Hit the road and head out to Haleiwa, quiet artist's town and the location for Baywatch Hawaii. The surf is high in this ... More
North Shore Swimwear
Hit the road and head out to Haleiwa, quiet artist's town and the location for Baywatch Hawaii. The surf is high in this pretty little spot, and the locals are serious about their swimwear;which, in shops like this, can be state-of-the-art. All the suits here are hand cut and sewn. Not only that, but they possess what many women consider to be a truly magical quality: they're mix-n-match. There are dozens of styles, dozens of patterns;and hundreds of possibilities.
I have been buying my custom suits from North Shore Swimwear since 1998. They have been with me through many different body shapes :) and have fit them all. I LOVE this place! I haven't lived on Oahu since 2000, but the customer service is just as fantastic over the phone. They even helped me order a suit when I was in Iraq (and shipped it to me!). I will never buy a suit anywhere else.
Trying on swimsuits can be horrible experience, but the next time I need one, I know exactly where to go. The personal attention and top-notch customer service make North Shore Swimwear exceptional. The young woman who helped me was fabulous & the selection amazing. I hope the owners take good care of their sales staff. They deserve it!
I have been a loyal since 2006. I have only purchased my suits from them and it has always been great customer service with great quality fitting suits. As long as you follow their instructions to care for your suit, it will last a long time. My very first suit purchase in 2006 and only now I will be retiring the suit.
I don't know of any another company that would fit you in a swim suit. The best part is....if you don't like the style, size, or fabric, they will return it (brand new only) and remake a whole new suit yo your liking with any alterations needed. If you have trouble finding a suit, because you need different sizes, or cause your body is an odd shape.....I would recommended ordering a custom-made swimwear from them. Oh and it's made in HAWAII....not China, Thailand, or some random country.
The very personal customer service far exceeds anything I have ever experienced! I am so thrilled with the quality of my suits and the attention to detail I have recommeded this company to all my friends. If you want a great suit that fits your body, these are the people to see.
I was looking to get a comfortable and relatively conservative two piece suit last year and found North Shore Swimwear's website before even planning my trip to Hawaii. I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted, but no one had what I was looking for until I found NSS. I think they have a style and a fit to suit anyone..there are so many choices to mix and match. The styles and fabrics are flattering and attractive.
I ended up visiting the store on my vacation last summer. A friend travelling with me went in to browse, claimed that she can never find a suit that fits, and walked out with the nicest suit she's ever had. The girls at the store were very helpful as well. I'd recommend stopping at the shop if you're visiting the North Shore, and highly recommend checking out their website!
My husband bought a 2 piece swim suit for me for Christmas and spent over $100. About 6 months later, the fabric had completely stretched out - both bottom and top, because the entire suit is not lined. My butt was showing through the back! When I took the suit back, looking for a partial refund or a replacement (considering the "great" customer service they claim), I instead got a lecture on how to take care of my suit. The manager did not listen when I explained how I rinse the suit after every wear, etc. I will never buy another suit from this place again, and do not recommend it to others. They do not stand behind their product.
In January while in Oahu I visited this store and bought one suit and a separate top to go with a pair of black briefs I had at home. I fell in love with the suit because you can buy different size tops and bottoms -- as I am quite large in the bust that is a necessity. Nevertheless, when I got home I ordered two more suits. When I received them the bottoms were cut entirely different from the pair I had gotten while in Oahu -- the new ones were more of a bikini rather than the higher cut sides I had purchsed earlier. I spoke with customer service and they informed me that I must have gotten a "special" bottom with the suit I purchased. I completely disagreed with that theory since the girl I purchased the original suit from wrote down the number of the bottom and tops I purchased so I would know what I got if I decided to order more. I was informed I would have to return the bottoms and they would remake them for me to my specifications (I measured the bottoms I had originally bought and found the side seam to be 4 3/4 inches -- the new ones had a side seam of 3 1/2 inches) -- all for an extra charge of $8.00 each plus more shipping charges. I was not happy about that but I felt I had no choice since I am in my 60's and bikini's are not for me at this late stage of my life!!! I like wearing two piece suits but the bottoms need to have more coverage than some of their "bikinis". I was disappointed in their handling of this situation -- especially in light of the fact their suits are very expensive.