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Considering the fact that 3/4 of our calendar year is composed of beach-worthy days, we Angelean ladies take our swimwear shopping super seriously. And although that may mean you've got an entire drawer devoted to the garment, we think there's always room for another fun, figure-flattering suit.

Whether you're pool crashing with a gang of girlfriends, taking a "mental health day" to beach-it-up in Malibu, or planning an out-of-town escape, let this list of local shops be your guide for finding that teeny bikini or tasteful one-piece (or hell, all of the above) you've been searching for. We've included some tried-and-true swimwear staples, as well as some recent additions and temporary pop-ups. Now all you need is a faux glow, and you'll be good to go.

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1. Montce Swim

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112 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Not even the one-piece styles by this Florida-based brand are for the shy set. Case in point? Both Kendall Jenner and JLo have rocked the itty bitty bikinis and peekaboo monokinis. Miami style to the max. [Photo]

2. Beach Bunny Swimwear

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136 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 858-8588
Ready to unabashedly show of your hard-earned bikini body? Try this tried-and-true stop for lingerie-inspired suits, teeny triangle tops, cheeky bottoms, and other skin-baring styles. [Photo]

3. Eres

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965 Dayton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
If sleek and sophisticated describes the suit you're searching for, this French brand's Bev Hills shop will likely have what you're looking for. Minimalist, brilliantly cut, flattering fits as far as the eye can see. [Photo]

4. OndadeMar

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130 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 205-0705
Brightly colored bikinis abound at this Colombian brand's Robertson storefront, which also keeps plenty of playful rompers, jumpuits, and maxi dresses on hand so you can grab a cover up as cute as your suit. [Photo]

5. Seafolly

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Shop the Aussie brand's wide array of styles, which includes a ton of tummy-taming and super-supportive options. [Photo]

6. ishine 365

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1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
This Venice pop-up shop is only around through September, but until then you should take advantage of the cool-girl approved inventory which includes suits by Minimale Animale and Amuse. [Photo]

7. Diane's Beachwear

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1125 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
This local swimwear store chain (other locations include Calabasas, Santa Monica, and Long Beach) keeps local labels like Swim Like a Mermaid, Tori Praver, and Stone Fox Swim regularly stocked so you can expect to capture the quintessential Cali girl vibe while shopping here. [Photo]

8. Everything But Water

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238 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
This concept shop stocks all the same high-end brands (including Mara Hoffman, Marysia, and Solid and Striped) as its other locations, but limits the color palette to strictly white styles. Hello, Hamptons! [Photo]

9. Letarte

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213 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Hawaiian brand's beachy brick-and-mortar in Newport keeps the shelves stocked with the label's signature boho-meets-sporty styles for swimwear, coverups, and surf essentials. [Photo]

10. San Lorenzo Bikinis

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3826 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Sassy suits by the likes of Acacia and Issa De Mar line the racks of San Lorenzo's several local sotrefronts (you can also shop in El Segundo or Newport), but we appreciate the close proximity of this one to one of our fave beaches, the 'Bu. [Photo]

11. The Beverly Hills Bikini Shop

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245 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-6331
Don't let the name fool you. This iconic, reliable swimwear shop offers tasteful one-pieces and coverups in addition to their beloved bikinis by brands like Vitamin A and Mary Grace Swim. [Photo]

12. Malia Mills

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225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Bra-sized bikini tops means your "girls" will be getting the best fit possible when you shop at this NYC brand's Brentwood Country Mart outpost. [Photo]

1. Montce Swim

112 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Not even the one-piece styles by this Florida-based brand are for the shy set. Case in point? Both Kendall Jenner and JLo have rocked the itty bitty bikinis and peekaboo monokinis. Miami style to the max. [Photo]
112 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

2. Beach Bunny Swimwear

136 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Ready to unabashedly show of your hard-earned bikini body? Try this tried-and-true stop for lingerie-inspired suits, teeny triangle tops, cheeky bottoms, and other skin-baring styles. [Photo]
136 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. Eres

965 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
If sleek and sophisticated describes the suit you're searching for, this French brand's Bev Hills shop will likely have what you're looking for. Minimalist, brilliantly cut, flattering fits as far as the eye can see. [Photo]
965 Dayton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. OndadeMar

130 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Brightly colored bikinis abound at this Colombian brand's Robertson storefront, which also keeps plenty of playful rompers, jumpuits, and maxi dresses on hand so you can grab a cover up as cute as your suit. [Photo]
130 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. Seafolly

Manhattan Beach, CA
Shop the Aussie brand's wide array of styles, which includes a ton of tummy-taming and super-supportive options. [Photo]

6. ishine 365

1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
This Venice pop-up shop is only around through September, but until then you should take advantage of the cool-girl approved inventory which includes suits by Minimale Animale and Amuse. [Photo]
1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

7. Diane's Beachwear

1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
This local swimwear store chain (other locations include Calabasas, Santa Monica, and Long Beach) keeps local labels like Swim Like a Mermaid, Tori Praver, and Stone Fox Swim regularly stocked so you can expect to capture the quintessential Cali girl vibe while shopping here. [Photo]
1125 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

8. Everything But Water

238 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
This concept shop stocks all the same high-end brands (including Mara Hoffman, Marysia, and Solid and Striped) as its other locations, but limits the color palette to strictly white styles. Hello, Hamptons! [Photo]
238 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

9. Letarte

213 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Hawaiian brand's beachy brick-and-mortar in Newport keeps the shelves stocked with the label's signature boho-meets-sporty styles for swimwear, coverups, and surf essentials. [Photo]
213 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

10. San Lorenzo Bikinis

3826 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Sassy suits by the likes of Acacia and Issa De Mar line the racks of San Lorenzo's several local sotrefronts (you can also shop in El Segundo or Newport), but we appreciate the close proximity of this one to one of our fave beaches, the 'Bu. [Photo]
3826 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

11. The Beverly Hills Bikini Shop

245 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Don't let the name fool you. This iconic, reliable swimwear shop offers tasteful one-pieces and coverups in addition to their beloved bikinis by brands like Vitamin A and Mary Grace Swim. [Photo]
245 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

12. Malia Mills

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Bra-sized bikini tops means your "girls" will be getting the best fit possible when you shop at this NYC brand's Brentwood Country Mart outpost. [Photo]
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402