With spring in full swing and summer vacation right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to start stocking your beach bag with the season’s must-have products and accessories. Whether you’re among those in the pale-skinned population, desperate for quick and convenient ways to achieve a perfectly bronzed body, or you’re in the market for the trendiest technology to capture your vacation views, you won’t be able to fight the urge to splurge when you see the hottest collection of top-of-the-line necessities available this summer. With accessories for keeping cool by the pool, to personal grooming products that transform your skin from dull and flaky to radiant and silky, adding these items to your summer shopping list will have you ready for a whirlwind season of jet-setting, lazy poolside afternoons and fun in the sun. Say goodbye to winter and hello to brighter days with eight of the best luxury summer essentials.
8 Garmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld GPS Navigator
No matter where your summer vacation takes you, trust your travels to the Garmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld GPS Navigator. With a lightweight, waterproof design, packed full of 100K topo mapping, an electronic compass and five megapixel camera, this convenient and rugged device is perfect for geocaching, hiking, and camping. Two AA batteries provide up to 16 hours of usage so you can explore until your heart’s content. The Garmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld GPS Navigator is available for around $275.
7 MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Jet Set Saffiano Travel Tote
Whether lounging poolside or riding the waves at the beach, the MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Travel Tote is the perfect accessory for toting around all your warm weather essentials. With its summery, nautical-inspired striped pattern, this medium-sized bag has plenty of space, pockets, and compartments to stow away your beach towel, summer reading material, sundress and more. Its gorgeous navy leather wipes clean so you never have to worry about sand. Also, gold-toned hardware adds a classic flair that takes this versatile tote from a lazy day by the water to a night on the town. Arrive in style for around $330.
6 Playboy Sunless Collection - Professional: GLITZ Celebrity Sunless Classic Tanning System
With the increase in evidence supporting the dangers of overexposure to UVA/UVB rays, the days of sun bathing and tanning beds are losing out to safer, sunless tanning methods. This season it’s now easier than ever to get a safe, natural-looking color with the GLITZ Celebrity Sunless Classic Tanning System by Playboy Sunless Collection – Professional. Forget baking in UV radiation and get healthy, radiant color with this six-piece tanning system that delivers a celeb-worthy glow with a touch of indulgence. Priced at approximately $450, this professional-grade system features a mist applicator with flexible hose, wall-hanging spray curtain and a trio of sunless solution. You'll also get pH-balancing prep spray and DHA barrier prep lotion designed to help you achieve a gorgeous golden glow.
5 Claire Chase 232E-Café Classic
Why just pack your bags, when you pack in style with the Claire Chase 232E-Café Classic rolling suitcase. This lavish luggage is among the world’s best thanks to its secure, lightweight construction made from beautiful high-end cowhide leather and antique brass hardware. Its extra-large design is the ultimate choice for travelers in need of a luggage capable of storing up to two weeks of clothing. In-line skate wheels give transporting your luggage a wonderful smoothness on a variety of surfaces, while backside bumper guards prevent damage to your bag when traveling. The Claire Chase 232E-Café Classic is priced at around $450.
4 Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X
We can all agree that there is nothing sexier than smooth, fuzz-free skin. Get your body beach-ready with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X. Men and women rave about its convenient and simple treatments and long-lasting results. Safely and effectively remove unwanted hair from your face, chest, legs and bikini line with a dermatologist-level, FDA-approved diode laser technology. Forget shaving and waxing that can be painful, lead to ingrown hairs and require regular maintenance; with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, you’ll achieve a sexy, hair-free body for around $450. A deluxe kit, featuring the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X and SmoothStart Calming Gel, is also available for about $475.
3 Nikon Coolpix AW100 Shock + Waterproof GPS Digital Camera
Relive your vacation, long after you've returned back home by capturing your favorite memories on Nikon’s first waterproof, cold-resistant and shock-proof compact digital camera. From the ski slopes to the sea, you’re guaranteed some of the sharpest, high-quality images thanks to unique outdoor shooting functions, 19 various scene modes and a 5x optical zoom lens. In addition to still photographs, this Nikon also allows recording of full-HD, high-resolution movies. Purchase your Nikon Coolpix AW100 Shock + Waterproof GPS Digital Camera in orange, camouflage, blue, white, or black for about $850.
2 BVLGARI Polarized Sunglasses For Men and Women
Much like a high-quality sunscreen, sunglasses are vital for protecting yourself against the sun’s destructive UVA/UVB rays. A pair with polarized lenses, particularly those made with polycarbonate, are ideal for not only shielding your eyes from 100-percent of all UV radiation, but for also preventing glare that can occur while driving, fishing, swimming and surfing. BVLGARI brand sunglasses are a top-choice for those seeking protection combined with luxurious, refined fashion. For women, there’s the ultra-chic BV8123G style, reminiscent of those worn by fashion icon Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Priced at around $2,100, these sunglasses are accented with small diamonds, 18 karat gold, Swarovski crystals and semi-precious gems. Men will appreciate the striking style of the brand’s $1,400 BV7017G design that includes the same diamond and crystal accents.
1 Numbered Limited Edition Gucci Dive Watch in Pink Gold
Even if you’re on island time, a handsome timepiece is the perfect accessory for the vacationing gentleman. Priced at approximately $12,600, the Numbered Limited Edition Gucci Dive Watch features the most lavish designs and elements, including 18 karat pink gold, black crocodile strap and a striking black matte dial. But don’t be fooled by the beauty of this Gucci watch; it’s far more than just a stylish piece of jewelry. While this timepiece looks amazing on your wrist during a night on the town, it looks just as great seaside or by the pool. At this price, you wouldn't want to risk a little water ruining your watch (and your vacation), thanks to its underwater diver specifications, water-resistance and readability, you can sport your Gucci Dive Watch up to 1,000 feet below the water.