I just landed in Hawaii for winter vacation! Rich and I are renewing our vows in honor of our tenth anniversary, so this is an important trip that calls for serious shopping preparation and the right bag is always at the top of my list. Since the beach is a place where you’re allowed to be a little cheesy, I feel free to let my hair down and have a little fun picking totes…
MICHAEL Michael Kors Kiki Polka-Dot PVC Tote: A geometric print like this is simple, yet spirited – just the relaxing combo to keep you cool all vacation long (that and a Mai Tai!). On NET-A-PORTER for $200.
Marni Floral-Print Shopper Tote: You might have noticed that there are no mini resort bags here. In the tropics, you need a large, loud tote like this flowery Marni to carry around your sunscreen, snacks, and towel. At Barneys New York for $340.
Sophie Anderson Vitoria Large Tote: This is clearly just for island fun. The hand-woven tote comes decorated with a tribal print inspired by the designer’s South American home. At Matches for $421.
Rochas Leather Tote: If you plan on carrying your bag post-vacation, then go ahead and invest in this Rochas. It has the highest price tag of the group, but you’re paying for wearability. On Shopbop for $1,290.
Dezso Maldives Printed Canvas Tote Bag: Though this is another island-only tote, that makes carrying it all the more special. You’ll look at this Maldives print and remember your beautiful vacation in the sun. At Browns for $278.