New York City may be known as the concrete jungle but that is no moratorium on the beach-y fun of summertime activities. Posh rooftops, vast green spaces, and nearby beaches become it-spots for sun worshippers all over the city. In fact once temperatures rise and the bulky layers of winter shed off, New Yorkers take the opportunity to wear as little clothing as possible. In a cool, fashionable way of course. So don’t fret if you’ve found yourself at the Knick without a trendy swimsuit in tow, for we have compiled a list of designer and international boutiques around town that are sure to provide a perfect fit. Here’s where to buy bathing suits in Manhattan.
Where to Buy Bathing Suits in Manhattan
Pesca Boutique and Pesca Trend
Run by a mother-daughter duo from South America, Pesca Boutique andPesca Trendare two ladies’ swimwear boutiques in Midtown East carrying nearly every designer name. Call in advance to have a selection of brightly-colored bikinis, tankinis and one-pieces pulled for you. They are experts at finding the perfect cut for their clients.
Parke & Ronen
Menswear shop Parke & Ronenn Chelsea carries Italian-designed trunks and briefs in refined fabrics. Solids, stripes, patterns and details make a selection for conservative to extravagant tastes.
Revered swim brand Vilebrequinhas two shops in Manhattan—one in Soho and one on the Upper East side—with suits and accessories for the whole family. Conceived in St. Tropez, styles are drawn from the inspiration of beachside destinations around the world.
Saturdays Surf NYC
SoHo beach shop Saturdays Surf NYC specializes in swim shorts and boardshorts for surfer types. It doubles as a café, with a large back yard.
Everything But Water
Everything But Water is a curated resortwear store that, as its name suggests, provides everything you’ll need for your next pool party, sailing trip or erstwhile coastline activity. Stop by the national chain’s shop on Madison Avenue for designer names in hard-to-find and particular sizes.
The twin Faherty brothers’ boutique Faherty Brand focuses on everything you need to enjoy summer in an earth-conscious way. Men’s and women’s swimsuits are made with sustainable materials and are available in either shop in the West Village or Soho.
What better place to select swimwear than a transplant from California? Canyon Beachwear’s large selection offers mix-and-match separates and they also can accommodate private shopping appointments.