Updated for 2009!

Is your BFF a Beach Baby or a Sun Goddess? If so, she most likely would enjoy a new Beach Bag. These affordable bags make great gifts as is, but even better if filled with beach necessities like, a good beach book, suntanning lotion, beach towel, water bottle, etc. Selected for their style and price points, these bags will be turning heads from ship to shore.

And don’t miss my new collection of the best in swimwear for 2009!
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Take along your sunscreen and Marc Jacobs on your next seaside vacation. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Print Tote is colorful cotton canvas with leather handles. It folds to tuck away into your suit case. $170 at Net-a-porter.com

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Here’s a retro looking beach bag by Mad Imports. Love the old school look. Perfect for the beach or farmers market. Available in Ocean or Express. On sale for $48. Originally $80 at happy-la.com

nautical geo beach tote

Echo Design’s Geo Nautical beach Tote is bold and colorful. Extra large and big enough to hold that trashy beach book and all of your necessities. Fun! $58 at EchoDesign.com

Sandy Chilewich has created the perfect beach tote! Bright and bold colors and prints……and roomy! Their durable vinyl construction will will keep the sea and sand at bay. Available in seven contemporary prints at unicahome.com $68

Fleur-de-lis studded bag.

Of course I love the stunning studded Fleur-di-lis design of this great carry all bag. Beach bling! $109 at BostonProper.com

Great braided detailing on this terrific tote! By Big Buddha. perfect for carrying everything ship to shore! Also available in black. $54 at FredaLa.com Save an additional 10% Off With Coupon Code: NEWYEARNEWME Offer Expires: March 1st!

tribal trio beach bag

Here’s a little bohemian chic to take to the beach! It’s the Tribal Trio bag in canvas print. Love thee tassels and beading! Available at EchoDesign.com for $78

Whimsical in black and white……the Flowie Garden Love Dumpling Bag…….is fully lined and perfect for running to the beach or wherever. Designed by textile designer Yaling Hou. 100% Linen. $66 at DesignPublic.com

Get color….all five colors…..and have the cutest bag on the beach. Fairly traded from Madagascar……the hand wrapped raffia design is bright and cheery. Love it! $66 at Btcelements.com Save 20% Off with Code: grechen.

Beach Bag-Sizzle

Love the sizzl’n stripes of this French Cotton and washable Beach Bag! Great colors and a hefty size. $58 at quelobjet.com

Oversized Stripe ToteOversized Stripe Tote

The Echo Oversized Tote is big enough to fit all of the essentials and colorful enough to attract the right kind of attention. $58 at LunaBoston.com Use Coupon Code: Now on sale for $29  And save 20% off with Coupon Code:  luckybreaks12 Expires May 3rd.

Pretty and practically indestructible, the Damask Tote from RoomServiceHome.com is perfect for any summer activity, beach, flea markets, sporting events, and more. Available in three sizes (the large tote is backordered until 06/30/08) and priced from $24 – $44.

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Mesh Carla

I’m loving all of the Market Bags that are in style this year. of course, they can be used for more than going to the market. This set of three bags (unbelievable deal) could be used for so many things. The large bag at 17″ x 15″ x 6″ would make the perfect beach bag. Available in 4 colors/patterns at MaryJaneBags.com for $28.