05/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Spring Forward: It's In The Bag, Top 5 Totes

Spring Forward: It's In The Bag, Top 5 Totes

Whether your style is posh or practical, wet or wild, spring is the perfect time to swap out that worn-out, ratty old tote for a style savvy bag to lug all your loot. And boy do I have loot. Yes, ladies, it's time to let go of all that old baggage. These totes are definitely worthy of tagging along, as you sail from sea to shining sea this season.

Ready Set Go: Echo


This breezy, cotton-blend terry beach tote from Echo (
is my ultimate beach bag. It features an easy shape with a polyester lining and an exterior slip pocket for this and that, such as keys, cell phone, and lip balm. This is a dream to pack for weekend trips, and can double as a comfy pillow for those well-deserved snoozes on the sand. These are available in a variety of fun and flirty, spring colors: Green Apple, Preppy Coral, Lilac, and Pink $24.98

Recycled Style: Sea Bags


Oh, how I love a bag, a relationship, and a diet with no restrictions.
These very spacious and sturdy, nautical inspired totes from Seas Bags ( are every over-packers dream. The Portland based company makes custom tote bags out of recycled sails. Every bag has sailed around the world before it even leaves the shop. Each tote comes in small, medium or large and has strong rope handles that are hand-spliced. The splice is a nautical skill and is what differentiates this Sea Bag from any other. 50% of all proceeds from the Limited edition "Cure" bags will go to the Maine Cancer Foundation. From $95.

Eco Pretty: Green Girl's Totes

Fashionista's get set to double your investment in the Earth with
a 2 -in-1 Green Girl tote. Bright and colorful design savvy patterns,
Green Girl's totes ( are fully reversible, washable and made from lightweight cotton. Easy to pack and travel with, simply roll the eco-tote up and store it when you're on the go. ($45)

Posh Pick: Diane Von Furstenberg Knot Prints Tote


Tote couture. Whether you're jet setting to Belize and Brazil or just bronzing on the beach at Bondi, this pink and white Knot Print Beach Tote from DVF ( will help you forget about all the baggage you finally left behind. Easy and comfortable handles for those extended shopping sprees. $75

Sail On: SailBags Maui


These super lightweight bags are made from 100% recycled kite sails from Maui's Northshore. ( Designer Kristine Hoffman saves colorful kite sails dotting Maui's famous Northshore from ultimately ending up in the island finite landfills. While not everyone deserves to sail on to second chances, these kites do. $78