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It all started in the Spring of 1996. A little bikini boutique, Beachy Keen Bay nestled a block from the water in sunny Hermosa Beach, California. Strictly a swimwear shop we slowly added in sandals and clothing. Beachy Keen saw many looks throughout the 2000's from baby blue to chartreuse and pink. Loads of gold spray paint, animal prints, black and white floors. It grew and changed with the times.

In 2009 we decided to expand to men's clothing and shorten our name to the more gender neutral BKB. We rented the space next door, knocked down walls, added more fitting rooms and doubled our footprint.  Retro sports tees, denim, fedoras and leather shoes were now coexisting among the walls of swimwear.  And then it was finally time to go online. We started our Shop BKB website, but within the year had the opportunity to purchase the domain Bestswimwear.   We began shipping across the nation and working hard to provide the absolute best online customer service possible. 

In 2017 we realized we were suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, Beachy Keen, BKB, Bestswimwear, it was time to minimize. We made the hard decision to stay with the second door, close our original shop and start over. We ditched men's clothing. We refined our collections, hand picking our brands, buying deep in the styles we love, slowly evolving into a perfectly balanced store offering the ideal fit for every woman. We designed our store with the female in mind.  A warm environment where instead of feeling self-conscious she feels secure in her own body, not limited by age, size or shape, wearing swimwear that fits, feels good and frees her to be the woman she’s meant to be. We streamlined to Bestswimwear by BKB, but mostly we refer to ourselves simply as Bestswimwear. 

Meet our Staff


Donna Mitchell = Girl Boss + Buyer + Customer Service + Shipping + Detective


How long have you been with Bestswimwear?
24 years Since the inception. I opened the doors in May 1996 and have been here almost every day since.
What is your favorite product?

The Metier Gold No.1 perfume...it's an easy fit !

If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?

Fly to Paris then take the Orient Express to Venice...it just sounds romantic.

What is at the top of your bucket list?

To be a back-up singer for James Taylor or Steely Dan.

How do you take your coffee/tea?

Tea...always tea and I like it hot, black and continually being refilled.

Who is your biggest fashion inspo?

Meg Ryan, muted colors, effortless look and comfortable but fun shoes.

What is your most used emoji?

I don't use emoji's ...ever ! but I do love periods and use them in 3's at every pause. 

 

Bobbi Haas = E-commerce + Marketing Director + Buyer

How long have you been with Bestswimwear? 

About 16 years.

What is your favorite product? 

The black scandal one piece from Swim Systems. The perfect suit for a 30 something.

What are you known for?

Having bangs and a million tabs open at all times.

What is your favorite thing to wear?

A kimono cardigan or slouchy sweater over leggings. Reference the "Bobbi" Sweater

Where can we find you on the weekend?

Walking by the beach or in a little cafe with my family or friends. The cheese aisle at Trader Joes. Cuddled up at home binging a tv show. Cooking a favorite meal. Reading. Always reading something.

Hannah McCrea = Buyer + Manager + Social + Merchandising

How long have you been with Bestswimwear?

I've been with Bestswimwear for 9 years in June!

What is your favorite product?

That is so difficult to choose, I love so many things! The Agua Bendita Astral White Margot Top and Penelope Bottom is soo cute and unique! 

What does a perfect day entail for you?

Sleeping in LOL, making a yummy breakfast, taking a yoga class and then lounging on the beach!

If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go?

The Phi Phi Islands in Thailand

What is your favorite movie? 

Breakfast at Tiffany's (I love the apartment party scene, so cute!)

What is your favorite thing to wear?

Pretty sundresses and unique vintage pieces. 

Who is your biggest fashion inspo?

Current: Bella Hadid    Retro: Betty Page

You are next up for Karaoke. What song are you singing? 

Spice Up Your Life - The Spice Girls

Gigi May = Marketing Assistant + Shift Lead

How long have you been with Bestswimwear?

About a year!

Do you have any pets?

Two kitty cats and a fiancé.

What website do you visit often/ or favorite IG account?

I think I’m so funny on Twitter but I am truly an IG girl (@giannnamay) ;) My favorite accounts are @themayfairgroup for media inspo & @emmaleger for style inspo.

What is your favorite product at Bestswimwear?

My favorite product in the store is the LA candle by PF candle co. It smells like the little Silverlake Loft you wish you owned.

What is your Karaoke song?

Anything ABBA. Anything. 

Favorite emoji?

I am 💃 for sure.

 

Piper Gordon = Sales Associate

How long have you been with Bestswimwear?

8 months

What is your favorite product?

The Floral mini dress by Cotton Candy LA

Favorite gelato flavor at Paciugo?

Tutti Fruti

What is at the top of your bucket list?

Traveling the world for 3 years with my future family!

 



Makenzie Frisch = Sales Associate

How long have you been with Bestswimwear?

Since September 2019.

What is your favorite product?

PilyQ Shell Isla triangle top!

Favorite place for lunch in Hermosa Beach?

The Source Cafe (they have the most amazing avocado toast!)

What is your favorite movie?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

 

Emily Fasano = Sales Associate 

How long have you been with Bestswimwear?

I'm the new girl :)

What is your favorite product?

The Cotton Candy LA Fuzzy Teddy Bear Jacket because it's my favorite color. It feels like I'm wearing a blanket.

What does a perfect day entail for you?

Laying by the beach, iced coffee in hand, soaking up the summer sun while reading a good book.

If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go?

Greece and Croatia so I can canoe in the caves.

Favorite place for lunch in Hermosa Beach?

Paradise Bowls

Who is your biggest fashion inspo?

Olivia O'Brien or Billie Eilish