Jane Birkin–style basket bags and oversize wickers were once an item you wore for a week or so a year when on holiday, but now the humble beach tote style has become one of the coolest things to wear in the city, too. Everyone we can think of has been wearing theirs off the beach, from Alexa Chung to Camille Charrière, so unsurprisingly, the likes of Zara, Mango and & Other Stories have paid attention.
If you want to copy that French aesthetic, it's best to opt for a simple basket bag or an oversize raffia tote with no embellishment. However, if you're looking for something with a little more personality, there's no shortage of Insta-bait bags. On the high street, we love Zara's mini basket bag covered with cactuses and orange flowers, which is only £13, and & Other Stories' straw bag, which comes adorned with blue pom-poms.
Scroll through the gallery below to shop our edit of the 12 best beach bags we've spotted.
For more must-have handbags, see our edit of the best designer bags that won't cost a month's rent.