Best Bet: Quirky’s Water-Repellent Canvas Bags

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Summer means getting sand in all sorts of places — including the bottom of your beach tote. Quirky’s water-repellent canvas bags (from $80 at Story, 144 Tenth Ave., at 19th St.; 212-242-4853) are designed to keep those lingering particles at bay. Just unsnap the reversible bottom flap to reveal a panel of strainerlike nylon mesh, give it a rustle, and any remnants of Rockaway or Robert Moses tumble out seamlessly, leaving the bag — and your wallet, gadgets, and other day-tripping necessities — mercifully sand-free.