Beach Bag Essentials

We asked some of our favorite designers, experts, and coastal personalities what's in their beach bags. Here's their must-have essentials that you can buy now.

Cynthia Rowley’s Beach Bag Must-Haves

This fashion designer and peripatetic style-setter shares her picks for a day at the beach.

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Cynthia Rowley
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Cynthia Rowley

Most at home when she’s strolling the beach in Montauk, New York, where Cynthia recently opened her sixth U.S. boutique. Her spring 2011 collection is a beach lover’s dream, with everything from sherbet-hued silk dresses to lightweight striped separates.

Claim to fame: In addition to her namesake label, Cynthia has teamed up with Roxy to create a line of rad surfboards and swimwear. You can also spot her name on a collection of beach cruisers, playfully designed Pampers, chic home and garden tools, and fashion-forward Band-Aids.

Left: Cynthia and daughter Kit get a lift from her husband, Bill Powers (carrying daughter Gigi).

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