Heading south this winter? Is doing laps at the pool going to be your New Year’s resolution? Shopping for a bathing suit can be a drag, as my wife can attest. While Swimco, La Vie en Rose Aqua, and Blue Crush (all on West 4th) are beautiful stores, they tend to cater mainly to the Lululemon crowd in terms of sizing.
The answer? Check out Forbie Canada (2678 West 4th @ Stephens). They specialize in custom made swimwear, most of which can be made within an hour. While this may sound extravagant, prices are actually really competitive, and totally worth it when you can get something that fits all parts of you. And with a choice of about 30 different one and two piece suits and over 400 different fabrics, they are bound to carry your style.
The owners are really nice and know what they’re doing; they have been in business for over 30 years, and at the Kits location for over seven.
Last modified: December 5, 2008