Best Places to Buy Swimwear in Hong Kong (stores and online)

The best places to buy stylish swimwear in Hong Kong.

17 Mar 2018 — By Nancy Matos / Lifestyle / Shopping / Wellness
family in swimwear on a beach

It’s that time of year again! No, we don’t mean trimming trees…we’re talking about exposing some skin, getting sun-kissed and cooling off in the water. And with the coming warmer temperatures, we think some fresh threads are in order of the swimsuit and beachwear variety. So before you dip your toes in the water, cast your eyes on our list of where to buy the best swimwear looks for the beach or pool for women, men and kids.

Ozzie Cozzie Co.

Ozzie Cozzie One piece

A trusty go-to for everyone in the family, Ozzie Cozzie is the largest swim and resort wear store in Hong Kong. Those with hard-to-shop-for body types will breathe a sigh of relief knowing sizes come in 8-20 (AU/UK), and ladies, swimsuits are equipped with booster bras all the way up to E-cups.

In-store only:

503 Tak Woo House, 1-3 Wo On Lane, 17-19 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2810 1356

 

Vilebrequin

Vilebrequin board shorts

The Saint-Tropez-inspired swimwear from Vilebrequin will instantly put you in the holiday mood, with colourful bikinis to brightly-patterned swim shorts. And if you’re the kind of family who likes to stand out at the beach, their swim attire comes in matching prints and styles for mums and daughters, dads and sons for a bit of fun.

Online or in-store:

Citygate Outlets – Unit 229, 2/F, 20 Tat Tung Road, Citygate Outlets, Lantau Island, Tung Chung, 2869 9455

Pacific Place – Shop 140, Level 1,Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918 0263

ifc Mall – Shop 3092A, Podium Level 3, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2295 1883

Harbour City – Shop 2611, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2111 4585

 

Quicksilver and Roxy

roxy one piece swimsuit

A reliable source for when we want to hit the slopes, Roxy and Quicksilver also keep our drawers stocked when the warm weather rolls around. You can have your pick of sporty, practical swimwear or bikinis and trunks on the sexier side, plus quality flip-flops for the whole clan that will last more than one season.

Various store locations and online

 

Decathlon

Swimwear from Decathlon

Dress the entire family in head to toe beachwear for that upcoming tropical getaway without putting a dent in your bank account. We like to fill our carts with the short and long-sleeved UV protection shirts for adults and kids Decathlon carries, and accessories from hats to sunglasses, beach bags to sandals to outfit everyone.

Online or in-store:

Grand Plaza – Basement, Grand Plaza, 639 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, 5993 3727

Park Lane – 1/F, Park Lane, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 5992 1321

 

Eres

One piece swimsuit, Eres, Hong Kong

For women who prefer to skip the crowded racks of budget bikinis at chain stores, French brand Eres offers high-end swimwear that looks great in the water, and stylish outerwear for wrapping up in poolside. You’ll be amazed how chic you can look in a one-piece when you try on a sophisticated number from their latest swimwear collection.

Online or in-store:

Shop 260A, Level 2, Ocean Centre Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2918 1899

 

Mer Culture

Bikini from Mer Culture

The woman behind Mer Culture, Natasha J. Cotton, grew up on Hong Kong’s beaches, so she ought to know a thing or two about what looks and feels good in all things swimwear. Her vibrant swimsuits and resort wear (plus accessories and plush towels) for women and men can be snagged at the Mer Culture Boutique in Star Street Precinct, or online.

Online or in-store:

G/F and mezzanine, 21 Wing Fung Street, Star Street Precinct, Wan Chai, 9817 5387

 

Marie France Van Damme

Swimwear Marie France Van Damme

Another talented Hong Kong-based designer, Marie France Van Damme is known to many local women for her luxury resort wear and fashionable swimwear. You’ll want to snap up one of each from the metallic range of bikinis and one-pieces in bold copper and silver. Talk about getting noticed by the water.

Online or in-store:

ifc Mall – Shop 3088, Podium Level 3, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2882 9088

Elements – Shop 2109, Level 2, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2798 8807

 

Calzedonia

Swimwear from Calzedonia

You may have seen Julia Roberts prancing about lately in Caldezonia tights to promote the Italian brand, but they also do some attractive swimsuits. You won’t find many adventurous patterns, but classic bikini tops in bandeau, push-up and cute ruffle designs, with assorted mix and match bottoms from tame boy shorts to a revealing ‘Brazilian’ cut.

Various locations or online

 

Sheer

Bikini from Sheer

Looking for a sexy little number for the pool? This swimwear and lingerie boutique in The Landmark has gorgeous designs from top names like Stella McCartney and Melissa Odabash, whether you’re looking for a figure-enhancing cut-out one-piece or a revealing strapless bikini.

Online or in-store:

Shop 310, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2388 2876

 

Mazu Resortwear

Mazu Resortwear

Mazu’s swim shorts for men and boys are inspired by Hong Kong’s maritime history this is evident by the traditional colours and local motifs that decorate their designs, like the blue and red ‘Junk Twilight’ shorts. Dad and son can get kitted out in matching pairs, and each one comes with its own canvas ditty bag that can be used later at the beach or on the boat.

Stocked at various locations or shop online

 

Float Captain

Interior, Float Captain, Hong Kong

Local brand Float Captain is for the surfer who likes to look good on their board, in more ways than one. They’re well stocked in cool surf accessories, patterned board shorts for men and the odd women’s singlet, plus unisex tees with amusing designs the ‘Board Bowl’ tee, featuring a traditional Chinese rice bowl stuffed with surfboards, is a fun fit.

Online or in-store:

Shop 1, G/F, Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road (next to Jumbo pier), [email protected]

 

Spy Henry Lau

swimwear form spy henry lay

One for the men who want to look fashion-forward by the water, and for fellas who aren’t afraid to stroll the sand in swim trunks on the tinier side. Henry Lau honed his trade at the fashion design programme at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and his daring men’s square cut swimming trunks will definitely make heads turn.

Online or in-store:

Central G/F ,125 Wellington Street, Central, 2530 3128

Causeway Bay – Suite B, 1/F, Cleveland Mansion, 5 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, 3580 1197

 

Seed Heritage

Seed Heritage swimwear

The popular Australian children’s clothing brand has six shops in Hong Kong, where you’ll find unique swimming garb for kids aged 1 to 10, and teens (girls only) aged 8-16. Babies are covered too, with darling sun hats and rashies to keep them safe under the hot HK sun.

Various locations or online

 

Petit Bazaar

Petit bazaar swimwear

We love Petit Bazaar for so many things: wonderful toys, funky home decor, and clothing, including charming swimwear for babies and kids. Wait until you see your toddler scampering about the sand in a Breton striped swim overall (with UPF 50+) or a banana-emblazoned one. They are simply adorable, and comfortable too!

Online or in-store:

Wan Chai 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2528 0229

Central – 9 Gough Street, Central, 2544 2255

 

Platypus Australia

Platypus swimwear

Get your kids sun-ready from top to bottom in UV protective swimwear that also looks great on them, for girls and boys aged 0-14. The selection at this favourite Aussie swimwear brand comes in sunny or calming hues, in mix and match looks for something different every day of their holiday. Don’t forget to throw in a terry cover up and beach bag for a complete look.

Online

 

Zalora

Zalora swimwear

Careful, you may be on this site for hours scrolling through the many choices of swim and beach attire from a slew of brands like Rip Curl, Sea Folly, Jack Wills and Superdry. Women’s tankinis, long-sleeved swimsuits and post-beach tunics, men’s surf shirts, trunks and swim shorts, not to mention sandals and flip flops for both genders in various styles will make for one bursting beach bag.

Online

 

MAMÉDIO

Mamedio swimwear

You just know someone from Rio de Janeiro is going to produce some sizzling swimwear. MAMÉDIO Bianca Mamédio to be exact grew up near Rio’s beach scene, but now calls Hong Kong home. However, her luxury range for women is locally produced in Brazil, so you’ll get a feel of Copacabana when you’re frolicking in a pretty crocheted bikini or a hot one-piece.

Online

 

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria's Secret Swimwear

The US lingerie giant doesn’t sell their swimwear in stores, but no worries, as a flirtatious string bikini or modest high-waisted style is just a click away. Victoria’s Secret Pink range has an endless line of bikini bottoms and tops to create your favourite look. Remember to check out their collection of looks for under $202, so you can cheaply pile up and stash some away for next season.

Online

 

Baby Central

Baby Central Swimwear

Baby Central has all the swim-related clothing and accessories your kiddies need, with next day delivery service in Hong Kong, so you’ll never have to break out the pram again for a hectic mall visit. There’s truly everything here for beach babies and older kids, including durable sunglasses for young eyes, swim shoes, wet suits, assorted UPF 50+ swim suits and beachwear, and even pool and beach toys, because making sand castles is the best part.

Online

 

Old Faithfuls

Finally, where would we be without these? The big names we rely on for outfitting everyone in the house, no matter if the budget is pinched or plush. And happily, these favourites have swim and beach apparel available for purchase in person for the best fit, or online when you want to hide from the garish fitting room lights.

H&M

Marks and Spencer

Zara

J Crew

Cotton On

Topshop

Lane Crawford

 

Need some stylish activewear too? Find our pick of the best places to get activewear in this post.


Nancy Matos is a lifestyle and culture writer from Vancouver, Canada currently based in Hong Kong and London. Her favourite swimwear accessories are SPF 50 and a large hat (she’s from Canada, after all).


 


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