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.

Kate Walsh's Beach Essentials

The Northern California native, activist, and star of ABC's Private Practice lets us peek inside her beach bag.

Kate Walsh
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"This bag is great for the beach because it’s lightweight and roomy, easily doubles as a chic carry when traveling, and is practical when packing because I can just lay it flat in a suitcase and it doesn’t lose its shape. "

Buy it: Balenciaga Raffia Tote Bag, $1,195;

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