Just like a Bostonian can’t live without a good selection of winter jackets, a Floridian, especially female, can’t live without a versatile selection of swimsuits. When I first moved to Boston, I had a dresser drawer entirely dedicated to my swimsuit collection. This drawer was later traded out for scarves because unfortunately, I don’t get to showcase these swimsuits too often in New England.
Living in Boston, a true need for a new bikini is rare. However, when I am on the hunt, I’ve found that Boston has a scarce selection of the kind of swimsuits I’m looking for. So what’s a girl to do? I hold off. I wait until I touch down in the sunshine state and head to my favorite spot, MTB Surf & Skate Emporium located in the Paradise Plaza in Indialantic, Florida.
I’ve been shopping here since I was a young buck. I can even recall as a teenager saving up my babysitting money to snag the newest Roxy bikini before the summer months arrived. This quaint surf boutique has never failed me. Not only is the staff absolutely phenomenal, but the female swimsuit section takes up about a fourth of the store so I’m sure to find a gem, or two, every time.
Now, my Floridians will agree with me that salt water, chlorine, and the sun will put some serious wear and tear on a cheap swimsuit. Any brand can make a swimsuit, but a quality swimsuit that will last you more than one season is what it’s all about. My go-to brands are the surf companies because let’s be honest, they know what’s up.
Roxy, O’Neill, Billabong, Rip Curl, Body Glove, MTB has them all! Some other labels you need to know about, L*space, Vitamin A Swim, Maaji, and Amuse Society. These brands stay up with the latest trends in fashion and never skimp on quality.
As seen, O’Neill has taken my favorite off-the-shoulder trend and embodied it into the perfect swimsuit. On the other hand, the colorful pop surf zip Roxy bikini you see is made of recycled nylon and polyester. Fits like a glove, and after countless washes and hours under the sun its holding its color perfectly! So my advisory, next time you’re near the Space Coast, stop in MTB and do your swimsuit drawer a favor!