619 North 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
www.teuswimwear.comWhile Tininha’s Boutique is a local business, the owners no longer run a storefront; instead, business is done solely online. But as every woman knows, unless you’re employed as a model shopping for swimsuits online is not ideal. That’s why the owner, Tininha Silva, allows Seattle area residents to visit her swimwear studio. Simply email the boutique to set up an appointment for a personal fitting by the designer herself. The boutique specializes in Brazilian bathing suits, limited edition prints and bold colors. They cater mostly to women, however, they do carry a few bathing suits for children. These suits are perfect for those with slimmer figures that frequently have trouble with sagging bikini tops.
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9596 1st Ave. Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115
goswim.comHours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sylvia’s carries swim wear for the whole family. This is a must-visit whether you are a surfer, a casual swimmer or you just need something nice to wear while lounging on the beach. With the largest selection of swimwear in the Northeast, this Seattle shop is sure to have something to “suit” your needs. Other swimming related items, such as toys, goggles, and diving rings, are also sold here.
Heidi Fish Designer Boutique
4519 California Ave. Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
heidifish.comHours: Daily – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heidi Fish is a long time designer that creates fashion swimwear for every size and body type. This boutique specializes in custom swimwear as well as retro fashions. The designers that work at the boutique can work with you to create a customized look, ensuring you feel perfectly comfortable when the time comes to don your swimsuit and hit the pool or beach. While swimwear here is more expensive than in a department store, getting the elusive perfect fit (especially when it comes to swimwear) is well worth the price tag.
92 Kirkland Ave.
Kirkland, Washington 98033
(425) 893-9542 Hours: Daily – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bikini Beach has a wide selection of designer swimwear in both men’s and women’s fashions. The large junior’s section will also allow teens to select and customize their suits piece by piece. The store carries the popular L Space Swimwear line by Monica Wise, best known for its unique and stylish fringe tops. Swimwear accessories are also sold for all your beach or pool going needs. While this shop is just outside Seattle, the one-stop shop makes it worth the drive to find everything you are looking for in one trip.
Coastal Surf Boutique
2532 Alki Ave. Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
coastalseattle.comSeasonal Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Coastal Surf Boutique is only open seasonally; they close their doors each year on October 31 and re-open in March of the next year. The store features everything a Seattle surfer might need, including board shorts, bikinis, flip flops and sunglasses. Find popular name brands like Hurley, Roxy and Billabong, the shop also carries a large supply of their own brand.
Nicole Ramage is a full-time single parent as well as a full-time student who works from home as a freelance writer. Currently living in Portland, Oregon, she takes many trips to the Seattle area for work as well as shopping excursions. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.