In Search Of … Bathing Suits

Chris Edwards
Look for designer bathing suit lines such as Juicy Couture and Trina Turk at E. Martini in Morrison.

February may seem like a strange time to search for a swimsuit, but we’re guessing you’re already longing for warmer weather — and possibly even holding a ticket to someplace tropical. Here are a few places where you can find a stylish suit, even in the middle of winter.

E. Martini

Vibe: This small specialty shop in Morrison features racks full of colorful and sophisticated lingerie and bathing suits. 
The Goods: Look for designer lines including Juicy Couture, Trina Turk, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Donna Karan New York, with prices ranging from $99 to $350. 
What makes it special: No one likes swimsuit shopping, but here you can have your suit customized by adding bra tops or enhancing the bodice so it’s the perfect fit.

4722 Sharon Rd.

Everything But Water

Vibe: This SouthPark mall storefront offers everything you could possibly need for your next waterside destination.
The Goods: Look for resort wear, cover-ups, hats, and beach bags in addition to bathing suits from more than twenty-five different designers. You’ll find Lucky Brand, Speedo, Tommy Bahama, True Religion, Ed Hardy, and more.
What makes it special: The store offers fitting appointments with fitting specialists to ensure that you find the right suit for your body type.

4400 Sharon Rd.

La Plage Swimwear

Vibe: In a bright shop in Birkdale Village, this new bathing suit store just opened in December.
The Goods: Look for designs from KGC (Krirsti Grinna Collection), KGB (Kirsti Grinna Bikinis), and Tara Grinna. These fashionable lines run from around $50 to $90 per piece and include both one- and two-pieces in chic styles.
What makes it special: The suits are manufactured in South Carolina so you can choose your style and color and have a customized suit in less than two days.

16836 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Suite E

Well Polished

OPI Nail PolishThe weather outside is chilly, but whether you’re taking a voyage to warmer locales or just looking for something to bring you cheer beneath your boots, treat yourself to a pretty polish on your toes. OPI is introducing new spring colors this month, perfect for adding a splash of color. The line is inspired by Hong Kong’s ancient traditions with a modern edge and features bright plums and warm pinks. Our favorite is the Meet Me on the Star Ferry, a whimsical moonlit violet. $8.50,  — Leah Worthy