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5 Austin swimwear brands and boutiques that make a big splash

5 Austin swimwear brands and boutiques that make a big splash

The Lido swimwear bikini
The Lido Bikini is available at the Away Spa at W Austin. The Lido/Facebook

Staying cool is on everyone's mind. Whether you're looking for a statement-making swimsuit, gear for your next underwater excursion, or the accessories to round out your summer wardrobe, Austin's shops and designers provide a variety of swim selections.

We’ve rounded up the top swimwear brands and boutiques poised to have you ready for your next dip in Barton Springs.

Package Menswear
This popular men’s boutique is known for an eccentric variety of men’s athletic wear, underwear, and swimwear. This isn't your everyday swim shop. Package offers a bold selection of swim styles for every man. Shoppers can expect to find swim briefs with a tight fit, as well as loud prints for the man who isn’t afraid to stand out at the pool. Package also offers a selection of standard men's trunks for the more conservative swimmer. 

Sunroom has been a hot spot for streamlined women's fashion since 2013. In October of 2015, the boutique relocated to the hip South Congress district. Here, you can shop a collection of modern clothing, jewelry, accessories, and swimwear inspired by the West Coast. There's a curated selection of swim styles from a variety of designers, including bikini and one-piece options. You can expect to find sexy cutout detailing, high-waisted bikini bottoms, and summery pastel color schemes. Apparel can also be purchased online with no shipping fee.

Swim Freak
Swim Freak is an Austin staple that offers a variety of athletic swimwear for the more seasoned swimmer. You’ll find athletic gear to suit many aquatic lifestyles, including technical suits, swim fins, swim snorkels, and goggles. Swim Freak also offers a monogramming service for competitive and team equipment. You can shop the selection online or at the South Lamar storefront.

Lee Merritt Swimwear
This brand was created by Kelsey Merritt in her South Austin home. Designed with versatility in mind, Lee Merritt swimwear offers an array of colors and prints ranging from neutral to vibrant. Merritt's swimwear collection is unique in that the pieces can be mixed and matched, and many of the styles are customizable. The convertible aspects of her line allow for the full expression of one’s individual style and personality. You can purchase Lee Merritt Swimwear online.

The Lido Bikini
The Lido Bikini was spawned from designer Brooke Ulrich’s love of the Mediterranean. The bikini line features elegantly designed pieces with a seamless and comfortable fit. It also has a noticeable sporty flare, most likely influenced by Ulrich's days as a fitness model. For an extra personal touch, Ulrich offers personal consultations as well as fittings. You can shop The Lido Bikini online or at the Away Spa at W Austin.