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.

Kari Johnson's Beach Bag Must-Haves

Dive in to this O'Neill fashion deigner's seaside essentials for a day on the coast.

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Kari Johnson
Photographer: David Hillegas

Kari Johnson

In 2002, California girl Kari Johnson traded in her business suit for a bikini when she became part of the design team for surf megabrand O’Neill, the first company to bring wet suits to the masses.

Known for: her surfer-cool designs (boho-print swimwear, gladiator sandals, flowy maxi skirts), which are staples of the SoCal way of life.

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