As someone who lives at the beach year round, I feel uniquely qualified to talk about beach bag essentials. When I escape to the local sandy shores for a day of chill-laxing, my bag is usually overflowing with goodies. Typically, I need extra sunglasses, my music via my cool iPod, a cover-up or sarong, and finally stacks of books and magazines. Where ever you are reading from in the world, I am sure you are the same. So in my search for the best prices on some of my favorite beach bag items, I came across some great stuff over at Overstock.com that I want to share with The Recessionista’s readers. Overstock ships internationally, so whether you are going to Brighton Beach, Miami Beach, Long Island, St. Tropez, Glen Lake, Michigan, Bondi Beach or other sunny shores, you can take advantage of these deals.
One cool thing I spotted immediately is the great selection of cover-ups and sun protective items they have. There are chic wide brimmed hats plus good sunscreens. It’s important to be relatively incognito at the beach after all. I’m there to getaway, not to do a “meet & greet.” A huge hat and Jackie O shades are the keys to escape for me.
A fashionable beach tote announcing my presence as being “cool” is also essential. I love some of the vintage looking bags that Overstock has. Check out all the colors, styles and materials. Everything from straw to plastic.
Most of the Overstock.com items are offered at 60% off department store prices. Their domestic shipping is usually just $2.95. And they now ship to over 35 countries around the world so all recessionistas can enjoy a great bargain.
So, what’s in your beach bag?