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St. Regis Monarch Beach's Couture Swim Collab Costs $2,600

Image via St. Regis Monarch Beach
Image via St. Regis Monarch Beach

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Following last year's cute totes created by Kate Spade, luxe OC resort St. Regis Monarch Beach opted to match their clientele's budget-busting ways for their next collab. This time, the haute couture-loving hotel has joined forces with SoCal brand BeachCandy—known for their bespoke bikinis and swimwear—for a Swarovski crystal-encrusted swimsuit set inspired by St. Regis' signature colors and "the stylish, elegant women lounging by [their] iconic pool," as designer Brit Barber tells it.

There's a reason why it's priced at a cool $2,600: apparently, each suit requires over 15 hours alone to hand-stitch the metallic black, gold and bronze crystal beads onto the halter top. Made from a figure-flattering nylon/spandex material, the spendy set's currently available for special order when you call 949-234-3364; otherwise, you can snap up the ready-to-wear versions (a two-piece set and a monokini) for a more digestible $95 to $390 starting tomorrow at the resort's Spa Gaucin boutique.
· BeachCandy [Official Site]
· St. Regis Monarch Beach [Official Site]
· Kate Spade Crafts Cute Totes for OC's St. Regis Monarch Beach [Racked]