Gherardini double handled tote bag | Gherardini 1885 hobo patterned bag | Pierotucci.com
by Susan Yara
Sundays bring out the best in us. It's our day of rest and relaxation ... and during the summer, it's a day for the beach!But you can't head out to the sun and sand without the right arm-candy to carry your magazines, books (Kindles and iPads included), and UV protection creams. That perfect bag should be a sturdy straw tote like this one. We're not trying to stress you out by making you think about your Sunday bag choice, instead, we're trying to make it even easier on you. If you have the right bag, you can keep your beach goods ready to go in it. Easy, peasy ... no thinking required. And just before you plop onto the sand, you can even make a quick run to the farmer's market to get yourself some fruit and other snacks to keep you going the rest of the day (hint - it will all fit in your tote). Now enjoy your day off. Ahhhhh. Where to Buy - Piperlime.comPrice - $130.99Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Lurex Sunday Straw Tote' to the Hive.
by Ida Hsiang
Fun in the sun? Yes please! But only if it's done in style! You've found the perfect bikini (or two), the cutest sandals, some killer shades and ... what a pity to stuff them into a plain, boring tote or ... dare we say it?? A crinkly, bummy plastic shopping bag. Sure, a beach bag is just for you to hold your stuff in, but that doesn't mean you can't express yourself through it! We're thinking something roomy that you can stash everything in, but crushable or pliable so you can lay on it, stuff it in between the other bags or toss it onto the beach towel with no worries. Something eye-catching - bright colors, cool prints - also makes for a stylish beach tote. And with a beach tote, you don't have to spend a lot to get a lot! Check out these fashionable faves for $25 or less!