Thursday, June 13, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Swimsuit Shop
There's no excuse for not having a great tan this time of year. But you don't want to look all washed up even before you hit the beach. Instead, you need to find the perfect swimsuit that suits your style. And in South Florida, our viewers know the best places to go.
(WSVN) The sun, the sand, the ocean, the swimsuit?!?!!?!
Have no fear, the Best of South Florida is here! for the hottest place to pick up a bathing suit our viewers chose Quiksilver as number three. Steve Molnar, Quiksilver, says, "We're one of the older companies - we've been out about 30 years - we really stand behind our product." Their product is what keeps the "active" beachgoers coming back for more. "The swim wear that they carry is fashionable, but it allows you to be very active at the same time - it's good for active people on the beach."
So whether you're a surfer dude or a beach bunny, they've got you covered.
"The swim wear selection -- I really, really like it! We have such a big variety of style from 2 year olds on up."
Number 2 for what suits you - Ritchie Swim Wear in Sawgrass Mills.
"Oh, I'm a loyal Ritchies customer for about 15 years!"
What started out as a street vending operation in Coconut Grove 23 years ago has turned into a world wide swim wear company.
"Every suit in Ritchie's swim wear we manufacturer ourselves."
Ritchie's secret to success... Hesays, "I'm gonna let you know about it - it's 3 things - customer service, customer service, customer service."
And the customers agree! One says, "I think the customer service when you come in - here they make sure you find something that you like and they make sure you look good when you get out. I just love the selection they have - anybody can find whatever they're looking for.
And the number one place in South Florida to buy a swimsuit -- Burdines!
Melissa Goff, Burdines, says, "Our buyers are basically from South Florida, so they know what our customers really want, what they're looking for, what they need."
And what you need will certainly wash up here.
"I think their color, their style, their selection suits all ages young and old."
From patriotic tops to flower figure enhancers, there's a suit for everybody.
"When I shop I like to do it efficiently and this way my daughter and myself could find something that would be appropriate for both of us in one place."
So stop going from place to place, if you want to look your best, try the Best in South Florida.
Don't forget, every week you get to vote on a different topic. This week, we want to know the best car wash in South Florida and next Thursday we'll tell you the best ice cream.