When it came to buying swimming trunkwear, it was often hard to find a reputable source that offered good quality for less than $100.
That’s where the Swim Shop comes in.
Founded by two brothers from London in 2012, the SwimShop has grown into one of the UK’s largest swimwear brands, selling a diverse range of swimwear, including swim trunkware, tights and underwear, undergarments, swimwear with an emphasis on the body, swim trays, and more.
The shop’s website describes the range as “a little bit like the swimwear section of the fashion department, with a bit more flair” and it even has an article on how to properly purchase your own swim trub.
“We have a really good range of products to cater for all sizes and shapes,” said co-owner David Wilson, “we can even stock swim trimmers.”
The SwimShop’s products range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars, but they’re not all about the money.
“The products are about the value,” Wilson said.
“There are many products that are very affordable but also make a statement.
We have a few pairs of tights for under £150.”
He added that “swim trunks are a very personal style to me” and “I’m not into the trunks with the straps but I love the simple style.”
A few of the items that the shop carries include: “a trimmer and trampoline for under $50,” “a tank and tights, $150,” “suede swim trimmer, $75,” and “a swim trampette, $130.”
Wilson said that the store also has an “all you can eat” section, which features a variety of items for under a dollar.
The Swim Shop also carries a range of tuxedos, swim suits, and a range as well, including a “swimmer suit, $40” and a swim trinket, $60.
It’s not uncommon for Wilson to stock items for the price of a pack of cigarettes, but the shop also carries some great bargains.
The items that he sells include “swimming trunks from the UK, $35,” a swim suit, a swim vest, and swim triches, which are $20.00 each.
It can be a challenge finding a pair of swim trims that are affordable and stylish, but Wilson is a proud dad who has “never felt like I couldn’t find something that fit well.”
He’s also known for his family and friends, and he’s always up for a friendly competition.
“If someone can come up with something I think they’d be great at, I love seeing it,” he said.
The Shop’s website also features some great tips on how you can buy a swimtrunk from the comfort of your own home, and it has a helpful FAQ section.
One of the shop’s best-kept secrets, however, is the fact that you can’t buy swim trubs at the store, as they’re sold exclusively online.
“But if you need to buy a few swim trashes for someone, you can send them an email with your details and we’ll get the trashes shipped to you,” Wilson explained.
“That way, we have the same inventory in the same warehouse, and there’s no risk of it being sold out.
We’ll be happy to ship to your door.”
And with all of the great products, the shop has no plans to discontinue its online shopping, even if it does have to do so in the near future.
“I can’t say we’re completely sold out,” Wilson admitted, “but there are a few things that I do miss out on in terms of shopping.”
The shop also has a section of its website dedicated to the UK swimwear market, which is the perfect place to look for swimmers that you might not have otherwise seen.
“For example, I’m very partial to the brand ‘Crown’ which I’ve seen on Instagram a few times,” Wilson revealed.
“They have a beautiful range of styles, and I love that they’re all under $40.”
But don’t expect to see Wilson wearing the same swim trout in the UK anytime soon.
“It’s not something we’ve been selling for a long time,” Wilson concluded.
“Hopefully we’ll have a more relaxed time of year, as the UK market is so saturated.
Hopefully we’ll see a lot more of Crown swimwear.”