Bikini Bus

Bikini Bus: Opening Jan 10 in Cary

Bikini Bus

Cary, NC — It’s winter, and swimsuit shopping is probably the last thing on your mind–but you’ll still want to give this swimsuit retailer a try. Bikini Bus, a traveling swimwear store, is opening a new shop right here in Cary on January 10, 2015.

Bikini Bus

Bikini Bus is not your average swimwear boutique. As its name suggests, the business operates largely through a mobile bus service–almost like a food truck that carries swimsuits instead.

This swimsuit boutique is open to customers year-round. Shoppers, both in the store and on the bus, can find an assortment of Brazilian swimwear, cover-ups, flip flops, hats, jewelry, and other accessories. I’m excited to shop for some fun elements that I can use to dress up my own swimsuits.

The Bikini Bus swimsuits, all made in Brazil, range from $75-$150 in price. In addition to bikinis, the store also sells one-piece styles and Havaianas (a popular flip-flop brand).

The concept behind this unique traveling store is that it is hard for many women to find great swimsuits during the “off-season” or in colder months. Bikini Bus provides shoppers with high-quality, beautiful swimwear options that they can try on before purchase–even in the winter.

A New Location

The new Bikini Bus store, opening in Crossroads Plaza next week, will be owner Melanie Pierce’s second stationary shop. Even though this “brick and mortar” store will be new to the area, Pierce has been utilizing the mobile Bikini Bus to sell swimwear throughout the Triangle for awhile now.

Bikini Bus

You can look for the Bikini Bus–shown here–parked around town, or you can visit the new Crossroads store.

Pierce first started her businesses by parking the Bikini Bus at festivals and events alongside food trucks and other vendors. Her other stationary store recently opened in the Outer Banks and, last summer, she sold swimwear and accessories from the bus in Wrightsville Beach.

You can look for the bus parked around Cary or simply stop by the new shop this weekend.

Grand Opening

Bikini Bus Swimwear Boutique: Shop and Bus Stop
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2476 Walnut Street, Suite 3, Cary, NC–in Crossroads plaza near Salons by JC


Story by Jessica Patrick. Photos from Bikini Bus on Facebook.