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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: May 19, 2014

5 awesome Maine-made beach bags

Written by: Laura Serino

Beach season is right around the corner. My excitement knows no bounds. Here’s five great bags that are rugged enough for a day at the beach, but slick enough to go from the sandy beaches to the sidewalks of Portland.

6 Pocket Market Tote from AU Bags
Roomy enough to stash sunblock, a towel and even a game of paddleball.

Printed Tote from Blocked By Brenna
Handcut, handprinted and sewn in Scarborough, it’s machine washable so it’s super shore-friendly.

L.L.Bean Boat & Tote
The classic haul available in any size, shape and monogram your little heart desires.

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Octopus Tote from Seabags
Get ready to geek out. The octopus is a drawing from the official report of the Challenger Expedition and the lining is printed with handwritten notes from Charles Darwin.

Rainbow Woven Straw Basket from Piece Shop
If you don’t have a straw or wicker bag for summer, you’re just not prepared. Bonus points for one in a colorful weave.

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