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Beach totes under $50

For most women, the bags they carry to parties or job interviews are just as important as their outfits. So why should beach bags be any different? The perfect summer bag should complement your swimsuit and provide space for carrying all your beach supplies. In addition to beauty and convenience, it's always nice to find an affordable bag after spending a pretty penny on your swimsuit.

Farmer's Market Tote

Straw tote

For simple practicality and style, you can't go wrong with a basic straw bag. Because it flattens and folds for simple packing, this roomy bag is perfect for weekend getaways or long summer vacations at the beach. The Farmer's Market Tote is priced at $45 at J.Crew.

Beach Celeb Bag

Striped tote

Stripes are hot this summer in swimwear and accessories. If you are looking for the perfect beach tote, consider this red and white striped cotton bag. This chic tote bag is big enough to carry all your beach essentials. Snag the Beach Celeb Bag at ModCloth for $45.

Live Worldly Tote

Worldly tote

Featuring a unique pattern and a variety of colors, this beach bag is perfect to go from poolside to a summer party. And what's great is a portion of sales of this bag help save the Brazilian rainforest. The Live Worldly Beach Bag is only $14 right now at Macy's.

Tallow Tote

Retro tote

This beach-friendly, retro-inspired tote features vibrant colors and a geometric design. This tote has a hippie-chic appeal that you are sure to love. Available at Urban Outfitters, this Tallow Crochet Tote Bag is priced at $49. You can carry this bag just about anywhere this summer.

Roxy tote

Floral tote

If you are looking for a lightweight beach tote, this cotton twill tote is the answer. This roomy beach bag features double top handles and an additional shoulder strap, making it a very versatile option. The floral print Roxy Sewn Up Tote is available at Zappos for just $34 with free shipping.

Magid striped tote

Oversized tote

If you are the kind of gal who never has enough room in your bag, then this beach tote is for you. At over 23 inches wide, this tote is surely large enough to carry all your summertime necessities -- from beach towels to sunscreen. The Magid Wide Stripe Straw Beach Tote is available at Endless for just $37.

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