Summer is fast approaching and with it comes swimsuit season. If you’re not already geared up, here is a collection of the five best local swimsuit distributors, chosen because of affordability, convenience and selection.
4417 State Route 30
Latrobe, PA 15650
If you’re looking for performance suits for scuba diving or competition suits for your daughter’s next meet, Swimmers Network has everything you need. Established in 1994, this family owned and operated organization outfits aqua clubs and middle school, high school and college teams with swim gear, and also carries a host of female, male and youth suits. In addition, Swimmers Network offers swim accessories, lifeguard gear and personal care for swimmers. Conveniently located in Latrobe, Swimmers Network is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
900 5th Ave., 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
A specialty undergarment store, catering to those who have recently undergone chemotherapy or mastectomy due to cancer (but also serves the general public), carries a multitude of products. Happily, this is one of the few custom stores that carries ladies’ sizes up to XXL in swimwear, and also underwear and bras. Swim styles come in tankini and one piece, both slim cut and with a skirt. Call for a specialty fitting or visit Smart Form’s website for photos of each available style.
2250 Roswell Drive., Suite 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
From its humble beginnings in a Pittsburgh basement to an expansion all the way to Los Angeles and San Francisco (maintaining its corporate headquarters right in the Steel City), ModCloth is a tremendous, retro hodgepodge of everything glamorous, vintage and, yes, even handmade. Keeping your dollar local is easy when you shop ModCloth’s swimwear (or other gorgeous offerings), because not only are you helping support a Pittsburgh company, but you’re also supporting the artists who created the item – many of whom live right in Pittsburgh. The shop’s swimwear selection is staggering – from mix-and-match pieces, to hand-stitched bikinis, vintage one pieces, plus-size cover-ups and even adorable beach towels, bathing caps and accessories. ModCloth will undoubtedly be your one-stop shop for everything summer this year.
692 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
The kind of upscale boutique where you can walk in and leave wearing the item you’ve tried on is always right up the customer’s alley, and this store is that very place. Carrying a smaller variety of items, ONA Boutique is the place to go if you’re in need of the most unique, eye-catching swimsuit on the shore. A few popular brands the boutique carries is Salaam, which is a super affordable line, and also Alternative Apparel. Carrying items that appeal to ages 18-60, ONA also carries beautiful jewelry, accessories and dress items.
B&R Pools and Swimshop
1105 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
If you’re steering clear of the sexier swimsuit in favor of training or competitive wear, B&R Pools’ selection will be right up your alley. Carrying all of the best from Champion, Speedo and Finis products, B&R is affordable and convenient, with two locations to meet your shopping needs. In addition, the store offers pool equipment, service and aquatic education. Visit the website for hours of operation, additional locations and an online shopping option.
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