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LA's Hottest Swimwear

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Katy Perry was right about "California Gurls" -- we love seeing them in those Daisy Dukes and bikini's on top. But come to think of it, in Los Angeles we've seen some men dressed that way on the beach, too. Here is a few of our favorite shops where people buy beach attire. Translation: this is where the hotties go! Even if you're not a hard body yourself, there is nothing wrong with a little eye candy to make the day go by faster. Happy shopping and happy cruise season! --Alan Carter


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N2N Bodywear

117 W. 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

N2N means next to nothing, so this is not the place to buy a suit if you have even six fat grams. Some of the suits look like you have to spray them on. According to their website, their suits "are sure to flatter and enhance." They might also get you arrested! They don't call them next to nothing...for nothing! One suit, the "Maverick"...well, let's just say if you put this one on, you're definitely not shy. And you better not cough while wearing it.

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Andrew Christian

8943 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

A one-time contestant on Bravo's "The Fashion Show," Christian was already designing undies for the trendy boys of West Hollywood. His swimwear has now garnered a lot of attention, too. And if you put on the "Show It" or "Almost Naked" bikinis you'd probably see why.

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Parke & Ronen

8012 1/2 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

All the ripped boys wanna wear these trendy, form-hugging shorts and bikinis to show off how hard they work out in the gym. Especially popular are the "Corcovados" -- the website says they are "inspired by the beauty of Brazil." Our Portuguese is rusty, but we're thinking corcovados probably translates into "if you wear these, don't eat for a week."


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Beach Bunny Swimwear

136 S. Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fans of this store, love the fact that the fashions are not the kind you will find all over. They also like the fact that there are lots of different sizes. That doesn't mean if you're a size 22. It's beach bunny not beach BUNNY. Okay? You want an itsy bitsy teeny weeny polka dot bikini...look no further.

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Canyon Beachwear

9414 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90209

The trendiest designers (Michael Kors, Lisa Curran, Kenneth Cole New York, L*Space, Luli Fama, Sunsets and Le Tarte, to name just a few) at affordable prices. They run a lot of sales because they carry so many different styles, and pride themselves on moving in the newest looks and being up on all the current trends (think solid colors, wraps, and looks at work on dry land, too.) This store also prides themselves for catering to women of ALL body shapes and sizes. And how many stores in L.A. can say that?

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Turtle Beach Swimwear

318 N. La Cienga Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048

Pam Anderson is said to shop here. And if there is one thing this store is known for, besides celebrities, it's the fact their swimsuits are...well, fabric-challenged. Didn't we say Pam Anderson reportedly shops here? This is not the store for the shy or timid. But if you work out 22 hours a day like some of the patrons here, you wanna show off your tight tummy and buns of steel, no?

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