Summer is closing in on us, which could only mean that besides the great hunt for the most fascinating designer swimwear, women are also on the prowl for the chicest bags to bring to the beach. While we are typically festooned with oversized floral totes in the most blinding of colors, Fashion Glamour’s departing from the stereotypical images, and instead looking at these sporty and spacious beach bags from the genius label Proenza Schouler.
Emerging from a design duo known for piecing together the stylish bag needs of women with one iconic design, we’re not surprised with how the label took on a bold and manly vision to this summer accessory staple. Far from the candy color madness that usually overwhelms summer, Proenza Schouler chose a golf bag-like shape that is anything but feminine.
Although these bags don’t have the same glorious appeal as the brand’s other designs, we like how they are bursting with functionality and portability. It’s spacious as well, as it arrives with a mesh exterior pocket, two inner zip pockets, and a bottom compartment. The brand was truly going for functionality, with the adjustable drawstring rope closure that can easily convert it into a shoulder or backpack bag.
Our only qualm about this bag is that we wish Proenza Schouler made this available in more colorways other than black and blue, and black and green. Had this design been available in delectable summer shades, these could easily be this summer’s It bag. Retailing for $485, we’d still count on these Proenza Schouler bags deserving of a beach outing.
Images from Proenza Schouler