Friday, May 29

Portland's Popina.

Portland-based Popina Swimwear is inspired by the past and the great women who wore them. Born from a vacation to the Mexican Riviera, one of Popina's first swim suit styles was created because designer Pamela Levenson could not find a fashionable swimsuit that fit and flattered. Pamela has always had a passion for styling of the past (40’s and 50’s in particular) and swimwear was no exception. I've known Pamela forever, and so it's with great pride and excitement that I share her retro swimwear designs with you. And, as a little sfgirlbybay reader thank-you, Popina is offering readers an additional 10% discount, simply by entering the code 'Pamster' (my affectionate nickname for her when we were roommates, many years ago) at check-out. Just in time for Summer!


I am constantly reminded of how small a world it is, because whenever I tell Portland friends about Popina, it seems they've already been there and know all about Pamela's great fitting retro-inspired swimsuits! Reaching back to those fashionable and glamorous eras of the 40's and 50's, Pamela has created styles with the influence of days gone by, but with the modern comfort and convenience of today’s fabrics and bathing suit construction. From Tankini Swimsuits to Boy Short Swimwear, what’s really great about Popina Swimwear is that you can be as active you like, or just relax on the beach in style. You will find Popina Portland Swimwear somewhere between the Copacabana of the 40’s, and Ipanema today. I hope you'll visit Popina if you're in the Portland area, and say hey to Pamela for me, or just simply shop online with the 10% discount code above. Hey Pamster!!


21 comments:

naomi megan. said...

yes yes, i own the first red swim suit pictured in bright yellow actually and i looove it.

also love your blog,

xo

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh super sweet! I just bought a retro style swimsuit from Toast, but I love these too.

Emily B said...

I NEED THAT SWIM CAP!!!! Ok, ok, I don't really need it but could that thing be ANY CUTER?!?!?!!

Vera D. said...

Thanks for posting! That red swimsuit is already $80 - what a steal!!! Love it. I'm going to order today!!!!

thecatskillkiwi said...

that red bathing is awesome!!!!!

thecatskillkiwi said...

so excited i forgot to write "suit" HA

down and out chic said...

that first photo is stunningly gorgeous.

ninainvorm said...

Oh how tempting this is Victoria! I'd love to buy that red one... But my size seems to be sold out and maybe that's a good thing, cause I really don't need a bathing suit... But I can so see myself at the pool in Italy this summer wearing that red bathing suit and a large hat...

Rebecca said...

I've been searching for this style of swimsuit! Love them!

charmcity|daily said...

How gorgeous!
I must have one!
Thank You!!!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhh, that red suit is beautiful!!

roysie said...

I LOVE the red one. I would totally buy it but I need a smaller size? Does it come in a 0-2??

Beatriz Kim said...

Thank you so much! This is exactly what I've been looking for! I've searching for a month without success! I'm not good at it.

Thank you again!

The Lil Bee said...

I'm so into retro bathing suits right now, and these are beautiful. Just wish I could fit my pregnant belly into one!

krista said...

this post saved my life.
okay, not really, but it sure made me happy.
i've been searching for the right bathing suit ever since having my baby and have found NOTHING. i had a suit in mind but couldn't find exactly what i wanted.
i wanted something that would give me the same feeling kate winslet got when she ordered the red bathing suit in 'little children' but i wanted it to be vintage or retro style.
then i came here and...
i ordered that red suit today.
i have a bathing suit on the way.
all because of your blog.
yay.

She Can't Decide said...

polka dots on a bathing suit are a MUST! Its like summer fun!

Linda Crispell said...

So lovely!

Michelle said...

I haven't seen these before, but I'm already in love!

Laura. said...

these are gorgeous, and of course it's great to see some real thighs and a normal stomach on the model! woo!

jen jafarzadeh said...

i can't get over that bathing cap!! love. wish i had a pool to swim in (and could do more than a makeshift form of breast stroke when i do swim.)

lucitebox said...

Excellent! Love the swim cap, too!