No matter the time of the year, we sun-loving locals know that swimwear is apropos to the San Diego lifestyle. What? It’s not our fault that we live in a city where the average daily temperature is a sweet 70 degrees. Jealous much? It's totally understandable.
With San Diego’s revered pool party season on the horizon, it’s time to start hitting the gym hard, schedule those bikini waxes, soak up some faux sunshine at the tanning salon and begin your search for the perfect suit. From Sauvage in La Jolla and Sunsplash Swimwear in PB, to Gone Bananas in Mission Beach and Molly B Bikinis in OB, discover the top ten boutiques for women’s swimwear in San Diego.
Sun Splash Swimwear in Pacific Beach
Sun Splash is a crucial stop for the woman hunting down the perfect bikini. Besides having an extensive selection and fantastic customer service, Sun Splash has all the classic favorites along with this season’s hot picks. Shop now at Sun Splash Swimwear in PB.
Sauvage Boutique in La Jolla
Located in downtown La Jolla, Sauvage is the top boutique for glamorous designer swimwear in San Diego. Sauvage offers various swimwear collections ranging from bold safari prints to feminine Boho chic patterns in a variety of styles including halters, string ties, underwire, bandeau tops, string bottoms, full bottoms, thong styles, boy shorts, and one-pieces. Shop now at Sauvage in La Jolla. (pictured main)
The Bikini Shoppe in Mission Beach
This Mission Beach swimwear boutique is a spring and summer shopping staple when you’re in search of the perfect suit for the season. The Bikini Shoppe invites you to make a big splash at the beach with new cover-ups, bikinis, one-pieces, and tankinis. Located just steps from the sand, trust this shoppe for all of your beach needs. Shop now at The Bikini Shoppe in Mission Beach.
Julie’s Beachwear in Del Mar
Julie's Beachwear is the place for North County locals to shop when in need of fashionable summer swimwear. From Brazilian bikinis to maternity swim-suits, Julie's is your one-stop shop for the latest designer trends. The owner Julie Zozaya is often in-store to lend customers a seasoned opinion of what looks and fits the best for their body types. Shop now at Julie’s Beachwear in Del Mar.
Molly B Bikinis in Ocean Beach
Young entrepreneur Molly B has taken on the competitive swimwear market by bringing a creative beach-chic design studio to Ocean Beach. Inspired by the nostalgic beach lifestyle of vintage California, each of her couture pieces are handmade and designed to fit San Diego’s style and sunny disposition. Shop now at Molly B Bikinis in OB. (pictured left)
Kapreeza in Little Italy
Kapreeza offers a wide selection of the most unique, modern and hard to find swimsuits from Europe all year round. With over 50 different styles and color options to choose from, Kapreeza carries everything from triangle tops with support, plus sizes and large cup tops, to push-up tops, sexy one-piece swimsuits and reversible bikinis. Shop now at Kapreeza in Little Italy.
Gone Bananas Beachwear in Mission Beach
This Mission Beach classic is a one-stop shop with its incredible variety. Located steps off the boardwalk, Gone Bananas caters to all swimsuit fans boasting a variety of designer & affordable trends. No matter what color or style you're looking for, dare to go bananas at this chic beachwear boutique. Shop now at Gone Bananas Beachwear in Mission Beach.
Fables by Barrie in North Park
Local designer Barrie Kaufman produces look-at-me bathing suits in nautical and old school inspired designs. From unique old school animal prints to retro chic patterns that offer nostalgic glimpses of bygone years, a whimsical Fables suit is guaranteed to turn heads. Shop now at Fables by Barrie in North Park.
Sunny Skys Bikinis in Cardiff
A long time establishment in North County, Sunny Skys bikinis has an incredible selection of swimwear and beach attire for women. To top off your seventies inspired two-piece or hip tankini purchase, you can pick up a trendy hobo bag, perfect for carrying all your beach necessities. Shop now at Sunny Skys Bikinis in Cardiff.
Pilar’s Beachwear in Mission Beach
Pilar’s Beachwear has been suiting up San Diego locals for more than thirty years. Shoppers will find a variety of brands including Vix, Body Glove, Salinas, Raisins, Panache, Frederick’s of Hollywood and many more. Whether you’re a size 2 or a size 32, Pilar’s specialized staff can help you find the perfect suit, matching cover-up, and beach accessories. Shop now at Pilar’s Beachwear in Mission Beach.
Insider Tip: After seven years in business catering to beach-loving locals in search of the latest trends and styles in swimwear, Bird Rock Bikini has closed it's doors to the public. R.I.P. Bird Rock Bikini, we'll miss you and your stunning collection of chic beach-savvy suits.
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