*Image above via Hathaway Hutton.
Are you headed somewhere sandy sometime soon? I was arrested by the recent Instagram post from Hathaway Hutton (her work also seen above), who paints and lines Goyard bags and will soon be launching a series of Goyards lined with vintage D. Porthault terry cloth towels! Wow. You can sign up to be notified of this and other future Hathaway Hutton launches here.
A roundup of even more cute summer tote bags for the beach, pool, and other summer adventures, though I want to first call out two highly practical beach-bound buys: first, these clever $46 jelly-material totes (also in a peach/pink combo). I love the classic shape! Second, for a long time, I could not find my beloved Hinza plastic totes anywhere online, but Annie Selke now carries them. I have a couple of these and they are major MVPs for travel and storage. They are ideal for holding snacks for car trips (the rigid sides mean nothing gets crushed/lost at the bottom of a shapeless tote), beach or bath toys, art supplies beneath a craft table (currently in use in this way in my daughter’s room), and even serving as mop buckets (something else I use one of mine for). They are incredibly sturdy and can be simply rinsed out with water to clean. I have also used these when shopping at the farmer’s market/grocery and I find them so handy because of the rigid shape. You can keep milk cartons upright, vegetables nestled safely on one side, etc. I’ll leave it there, but these totes are just amazing!
(01.) JELLY POUF TOTE ($46!)
(02.) TOTALLY ADORE THIS HANDLE-WRAPPED STRAW TOTE; IF YOU WANT SOMETHING EVEN MORE GRANDMILLENNIAL-FRIENDLY, CHECK OUT THIS SIMILAR STYLE PAINTED WITH A BOW ON THE SIDE, AND GRACE + JAMES HAS EVEN MORE FABRIC WRAPPED OPTIONS!
(03.) KULE WINDOWPANE TOTE
(05.) FESTIVE MAR Y SOL STRIPE
(06.) THESE MC2 SAINT BARTHS TOTES ARE SO FUN — COME WITH TONS OF DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS WRITTEN ON THE SIDES
(07.) MAJOR CRUSH ON ALL THINGS ANYA HINDMARCH, INCLUDING THIS LOVELY TOTE
(08.) THE “IT” STRAW BAG FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING, BY LOEWE…GET THE LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS
(09.) YOU KNOW MY DEVOTION TO PAM MUNSON
(10.) MINNOW SWIM FAMILY TOTE
(11.) MY TREASURED HINZA TOTES — SO PRACTICAL FOR BEACH/POOL
(12.) RUE DE VERNEUIL HAS THE COOLEST CANVAS TOTES
(14.) SMITTEN WITH THIS PERSONALIZABLE OVERSIZED DENIM TOTE
(15.) I HAVE THIS PARKER THATCH TOTE WITH MY INITIALS ON THE SIDE AND LOVE IT
A couple of others I neglected to include in the collage above that I would be remiss not to add — Naghedi totes are made of woven neoprene, so they are absolutely perfect for beach/pool excursions; Scout Bags are great for schlepping toys/sports gear/outdoor gear/groceries (I have a couple different styles of Scout and they are great “schlepping”/travel bags); and I know many of you love your perforated State of Escape bags for gym. Such a fun athletic look!
For in-bag organization, as Queen of Pouch Life, I have to add that I love these wet/dry bags (you can tuck wet swimsuits inside) for my children and own several ones personalized with their names — though how cute is this strawberry print one?! I also found these cute shadow lettered zippered pouches, though I should note that I believe the seller is using these mesh zippered pouches, which I own TONS of and actually use to organize my children’s toys (i.e., decant puzzle pieces into some of them, keep small toy sets together in them) and though I LOVE them for price and convenience, they are not built to last long. I find they show wear (look crinkled, have small tears) pretty easily after a year of heavy use by tiny fingers constantly chucking them around and smashing them into drawers and toy bins. That said, for an adult using the pouch occasionally for beach gear, probably not as much of a heavy wear-and-tear issue. Finally, Stoney Clover has such fun, punchy, personalizable pouches for beach gear!
Lastly, a few other fun finds for your next beach adventure…
CUTEST PERSONALIZED BEACH BUCKETS FOR LITTLES — SHE DOES REALLY, REALLY GOOD MONOGRAMS
P.P.P.S. Cute bedding for babies and toddlers.