Get Set For The Sun With NYC's Best Swimwear Boutiques

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You plan a vacation and the week before you're set to leave, it finally dawns on you that you should have ordered a new swimsuit. Happens every time. Forget the rush-delivery fees and ordering multiple sizes because you're not sure which will fit—we have a list of the best local boutiques (for men and women!) that specialize in swimwear. Whether you're a fan of something itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, or just want summer swimwear that's comfortable for lounging in the sand, you don't need to go any further than your hometown. Forget all this miserable weather, and head to one of NYC's best swim shops to prep for sunny days ahead.
Get set for the sun and click through for NYC's best swim shops.
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Channel your inner South-of-France bathing beauty with the super-luxe designs of this French fashion house. This season, their use of clean structure and crisp colors make for gorgeous, modern swimwear that doesn't involve a trans-Atlantic flight.
621 Madison Avenue (near 58th Street); 212-223-3550.
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Malia Mills

Honolulu-born Malia Mills is a swimsuit designer for nearly every body. Her high-end line of bathing suits is based on a mix-and-match system to fit women the way a proper swimsuit should (because we all know that a medium top is not always equal to a medium bottom).
199 Mulberry Street (between Spring and Kenmare streets); 212-625-2311.
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Monif C.

For the woman who understands that "string" is not a reliable part of supportive and sexy swimwear, there are a sea of options to dive into here. Featuring merchandise only in sizes 12- 24, the Midtown boutique offers swimwear that fills all the requirements you look for—comfort, support, and hotter than a summer day.
325 West 38th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), Suite 207; 212-842-1641.
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What's sexier than skimpy swimwear from Brazilian designer, Oskar Metsavaht? Top that bikini off with the designer's dedication to using sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices (yes, green is sexy). We urge you to check out the Rio-inspired Soho boutique that houses recycled wood shelves stocked with swimwear options for women and men.
97 Wooster Street (near Spring Street); 212-219-8250.
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Pesca Boutique

If wearing the same bathing suit more than once in a week's vacation is unthinkable, Pesca Boutique is the swimwear option overload you've been dreaming of. The designer list at the tiny store reads as long as a college lecture roster, and includesswimwear favorites such as Vix, Trina Turk and ANK.
244 East 60th Street (near Second Avenue); 212-980-1901.
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If we can't be in St. Tropez, maybe we can settle for swimwear that was made there? This boys-only store houses Vilebrequin’s detail-driven designs for soft, sophisticated swim trunks in one of their exclusive graphic prints, including flowers, fruits, and other playful beachy patterns. If simple is more your thing, opt for one of their solid pieces in over 50 color shades.
436 West Broadway (near Prince Street); 212-431-0673.

Image via The Wall Street Journal.
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Parke and Ronen

The designers behind Parke and Ronen have perfected the swim trunk, and offer up just about any version of it you could want. You’ll appreciate their careful attention to tailoring and use of quality fabrics. Their super-helpful staff will assist you withtheir selection of swimwear for the modern man, ranging from the skimpiest skivvies to knee-length board shorts in tons of prints and patterns.
176 Ninth Avenue (near West 21st Street); 212-989-4245.

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