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07/09/2014 03:37 EDT | Updated 07/10/2014 12:59 EDT

Beach Bags That Will Make A Statement This Summer (PHOTOS)

The beach bag is having its moment and we couldn’t be happier about this!

During the summer, we sometimes forget that our swimwear deserves to rest in a chic tote, and although it's cool to use whatever kind of bag you want, we think your suits deserve a little TLC in the form of a fashionable (yet functional) beach bag.

July and August are prime time for lots of beach bumming so we hope you’ve found a hefty beach bag already. If not, you’re going to want to look for one that’s durable and large enough to tote around a towel, sunglasses, water bottle, sun screen and a few munchies. Cute factor is key as well. (Here's a reminder: if you spend a lot of time looking for a stylish swimsuit, you should do the same for your beach bags.)

Hit the sand this summer with these covetable beach bags we dug up just for you.

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Tory Burch Zip Beach Tote, $195

Tory Burch fans will love this carry-all, baring TB’s signature logo. Great for beach essentials big and small, this canvas tote features a zip closure for those worried about losing their precious valuables (hello, sunglasses are expensive, ok?) along the way.

Calypso St. Barth Red Crow Raffia Bag, $495

We understand that dropping $500 on a beach tote isn’t for everyone but it is for those who roll with the Kardashians. This luxurious hand woven bag is perfect for private island getaways only Kanye can afford and features leather stitched trim, tassels, handles and a pocket!

Lily Pulitzer Coastal Tote, $108

American socialite Lily Pulitzer is immortalized on this tote from her namesake brand. The roomy bag takes a classic shape and is a guaranteed conversation starter.

Gray Canvas Beach Bag, $107.24

Etsy is always a wonderful place to find items out of the ordinary. We love this nautical-inspired bag designed to keep sand from infiltrating your belongings. The burlap body allows sand to slip through the cracks so you don’t take too much of the beach home with you.

Echo Lobster Roll Beach Sack, $55

The Echo Lobster Roll Beach Sack is lightweight, playful and roomy. What more could you want in a beach bag?

Forever 21 Island Girl Canvas Backpack, $29.80

Your old school backpack, no. This backpack, yes. Sometimes you just want to strap everything to your back and forget about it. Forever 21’s Island Girl Canvas Backpack is your answer.

Splendid Tulum Canvas Tote, $198

Splendid’s canvas tote is simple and stylish—everything a beach bag is meant to be. The indigo accents give it a more refined appeal, making it the perfect transitional bag from beach to day.

Asos Seafolly Beach Tote in Lime, $64.54

Outshine the sun with this bold lime beach tote from Australia’s premier beachwear brand, Seafolly. If you’re over canvas and looking for something with a little more punch, this leather-look beach bag could be just what the sun gods ordered.

Hudson’s Bay Company Granville Duck Bag, $30

How could we go to the beach without The Bay’s signature stripes? Well, we could but it would be so much less patriotic. We especially recommend taking this tote to far off beach destinations so you can spread the Canadiana.

WildFox Two Cockatoos Vinyl Tote, $123

Let the inside and the outside of your bag make a statement with Wildfox’s see-through vinyl tote. Two Cockatoos featured on the exterior add a quirky touch to this beach tote.

Leghilà Made in Italy Neoprene Beach Bag, $240

Never has there been a time when neoprene’s been so widely popular, outside of surf-wear. Italian label Leghilà makes all their bags out of this easy to wash fabric, including colour block beach bags in pretty much any colour combination you can think of.

Joe Fresh Large Stripe Tote, $39

Joe Fresh never disappoints when it comes to no fuss affordable and stylish totes. This large bag will easily haul your beach essentials and more.

Simons The Authentic Canvas Bucket Bag, $28

These laid back bucket bags are ideal for taking to the beach. Wear it backpack style or just hang tight to the handle. The adjustable drawstring will keep all your valuables safe and sound.

Sisters of Los Angeles Big San Diego Beach Tote, $35

The land of sunshine and beaches brings you a series of cute California beach totes. All of SoLa’s totes are designed and silk screened in LA and really, who knows what you should carry to the beach more than a native Californian?

Koku Ioli appliquéd canvas tote, $308

The writing's on the wall…basically, the bag says it all. This tote was made for the beach with a plexiglass “SUN” appliqué making it blatantly obvious what this sunny yellow bag is meant for.