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The 7 Best Places To Buy Swimwear In LA

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Updated: 30 August 2016
The swimwear industry is one of the most lucrative in the realm of fashion, with tiny scraps of fabric going for hundreds of dollars per piece. Couple that with the time-tested advertisements in Sports Illustrated Swimwear along with popular new blogs like Bikini A Day, and the beach and surfwear trends that have always been a focus in L.A. become a covetable fashion statement. Look hot during the dog days of summer and year-round on L.A.’s beaches with the best suits from these swim stores.
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1. Planet Blue

This store is a favorite of the likes of Vanessa Hudgens and other trendy women seeking the hipster-inspired desert vibes of Coachella. Their line, Blue Life, brings their bohemian flair to swimwear with faded calico and tie-dye prints in modern cut-out designs. The best part is, they’re pretty reasonably priced.

Planet Blue, 409 N Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 385 0557

hot summer days in the @faithfullthebrand lagoon pants ☀️

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2. Diane’s Swimwear

Find all the top swimwear lines at this luxurious boutique with locations in Santa Monica, Valencia, and Laguna Beach. From Acacia to Luli Fama, Diane’s always has the most recent styles straight from the runway at Miami Swim Week. They also carry a great selection of wide-brim hats to shade your face from the harsh sun and complete an exotic silhouette.

Diane’s Swimwear, 620 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, USA +1 310 395 3545

Prints on prints 💚 #dianesbeachwear #lulifama

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3. Billabong

It’s a nationally recognized swim and skate brand, however shoppers really can’t beat this casual store for its sporty and streamlined swimwear for men and women alike. They have great prints and a variety of cuts and styles to suit every body type, and their products tend to be the most comfortable, flexible, and no-fuss quality swimwear around. Extra points for selling sandals that are equally practical and cute.

Billabong, 2620 Main St, Santa Monica, CA, USA +1 310 392 5646

in a turquoise daze…

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4. Molly Brown’s

This boutique swimwear shop also focuses on carrying top brands like the L.A.-based celebrity favorite Vitamin A, which embodies an eco-friendly ethos. They also offer a range of top swimwear accessories as well, including cut-off shorts and breezy cover ups. And for the final touch, nothing completes an effortless poolside look quite like a designer beach tote from Molly Brown’s slung over the shoulder.

Molly Brown’s, 2116 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach, CA, USA +1 949 673 9004

Sometimes all you need is a little b & w action. 🔲🔳 #MBwishyouwerehere #vitaminAswim

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5. Beach Bunny Swimwear

Whether they’re for for a beach bunny or a playboy bunny, these suits are especially sexy and inspired by lingerie design. They feature lots of bling-tastic details and crotchet handwork, and are favored by famous Sports Illustrated swimwear model Kate Upton. You really can’t beat that recommendation.

Beach Bunny Swimwear, 136 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 310 858 8588

Paradise is nice ✨ 'Boho Paradise' bikini in coral {also available in black} #beachbunnyswim #linkinbio

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6. Everything But Water

This boutique in Santa Monica has all the essentials necessary so shoppers can go straight from the store to the pier. Wide ranges of colorful swimsuits grace the racks alongside relaxed summer-friendly clothing perfect for a stroll on the sand. Finding a suit to fit a certain body type or style is easy as they have a vast array of options from high-waisted to plus size items.

Everything But Water, 220 26th Street #102 Santa Monica, CA, USA +1 424 280 7896

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7. Parke & Ronen

For the picky man who has trouble finding a suitable bathing suit, this place is ready to tailor-fit your choice. They even offer items based on inseam length, so there are no surprises about the drape of a revealing cut. However, if a more European cut is preferred, those are widely available in different styles as well.

Parke & Ronen, 8012 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 852 1635

P&R's all day everyday.

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