Going on a beach getaway with your bunch? Prepare your summer staple with our round up of the best swimwear shops in Jakarta.
One of our favourite things about living in a tropical country is the fact that it’s forever summer! But before you soak up the sun, you’ve got to have a super cute swimsuit. No matter what your swimmer style is – sexy, retro, or sweet – we scoured the city to bring you the best swimsuits in Jakarta.
Love wearing pattern? Check out Swimsaic’s Instagram page and you’ll fall in love with their swimwear at the first sight. This online retailer wins the hearts of many with their distinctive design, where you can find lots of geometric shapes and intricate details. Stylish and still sexy without being too revealing, their swimsuit comes with various designs like long sleeves, braid halter neck, pleated top and one shoulder, making it feel like they’re just too good to only be worn at the swimming pool!
Swimsaic. Follow @swimsaic.id on Instagram.
We profiled designer Dewi Wangsa of the homegrown label Olenka and learning about her inspirations just made us fall in love with her swimwear designs. They manage to be retro-inspired while still fashionable and forward-looking. In addition to the cut, Olenka’s patterns are also worth noting. We don’t know how she does it all but we’ll wear it gladly!
Olenka. Available at The Goods Dept. Follow @olenkathelabel on Instagram.
Another local swimwear brand that’s among the best ones is Twenty Forteen. The retailer offers various designs with playful motifs like stripes and polkadots, and you can even have yours custom-made. If you prefer to cover up, you’ll love that both their one-piece and two-piece swimsuits are not too revealing. Starting off as an online store, Twenty Forteen now has its own offline studio and is also available at Central Grand Indonesia and The Goods Dept.
Twenty Forteen, Jl. Cipete 1 No. 1 C-D, South Jakarta. Follow @twentyforteen on Instagram.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on the racks or really, really want to avoid those harshly lit dressing rooms, Bobobobo stocks a beachwear section with cool designers like the previously mentioned Olenka, Hay United, and Agua de Alma. This Indonesia-based shopping portal is just the ticket for shoppers a bit leary about online shopping in the country. Everything is shipped domestically and the customer-service center is based in Jakarta.
Selling resort wear for like swimwear, summer dresses and rattan bags, Kerokoo’s swimsuits are for those who love simple yet chic designs. Both their bikinis and one-piece are mainly dominated with monochromatic and pastel colours with ruffle details, which have become the signature at Kerokoo. The online store also has lots of twinning sets for mom and bub, so you can match swimsuits with your little one on your upcoming family trip to the beach!
Kerokoo. Available at Linoluna at Lippo Mall Kemang and Lost in Label at Neo Soho. Follow @_kerokoo on Instagram.
Who is Agent Provocateur? She is an undercover spy that’s hired to entice and bewilder. Be the best – and sexiest – dressed by the pool or on the beach with Agent Provacateur’s swimwear collection. The colours and cuts are out of this world for either a sexy one-piece or a high-impact bikini.
Agent Provocateur, Pacific Place Jakarta, Galeries Lafayette, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav 52-53, Jakarta.
For all the busty ladies out there, gone are the days of searching for the right swimsuit. Be sure to make a splash with French brand Huit. Under the company Wacoal, Huit brings you swimwear that combines comfort, structure and design, so you can have fun when it comes to your bikini or swimsuit of choice.
Huit, Pacific Place Mall, Galeries Lafayette, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav 52-53, Jakarta.
Specialising in women’s homewear and undergarments, Oysho has some of the cutest collection of swimwear. I don’t know about you but every time we pass this Spanish retailer in Plaza Indonesia, we just can’t help but admiring their pretty beachwear. They are made with comfortable materials with colourful patterns, and if you feel like dressing up as a sailor, you’ll want to get their pretty nautical-themed swimwear!
Oysho, Plaza Indonesia, 2nd floor, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 2992 2561.
If you like a little more action during your day at the beach, international surf brand Roxy can be found at Quicksilver outlets all over town. It’s a super convenient way to get your hands on these colourful creations that not only look good but will hold up well when you’re tackling the surf, getting a move on, or swimming along.
Roxy. Available at multiple locations, visit their website for more details.
What did we do before H&M? The international high-street brand has changed the way we shop in Indonesia and that includes swimwear. You’re spoiled for choices when it comes to styles, colours, and patterns. Even the pickiest of shoppers will find something to peak your interest here. If you’re buying separates, go bold and mix and match prints and colours to ensure that you’re a knock-out on the shores.
H&M. Available multiple locations, visit their website for more details.
Despite its name, Forever 21 has swimwear for everybody – and at super affordable prices too, so you can stock up on more pieces. Think bold choices when you’re buying here and take the plunge with their stylish numbers. Also, don’t forget to check out Forever 21’s big selection of cover ups and sarongs, because a girl can’t live in bikinis alone!
Forever 21. Available at multiple locations, visit their website for more information.
Topshop never fails if you’re looking for something cute, chic, and on trend for any last minute pool party invites. If you’re a hipster social butterfly, you’re going to want to get your hands on all kinds of fashionable swimsuits for every sun-day fun-day occasion.
Topshop. Available at multiple locations, visit their website for more information.