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Scotch & Soda trunks at Uniform; Vitamin A bikini at Everything But Water

On a mid-July day, the Back Bay is just about as far away as you would want to be from Cape Cod Bay—but it's exactly where to tackle pesky bathing suit shopping in anticipation of those upcoming beach bum weeks.

Aside from the downtown department stores, which will definitely hook you up with some designer goodies, the area also boasts trusty brands and niche boutiques in the Copley and Prudential malls. Though Natick is the opposite direction of the water, it's worth a drive for Everything But Water, a beloved boutique for contemporary swim brands. We've mapped out ten must-visit shops to hit up before the mercury rises.


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North River Outfitter

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Like its clothing selection, NRO is a family-friendly Beacon Hill haven for sporty and classic options. Labels like Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch, and Shosanna speak to the ladies, while Peter Millar serves the male clientele.

Victoria's Secret

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We definitely don't have the beach bod of an Angel, but that never deters us from stopping in Vicky's for an affordable, trendy swimsuit. Sure, you run the risk of matching other beach-goers, but what's not to like?

Athleta

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Athleta's variety veers toward the sporty girl. Should you find yourself canoeing Saco River or hiking in New Hampshire, you'll be wanting an action friendly bikini.

Calypso St. Barth

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Calypso is a slice of the Caribbean right on Newbury Street with luxe swimsuits and more importantly, glamorous cover ups and straw sunhats fit for a yachting trip—or realistically, your neighbor's pool party.

Vineyard Vines

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No denying that prep still reigns supreme here in New England, so if you're sunning on the fine shores of Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard this summer wear this little whale proudly.

American Apparel

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Looking for a high waisted bikini or some short-short trunks? American Apparel has your needs covered, even if your bod isn't. Several silhouette options coupled with nearly every hue imaginable encourage the perfectly styled look for you.

INTIMACY of Boston

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Known for its unrivaled selection of bras, the experts at Intimacy are also well-versed in selecting bathing suits for hard-to-find sizes and brands including Huit and Freya.

Vilbrequin Copley Place

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A crazy variety of prints and colors means every dude can find swim trunks at Vilbrequin. Little dudes too—this is the perfect place for adorable father-son matching swimsuits. If that's not a home run for Father's Day, we don't know what is.

Uniform

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Guys can't go wrong scoping out swim trunks at South End standby Uniform. Find tropical floral prints from Scotch & Soda, crisp and clean styles from Ben Sherman, and short inseams from Parke & Ronen. Need a tank or some Treton slip-ons to get yourself to the shore? They have 'em, too.

Everything But Water

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This shop is totally dedicated to swimwear and totally worth the ride to Natick. Brands like Vix and L*Space as well as all shapes and sizes of cover ups are stocked here. Plus, one-on-one consultations make trying on bathing suits less of a chore.

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North River Outfitter

Like its clothing selection, NRO is a family-friendly Beacon Hill haven for sporty and classic options. Labels like Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch, and Shosanna speak to the ladies, while Peter Millar serves the male clientele.

Victoria's Secret

We definitely don't have the beach bod of an Angel, but that never deters us from stopping in Vicky's for an affordable, trendy swimsuit. Sure, you run the risk of matching other beach-goers, but what's not to like?

Athleta

Athleta's variety veers toward the sporty girl. Should you find yourself canoeing Saco River or hiking in New Hampshire, you'll be wanting an action friendly bikini.

Calypso St. Barth

Calypso is a slice of the Caribbean right on Newbury Street with luxe swimsuits and more importantly, glamorous cover ups and straw sunhats fit for a yachting trip—or realistically, your neighbor's pool party.

Vineyard Vines

No denying that prep still reigns supreme here in New England, so if you're sunning on the fine shores of Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard this summer wear this little whale proudly.

American Apparel

Looking for a high waisted bikini or some short-short trunks? American Apparel has your needs covered, even if your bod isn't. Several silhouette options coupled with nearly every hue imaginable encourage the perfectly styled look for you.

INTIMACY of Boston

Known for its unrivaled selection of bras, the experts at Intimacy are also well-versed in selecting bathing suits for hard-to-find sizes and brands including Huit and Freya.

Vilbrequin Copley Place

A crazy variety of prints and colors means every dude can find swim trunks at Vilbrequin. Little dudes too—this is the perfect place for adorable father-son matching swimsuits. If that's not a home run for Father's Day, we don't know what is.

Uniform

Guys can't go wrong scoping out swim trunks at South End standby Uniform. Find tropical floral prints from Scotch & Soda, crisp and clean styles from Ben Sherman, and short inseams from Parke & Ronen. Need a tank or some Treton slip-ons to get yourself to the shore? They have 'em, too.

Everything But Water

This shop is totally dedicated to swimwear and totally worth the ride to Natick. Brands like Vix and L*Space as well as all shapes and sizes of cover ups are stocked here. Plus, one-on-one consultations make trying on bathing suits less of a chore.