Find of the Week: Editors’ Beach Bag Essentials

June 18, 2010 | By | Comments (3)

We love our "What's In Your Beach Bag" column featuring celebs and designers beach bag must-haves and thought it was time to let you take a peek into ours. Check out our editors' beach bag shore staples for the summer, from the hottest flip flops to the best carry-all tote.


The Bag: We love Sea Bags. They use  recycled sails to make their durable totes. Plus, the rope handles add a fun nautical flare. Large Star Sail Bag in Blue, $145;


Towel Off: There is something quintessentially coastal about a two-tone stripe that will never go out of style. Cabana Stripe Beach Towel in Yellow, $75;



 Made in the Shade: For extra sun protection, the is nothing more fabulous than a great beach hat! We love this woven straw variety for laid-back island style. Beach Natural Hat, $68;


Bronzed Goddess: Bobbi Brown's new beach club collection is a must-have summer beauty essential. We love the new brick: use it as a body bronzer or a touch of color for a sun-kissed glow. Beach Shimmer Brick, $38;


Bright Bangles: Colorful gold and enamel bangles will always be the perfect choice for summertime glam. They're the ultimate beach to bar accessory. Trina Turk Goldstone Enamel Bangles, $98 each;


Nail It: Essie always has perfect punchy shades to bring out the inner beach bunny in all of us. Their new summer collection screams poolside at Palm Beach. Essie Summer Collection 4-piece Mini Set, $17;


Flipping Out: We love jellies because you can wear them to the beach, hose off the sand, and go straight to dinner without a single wardrobe change. Tory Burch Thora Jelly Flip Flops in Equestrian Orange, $65;


Shimmer Time: These shadows are a must! They go on as a cream but turn into powder making these melt-proof shades have all-day staying power. The shimmer is gorgeous without looking like too glitterati. Our favorites are Surf and Pink Oyster (top right, bottom right) Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $22 each;

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The Shades: Wide tortoise frames are the most universally flattering sunglasses. Peroid. Plus, if Jackie O loved it, then so do we.  Marc by Marc Resin Sunglasses in Havana Frame/Brown Gradient
Lens, $85,


Pucker Up: Ever been in the dilemma deciding between having colorless, sun-protected lips, or vibrant, juicy lips exposed to damaging UV rays? Our solution is NARS' new lip balm: it's lighter than a typical lipstick but has enough pigment to give your smoocher sheer color and sun coverage. NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in Angelique, $25;


Fun in the Sun: Bocce is one of our favorite beach activities, but lugging a dozen lead balls there isn't. We love these hacky sack balls– they're lightweight, no-fuss fun  and you can stuff them in your tote and go. Sanuk Sof-Bocce Set, $39;





  1. clayton gray home

    Loving those Trina Turk bracelets … and the Essie polish… and Tory Burch shoes … !!!

    June 28, 2010 at 10:45 am
  2. r4i


    November 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm
  3. plastic bags

    Those are also similar to my beach essentials for my packing. I think I’ll add some lip gloss.

    January 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

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