Top Swimwear Labels To Shop in Hong Kong, 2016

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By Lau  /  April 8, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer, which means it’s time to get our beach and poolside wardrobes ready. Luckily for us, the Hong Kong summer lasts for about six months – perfect excuse to get a few pieces of swimwear on rotation during the season. 

Since our last Swimwear Shopping Guide and Guide to Swimwear Designers, we’ve discovered a whole host of new and old labels jumping into swimwear. Make a splash with this swimwear shopping guide for 2016. 

Central & Admiralty

Calzedonia 
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Yes, Calzedonia are known for their stylish leg-wear but they also make good quality beachwear in their factories in Italy. We’re spoilt for choice with their array choice of designs ranging from vivid staples to flirty string bikinis in bright colours and playful prints (decisions, decisions!) We can’t decide what’s hotter: the black cut-out swimsuit with plunging neckline or the striped hot pink bikini…
 
Price range: HKD$400 – HKD$800 
 
 
Kea
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Surf up, and it’s time for some serious fun in the sun with Kea swimwear. Founded by devoted surfer Patricia Kwok in New York, Kea makes waves for its seriously stylish surf gear in neutral and earthly tones – perfect for fans of minimalism. Most the fabrics are sourced from Italy with UPF 50+, the highest UV protection – win. A selection of pieces are available to buy at the Four Seasons Hotel in Central. 
  
O’Neill
o'neil_butterboomAmerican-based O’Neill may be a swimwear brand you’re unfamiliar with, but should know about. The label is across the globe for specialist surfing gear like leggings, hoodies, gloves, wetsuits and boots designed for serious surfers. We also love their range of bikinis available in a range of cute patterns fit for any beach bum. 
 
Price range: HKD$400 – HKD$2,000 
 
Ribgy & Peller
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For something a little more bespoke, look no further than Ribgy & Peller. Priding itself in the market for stocking high-end styles, the British lingerie specialist also offers a range of tasteful swimwear that are beautifully made, perfectly fitted and oh so soft. Shop from a range of labels like Primdaonna Swim, but be prepared to splash out HKD$2,000 for a two piece set. 
 
Price range: HKD$1,500 – HKD$3,000 

 

Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

Accessorize
accessorize_butterboomBuried behind all the quirky gems and handbags is a small beachwear section in Accessorize. Just like the accessories, the swimwear is playful and fun with lots of embellishment to channel your inner bohemian goddess. There’s also some incredibly basic designs in block colours for those who prefer something more mellow. 
 
Price range: HKD$300 – HKD$600

 
Gourami
gourami_butterboomCousins Flora Fong and Jacqueline Yau are the brains behind activewear label Gourami. High fashion and practicality are the keys for this Hong Kong-based label – pieces include a flamingo-printed tankini, pineapple swimsuits and exotic floral bikinis. Gourami is already taking this city by storm with Hong Kong blogger Cinddidy wearing pieces from the label. 
 
Price range: HKD$300 – HKD$500

 
Jack Wills
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Loyal prepsters will fall for Jack Wills swimwear collection. With multiple bikini shapes like the high-neck crop in gingham, vintage-inspired bandeaus and the seasonal summer favourites like string bikinis in a range of vivid prints, there are plenty of ways to turn heads on the beach this summer.
 
Price range: HDK$400 – HKD$700

 
Lonely Hearts Label 
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New Zealand’s go-to swimwear label Lonely Hearts Label offers beautiful bikinis and pretty one-pieces in neutral tones like black, grey and white to flatter all body shapes. You can buy pieces from the collection at Pretty Little Shop in Causeway Bay. 
 
Price range: HKD$600 – HKD$1,500
 
 
Roxy
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Roxy (sister of cult label Quicksilver) has been a firm favourite with beach babes since the 1970s.  This swimwear is sporty yet sexy, and comes in a variety of bright colours, fun prints and sophisticated styles that are great for any water-based activity at an accessible price.
 
Price range: HKD$400 – HKD$600

 
Watercult
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German based Watercult is another brand putting a unique spin on classic swimwear. Designed for the sexy beach babe, the bikinis are made using fabrics sourced in Germany. Looking to find a bikini top with the best fit for your beach body? Sizes come in cup sizes with built-in moulding to add shape and support to flatter your frame. A selection from the label is stocked at Private Shop on Ying Ping Road. 
 
Price range: HKD$400 – HKD$1,500
 
 

Kowloon

OYSHO
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Zara’s sister brand OYSHO offers a full swimwear range for the aquatic babes looking for modest and flattering coverage (no string bikinis here!). Just like the Zara lady, Oysho is all about staying fashion forward, so expect to see a few cheeky details like lattice-side bikini bottoms and cut-out swimsuits that show just the right amount of skin. 
 
Price range: HKD$300 – HKD$600

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