Who Knew The Best Swimsuits Are All On Etsy?

Etsy has become the mecca for sourcing out unique, and often handmade, items. When we think of the peer-to-peer online marketplace, however, ideas of Pinterest-friendly crafts and vintage goods come to mind. Perhaps more surprisingly, though, it can also act as the perfect platform for independent designers to get their products known — and we've recently discovered it's full of burgeoning swim brands.

At R29, we spend a lot of time flipping through new bathing suit labels, so when we came across a whole host of Etsy designers selling on-trend and unique pieces (often made-to-order) — and at affordable prices — we had to do a deep dive. Since sifting through the site can feel daunting, we've curated a list of the brands worth knowing. From retro bikinis to one-pieces made to be worn in and out of the pool, here's 10 companies making a major huge splash.

Beacha Swimwear
Seller Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
What You'll Find: Color-blocked one-pieces that somehow balance minimalism with statement-making designs.

Beacha Swimwear One Piece Swimsuit, $135, available at Etsy.
Malaika
Seller Location: Kiev, Ukraine
What You'll Find: A mecca for handmade crochet bikinis that also accepts made-to-measure orders so you can find a suit that fits just right.

Malaika Crochet Bikini, $56, available at Etsy.
Gee
Seller Location: Ontario, California
What You'll Find: A wide variety of swim styles, from off-the-shoulder and crochet tops to a must-have Baywatch inspired one-piece.

Gee Midnight Brazilian Bikini Set, $35, available at Etsy.
Gattina
Seller Location: Hamilton, Canada
What You'll Find: Modern and simple suits with just a twist of trend-driven design.

Gattina Andy One-piece, $91.47, available at Etsy.
Hellosunshine
Seller Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
What You'll Find: Swimwear that allows you to choose your level of coverage without sacrificing a sleek and sexy design.

Hellosunshine Black One Shoulder Bikini, $136, available at Etsy.
Tribe Pocahontas
Seller Location: Odesa, Ukraine
What You'll Find: Made-to-order (and under $50) styles. Here, you'll also be able to custom pick your colors to go with any design.

Tribe Pocahontas Open Back One Piece Swimsuit, $42, available at Etsy.
Naked Intersection
Seller Location: Venice Beach, California
What You'll Find: Naked Intersection is the ultimate destination for the latest multi-wear swim trend. Its products are inspired by vintage lingerie and feature one-pieces and cross-strap bikinis that are après-swim-approved.

Naked Intersection The 'On the Road' Overall Suit, $50, available at Etsy.
Salty Fox
Seller Location: Melbourne, Australia
What You'll Find: Unexpected colors that still look classic. Salty Fox has a host of monochromatic swimsuits that are just different enough to stand out from the crowd.

Salty Fox Mordecai One Piece Swimsuit, $147.30, available at Etsy.
Bikiniboo
Seller Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
What You'll Find: Vintage-inspired pieces in a variety of prints, from classic polka-dot bikinis to plunging floral one-pieces.

Bikiniboo High Waist Retro Bow Bikini, $49, available at Etsy.
Mauna Loa Beachwear
Seller Location: Venezuela
What You'll Find: Colorful, tropical prints, trend-driven cut-outs, off-the-shoulder tops, and open-backs. Basically, everything that's currently trending in swimwear with an added dose of bright, summer-ready color.

Mauna Loa Beachwear Burgundy Off Shoulder Bikini, $80, available at Etsy.