- Canyon Beachwear
1136 Third Ave., 917-432-0732
Brands like Moschino and Pompei Beach cater to high-end shoppers, but Canyon stocks plenty of budget-friendly options too. A Moontide bikini ($124) solves the muffin-top dilemma with a less constricting waistband, while a Melissa Odabash suit ($148) with thin side-straps elongates legs to draw attention away from the hips. Saleswomen cheerfully answer your body-qualm questions and bring you new styles to try; the dressing rooms have kind, incandescent lighting, and a happy Top 40 soundtrack forestalls any mood swings.
Best Bathing Suits
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).