Best Womenís Swimwear
621 Madison Avenue Near 58th Street
Move over, Palm Beach chic. This seasonís best swimwear has a distinctly French je ne sais quoi. Parisiennes have been snapping up low-key, soft-as-silk Eres suits for years; in November, the company opened its first New York outpost, an intimate blond-wood gem on the Upper East Side. Fashion magazines quickly fell for splashier numbers like itsy-bitsy palm-printed bikinis, but the selection is actually heavier on sophisticated, grown-up solids -- the kind just about anyone can wear with pride. We love the boy-cut bottoms (from $75) and triangle tops (from $100) and all the sharp one-pieces (halter-necks, V-necks, racer-backs, strappy-backs, backless, strapless, and lots more; from $155).