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It’s summertime in Los Angeles and chances are, you’re headed to the beach, the pool, or to lay out! But, what to wear?! That is the question. Whether you’re looking for a deal or if you’re feeling the need to splurge – one of these LA shops will get you beach-ready in no time!

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Chris & Mary
2204 ½ Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 923-4673

What’s cuter than the bikinis at Chris & Mary? The story of how the owners met at a dinner with friends, fell in love and opened a store together! Their namesake boutique features sweatshop-free and ethically-sourced goods and clothing. Everything is hand-picked and many lines donate back to charities or foundations. Their mission is to support people doing what they love.

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Beach Bunny Swimwear
Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 360-3994

Created by a former swimsuit model turned designer, the Beach Bunny Swimwear line is super glam and most importantly, flattering. These bikinis are what you wear when you want to look and feel smoking hot in a classy way. Sexy cuts, lingerie-inspired styles and other fun looks are what you’ll find at this trendsetting store.

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-1085

Known for its stylish clothes, Topshop offers unique and one of a kind bikinis for those who want to really stand out! Shop solids, or fun pattens, and bikini tops and bottoms made from mesh and other interesting fabrics!

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Cami And Jax Swimwear
1525 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Cami And Jax Swimwear was founded in Santa Monica in 2014 by two sisters from Hawaii, designer Jackie Brady and former pro-surfer Camille Brady. Their brand was founded with the intention of empowering women through design and will continue to celebrate strength and power as prerequisites to beauty. They carry a variety of bikinis including high-waisted bottoms and matching rashguards for surfers.

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Everything But Water
Westfield Century City
10250 Century City
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 843-9734

Everything But Water provides the perfect getaway wardrobe for fashionable women. Its 12 California stores and winning online boutique are luxurious resort lifestyle shopping destinations, offering an extensive collection of well-curated designer swimwear, resort wear and accessories. The staff’s expert eye for flattering every curve makes women feel confident and beautiful. Everything But Water is home to exclusive capsule collections from California based designers such as Marysia, Vitamin A, and Solid & Striped.

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San Lorenzo Bikinis
The Point
830 Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 616 – 3306

Add some flavor to your bikini closet with South American-inspired designs by San Lorenzo Bikinis! Founded in Lima, Peru by Lisseth Figueroa, she brought her idea first to Hawaii and became the next go-to bikini shop before opening in LA. Their bikinis are flattering and well-constructed, catering to a variety of lifestyles from swimming, to surfing to tanning on the beach. Their mission is to embrace the natural, effortless beauty of women, and they believe all women deserve to feel beautiful, sexy and loved in every way.

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The Beverly Hills Bikini Shop
245 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-6331

As a shop that has been around for more than three decades, you can safely assume they’ve witnessed the evolution of the two-piece swimsuit, as we know it. It’s a cute little boutique of tops and bottoms sold as separates, so you can mix-and-match pieces instead of resorting to limited-sized sets. They even carry small local lines, such as the ultra cute Lolli Swim. Customers truly appreciate the pleasant and helpful staff (often a rarity when shopping in this zip code), so it’s no wonder why they’ve managed to stay open for all these years.

Gwen Lane is the founder of The LA Girl, lifestyle media brand for millennial women in Los Angeles. Follow her adventures on Instagram @thelagirl