Best Places To Buy Swimsuits In Chicago

June 2, 2015 7:00 AM

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With warm weather finally here, it’s time to think about what you’ll wear for splashing around the beach or lounging poolside this summer. But, where should you get a swimsuit in Chicago? Luckily, you have no lack of independent retailers in the city and suburbs. Whether you need a swimsuit for your next triathlon or swimwear for your entire family before your next trip, take a look at this list of shops that sell swimwear in Chicago. For an additional list of stores that sell swimsuits in Chicago, check out this article on CBS 2 Chicago’s website.
Element Multisport
2754 N. Clybourn Ave., Suite B-5
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 529-4874
www.element.bike

If your idea of a good time includes participating in a triathlon, then consider checking out the selection of swimwear and wetsuits at Element Multisport. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Element offers just about everything you need for your next big race, with wetsuits, speedsuits, goggles, swimcaps and more available for purchase. Accessories available include training fins, anti-fog spray and towels. The shop also offers gear for your youngest athlete, too. You and your fellow competitors can peruse the selection of swimwear offered by brands like Zoot, TYR and Pearl Izumi. Check out Element’s website for information on its two additional stores in the Chicago area.

Erehwon Mountain Outfitters
1000 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 337-6400
www.erehwon.com

You read that right — you can get swimwear at a store that specializes in camping gear. Erehwon Mountain Outfitters offers swimsuits in a number of styles, including tankinis for women. Cover ups, swim skirts, swim trunks and more are also available for purchase. In addition to swimwear, Erehwon offers just about everything you need for camping, running, hiking and other outdoor sports for every member of your family. Erehwon has additional locations in the Chicago suburbs of Kildeer and Bannockburn, and in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Lookie Lou
www.lookielou.com

If you need a bathing suit but don’t have time to make a run to your favorite sporting goods store, then check out the women’s e-boutique Lookie Lou. Based in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, the vegan retailer offers a wide selection of one-piece and two-piece bathing suits in an assortment of styles. The shop also offers an assortment of shoes, jeans, dresses and more, all without any animal products or animal by-products. For more details, check out Lookie Lou’s website. If you want to get a better idea of the fit of the products Lookie Lou carries, make an appointment in advance at the store’s corporate offices.

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Sugarcup Trading
110 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-5336
www.sugarcuptrading.com

Located in suburban Oak Park, Sugarcup Trading offers a wide selection of bathing suits and swimwear for boys and girls. Sizes range from babies to tweens, so your child can pick up a suit or two and look stylish this summer. In addition to swimwear, the shop offers a selection of clothing, including shorts, shirts, jeans and more. Billed as a “retail trading store” on its website, shoppers at Sugarcup Trading can trade their clothing for credit to use on purchases at the store.

Swimmers Edge
7532 Janes Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517
(800) 441-7946
www.swimmersedge.com

Do your summer plans include competing in a few swim meets, or at least getting some serious swim time in at the pool? If that’s the case for you or your family members, then check out Swimmers Edge in suburban Woodridge. The shop offers swimsuits for kids and adults, and also offers a selection of speedsuits and competitive swimsuits. Swimmers Edge carries an assortment of brands, like Speedo, TYR, Arena and Dolfin. There’s a lot more to the store than just swimsuits, too, with goggles, snorkels, fins, kickboards and backpack for storing your gear among the accessories available for purchase.

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