Swimsuit Shopping – Getting Ready for Summer with San Diego Style

If you’ve been anywhere other than sunny San Diego for the last few months, chances are you’re ready to hit the beach (and hey, even us locals are itching to get summer started). But what if you made it all the way to San Diego’s shores only to discover that you forgot to pack your swimsuit?

Fear not! Whether you need to shop after some forgetful packing or simply want to look like you blend in with the locals, San Diego shops offer some hot summer styles that are sure to make you look like a lifelong beach babe.

Find the Perfect Swimsuit

Temptress Fashion

San Diego Vintage Swimsuits

Sassy vintage suites from Fables by Barrie Amelia can be found at Temptress Fashion in Ocean Beach.

Temptress Fashion in Ocean Beach is stocked full of vintage style. Pin-up inspired bathing suits from Fables by Barrie Amelia will have you channeling your inner Marilyn Monroe or Bettie Page.

Sauvage

San Diego Swimsuit

Swimsuit fashion from Sauvage (left) and Graffiti Beach (right)

Local designer Elizabeth Southwood’s Sauvage line of swimwear offers luxurious looks based on today’s hottest trends. Visit Sauvage’s La Jolla-based boutique, just blocks away from the beautiful La Jolla Cove.

Graffiti Beach

One of San Diego’s most stylish new boutiques, Graffiti Beach in the South Park neighborhood features athletic styles that are as fashionable as they are functional.

Swimsuit Purchased – Now Onto the Pool Parties

san diego hotel pool party

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows’ pool parties are always a blast.

Once you’re decked out in your new swimsuit, why limit yourself to showing off your look at the beach? Flaunt your fabulous style at one of San Diego’s trendy hotel pool parties:

  • Intervention Sundays at the Float – Hard Rock Hotel San Diego are all about excess. Prepare for barely-clothed bodies drinking and partying like there’s no tomorrow.
  • Clothing company Fortune 21 will bring a series of pool parties to the Andaz San Diego’s Rooftop Pool this summer, which are sure to be some of the hottest ticket parties in town.
  • Pool Parties at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows are the perfect place to show off a retro suit. Built in 1946, the charming vintage neighborhood spot features DJs and lots of fun at their Sunday pool parties each summer.

Where will your swimsuit be seen this summer?

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Candice

About Candice

Foodie, craft beer nerd, shopaholic, music geek, photographer and contemporary art fan could all be used to describe me. I’m a big proponent of highlighting San Diego’s hidden gems and local businesses and breaking stereotypes about our city. We’re more than just sunshine and beaches (though those are nice, too!).
What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?
Eating and shopping around my favorite neighborhoods: Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Then popping into one of our great art museums and capping off the night with some live music and a a local beer at The Casbah.
What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?
Does shopping count as an outdoor activity? Or checking out the public art around town, like at Chicano Park? I do love visiting the La Jolla tide pools in the summer and ice skating at the outdoor rinks that go up each winter.
Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?
Let’s get one thing straight here: San Diego craft beer goes with everything, not just burgers. Though it is really good with a burger.
Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…
I’m lucky to be married to a music journalist, so advance copies of the newest albums are constantly available to me for free. But I can’t seem to stop playing the new album by CHVRCHES, and San Diego band Rocket from the Crypt have been on repeat a lot lately.
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