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Hamptons Summer Beach Bag Essentials

How do you stay stylish in the sun? The secret’s in the beach bag! Here are some of the best products of the season that no beach bag should be without.

The Bag: Cairo Navy Burlap Tote by Christen Maxwell
With a water repellent lining and a beautiful earthy texture, this oversize bag will hold everything you need for a day of fun in the sun. The neutral colors mean it coordinates with any of your summer looks. Pick yours up at Sylvester & Co., 103 Main Street in Sag Harbor, 912-236-1150, sylvesterandco.com.

The Sunscreen: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen
A non-greasy formula that’s sweat and water-resistant, this sunblock keeps you protected from the sun while moisturizing and restoring your skin’s natural pH. You can find it in CVS at 111 Main Street in Southampton, or at the Kmart on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

The Drink: Pink Punk by Juice Press
This drink may be pink, but it packs a punch. Flavors of pineapple and strawberry, along with fresh ginger and beet, will keep you hydrated and healthy all day long. Grab your bottle at Juice Press, 93 Main Street, Southampton, or at juicepress.com

The Scent: Bobbi Brown Beach 
This Bobbi Brown scent won’t clash with the classic aroma of sunscreen and sea spray. Use it to freshen up after a long  day, or keep a bottle of it in your purse for a beach vacation wherever you go. Find it at White’s Apothecary, 18 Hamptons Road, Southampton.

The Flip-flops: Tkees Shadows in Frosty Grey
Cowhide leather with a subtle metallic finish and a rubber outsole, these flip-flops will add a little sparkle to every summer look.  Get your Tkees flipflops at Flying Point Surf Shop in Sag Harbor and Southampton, or online at tkees.com.

The Hat: Striped Raffia Sun Hat by Ralph Lauren
Raffia with a cotton lining and bold black stripes are classic and on point with this season’s nautical inspirations. $78. Find Ralph Lauren at 57 Main Street, East Hampton, or online at ralphlauren.com.

The Shades: Round Fleck Ray Bans
This vintage-inspired pair of sunglasses will fit right in with the latest trends. Glamorous, edgy and a bit bohemian, they’ll enhance any summer style. You can pick up Ray Bans and other sunglasses at Saks off 5th, Tanger Outlet Mall, Riverhead, or online at ray-ban.com.

The Towel: Turkish Towels from Sunrise to Sunset Surf Dive and Sport
Brightly colored Turkish towels are absorbent and roll up small, making them the perfect addition to any beach bag. Pick yours up at Sunrise to Sunset Surf Dive and Sport, 36 Hill Street, Southampton. 631-283-2929.

The Cover-Up: Warm Two-Toned Kimono by Nibi Montauk
For some easy bohemian vibes, grab this coverup by Nibi Montauk. The dreamy sheer fabric will keep you cool and covered, with delicate hints of color for a perfect summer look. $105. Find it at nibimtk.com, or in store at 521 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk.

The Suit: Mara Hoffman Reversible One Piece Monokini in Leaf
A fun play on the Martinique banana leaf print, this monokini does double duty with a solid teal reverse side. Stunning, unique. Everything But Water, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-5693 everythingbutwater.com.

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