Behold, 23 Basket Bags That Are Anti-Trend, Polished and Perfect for Summer

You know a great beach bag when you see it. They sit in that sweet spot between a Mary Poppins bag and your chicest summertime bag. The best beach bags are deceivingly large, allowing us to carry everything we might want for our oceanside tanning session without overtaking our entire frame. We love a slouchy carryall as much as a more structured tote bag and prefer not to pick favorites between coated canvas, raffia, and woven cotton. While larger bags certainly have to be more durable, we also love a mini basket for short beach trips that don't require quite as many provisions.


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The bag selection below will take you from the water's edge to your summertime brunch. We've found structured wicker styles, slouchy woven bucket bags, and even totes that can take a beating. Shop the best beach bags just in time for summer below.

the best beach bags for summer 2024: @styleidealist with a loewe basket bag

(Image credit: @styleidealist)


This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.