Best Swimwear Shops In D.C.

April 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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It’s that time of the year again. Pool season is upon us. With summer just around the corner and vacation plans underway, finding the perfect bathing suit is a task in itself. Swimsuit shopping can be daunting, but local swimwear shops are here to help. With a number of stores in the DC metropolitan area, last minute mall visits are unnecessary. The entire family can be suited up in no time. Start preparing now for the summer getaway or trip to the lake.
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Aardvark Swim and Sport
14221-A Willard Road, Suite 1050
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 631-6045

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aardvark is the ultimate swim shop. Here you’ll find suits for men, women and children of all ages. While Aardvark specializes in team swimwear, it also carries stylish casual beachwear. Women can find two pieces for under $40, which is quite a steal. The accomplished store has designed and printed swimwear for an impressive four Olympic teams. Aardvark’s quality products are built to last, and the store has an equally impressive staff of experienced swimmers to help you find a suit for all purposes and body types. In addition to swimwear, Aardvark has an extensive swim gear and accessories collection. You can browse goggles, towels, ear plugs and many other fun items for splashing around.

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1631 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-6886

Hours: Mon to Wed, Fri to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs – 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Most Georgetown frequenters might know Jaryam as a lingerie shop, but the retailer also carries luxury swimsuits. While the price range may be higher than most swimwear stores, you will find unique options at Jaryam that are inaccessible elsewhere. Jaryam imports fine European and Italian brands for their exclusive clientele. With guaranteed superior customer service, shoppers receive an enjoyable experience every time. Visit Jaryam’s Facebook page to check for sales and view merchandise photos.

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South Moon Under
2700 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 807-4083

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

Stylish men and women can visit South Moon Under for the latest in swimwear trends. The shop is constantly receiving new shipments to keep up with ever changing fashion trends. Women can try on bikinis, cover ups, one pieces or separates in the medium to high price range. The men’s section is full of colorful, affordable swim trunks for laid back swimming, tanning or even surfing. A fashion forward retailer, South Moon Under is expanding and now has 15 stores along the East Coast.

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Sport Fair
5010 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 524-9500

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sport Fair is a proud, family owned and operated swimmer’s outfitter conveniently located in Arlington. The competitive prices and wide variety of trusted swim brands offered are hard to beat. Brands include Speedo, Nike, TYR, Dolfin and Splish. Sport Fair is known for top-of-the-line gear for both casual and competitive swimwear. Other beach or pool needs are available, such as sunscreen, children’s floating devices and swim shampoo. 

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Sylene DC
4406 South Park Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 654-4200

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

A lingerie and swimwear boutique, Sylene is staffed with experienced experts to help find a style that is flattering for all customers. Women can shop for one piece suits, tankinis, separates and resort apparel, among other options. The Chevy Chase store is known for designer bathing suits that tend to have a high price tag, but products are often marked down. They also have a small men’s selection, and you can browse all stock online. The Sylene slogan proves true, “where fit meets fashion.”

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at

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