Now is the time for traditional summer treatments: tanning pedicures, new hair-dos and of course, shopping for fashionable beachwear. For sun-savvy attire, start by touring local stores that will help you transition into the new season with confidence.
At the distinguished Eyelet Dove, high fashion suits and beach covers (such as Seafolly’s brown zebra tunic) are comfortable and classy. Bathing suit bra sizes range from 34A to 46HH. 485 Academy Rd., 204-488‑0403.
Looking for a blend of playful and posh? Peepers has aquatic fitness-wear by Speedo and Nike for men, children and women, as well as Bikini International, perfect for lounging like a goddess. 252 Stafford St., 204-474‑2861.
The Hula Hut is ideal for anything beach, surf and sand. You’ll find Betsey Johnson sandals made from beach-blankets, Billabong and Roxy bikinis (pictured) in this fun shop. 1604 St. Mary’s Rd., 204-237-0457.
Summer necessities are extensive at Journeys Travel and Leisure SuperCentre. This gigantic shop has plenty of brilliant products, including sun-sheltering Tilley hats for the whole family. 102‑326 Wardlaw Ave., 204-982‑9500.
Get ready for your first beach party by packing sunscreen, a colorful leopard-print Billabong bikini and matching flip-flops from Kings Skate, Snow and Surf. 750 Pembina Hwy., 204-453-7434.