With beach vacations and long days lingering by the pool ahead, it’s time to begin thinking about your gear. Even if you’ve moved on from a diaper bag, between the changes of clothes, the kids’ sunscreen and all the pool toys, you’re going to need a roomy bag. Of course with sand, salt and water involved, a high-end designer tote doesn’t make much sense, which is why we went looking for sturdy, stylish bags under $100. Every style featured below is durable enough for the beach but chic enough to carry throughout the week, too. And after a summer’s worth of wear and tear, you won’t feel like you’ve ruined a major investment.
Blue Straw Stripe Tote, $35, target.com
Striped Straw Tote, $68, anthropologie.com
Aztecs Hopper Handbag, $35 (sale), mango.com
Ikat Tote, $80, thelimited.com
Large Beach Tote, $98, dvf.com