There’s not many months of the year that you can get away with carrying a beach bag into the office, or out to the pub in the evening. Embracing the laid back feeling is one of the best bits about the summer. My beach bag takes me way beyond the sun lounger, so maximum capacity, polished details and something that’ll slot into my off-duty and city lifestyle is key.

On a recent trip to the King’s Road I spied this pom pom-adorned gem at Peter Jones. (For those of you not in London, that’s the John Lewis store in Chelsea that was originally the site of draper Peter Jones.) Stopping in for a snoop around the kitchen department I got totally distracted on the accessories floor, the bag offering is really well curated. The real find was the Collection Weekend range, where this one is from. It’s a capsule line of relaxed wardrobe staples well worth checking out.

Unfortunately this particular bag sold out pretty instantly, but here I’ve rounded up all the best options available now. An edit of beach-to-city perfect bag designs to see you through family vacays, romantic getaways, group trips with the girls and more.

Pom Pom Straw Beach Bag

Go For Bold Colours 

Orange is a holiday classic, it looks great with white and your stash of denim and smart wedges once back home. This style also comes in navy and natural.

Spin A Woven Finish

Nothing looks more exotic than a rainbow textile and this woven finish is really enticing and tactile. Great side detail too.

Pick A Statement Shape

Out there shapes become the focal point in any outfit. Elevate yours with matching bronze sandals and polished gold chains.

Choose Statement Stripes

Chunky contrasting stripes are always appealing, there’s something very Riviera about them. Just add a white dress for ultimate beach chic.

Rock A Bold Slogan

Queen of kitsch handbags Kate Spade has hit the nail on the head with this feel good holiday piece. Palm trees to trigger a smile, even when you’re back home.