One of our favorite family activities is going to the beach, and in the Great Lakes state we have plenty to choose from! Last summer we went to a local inland lake almost once a week in July and August. While we love meeting friends there, splashing in the water, and playing in the sand I always dread packing up and carting everything down to the water front. One thing I've discovered it, you can never have too beach totes! I just got a great new one from Simply Bags. The Beach Duffle Bag is available in two bright summery color choices and retails for $23.99. The best part? It comes monogrammed with your initials or name! Since we normally head to the beach with a group, that means it'll be easy to find our bag at a glance. The name embroidery is so nice that I wish I had a longer name to get put on it! I can tell it's quality because the letters are thick and raised. The green looks so pretty against the flamingo rose bag. Not only is the bag very cute, it's quite functional too! Here is the product description from the Simply Bags website: Start your summer fun with this hands free sling style beach duffle bag. Vertical duffle features a padded strap, Ipod or cell phone holder, side zipper compartment, 12-grommet drawstring closure. Bright, fun snazzy pattern, in mango and flamingo rose.. Includes name, single or three letter monogram. Beach duffle bag measures 18”H x 12”W x 8” deep. Made of polycord with one inside zip pocket. The key phrase for me was "hands free", that will be great as sometimes regular straps slip off my shoulder while walking from the car. You carry this like a back pack but it's much much cuter and stylish. I also really appreciate the design features like the holder on the strap, that will be a great place to put our entry ticket so I'm not digging all over for it on the way out. It's very convenient how you can assess one zippered pocket from the side, without having to undo and unpack the bag. There's another pocket inside for things you want to keep more securely. The inside of the Beach Duffle Bag is lightly coated. It would also be a great bag to take to the pool, because can throw your damp swimsuit inside afterward. The top opens nice and wide and you can stash a lot inside.
If a duffle bag is not your personal style there are plenty of other personalized beach bags to choose from. I am also quite partial to the Damask Print Tote and the Canvas Tote Bag. Plus there is a lot more than Beach Totes at Simply Bags. They have a wide selection of bags ready for you to personalize, from Kids Bags to more elegant choices like the Classy Carpet Bag and even smaller things like Cosmetic Bags and Lunch Bags.
I was surprised by how many choices were available and how quickly my personalized Beach Duffle Bag arrived on my doorstep. Over all, I was very impressed by the embroidery, quality, fine selection and service. I hope you'll check them out; I'd love to know what your favorite bag is at Simply Bags.
Disclosure: I received the bag reviewed above as a complimentary sample. No other compensation was received and opinions and experiences expressed in this post are personal and unbiased.