This Spanish high street store is part of the Inditex group (alongside brands such as Zara) and specialises in swimwear, underwear and nightwear. It’s a big brand, with 575 stores in 40 countries around the world, so wherever you live, chances are there’ll be an Oyosho nearby. Swimwear is mid-priced and fashion-focused, so expect the latest trends alongside more classic pieces. The brand also sells accessories such as beach bags and towels.
AllSisters is a Barcelona-based, eco-friendly swimwear brand that uses high quality recycled fabrics to make its swimsuits and bikinis, all in black and white (swimsuits are around €118 (US $130)). The brand’s mission is to make comfortable and fashionable pieces that respect both the female body and the environment. There has been a lot of buzz in the fashion world about this brand, which uses high-quality recycled Italian fabrics – a great way to do your bit for the environment.
Elephant & Castle
This Cádiz-based brand really specialises in custom-made watches, but also has a side clothing line that features men’s swim shorts. The swimwear is bright and features on-trend patterns – recent designs include pineapples, fish and flamingoes. Shorts are around €45 (US$50) a pair.
XTG Extreme Game
This Canary Island-based swimwear brand has been pushing sartorial boundaries for 30 years with its bright, in-your-face swimwear for men and women. Patterns are unapologetically loud and cuts can be extremely fitted, so if you want to show off your bod this summer, this is the brand for you. Prices start at around €40 (US$45).
Nuria Ferrer offers handmade, designer swimwear for women, made in its Barcelona studio. Pieces are fashion-forward, but also take into account specific requirements, such as larger cup sizes and post-surgery swimwear.
Dolores Cortés started making women’s swimwear in the 1950s and the family tradition has been passed on to her daughter, also named Dolores. Dolores Jr expanded the family business in the late 1990s and amped up the design, showing at various fashion weeks around the world. These days, the designer brand is on sale in 15 countries across boutiques and department stores. The swimwear is feminine with a modern twist, ideal for lazing by the Med on your holidays.
Como un Pez en el Agua
This Spanish brand (in English, ‘Like a Fish to Water’) has been making beautiful swimwear for women and children since 2011. It steers clear of typical shiny and stretchy nylon, and many of its swimsuits feature frills and unique patterns, lending them a feminine, vintage feel. Pieces start at around €130 (US$148) for women and €72 (US$80) for children.