About Us

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. 

Visit us:

Bestswimwear - Hermosa Beach

1036 Hermosa Ave

Hermosa Beach, Ca 90254

310-379-7946

GET DIRECTIONS

Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 6pm

Bestswimwear - Belmont Shore

5239 E 2nd Street

Long Beach, CA 90803

562-731-0777

GET DIRECTIONS

Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 6pm

 Meet our staff:

Donna  = 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= E-commerce + Marketing Director + Buyer

How long have you been with Bestswimwear? 

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. 

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 = 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 brand?

This season I would say Onia x We Wore What, I love all of their cuts and prints. Bold stripes and dots are my favorite!

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  = 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.  

Savanna = Long Beach Store Manager 

You get the aux chord, what song are you playing? 

It's a surprise... my playlist goes from Cardi B, to Taylor Swift, to Kygo, to any country artist.

The perfect summer day consists of...?

...going to the beach with my friends and dinner at a yummy restaurant by the water, or a sunset picnic with my boyfriend.

Favorite Long Beach restaurant/or bar?

In Long Beach, and probably in the whole world is Nick's on 2nd... get the butter cake, you won't regret it.

If you could travel anywhere-where would it be? 

I would go to Italy, it's been at the top of my travel list and has been since I was a kid.

Favorite swimwear style or trend?

I love the high leg bikini trend, I hope it stays around forever!