The Ten Best Beach Bags

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Look sleek beside the sea with one of these stylish - and practical - beach bags

K Levering, £45



Add a splash of colour to your summer wardrobe with this vivid, stripy straw tote. The neat toggle-fastening will keep all your belongings safe.



www.brownsfashion.com; 020-7514 0039

French Connection, £60



A simple raffia beach bag that is a real holiday must-have. It looks good plus it has tons of space for beach reads and spare sarongs.



www.frenchconnection.com; 0844 557 3285



Anya Hindmarch, £525



A trip to the beach is no excuse to let down your style guard. The gorgeous Gene from the first lady of handbags is hand-woven in leather.



www.anyahindmarch.com; 020-7501 0177



Pucci, £395



Splurge (almost) guilt free on this bright yellow tote in a distinctive Pucci print. Exclusive to Net-a-Porter, all the profits go to the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign.



www.net-a-porter.com; 08456 751 321



Ollie and Nic, £20



A cute canvas shopper with a detachable cosmetics case hidden inside. You can buy this wipe-clean bag in a zebra or budgie design in red, yellow, white or grey at Urban Outfitters.



www.ollieandnic.com; 020-8544 6930



The Jacksons, £120



The independently-owned boutique works with the Masai in Kenya and various other groups to bring beautifully-made products to Britain. This woven bag is from Vietnam.



www.thejacksons.co.uk; 020-7792 8336



Orla Kiely, £126



The holdall of choice for yummy mummies that's stylish, wipe-clean and packed with pockets. The handles are reinforced so you can lug a load of beach gear inside.



www.orlakiely.com/uk; 020-7720 1117



Accessorize, £25



Intricate handwoven Ikat fabrics have made frequent catwalk appearances this year. If your budget doesn't stretch to haute couture, go for this high-street holdall to hold down costs.



www.monsoon.co.uk; 0844 811 0069



Katharine Hamnett, £35



Activists can shove this slogan in the face of mucky beachbums littering the golden sands, or merely carry the organic cotton tote in silent protest.



www.katherinehamnett.com; 0161-927 4539



John Lewis, £25



The chic nautical stripes of this black-and-white straw shopper will ease your passage from beach to bar. It is big and strong enough for all the grocery shopping, too.

www.johnlewis.com; 08456 049 049

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