we are a sun and beach country, with a coastline with all kinds of options, from beaches with big waves to calm waters and fine sand. not so many years ago, we relied exclusively on brazilian brands to create our beach looks. but now, there's an incredible array of national brands available.
what is it that makes these bikinis so special? it's more than just their fit-it is their attention to detail, quality materials and innovative design. these bikinis are made with precision and care, ensuring both style and durability.
that's why we decided to put together a little shop guide, because the beach days haven't left us yet!
launched in 2013, latitid draws inspiration for its collections from iconic cities such as porto, london, istanbul and barcelona. In addition to swimwear and bikinis, there is also a line of beachwear and an adorable children's collection.
each piece is 100% made in portugal, mainly in the north of the country, using the highest quality materials that are flown in from Italy. latitid uses only high quality fabrics that guarantee comfort and longevity.
this fantastic project has beautiful, comfortable, high-quality bikinis and swimwear, but it doesn't stop there. conscious uses recyclable materials from landfills or the ocean, such as fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastics. this results in a sustainable fabric, called econyl fiber, which translates into "high quality" bikinis. the garments are all made in portugal, in a studio in lisbon with a local team of seamstresses.
launched in 2011, cantê is a success story in portugal. with bold cuts and colorful prints, it offers a wide variety of styles for women, men and kids. plus beachwear and accessories. the hard part is choosing.
another one of our favorite brands made in portugal. kalimera offers bikinis and swimsuits for all types of tastes and shapes. it allows us to combine different sizes of tops and bottoms (because we don't always wear the same size!) and also different models. this way we get exactly the model that makes us feel beautiful and confident to sunbathe.
frederica is not just a bikini brand, it's a lifestyle concept. that's why you'll find not only swimsuits and bikinis for a bold yet elegant look, but also tanning gums, exfoliators, tan activators and more.
missus is a 100% portuguese brand with a design that takes into account the wellbeing of women with real bodies, making them feel sexy, beautiful and elegant. it is also a sustainable brand where all bikinis are made with a recycled fabric - econyl - a nylon fiber made from plastic waste found in oceans and landfills around the world.
aumar is designed and produced in portugal, using italian textiles, combining design and craftsmanship with quality. with sizes ranging from xs to xl, there is outwear and swimwear for everyone.
another portuguese project that began with its creator's love of sewing, first with pieces she made for herself and her friends, but then the project grew and the unique and special pieces are accessible to everyone through the brand's website.
cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!