We just got back from Nordstroms' half yearly sale where we were doing "research" for JSG. What tempted us the most were the piles of totebags from Tory Burch, Kate Spade and more that had been marked down just in time for Memorial Day and our first beach trip of the year.
Because we've never passed up sequins for a girls' trip, we picked this Marc by Marc Jacobs Party Girl Shopper that's on sale for $148.90 from $298 at Nordstroms. The Kate Spade Tortola Kei handheld shopper that we featured in "How to Pack for Your Honeymoon" is on sale for $223.30 from $425 on the Kate Spade website (be advised the extra 30% off is applied at checkout plus free shipping).
This blue and yellow print would suit any trip from the ocean to the lake: Printed Tory Tote from the Tory Burch site is on sale for $150 originally $250.
Our favorite is the Della Fonte Beach Tote from Milly at Shopbop for $191 from $382.