Boardshorts And Bikinis: Best Swimwear Shops in Atlanta

May 29, 2012 2:25 PM

You waited all year, planning and prepping for your beach vacation, but finding the right suit is just as important as being in shape. Whether you’re looking to cover up or bare almost everything, these five locations in Atlanta will have you and your family fashionably ready with one pieces, bikinis, board shorts and cover-ups. From fashionable to functional — and in every price range — these are the city’s best in beach beauty.
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Atlanta Beach
3145 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305-1800
(404) 239-0612
Hours: Sun – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Established in 1984, Atlanta Beach was one of the first inland swimwear specialty stores in the United States. This shop carries more than 50 lines including designer names such as Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. Atlanta Beach fully understands women come in all shapes and sizes and offers separates from size four to 16 to allow each woman to build her perfect suit. Whether you are looking for a bikini for Tahiti or one-piece that you can swim endless laps in, Atlanta Beach has something flattering for every body. It also features a great selection of cover-ups and resort wear perfect for a comfortable and fashionable vacation anywhere.

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Barely Visible
1701 Hudson Bridge Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 506-1887
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; other hours by appointment only

Barely Visible specializes in swimwear from basics to larger-cup-sized bathing suits from D to H. It offers sexy one pieces, full-coverage tankinis and, of course, bikinis. If you have unique idea for a swimsuit, Barely Visible creates custom-made suits in as little as two weeks for around $130. Barely Visible Bikinis, Inc. is the largest U.S. manufacturer of custom swimwear.

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3400 Around Lenox Drive Northeast
Suite #215
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 231-4114
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SWANK is a trendy boutique across from Lenox Mall that has received major allocates in the international fashion circuit and Atlanta press. SWANK features brand names and styles that appeal to both sexy professionals and fashion-forward teenage girls. The swimwear ranging from bikinis to racy one-pieces coordinates well with the rompers, dresses and cover-ups also offered at SWANK. SWANK helps you take your fab look from the beach to dinner or a night club with cute sandals and a full range of jewelry as well

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Jacadi (Lenox Square Mall)
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 848-0202

Hours: Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Jacadi is a Paris-based store with only one location in Georgia: Lenox Mall. If you are shopping for cute swim gear for the younger set, from babies to pre teens, Jacadi promises great pieces at affordable prices. All of the shorts, one-pieces and bikinis are both functional and kid proof, but they are also sufficiently stylish suits. Jacadi is great for gift giving and offers gift wrap during non-peak shopping periods.

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Stephan’s Vintage Clothing
1160 Euclid Ave. Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 688-4929
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Vintage Shops may not be at the top of your mind when you shop for swimwear, but Stephan’s Vintage Clothing has a great selection of surprisingly fashionable retro suits for spring and summer this year. Because the top trends this season include graphic prints, color blocking and pastels, Stephan’s swimsuits fit right in. The shop also carries sunglasses and hats for men and women to complete that beach-ready look.

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A Parsons School of Design trained Fashion Designer turned Fashion Journalist, Alicia Edwards is the founder of AliciaStyle, under which she reports fashionable happenings, conducts celebrity interviews, does wardrobe consulting and will help you find your personal style. Alicia’s work has appeared on, Type F, Kouture Magazine and other outlets. She was recently named an ACE contributor for a pilot program between and CBS Local. Alicia currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Her work can be found at