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Boston's Best Places To Buy Swimsuits

Bostonians have earned some fun in the sun. After the long winter and reluctant spring, it is finally time to get suits on and head to the beach or lounge by the pool. Gear up for summer with body flattering swimsuits from some of Boston's best retail locations. Looking for an affordable bikini, a designer one piece, or something classic and timeless? These stores have it all including coordinating coverups. Don't forget to lather on the sunscreen.
Crush Boutique
(Photo Credit: Crush Boutique)

Crush Boutique
131 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-0010

Crush Boutique is the summer clothing go-to for twenty-somethings. In addition to bright floral dresses, trendy jewelry and preppy-chic handbags, the boutique also has a well curated selection of swimsuits. These suits will take you seamlessly from Nantucket to coastal Maine. Find classic and trendy pieces appropriate for any stylish New England woman. One of the most popular lines carried here is Shoshanna, which is well loved for its quality, vibrant colors, and flattering cuts.

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Copley Place
100 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 277-7887

No ladies day out shopping in the Back Bay is complete without stopping into Intimacy.The lingerie experts are super helpful at finding the right fit for every customer. So in addition to picking up some new underwear and lingerie, go to the same experts for help deciding on what swimsuit is best for you! They can fit everyone from AA to K into bathing suit tops - so shop without fear or judgement.

Gretta Luxe
94 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 237-7010

Looking for swimwear that is jaw dropping and super chic? Head out to Wellesley and stop into Gretta Luxe. Gretta Luxe has pieces by some of the absolute top swimwear designers including Givenchy, Ferragamo, Missoni, Valentino and even Stella McCartney! The Brigitte leaf print one-shoulder onepiece is absolutely drool-worthy! Want to make sure they have the designer piece you're looking for? Check the stock online to make sure they have your size and style. Gretta Luxe is any fashionista's summer dream!

Forty Winks
(Photo Credit: Forty Winks)

Forty Winks Lingerie Boutique
Harvard Square
56 JF Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9100

Women looking for stylish suits with a flattering fit should visit Forty Winks in the heart of Harvard Square. The girls that run this lingerie shop know their stuff and can outfit you with beautiful, well-fitting swimwear in no time. They have a highly curated selection of modern and classic bikinis and one piece swimsuits that are sure to make you feel comfortable and look great. Their Zinke Taylor bikini top is particularly cute for summer 2015!

LIT Boutique
(Photo Credit: LIT Boutique)

Lit Boutique
236 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 391-0086

Boston's North End isn't known for shopping, but there are, in fact, a handful of wonderful boutiques in the neighborhood. One such boutique is Lit, which focuses on stylish women's wear. Seasonally, they will also carry a couple of swimsuits as well. Though they don't have a huge variety of swimwear, their in-the-know buyers make sure that the ones they do have are the absolute hottest trends of the year. While at Lit, you can also stock up on other summer musts like crop tops, sunglasses, and slinky sandals.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on

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