What: Beach bags
Why: Going to the beach means you have to haul a lot of STUFFâ€”sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, water bottles, snacks, camera, cell phone, and all the other necessary junk. Donâ€™t try to fight it by looking for tiny little pouches and such. Youâ€™ll just end up carrying a lot of tiny little bags. Stick to the tried-and-true beach bag. To enjoy the water and sand in style, Emilio Pucciâ€™s canvas straw tote ($990) is a standout beauty. (If youâ€™re strapped for cash, the Pucci Beach Tote at eLuxury.com on sale for $378 is a good alternative.) Heading to the Hamptons? Take the Barche Beach Bag (was $845, now ON SALE $589). This canvas tote has the whole summer theme going with its fun print of water-skiers ridingâ€”very fittinglyâ€”Tod’s loafer-shaped boats. If you happen to be one of those Holly-travels-lightly, you can get away with the smaller Pucci Shopping Tote, perfectly proportioned for boutique shopping while on vacation.