Suits to suit your little one
Even though the temperatures are rising in Hong Kong, the stores around town don’t always stock the latest summer essentials when we need them. We’ve already lined up the best places to get swimwear for ladies, so your personal holiday wish list is covered. And if you’re hoping to get your kids kitted out for swim season, we’ve searched land and sea to find the freshest styles available. From cute little one-pieces and quirky Hong Kong-themed items, to sun-protective and eco-friendly gear, this one’s all about the kids.
When it comes to finding swimwear for the whole family, we find ourselves always heading back to one of our faves, Ozzie Cozzie. Voted GOLD winner in Best Swimwear/Resort Wear for the Expat Living Reader’s Choice Awards 2018! As Hong Kong’s largest swim and resort wear store, we always find a great range and selection for our kids. We love that it stocks renowned brands such as Seafolly Girls, Cupid Girl, Waverat, Platypus, Neil Pryde, and more! Sizes range from newborn to teenager, and the range provides the perfect balance between fun and functional. For your precious little ones, good sun protection is a must, and the selection of adorable, sun-safe swimwear is not only made for little ones, but has extra chlorine resistant fabrics in bold statement prints and contrasting textures. Plus, the friendly staff are knowledgeable and helpful, providing a personal service for all busy shoppers.
We all know there are plenty of options when it comes to kids swimwear, so why not make a choice that’s good for the environment and your family? To give your baby the best beach and pool experience, reusable swim diapers are a must. Protect what you love and say goodbye to disposables! These waterproof diapers will help prevent little accidents in the pool and will save you money whilst you do your bit for the planet. This Hong Kong based company is reaching world-wide recognition, with a good reason. The Charlie Banana® 2-in-1 Swim Diaper & Training Pants (and the Reusable Swim Diapers) make perfect training pants because of the trim fit, easy removal and a fine, absorbent lining. They are ideal reusable swim diapers, as they wash well, dry quickly and come in countless colourful prints and colours!
Use Coupon Code “SassyCB” to get 15% off when placing an order on our website www.hk.charliebanana.com, valid for one-time use only.
Pairing youthful style with sun protection, this luxury French-based line of swimwear prides itself in defending children’s sensitive skin from damaging UV rays. The adorable nautical designs are just an added bonus that comes with this chic brand! Founded and designed by husband-and-wife team, Audray and Fabrice, the line was inspired by their eldest daughter, Elly, and the need for UV summer essentials.
The brand is all about designing and creating quality swimwear to protect “your little rays of sunshine” from harmful UV. Started by a globetrotting Italian mama, Camilla, the collection is created to mix-and-match. All items are made with eco-friendly fabric, and the store caters to kids from the age of 1 to 10 years old. You can expect UPF50+ sun protection, plus quick drying and chlorine resistant materials. Manufactured at a small family firm in Italy, these items promise to merge style and quality!
A Hong Kong staple! This beloved Australian brand really needs no introduction. With bright colours and playful designs, it’s worth checking out the girls, boys and baby range available this summer. Beach totes and printed headbands are just bonus accessories!
Seed, Multiple locations throughout Hong Kong, www.seedchild.com.hk
Sandy Feet offers UPF 50+ children’s swimwear that is comfortable enough to play in but sturdy enough to last. Got yourselves some water-lovin’ kids? Not to worry – the high-quality chlorine proof fabric is not only quick drying, it’s fade resistant and will stay in shape for as long as your child wears it. No more repeat trips to the store to replace worn-out trunks! The 12-month product replacement guarantee offers an added degree of relief!
Sandy Feet Australia, www.sandyfeetaustralia.com
Carrying brands such as Charlie Banana, Folpetto and My Swim Baby, Petit Tippi is all about offering parents natural, organic and eco-friendly baby products! With swim diapers, sun hats and full swimsuits on offer, this is a great place to pick up some stylish necessities.
Petit Tippy, www.petittippi.com
Got a real sport lover? Arena’s Kids Collection effectively blocks 98% of ultraviolet rays – so it’s made for long beach days! It uses a UPF 50+ SPF material, and it also offers several designs with even thicker material. Check the neoprene thickness of the item for a better idea. There’s a kids’ thin neoprene at 1mm and a kids’ thick neoprene at 3mm – designed with bonus insulation to keep the chill at bay.
Gourami (previously known as Swim & Fitness) in Wan Chai has everything you need to get set for the beach – including swimwear, beachwear, goggles and more – all at reasonable prices, too. With plenty for mums too, this spot is a frequented spot. We love the monogramed rash guards for boys and girls!
Gourami, 176D Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2838 6303 www.gourami.co
Mazu is a favourite of ours for dad and son combos. Created in Hong Kong, this luxury men’s swimwear brand is inspired by this city’s culture, icons and history. Think: the star ferry and the pink dolphin.
Mazu, available at Four Seasons, Kapok in PMQ, Hong Kong Country Club and Hong Kong Football Club, www.mazuswimwear.com
Cotton On Kids’ is an easy option that won’t break the bank. With the rate kids grow – selecting pieces that don’t cost a fortune is always a wise decision! Grab a pair of sunnies, flip-flops and an eco-friendly beach bag whilst you’re there.
Cotton On, www.cottonon.com/HK
This online shop offers everything you could ever need, with the added convenience of same day or next day delivery, along with free local shipping for orders over $300. You can expect everything from sun shirts to swim nappies. The Splash About Suit is a safety-first suit for eager water babies. The store is also packed with swim floats, sun hats, towels, and pool toys.