Why: A strong, sturdy canvas tote will take you anywhere. Lands End has the quintessential preppy tote bag in an array of summer colors with the availability to monogram.
This SheFinds blogger uses her tote to carry the dog around the NYC subway system, take picnics to Central Park when the Metropolitan Opera performs for free and to transport files and a laptop to and from the office. Even if you can’t get to the beach, you’ll have a stylish reminder of the days when your Mother packed up the car with the monster size versions of these bags filled with towels, suntan lotion and the rest of the family’s gear. This heavy-duty bag is a versatile, must-have item to keep on hand.
Price: $19 for medium; $22 for large
Find It: landsend.com