Toad Hollow Athletics
1590 E Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Since 1983, this swimwear retailer has been selling both professional and recreational swimwear. Whether looking for bathing suits for everyone in the family or towels and other poolside accessories, Toad Hollow Athletics is a one-stop shop. Keep the kids covered from the sun with swimming t-shirts in various styles. Brands range from Dolfin to Arena to Bluesenventy and more. For those on a budget, there are often great sales in their Bargain Bog section. Coupons will soon be available on their website for customers to use in-store.
Out There Outfitters
123 N Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
www.outthereoutfitters.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located on the Main Line, Out There Outfitters specializes in providing the essentials for those who love to engage in outdoor activities, such as swimming. Bathing suits are available for everyone from babies to mom and dad. For those wet dogs who love Patagonia products, they will find a huge selection of swimwear made from the innovative fabrics and recycled materials this brand is famous for.
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1901 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.bornyesterdaykids.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking for posh swimwear for your little one? On Rittenhouse Square is Born Yesterday, a children’s boutique selling stylish clothing for those aspiring youngsters. This boutique has swimwear options available for infants to 12-year-old girls and boys. Match your child’s new suit with a chic beach bag, as they provide charming accessories as well. If that’s still not enough, dress up those tiny feet with the newest sandals of the season.
Personal Best Swim Shop
3360 Grant Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19114
www.personalbestswimshop.comHours: Tues to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For some, swimming is more than just a fun, recreational pastime – it’s a sport. Personal Best Swim Shop offers items for those in need of professional and training swimwear. Get cutting edge swimsuits to be the most intimidating one in the water. Other pool essentials are available as well such as earplugs, swim caps, paddles and training aides. Despite the fact that swimsuits don’t require a ton of material, they can definitely get expensive. Check out the great clearance options to save yourself a dime.
Shirley & Co.
8120 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
www.shirleyandco.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Want to make a splash at the pool this summer? Well fashionistas, Shirley & Co. carries swimwear from some of the leading fashion designers and brands of our day, including Karla Colletto, Longitude and Trina Turk. This third-generation, family-owned swimwear boutique has all hands on deck, ready to help you find a swimsuit that fits perfectly. Stylish women, sizes two to 22, can find swimwear, cover ups and accessories to achieve that complete look.
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