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The 4th of July is finally here, and if you're one of the lucky ones who gets to celebrate our nation on a beach somewhere, you'll need a carryall for those sparklers and popsicles. Plus, a chic beach bag can act as a go-to tote all summer long, whether or not you're spending the season by the shore.
A classic straw beach bag is all well and good, but we're always trying to get the most bang for our buck, and bags that scream, "I'm going to the beach!" don't always translate well for every day. Instead, opt for a stylish bag that works seamlessly both on and off the shore. From mesh backpacks to embellished crochet totes, the picks ahead are perfect for weekend getaways — and when you get back to reality, just dust off the sand and keep on keepin' on.