leather
Yet another variation of the raffia tote, this time with a twist. This Valentino tote features a lovely leather trim and a gold logo.
It’s obviously a tote that you can use both as a beach bag but also as an errand bag or travel bag.
Dior Book Tote
Size: 42 x 35 x 18.5 cm or 16.5 x 14 x 7.5
The Dior Book tote needs to introduction, and if you’re fancy enough it can be a great designer beach bag for summer 2023. It comes in many different patterns so you can choose the one that stands out the most for you. These totes can also be customized with your name to make them extra special.
To use as a beach bag, we recommend that you choose the largest size which can comfortably fit all your beach necessities.
Gucci Tote bag with jumbo GG
Size: 15.7″W x 13″H x 7.5″D
Materials: canvas, leather
A carryall tote that can also be used as a beach bag? Sign us up! This canvas Gucci tote is roomy enough to fit everything: a towel, sunscreen, a book, a cosmetic pouch and much more.
We like the classic Gucci colors, but there are many options for this bag, including a plain canvas or a floral one.
Marni Large Raffia Bag
Size: 34cm x 45cm x 20cm ; 18 x 13 x 7.5 inches
Materials: cotton, nylon
Finally a designer raffia bag that does not have any leather trimmings. If you want a true and classic beach bag, check out this Marni beauty. Another benefit of this bag is that it’s less expensive than many others on our list, making it a bit more more carefree.
Chloe Woody Canvas
Size: 32 x 43 x 11 cm or 16½”W x 13″H x 4¼”D
Materials: textile, leather
There are different sizes of the Chloe Woody bag – a mini bag that’s perfect for everyday, a medium one that can be good for work and the large Woody which is great as a designer beach bag. The Woody comes in different materials but we recommend the canvas version if you’re going to use it for the beach or pool.
Prada Woven Palm Tote
Size: 9.8″H x 9.8″W x 7″D , 25 x 25 x 18 cm
Materials: straw, leather
Be the queen of the pool with this beautiful Prada raffia bag. Featuring the iconic Prada-in-a-triangle logo and two interesting, braided handles – this bag is the perfect summer bag.
This bag is not as roomy as some others featured on our “best designer beach bags” list, but it can comfortable fit a bikini coverup, a makeup pouch, a book , sunglasses and miscellanious accessories.
Longchamp Roseau Tote
Size : 32 cm (L) x 32 cm (H) x 17 cm (W) or 12.5 x 12.5 x 6.5 inches
Materials: cotton canvas, leather
A great, affordable option for those hot summer days – where you just want to lay on the beach. We love how lightweight this bag is and the fact that (as many other Longchamp bags) is pliable. You can of course also use this bag for other purposes other than going to the beach.
Burberry Canvas Tote
Size: Width 34 cm / 13.4 “, Height 29 cm / 11.4 “, Depth 18.5 cm / 7.3
Materials: cotton, leather
Burberry is definitely an underrated brand in the last couple of years, but the brand has so much more to offer than just its iconic trench coats. Take a look at this Burberry tote that’s perfect for travelling and exploring (a new beach).
Size: 2.8 x 7.5 x 14.2 inch
Material: raffia & vegan leather
Are you looking for a more understated designer beach bag? Check out this Altuzarra Raffia bag. It’s more appropriate for a stroll on the beach (since it’s quite small) but nonetheless, it’s a great, summery bag.
It’s also less than $400 so a great price for a very summery bag.
YSL Rive Gauche Raffia
Size: 13.7″W x 14.9″W x 5.7″D
Materials: viscose in a crochet pattern
This might be our favorite designer beach bag on the list. We love how simple and unstructured this beach bag is. It’s also big enough to fit all your necessities and comfortable enough to wear on the shoulder.
The bag comes in 3 colors: natural, black or bright pink.
Golden Goose California Printed Canvas Tote
Size: 14 x 29 x 40 cm or 5.5 x 11.4 x 15.7 inch
Materials: cotton, leather
People seem to have a love-hate relationship with Golden Goose, but if you’re a fan, check out their cotton tote bags. They are big enough to carry everything you need for a beach or pool day. Additionally, they are also quite lightweight and carefree. We love the fact that this bag also comes with a thick longer strap for those of us who still want to be handsfree when walking to the beach.
Versace Medusa Canvas Tote
Size: 40 x 16 x 28 cm
Materials: canvas with leather handles.
When it comes to bold colors and prints, Versace never disappoints. Featuring the iconic Versace medusa, this bag is perfect for those who want a pop of color and bling on the beach.
The bag is quite structured compared with other designer beach bags on our list, so it can easily be worn in other settings as well.
Givenchy G Medium Canvas Tote Bag
Size: 4.7 x 10.2 x 14.6 inches or 12 x 26 x 37 cm
Materials: coated canvas , leather
This Givenchy tote is great for those who prefer a more minimalist style. It’s a white tote (so not for the faint hearted) with a bold “Givenchy” written on the front of the bag. It has leather handles and a long shoulder strap for more comfort.
We recommend only choosing a white designer beach bag if you’re not fussed about your items not looking pristine.
Marc Jacobs The Traveler Tote
Size: 41 cm W x 30 cm H x 15 cm / 17IN L X 6IN D X 13IN H
Materials: cotton canvas
As the name suggests, this Marc Jacobs tote is actually a travel bag. However, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t use it as a beach bag as well.
There’s also a version of this bag that comes in mesh and neon colors which is absolutely perfect for a summer beach day.
Loro Piana Canvas Tote
Size: 12.5 x 13 x 10 inch or 32 x 32.5 x 25 cm
Materials: cotton & linen blend, leather
As you might know, “quiet luxury” is becoming more and more popular. If you want a designer beach bag but without any logos or branding, the Loro Piana Canvas Tote is the one for you.
Proenza Schouler White Label Morris
Size: 20 x 28 x 33 cm or 8 x 11 x 13 in
Materials: Raffia, Calfskin leather
Based in New York city, Proenza Schouler gave the fashion world many iconic bags at a reasonable price. The Morris tote is a bag that the brands brings up year after year, attesting to its success on the market. And indeed, it’s a pretty designer beach bag!
Jimmy Choo Varenne Canvas
Size: 27 x 32 x 20 cm or 10.5 x 12.5 x 8 inches
Materials: fabric, leather
Canvas, but make it fun! This faux denim Jimmy Choo bag is such a fun summer tote. It’s very roomy so it can definitely fit a beach towel and everything else you need for a day at the beach. It’s also fun and different while being relatively low maintenance.
Patou Large Cotton Canvas
Size: 19 x 33 x 43 cm or 7.5 x 13 x 16.9 in
Materials: organic cotton
Formerly known as Jean Patou, Patou is a French fashion house that was founded in 1914. The Patou large canvas tote is made out of organically cultivated cotton. It comes in both black and white, so you can choose the one that appeals the most.
Which designer beach bags to avoid?
Phew, that was a long list of the best designer beach bags that we recommend. You might be wondering if there are any totes that we don’t recommend for a beach / pool day?
You can of course choose whatever bags you prefer, but we don’t recommend using any leather totes at the pool or beach. If you prefer using a leather tote, make sure it’s in a type of leather that is not susceptible to water stains.
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