The sudden turn in scorching weather signifies one thing: Summer is approaching and along with it comes the dreaded bikini season (http://youtu.be/7WLWC4Kj9pg)! But fret not collegiettes, I, a textiles and apparel major, scoured the shops of the Drag to find swimwear close to campus.
C. Jane: Approximately $64-89 per piece
This store is known for being a little bit pricey for the collegiette on a budget, but if you are looking for an exclusive swimsuit with unique features, then you might want to consider a swimsuit purchase from here as an investment.
The swimwear is from a line out of Southern California and exclusive to C. Jane in Texas. The selection was fair and included bandeau and string styled bikinis with special details from ruching to crochet (more styles available in store). In addition to a selection of colorful and bright swimwear, the store offers coordinating cover ups.
(Note: one of the swim suit styles was featured in Sports Illustrated)
Cotone: Approximately $45-75 per piece
Even though this store is further north than the other stores featured, it is well worth the walk. Cotone recently received a sample shipment of string bikinis (with a twist) from an exclusive designer in California. The styles are feminine and romantic ranging from bright to pastel colors and lots of ruffles.