A classic nautical accessory is sweeping through retailers this summer and is poised to become the “it” bag at beaches and pools alike. Recycled sailcloth bags are a rather traditional idea, but offer clean graphics and bright colors that seem more contemporary in style. These hip bags are durable, waterproof, and perfect for the holiday weekend.
While these maritime treasures can be found all over, there are several that this fashionista has her eye on.
Check out Maine based artist Angela Adams’ graphic take sailcloth. Using metallic fabrics and contemporary shapes, Adams elevates this traditional design. Adams recently created a line of limited edition bags for J.Crew. While a bit pricey (at $198 a pop), they certainly are the perfect summer accessory.
Looking for a whimsical take on this seafaring bag? Check out the fun bags (People, get your head out of the gutter) at 44 Knots. Bags come in several sizes: Large ($165), Medium ($150), Small ($96), Wine Bag ($22) and a variety of prints (including an Octopus, a Crab, an Anchor, and Skull and Crossbones). The wine bag makes a perfect hostess gift for summer parties.
You can amp up that holiday bbq with these great Ella Vickers Sailcloth Deck Cushions (4 pillows for $395) and Placemats (4 for $50). Make it a party by adding in margaritas and Uncommon Goods Boat Buoy Candles.