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8 of Philly's Best Shopping Spots for Swimwear

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We're less than two weeks out from Memorial Day weekend, in which we ring in the season of barbecues, beach days, and bathing suits. No matter your shape or size, we say flaunt whatcha mama gave you with a stop by these eight Philly shops, each of which has the bikinis, tankinis, and trunks you need to strut your stuff down the shore this summer.


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1. Athleta

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1722-1724 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-1983
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From bikinis and tankinis to rash guards and cover-ups, swimwear at Athleta is equally suited to lazy sunbathing and catching a wave. [Image credit: Athleta]

2. City Sports

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1608 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 985-5860
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You'll find a mix of both technical and lifestyle swimwear at this East Coast chain, which has an outpost on Walnut Street. Think Speedo, TYR, Hurley, and Quiksilver, all of which can be complemented by goggles and swimcaps. [Image credit: City Sports]

3. Everything But Water

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160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(484) 690-3315
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Newly-opened within the King of Prussia Mall Plaza, Everything But Water stocks swim and resortwear for women. Expect beach-friendly styles from Michael Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, Vitamin A, and Freya. The shop has an additional Pa. location in Ardmore's Suburban Square. [Image credit: Everything But Water/Facebook]

4. Knit Wit

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1729 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-4760
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Now that Knit Wit has absorbed its sister store, Plage Tahiti, Knit Wit is a destination for women's swimwear from the likes of LeTarte, Vix, Zimmerman, Kamali, and Carla Coletta. [Image credit: Knit Wit/Facebook]

5. Metro Men's Clothing

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1615 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 324-5172
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For the guys, Metro Men's Clothing carries pool- and beach-ready trunks from Penguin and Parke & Ronen. [Image credit: Metro Men's Clothing/Facebook]

6. Ps & Qs

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820 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Men in search of a little West Coast style can shop this South Street shop for suits from Warriors or Radness. [Image credit: Shirley & Co.]

7. Shirley & Co.

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42 Greenfield Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
(484) 416-3146
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With a trio of Pa. locations—Ardmore, Langhorne, and Elkins Park—Shirley & Co. is a family-owned swim/resortwear shop that's been in the biz for nearly three decades. On the designer menu here? La Blanca, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Becca Swim, and Letarte Swim, to name a few. Flip flops, beach bags, cover-ups, and floppy hats round out the offerings. [Image credit: Shirley & Co./Facebook]

8. South Moon Under

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1731 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-2298
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Head to the second and third floors of this Chestnut Street boutique to shop men's and women's swimwear from Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, Mara Hoffman, Billabong, RVCA, Patagonia, and many more. [Image credit: South Moon Under/Facebook]

1. Athleta

1722-1724 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
From bikinis and tankinis to rash guards and cover-ups, swimwear at Athleta is equally suited to lazy sunbathing and catching a wave. [Image credit: Athleta]
1722-1724 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. City Sports

1608 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
You'll find a mix of both technical and lifestyle swimwear at this East Coast chain, which has an outpost on Walnut Street. Think Speedo, TYR, Hurley, and Quiksilver, all of which can be complemented by goggles and swimcaps. [Image credit: City Sports]
1608 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Everything But Water

160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Newly-opened within the King of Prussia Mall Plaza, Everything But Water stocks swim and resortwear for women. Expect beach-friendly styles from Michael Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, Vitamin A, and Freya. The shop has an additional Pa. location in Ardmore's Suburban Square. [Image credit: Everything But Water/Facebook]
160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia, PA 19406

4. Knit Wit

1729 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Now that Knit Wit has absorbed its sister store, Plage Tahiti, Knit Wit is a destination for women's swimwear from the likes of LeTarte, Vix, Zimmerman, Kamali, and Carla Coletta. [Image credit: Knit Wit/Facebook]
1729 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Metro Men's Clothing

1615 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
For the guys, Metro Men's Clothing carries pool- and beach-ready trunks from Penguin and Parke & Ronen. [Image credit: Metro Men's Clothing/Facebook]
1615 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

6. Ps & Qs

820 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Men in search of a little West Coast style can shop this South Street shop for suits from Warriors or Radness. [Image credit: Shirley & Co.]
820 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

7. Shirley & Co.

42 Greenfield Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
With a trio of Pa. locations—Ardmore, Langhorne, and Elkins Park—Shirley & Co. is a family-owned swim/resortwear shop that's been in the biz for nearly three decades. On the designer menu here? La Blanca, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Becca Swim, and Letarte Swim, to name a few. Flip flops, beach bags, cover-ups, and floppy hats round out the offerings. [Image credit: Shirley & Co./Facebook]
42 Greenfield Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

8. South Moon Under

1731 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Head to the second and third floors of this Chestnut Street boutique to shop men's and women's swimwear from Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, Mara Hoffman, Billabong, RVCA, Patagonia, and many more. [Image credit: South Moon Under/Facebook]
1731 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103