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With July 4th coming up, we've got beach days and long weekends on the brain.
The ideal bag has straps long enough to sling over your shoulder, and enough space for bulky towels and picnic supplies for the day — or extra shoes, makeup bag, and a jacket for the whole weekend.
Interior or exterior pockets for stashing cell phone, keys, and wallet are a non-negotiable feature; a zip-top for keeping sand out (or items from falling out while traveling) doesn't hurt, either.
Here, we've found ten bags that meet all of the above criteria, with the added bonus of being pretty cute too: bold colors, beachy (and easy-to-clean) materials, and bright prints.
Wherever you're headed, have fun!