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The Nine Best Places to Shop for Swimwear in San Francisco

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We don't get to swim, at least not comfortably and without a wetsuit, very often in San Francisco. But that's what a spa getaway to Calistoga or a visit to that friend with a pool in the South or East Bay or, a full on vacay in Hawaii is for. If such an excursion is in your future, you may not be looking forward to the swimsuit shopping portion of the experience. But our handy dandy map of the best places to shop for swimsuits in San Francisco will show you where to go to make it as painless as possible. Whether you're a serious surfer or a beach blanket babe, you'll find a suit that suits you perfectly at one of these shopping establishments. Plus you can score chic coverups and accessories to complete your ocean-side look. Do you have a favorite swim shop that we missed? We'd love to hear about it in the comments, or hit the tip line.


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Patagonia

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There maybe be sexier swimsuits out there, but when your suit really needs to stay put—like when you're surfing 10 footers—this is your source for reliable suits.

Quiksilver

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Shop here specifically for the Roxy x DVF swimwear--the one-piece is a surfer favorite.

Barneys New York

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We all know Barneys is fabulous, but it's also the only S.F. retailer that carries MIKOH, a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue staple.

Mollusk Surf Shop

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Mollusk sells adorbs retro suits to match their retro surfboards. It also carries hard-to-find Seea, a neoprene swimwear line that includes stylish rashguards.

Zoe Bikini

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It's all swim all the time at this little gem tucked into the Mission. Zoe designs all her bikini styles in-house and they're made right there in the hood, so this is your place for true SF original.

Waterlilies

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This Presidio Heights boutique is chock full of luxury bathing suits from Mara Hoffman, Jean Paul Gaultier, Eres, Etro and more. Plus they carry cover ups, jewelry and other accessories to complete your beach look.

Aqua Surf Shop - Haight

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This Haight shop will please the serious surfer and sunbather alike, with brands including Volcom, Vix, L Space and Ella Moss.

Alla Prima Fine Lingerie

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The main focus at this Hayes Valley boutique is lingerie, but it also carries a fine selection of luxury swimsuits from Eres, Empriente, La Perla and more.

Canyon Beachwear

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If lots to choose from is top on your list of bathing suit shopping, this Cow Hollow shop is your place for a huge selection from brands like Vitamin A, Melissa Odabash, Made by Dawn and 1 Sol. Plus the carry tons of beach-perfect dresses, sandals, bags and hat.

Patagonia

There maybe be sexier swimsuits out there, but when your suit really needs to stay put—like when you're surfing 10 footers—this is your source for reliable suits.

Quiksilver

Shop here specifically for the Roxy x DVF swimwear--the one-piece is a surfer favorite.

Barneys New York

We all know Barneys is fabulous, but it's also the only S.F. retailer that carries MIKOH, a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue staple.

Mollusk Surf Shop

Mollusk sells adorbs retro suits to match their retro surfboards. It also carries hard-to-find Seea, a neoprene swimwear line that includes stylish rashguards.

Zoe Bikini

It's all swim all the time at this little gem tucked into the Mission. Zoe designs all her bikini styles in-house and they're made right there in the hood, so this is your place for true SF original.

Waterlilies

This Presidio Heights boutique is chock full of luxury bathing suits from Mara Hoffman, Jean Paul Gaultier, Eres, Etro and more. Plus they carry cover ups, jewelry and other accessories to complete your beach look.

Aqua Surf Shop - Haight

This Haight shop will please the serious surfer and sunbather alike, with brands including Volcom, Vix, L Space and Ella Moss.

Alla Prima Fine Lingerie

The main focus at this Hayes Valley boutique is lingerie, but it also carries a fine selection of luxury swimsuits from Eres, Empriente, La Perla and more.

Canyon Beachwear

If lots to choose from is top on your list of bathing suit shopping, this Cow Hollow shop is your place for a huge selection from brands like Vitamin A, Melissa Odabash, Made by Dawn and 1 Sol. Plus the carry tons of beach-perfect dresses, sandals, bags and hat.