July 8, 2011

Beachin' It

The Perfect Beach Bags for Guys and Girls


We were in Malibu last weekend and saw something so alarming we had to write about it.

Hot Guy, Okay-Looking Girlfriend (we say this objectively, really), and Adorable Pup were walking toward the beach.

We saw Hot Guy first. Our gaze went from his mop of blond hair down to his chiseled face down his six pack down even further to... the oversized floral beach bag he was carrying in his right hand? What? Just after our double-take, we looked over and saw Okay-Looking Girlfriend drinking bottled water and jabbering away on her Blackberry.

Was this floral bag Hot Guy’s? Was it hers? We don’t want to know the answer to that, but what we will say is:

Guys, do not let this to happen to you.

Based on that alarming sighting (which we may need hypnosis to cure), we scoured the globe to find our favorite beach/pool bags for the summer.

Guys, we know there aren’t a lot of options for you, so we’re going back to one of our favorite brands of snow gear: Burton. We like their Emphasis Pack. It’s made for skaters, but works perfectly for beach bums too. It’s unpretentious and cool, and it easily holds your iPod, iPad, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. It retails for $36.

Girls, for you the canvas Malia Mills Getaway Bag is just so pretty. It’s oversized so it’s also a great airplane bag, and it easily holds your towels, beach reads, lunch, and a change of clothes. The Getaway Bag comes in a few different colors but, as always, we recommend the one that would go best with your attire. In other words, if you have a new bikini for summer, match it. For those of you who live in LA, there’s a Malia Mills at Brentwood Country Mart. For the rest of you, it can be purchased online and retails for $295.

And, as for the Hot Guy with the floral beach bag, if you’re reading this we’re begging you not to do that again. Wait, let’s rephrase that: First opt out of Bungalux, then don’t do it again.


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