Luxe or Less: Fun Beach Totes

With the Canada Day long weekend just around the corner, many of us are probably gearing up for a relaxing time outdoors, whether it's a picnic at the park, a beach barbecue or a jaunty outing on a boat somewhere. And where designer handbags fear to tread (think water, ketchup, sand, grass stains, exploding sunscreen bottles...), a fun canvas tote can be a girl's best friend. For the girl with deep pockets, Jonathan Adler totes ($203.11) are a great option. With their bright colours and kitschy graphics, they perfectly capture the playful spirit of retro sun destinations. It's hard not to want all three.

But since I'm not the sort of girl with deep pockets, I think I'll stick to cheaper options like this Hudson's Bay Company tote bag. The iconic multi-coloured stripes are just as bright and graphic, and at a mere $10, the price can't be beat.

How are you planning to spend Canada Day?


  1. Hmmm The Bay stripes - it doesn't get better than that!

  2. every time I see Bay stripes I always wonder if people actually have those Bay bed sheets?! it just seems so.. odd! haha. but I do like the tote you picked out!

  3. i love all the fun totes but i would go for the cheaper option if you are indeed carrying to the beach. you dont want sand to ruin an expensive bag! im going to look into the bay stripes for my upcoming trip. xx

  4. the johnathan adler totes are cute, but you really can't beat a bright, striped (and inexpensive tote) for the beach, it get's beat up anyway, there really isn't a point to spend a lot

  5. Love the totes! Am off to Granville Island with the kiddos this Canada Day. Let's hope the sun shines!

  6. ooo i actually like the colorful stripes more than the other ones!
    happy early canada day! i was actually in vancouver last year celebrating it!


  7. Wow, that Bay bag is only $10?! I've begun to appreciate those iconic stripes ever since those cocoon jackets of theirs became so popular. I think I'll have to go check it out! My Canada Day might be spent on Granville Island- went there last year and it was a lot of fun! You? :)

    Hope you're having a great week Lisa!


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