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THE Essential Summer Bag

Searching for a stylish beach bag that will cope with damp sand and leaking suntan cream? Ta-da, look what I’ve found - Prene Bags are lightweight, machine washable, vegan and they look super cool.


Tired of damp canvas totes or straw basket that unravel under pressure? I have high expectations when it comes to a summer bag and need something that will not buckle under the pressure of the beach, poolside, outdoor cafes and the good old British rain.

Prene Bags


Prene Bags are an Australian brand that have come up with a bags that are made from perforated neoprene (basically a wetsuit) so perfect for enduring damp conditions.

Prene Bag

The icing on the cake is that this beaut can be bunged in the washing machine on a cool/gentle wash with some gentle washing powder and, hey presto, it’s as good as new.


Prene Bags

Neoprene is a soft and flexible material and the shape can be manipulated as you like. Pop the bag in the washing machine machine and lay it out to dry to play around with the shape. The tote bag measures 38cm wide x 30cm high, includes a matching purse and costs £85 (the gold costs £95).

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The Prene backpack is a must-have for festival season, beach adventures, picnics – or use it as a gym bag, a hands-free everyday bag and anything and everything in between.  It comes in a hot pink or metallic black and costs £60.

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