Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

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Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby cbr600 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Hi all -

My name's Carolyn, a quick introduction, been living here in Miraflores, Lima for about 6 months - I work for an NGO (Mundo Azul) that focuses on Marine conservation, working out of Pucusana a lot.
I found a really useful thread on one of these forums re: swimming pools in Lima - I want to start going to the pool at estadio municipal chipoco but my endeavours in buying a swimsuit (one piece, not a bikini) so far have been in vain !! I found some quite pricey branded ones today in falabella but I'm 5 ft 10 inches and the women's sizes don't seem to cater for anyone over average Peruvian size - any suggestions would be welcome !

Many thanks,
Carolyn.


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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby Omikron » Thu May 10, 2012 12:09 am

You could try Applauzi, a peruvian brand which focuses on women swimsuits, mostly bikinis but I guess they might have one pieces.

Jockey Plaza, Tda. 167
República de Panamá 6332, Miraflores
Miguel Dasso 146, San Isidro
CC. El Polo, Tienda A-124
CC. El Polo, Tienda B-217 (APPLAUZI lingerie)
CC.Plaza San Miguel, Tienda 304 - Tercer Nivel
Mall Aventura Plaza, Tienda B-1045

If you aren't into fancy designs but just a plain swimsuit, try "Marathon" sport stores.
I know they have stores in at Larcomar and Jockey.
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Postby VicManu » Thu May 10, 2012 12:19 am

This link has a list of stores for surfers. They sell stuff like swimsuits.
http://www.olasperu.com/directorio.htm
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby americorps » Thu May 10, 2012 9:22 am

There are a few more moderately prices swimsuit stores for women to be found in centro comercia Caminos del Inca, near the corner of Angamos and Caminos del Inca in Chacarilla, Surco.
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby alexPeru » Thu May 10, 2012 11:25 am

My wife knows someone who makes custom swimsuits, which from what I understand aren't too expensive (cheaper than Ripley of Saga for sure). The ladies name is Dina, and her number is 2852941
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby cbr600 » Fri May 11, 2012 9:45 pm

Many thanks all for your suggestions.

Tried Marathon at Larcomar ..... one solitary swimsuit available for a "smaller" lady !!

Tried Ripley - just kids sizes available.

I'll go and try at Jockey Plaza and the other suggestions and apparently there's a shop on Larco called Mitsuwa which may be able to help ..... if not then I will be giving Dina a call !!

Thanks again !!

C.
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby Kelly » Fri May 11, 2012 10:20 pm

I'm sure your search isn't helped by the fact that the summer beach season is over. You'll probably have much better luck in the stores come December.
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby Suzanne » Sat May 12, 2012 8:53 am

I have bought sensible lycra swimsuits from Adidas on Comandante Espinar, Miraflores (there are other Adidas branches too) and Mitsuwa on Avenida Larco, Miraflores.

The other day I saw a store called TYR in El Polo II shopping centre with enough lycra swimsuits to make your eyes water, so I suggest you take a look there too.

Good luck!
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby chi chi » Sat May 12, 2012 11:49 pm

In Gamarra you can get anything made to your size at a democratic price.

I once had a suit made to my size for a very democratic price.
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby amylimena » Sun May 13, 2012 2:47 pm

There are two water sport shops that have one piece swimsuits on Av Conquistadores in San Isidro. One is called Aquasport and it's at Conquistadores 805 and the other one is about half a block up on the same side of the street. I found Speedo swimsuits up to size 38 at Aquasport.
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby SilverbackPeru » Mon May 14, 2012 7:22 pm

theres a small sports store on larco avenue opposite parque kennedy and just a few doors down from Bembos that sells womens single piece swimsuits.
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Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

Postby anabonita » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:17 am

I saw a store in Kennedy Park on the Larco side, and I am sorry I don't remember the name, but they do have women's Spedos there!

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