Grab & Go: The 12 Best Summer Bags

Twelve playful and practical bags you'll want to add into your summer rotation.

By Ally Lozada

Assorted black handbags

This time of year means carefree summer outings–but don’t forget your phone, wallet, keys, SPF, reusable water bottle, headphones, lip balm… the list goes on and on. We’ve picked the best purses to hold either the bare essentials or, let’s be honest, your entire life. Whether a whimsical gingham tote, a minimalist belt bag, a staple weekender, or a bucket bag reminiscent of a picnic basket, here are 12 summer bags guaranteed to complement what’s already in your closet. As always, they come from our favorite female-founded brands.

Checker Oversized Shoulder Hobo

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Checker Oversized Shoulder Hobo

The Helm, $495.00

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Gala Wristlet

Lizzie Fortunato

Gala Wristlet

The Helm, $290.00

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Mia Purse

Lizzie Fortunato

Mia Purse

The Helm, $290.00

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Tri-Stripe Lunchpail

Cesta Collective

Tri-Stripe Lunchpail

The Helm, $395.00

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Calf Crossbody

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Calf Crossbody

The Helm, $595.00

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Florent Bucket Bag

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Florent Bucket Bag

The Helm, $345.00

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