10 Resort Bags to Take You From Beach to Bar

Check out these purses and totes by Hawaii-based makers and sellers.
This leather backpack by Salty Western is inspired by the nostalgia of Hawaii. Photo: Courtesy of Salty Western

Poke bowls, reef-safe sunscreen, a towel for lounging on the sand—we’ve got big plans every time we’re out and about, and that means toting along a good amount of gear. As much as we’d love to rock our backpacker’s pack (except not at all) for a day out and about, there’s got to be another option. Luckily, our local makers and boutiques are stocking bags, totes and purses that are just the right amount of resort-ready chic. Whether you’re looking for a splash bag in which to stow your wet swimsuit, or the cutest straw crossbody for shopping the streets of Waikiki, these stylish picks have got it in the bag.

1. Local designer Manaola has been making waves in Hawaii with his gorgeous patterns made using a traditional Hawaiian bamboo stamp technique. This multi-pocketed, zippered tote has a versatile neutral tone, plus space to spare. $118, manaolahawaii.com

Photo: Courtesy of Manaola

2. How beach-perfect is bright and cheery, statement-making tote from surf-chic go-to boutique Guava Shop on the North Shore? This unique beauty is made from the prettiest, hand-picked vintage Moroccan rug material. $160, guavashop.com

Photo: Courtesy of Guava Shop

3. Straw, with the perfect color-contrasting straps: This gem is Riviera-to-Waikiki approved. $245, shopweareiconic.com

Photo: Courtesy of We Are Iconic

4. Keep your wet bits (bikinis) separate from your dry bits (phone) in some fierce shark-print style with this super functional Samudra pouch. Psst: It doubles as a sassy everyday clutch! $32, samudra11.com

Photo: Courtesy of Samudra

5. Not only does this adjust to a backpack, making it perfect for adventures, it’s also got a heartbreakingly gorgeous bird of paradise design, and is handcrafted. $400, saltywestern.com

Photo: Courtesy of Salty Western

6. Your classic woven resort bag gets a splashy upgrade, with some vibrant colors that have got us feeling the summer vibes, even in the depths of winter. $108, ameliasamari.com

Photo: Courtesy of Amelia Samari

7. Just looking at this cheery rainbow number from the stylish curators at locally based Avela makes us happy. $78, shopavela.com

Photo: Courtey of Avela

8. The aloha vibes on this uber-versatile canvas tote are anything but basic. $20, store.bigbadwolfkids.com

Photo: Courtesy of Big Bad Wolf

9. Cute-as-can-be, this ladylike basket bag was made for tropical jaunts. $48, theatdawn.com

Photo: Courtesy of At Dawn

10. Tropical goes glam with this luxe, bronze little number from Maui-based Alola. Made of goat leather and emblazoned with a sleek banana leaf print, it will take you from days on the beach to nights in the city. $123, bikinibird.com

Photo: Courtesy of Alola


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