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The Great Big Bag Blowout: Shore Bets

No matter how plentiful your seaside essentials, there's a bag to float your boat.

Best buy: Your ideal companion for a weekend of R & R: a roomy and reversible nautical carryall. Buji Baja by Hat Attack, 727/674-4149, $75.

This durable waxed-canvas cosmetics bag doubles as a clutch. Saltbox,, $37.

For a bag made from a boat's sail, toting sunblock is a comparative breeze. Sea Bags,, $110.

Glossy patent trim balances the rough-hewn charm of raffia and wicker. Clever Carriage Company, 212/268-1117, $325.

An iridescent mother-of-pearl medallion and a detachable chain strap provide just the right dose of night-out shimmer. Flora Bella, 212/604-0888, $115.

bright + bold
A graphic, acid-green print electrifies this nylon carry-on. Coccinelle/Barbara Hulanicki, 973/533-1111, $395.

Evoking the effortless chic of a knotted sarong, this floral number embodies tropical style. Echo Design,, $98.

Slick eel skin gets an even softer touch in a pastel pocketbook with a playful paisley lining. Latico,, $119.

Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.



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