Summer is approaching fast, so it’s only natural that you’re anxiously waiting (yearning, even) for those long, lazy days spent at the beach.
The hot sun, the salty air, the warmth of the sand between your toes… pure bliss!
You’re dreaming with your eyes open already, aren’t you? Well, to make sure that nothing will disturb your peaceful vacation, you have to get everything you need ahead of time: bathing suit, flip flops, a trusty beach bag… There’s nothing more unpleasant than scrambling to find all of those at the last possible moment.
And this is where today’s hunt comes in: we’ve rounded up five of the coolest handmade beach bags on Etsy just for you. If the sidewalk is your day-to-day runway, consider the sand to be its extension – you have to look your chicest! ;) Onwards:
1. Tropical Pineapple Beach Bag by theAtlanticOcean
Is this beach bag love at first sight or what? Its quintessential summer print shows cute pineapples, hibiscus flowers and exotic birds, all chilling on a white background – so sweet and soothing! But it’s not all about the looks: if you’ve always hated getting sand trapped at the bottom your bag, consider your problem solved. Aptly titled the Sandbag, this beach bag conveniently allows the sand to slip right out through its burlap bottom. The straps made out of nautical cotton rope add a final summery touch – so chic! Find it by visiting the link above.
Available from theAtlanticOcean
2. XL Canvas Beach Bag by Twininas
A navy striped print is a must-have for summer! So why not give in to the temptation and go with this sassy beach bag? It’ll fit in just right on the beach. This extra-large, handmade canvas bag will be an effortless addition to your summer arsenal, as its spacious interior is capable of holding all your essentials. And then some! Inside, three small pockets will hold all of your bits and bobs. Perfect! And if you’re not totally sold on the navy stripes, know that you have the option of going with natural (ivory) or deep blue instead – whatever matches the rest of your attire! ;) See the product now via the link above.
Available from Twininas
3. Ibiza Beach Bag by DeliaSummer
This might just be the cutest handmade beach bag there is! Each one of these lovely bags is woven by hand out of palm leaves in a small village on the Balearic Islands, then painted in the brilliant color schemes you can see above. As a final touch, each bag comes with leather straps, which adds just the right finish and polish to the final design. Cute and sleek! Because palm leaves are not particularly absorptive, the paint will naturally peel off in time – especially with extensive use. However, this will only give the bag a slightly worn in, vintage vibe that will look sooo good at the beach. You must go check out the various color combos in the link above. There are LOTS of them! :)
Available from DeliaSummer
4. Canvas Tote Bag by skbag
If you appreciate the soft, moldable appeal of large canvas bags, you’ll love this one: a casual and roomy tote bag that you can take from a stroll around town directly to the beach. It is hand made out of a natural beige-colored canvas and sports a fun mix of prints on both sides. Stripes, triangles, dots and a grid pattern casually line up against each other, giving the bag a dynamic vibe. The roomy interior includes one large internal zippered pocket by default, but you can get a set of 4 or 8 extra pockets upon request. Find our more details about the bag via the link above – see it now!
Available from skbag
5. Handmade Woven Bag by MATRICIJA
Up-and-coming Etsy shop MATRICIJA is all about giving textiles a new life in the shape of practical bags, cases or baskets, and the results are simply STUNNING! This particular bag shows off a playful array of colors (with more available by request). It can be ordered with a fabric handle or with a lace one, if you’re feeling fancy. The item is made with attention and care using an antique technique: weaving with a hand loom. Incredibly resourceful, intricate and so very beautiful! Click over for more color versions, but be warned: you’ll be blow away! :)
Available from MATRICIJA