by Marisa Marcantonio

Whether toting gear or fabric samples, you want to have a bag that fits everything and looks good doing it. In the summer months, canvas has a rugged appeal that gets better with age.

Twelve NYC has made their Pocket Tote for years and it is a steady staple.

The Ragtop Snap Tote by a new division for the basics company called Canvas Land's End.

Angela Adams for J. Crew Pocket Sail Bag is a perfect summer carryall from beach to town. Made of durable recycled dacron sailcloth with hemp handles, the bag comes from the coast of Maine where lobster traps and rocky coasts are part of summer memories.
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The preppy stripe to match your car.

Shop the design center with this bright Canvas Classic Tote from Barneys. You won't leave it behind since it will blind you to remind you.

You can't forget LL Bean, the first and still the best deal. This season, get the Signal Flag Tote to lug your kid's sailing gear.