Opinions/suggestions for beach tote?

  1. I've found this large tote at Gap, and I love the style (wider at the top than at the bottom) and size, but I'm not so hot on the prints available.
    http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=35454&pid=497204&scid=497204002
    I also like this one, although they don't give measurements it appears to be of similar size. However, I don't know that it is worth an additional $30, especially since I'll only be using it as a pool/beach tote or a tote for the farmer's market.
    http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=22737&pid=486195&scid=486195002
    Any opinions between those two, or does anyone know of any other similar bags in a similar price range? It is just the shape and size I am looking for, since it will have to be large to put three towels in and the wider at the top style makes it easier to see and find things in it.
     
  2. mjstitch has several cute totes featuring cats and dogs (would like this myself :smile:), as well as this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5747802
    $8.99 plus shipping


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    Cotton fabric with quilt batting in between and an extra layer of fusible craft lining for stability. The handles are extra strong and made to last.

    Top 20” across
    Bottom 14” across
    Height 12” top to bottom
    Bottom width 7”
    Handles 32” (15” hang)
    Completely washable, machine dry, press with a warm iron.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5747772
     
  3. Jcrew.com has nice reasonably priced totes.Here are a few of my favorites...

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  4. ^J. Crew always has cute totes. Sometimes a good place to look is Target. I haven't looked at Target in detail, but I seem to remember seeing some cute beach bags there when walking by that section of the store.
     
  5. JMO... I always buy plastic/vinyl pool tote bags like this one...
    Click here: Target : 2-in-1 Tote - Floral with Turquoise Trim

    My kids are always throwing wet pool toys, towels etc. in it and canvas ones seem to get too dirty too fast. I like the ones from Target because they are 2 in 1, have cute patterns (mine has swimsuits all over it and lime green trim:p ). Because it's vinyl...it hangs on a hook in the garage until we go to the pool. I love the ease of it and because it's so cheap, I don't feel bad replacing it if I find one that I like better!
     
  6. i love llbean totes. they have both open and zip top styles, great sizes and strap legths, great prices, and a lifetime guarantee. they take a beating, look good, wash well, and def. serve their purpose!
     
  7. Hello! I am stationed at Fort Meade here in Maryland and this place at the Annapolis Mall (blue heron bags) has some great canvas beach totes in some really cool prints available. You can check out their online stuff at www.blueheronbags.com I told the girl there last week to post something here about their stuff...very nice. Best of luck!!!
     
  8. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'd be happy to go higher in price if I found something I really loved, but I also know this will be a bag that will see wet pool areas, dirty vegetables and lots of sticky kid hands! So it can't be so precious that I will want to baby it!

    I will look through the suggestions you have given. Thanks so much for your help!
     
  9. Here are some Tory Burch totes.$225 on toryburch.com.

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