The Find: Brunswick and Co’s brilliant beach bag

The Find: Brunswick and Co’s brilliant beach bag

Beach bags can be tricky: transporting anything leather around sand and water is risky, but a ragged cloth number can cause serious harm to a coordinated cover-up ensemble. Toronto handbag makers Brunswick and Co have made a tote that provides the perfect middle ground. It’s crafted from natural burlap, so it can easily withstand wet sand and the occasional mojito spill (even leaked sunscreen wouldn’t be the end of the world). Neon stitching and a matching lining give the piece a pop of summer colour, but it’s still neutral enough to nicely complement this season’s Kiini bikinis. Plus, the relaxed boxy shape is ideal for hauling around the latest issue of Vogue and a fluffy towel—there’s even a detachable clutch inside for keeping keys, wallet and lipstick easily accessible (and separate from damp bathers). The totes come in pink, orange, army print and—our personal favourite—lime green. $155, brunswickandco.com