719 Frederick Road
Catonsville, Md. 21228
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cy Swimwear specializes in swimwear, pool and beach accessories for the whole family, but also holds a sizable collection of tuxedos as well. While this may seem an odd combination, it keeps the 72-year-old family shop in business year-round. In fact, this is one of the largest and oldest swimwear companies in the United States. Sizes range from infants to plus sizes and shoppers can find name brands, fashion and tankini suits, as well as competitive team suits. Accessories such as earplugs, noseclips and swim bags can also be found at Cy's.
Metro Swim Shop
883 Airport Park Road
Glen Burnie, Md. 21061
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everything for women and kids can be found at Metro Swim Shop, whether you're looking for leisure suits, 2-pieces, wetsuit or championship suits. Infant and kids swimwear choices include thermal wear, swimming diapers, trunks and board shorts. If you're an expecting mom, getting through a pregnancy in the summer heat can be uncomfortable to say the least. Luckily Metro Swim Shop sells maternity wear at affordable prices, ranging from $33 to $65, so you can spend your summer days cooling off by the pool or on one of Baltimore's best beaches in style. If you're lucky enough to have one in your own backyard, this shop also sells pool equipment.
South Moon Under
815 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Hours: Mon to Fri - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Here's something for the male water lovers. South Moon Under does offer swimwear, bikinis, accessories and cover-ups for women, but it also offers one of the area's more extensive selections of men's board shorts and swim trunks. Men and boys can find popular surfing brands like Billabong, Honolua Surf Co. and Quicksilver at this Harbor East locale.
Underwater Wear, LLC & Team Apparel
615 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, Md. 20877
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Do you have a teen who's involved in competitive swimming or has gotten a job at the community pool as a lifeguard this summer? Underwater Wear is the ultimate destination to find swimming customized apparel for teams. Choices include embroidery, silk screen and digi-print heat pressed logos. The store has great selections to choose from, too, including fashion swimwear for the whole family and even lifeguards. The stock here includes warm-up suits, practice suits and racing suits. For the leisure swimmer, beach gear, caps and sandals are also available.
10751 Falls Road
Lutherville, Md. 21093
Hours: Mon to Fri - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located just 15 minutes outside of Baltimore, Necessary Secrets carries everything from bras and slips to bridal garters and swimsuits. Unlike most lingerie boutiques, however, swimwear can be found year-round in this Lutherville location. Beach bunnies can find designer suits in both bikini and one-piece versions, and the large collection of sizes and patterns available means there's something for everyone. Not beach-body ready yet? Don't worry,you still have some time before summer is in full swing--in the meantime, pick up some Necessary Secrets' slimming shapewear for inspiration to fit into your desired suit.
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