China Walls is a popular place to show off your cheeky bikinis.
In addition to Hawaii’s unique bikini market, the bikini lifestyle in Hawaii is unlike any other. Girls wear bikinis under their clothes to school because they’re going to the beach after. We wear bikinis while grocery shopping after coming home from the beach. When I go home for breaks, my favorite thing to do is not wear shoes to the grocery store and wear my bikini around everywhere. It’s socially acceptable not to wear a shirt or shoes and still get service, especially in the summer time. If you visit the north shore on a weekend you’ll see girls walking around with flowers in their ears and skimpy little bikinis, picking up Haleiwa fruit bowls on the way to the beach. It’s a whole different world.
Mainland’s bikini market
The mainland’s bikini market is dominated by Victoria’s Secret. Victoria’s Secret loves bandeau tops and halter push-up tops. I know, I used to work there. Girls love these designs, and I don’t know why. They’re ugly and fake. They also consist of bright patterns and stripes, so many stripes. I don’t know why mainland girls are obsessed with stripes. They’re so ugly, and they don’t compliment a girl’s figure, at all. Another popular mainland collection would be the Triangl swimwear. These also consist of bright colors and limited designs. I’m not a fan of these ones either. Due to the fact that a majority of mainland girls have bikinis from these two places, everyone looks the same and there’s little to no variety.