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