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Splash Into Summer: 20 Shops to Score Swimwear in LA

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Although technically summer doesn't begin until next month (June 21!), Memorial Day weekend is known as the unofficial kick off to the warm-weather season. Given that your summer itinerary will likely include lots of beach dwelling, pool parties, sunbathing and far-flung getaways, a new swimsuit is pretty much an essential, especially here in LA.

In preparation, we rounded up 20 suit-happy shops to score sexy bikinis to live in all summer. From Ondademar's beach shack-inspired boutique filled with suits for all ages to exotic, cheeky pieces at San Lorenzo Bikinis to Seafolly's super sexy stunners and all the glam accessories to go with them. And for boho babes, Planet Blue's new swimwear under their in-house line, Blue Life, has all the Cali-cool suits you've been dreaming about. Now all you need is some SPF.


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Agent Provocateur

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In addition to offering vampy lingerie, this French label also hosts a collection of sassy swimwear for Bond girl hopefuls.

A.sweeT. Boutique

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Besides being a candy shop, this BH boutique also offers fierce swimsuit options from We Are Handsome, Mara Hoffman and Tori Praver.

Beach Bunny Swimwear

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LA-based Beach Bunny's got teeny-tiny, lingerie-inspired separates favored by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Kate Upton.

Beverly Hills Bikini Shop

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Stocked with harder-to-find, fashionable suit brands like Tori Praver, Mikoh and Mary Grace Swim—at Beverly Hills prices, of course.

Canyon Beachwear

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Knowledgable salespeople and a variety of fit styles ensures that even the most bathing suit averse will find something here. Brands carried include Melissa Odabash, A Che, Letarte, Vix and Koral.
A French brand favored for its clean-lined, timelessly sexy styles. [Photo: Eres]

Everything But Water

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This one-stop-shop's name speaks for itself. This brand new location is stocked with a colorful selection of swimsuits, resort wear and accessories from the likes of Clover Canyon and Trina Turk.

Forever 21

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If you're looking for a budget-friendly suit, Forever 21 is your go-to. A variety of colors, prints, and styles make for endless mix and matching possibilities. [Photo: The Grove]

Gap Body

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The cuts here are a bit more conservative and family-vacation friendly, but still perfectly stylish (and really affordable). This location has swimwear for men, women and children.

Intermix

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Like the clothing, the women's suits offered here are trendy, teensy and colorful.

Ondademar

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Make a trip to Columbian swim and resortwear brand Ondademar's beachy boutique to find a variety of gorgeous water-ready pieces for the whole family. Your tropical getaway awaits. [Photo: Ondademar/Facebook]

Palmela G. Swimwear

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This by-appointment-only shop specializes in custom-made bikinis. Boasting hundreds of fine quality fabrics to choose from, your dream swimsuit awaits.

Parke & Ronen

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The genius of this men's store is that they offer swim shorts by inseam length, from a modest 12 inches to a revealing 2 inches. If you want to bare even more, there are briefs and bikinis available.

Planet Blue

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In addition to boho-chic suits for a variety of labels, you'll also find Planet Blue's new swimwear collection under their in-house line, Blue Life.

Ron Herman Melrose

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At Ron Herman, you'll get exclusive access to whimsical swim line giejo, which specializes in interchangeable swim separates to mix and match all summer long. The brand's most recent collection boasts a '60s edge inspired by Bridget Bardot. [Photo: Ron Herman]

San Lorenzo Bikinis

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Get your dose of exotic swimwear at San Lorenzo Bikini's West Coast shop. Headquartered in Peru and Brazil, the brand knows the definition of sexy. Find lots of cheeky stunners for every beach bumming adventure. [Photo: San Lorenzo Bikinis/Facebook]

Seafolly

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Find the swimsuit of your dreams at Aussie swimwear brand Seafolly's boutique at Fashion Island. Plus, nab chic kaftans, sarongs and playsuits to go with it. [Photo: Seafolly/Facebook]

Victoria's Secret

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Victoria Secret's is more than just sexy skivvies. Every year, they roll out a stellar selection of swimwear perfect for channeling your inner angel. [Photo: Beverly Center]

Vilebrequin

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Brightly patterned and colored men's swim trunks are the hallmark of this French luxury brand, which has been around since 1971.

Zimmermann

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This Aussie label is a favorite for its sexy, pretty bikinis. Stop by the Robertson Boulevard outpost for their complete line, which includes gorgeous, flowy cover ups.

Agent Provocateur

In addition to offering vampy lingerie, this French label also hosts a collection of sassy swimwear for Bond girl hopefuls.

A.sweeT. Boutique

Besides being a candy shop, this BH boutique also offers fierce swimsuit options from We Are Handsome, Mara Hoffman and Tori Praver.

Beach Bunny Swimwear

LA-based Beach Bunny's got teeny-tiny, lingerie-inspired separates favored by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Kate Upton.

Beverly Hills Bikini Shop

Stocked with harder-to-find, fashionable suit brands like Tori Praver, Mikoh and Mary Grace Swim—at Beverly Hills prices, of course.

Canyon Beachwear

Knowledgable salespeople and a variety of fit styles ensures that even the most bathing suit averse will find something here. Brands carried include Melissa Odabash, A Che, Letarte, Vix and Koral.

Eres

A French brand favored for its clean-lined, timelessly sexy styles. [Photo: Eres]

Everything But Water

This one-stop-shop's name speaks for itself. This brand new location is stocked with a colorful selection of swimsuits, resort wear and accessories from the likes of Clover Canyon and Trina Turk.

Forever 21

If you're looking for a budget-friendly suit, Forever 21 is your go-to. A variety of colors, prints, and styles make for endless mix and matching possibilities. [Photo: The Grove]

Gap Body

The cuts here are a bit more conservative and family-vacation friendly, but still perfectly stylish (and really affordable). This location has swimwear for men, women and children.

Intermix

Like the clothing, the women's suits offered here are trendy, teensy and colorful.

Ondademar

Make a trip to Columbian swim and resortwear brand Ondademar's beachy boutique to find a variety of gorgeous water-ready pieces for the whole family. Your tropical getaway awaits. [Photo: Ondademar/Facebook]

Palmela G. Swimwear

This by-appointment-only shop specializes in custom-made bikinis. Boasting hundreds of fine quality fabrics to choose from, your dream swimsuit awaits.

Parke & Ronen

The genius of this men's store is that they offer swim shorts by inseam length, from a modest 12 inches to a revealing 2 inches. If you want to bare even more, there are briefs and bikinis available.

Planet Blue