Grab Bag Shopping: Low-Budget Swim Suits

by Louise | July 12th, 2011 | Sales

I have never particularly enjoyed shopping for bathing suits. It’s hard to find one that I like, and when I do finally find one, it’s the most expensive on the rack.

On my family’s most recent vacation, my sister forgot her bathing suit. For the first few days of the trip, we were on the look-out for any store that might sell cheap, attractive bathing suits. When were strolling along the coast in Manly, Australia, we stopped by a surf shop. Normally, we wouldn’t even bother with such a store in that kind of location, but we had seen that they were selling their mix-and-match bikini tops and bottoms for half price, and thought the prices might actually be reasonable. Wrong. The bathing suits were $60, per piece; this means a full price bikini at this store would’ve been around $240! That’s about 10 times more than I’d like to pay for a swim suit.

In Perth, we finally found a decent selection of clearance-priced bathing suits. The sign said, from $29.95 and up, so I started scanning the racks for the ones that were actually that price and her size, which narrowed the selection down to about 5 choices. After she tried them all on, and found her favorite, we went to the cash register to pay and were told that the particular suit she had chosen was actually $50. Typical. My sister settled for her second favorite.

If you’re like me, and a bit tired of the whole bathing suit selection process, you will love SwimOutlet.com‘s Men and Women’s Grab Bag Swimsuits. Here’s how it works. You pick the basic style and size you want, and pay the cheap, listed price. Then, they pick a suit that meets your specifications and send it to you. It’s as simple as that, and these suits are cheap! (For example, a ClubSwim one-piece swimsuit was available for as little as $7.99). Why are these suits so inexpensive? The low cost has nothing to do with quality (which has received extremely positive reviews from buyers) and everything to do with the fashion season. The prints you will receive are from last year, but the quality is just the same.

The grab bag selection at SwimOutlet.com will save you time and money. The surprise factor is a bit of fun too, and you might find yourself with a new favorite suit that you otherwise wouldn’t even have picked out!

  1. Michele says:

    How would a two-piece bikini, with each piece priced at $60, cost $240? Exchange rate? Tax?

  2. Louise says:

    What I meant was that the sale price per piece was $60, already half of the original. This means that a two-piece bikini at full price would have been $120 per piece, thus $240 for a complete set!

    Exchange rate is a good point. Luckily, the Australian dollar isn’t worth a lot more than the U.S. dollar right now. One dollar there is about US $1.06.

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