5 Made-in-Canada Swimsuits to Buy Now

By | 2017-08-02T22:25:27+00:00 July 26th, 2017|The Fashion Edit|

Who knew there was so much cool swimwear coming out of the Great White North?

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Canada is renowned worldwide for its amazing outerwear brands—Canada Goose, Smythe and Mackage, for starters—but we also have a surprisingly high number of designers making cool swimwear in the Great White North! From under-the-radar indie labels to established brands with boutiques stateside, here are five fashionable, made-in-Canada options for your next beach or cottage swim.

The Brand: Shan

This Laval, Quebec-based institution has been selling luxury swimwear since 1985. Their fashion-forward designs are available in 30 countries worldwide, and at their 8 flagship stores.

Canadian swimwear brand's Shan Balnea swimsuit
Balnea Bouclé one-piece, $275 at Shan. Available in sizes 6-12.

The Brand: Beth Richards

This Vancouverite’s chic designs have been featured in countless editorials. Better still, her suits are made of Italian high-performance fabrics with a 50+ UPF (like SPF for clothes).

Model wearing long-sleeved Bond swimsuit by Canadian swimwear designer Beth Richards
Bond suit, US$260 at Beth Richards. Available in sizes x-small to large.

The Brand: Tuck Shop + Bather Co. 

A collaboration between two young Toronto companies, the Get Lost swimwear collection features one-of-a-kind patterns of maple leaves and vintage maps. 

Tuck Shop Co. Bather Map halter one-piece swimsuit
Get Lost halter bather, $158 at Tuck Shop Trading Co. Available in sizes small to large.

The Brand: Minnow Bather

Unexpected prints and cool-girl cuts set this Toronto-based label apart from the rest. We love that everything is made locally, and that a dollar from each sale goes to support the nonprofit Ocean Conservancy.

Canadian swimwear brand Minnow Bather Briar bandeau bikini top and Delphi high-waisted bottoms
Briar top, $70, and Delphi bottoms, $86 at Minnow Bathers. Available in sizes x-small to x-large.

The Brand: June Swimwear x Cantoro

Launched this June exclusively at Simons, this collection is a collaboration between artist Jason Cantoro and June Swimwear, which makes and designs their pieces in Montreal. Like most pieces in the range, this bikini top and bottom can be mixed and matched, giving you twice the sartorial mileage.

Louise printed bralette top, $62, and Meleana openwork bottom, $60, at Simons. Available in sizes small to large.