Every chic woman must have a chic tote bag when heading to the pool or beach during the warm summer months. Stop shopping at your local department stores and start shopping handmade. There's a million designers on sites like Etsy, Artfire, and 1000 Markets that are designing and manufacturing totes that are large enough to carry those towels, sunscreen, hats, books, drinks and sand toys in style.
When you buy handmade you are buying from the future Marc Jacobs, Balenciagas, and Kara Rosses of the world. It's actually very fun to think about it. Start with a small budget and get bigger! We all can't afford 3,000 dollar bags and totes but we can afford high quality handmade bags for $50 dollars!
I love B Stauff Designs because they have the perfect tote for lugging all my pool items around. When you have kids you need a really big bag and I think this blue and green stripe summer bag will do the trick perfectly for us this year.