New York-Based, Woman-Owned, Bay 2 Swimwear Sale Celebrates Int’l Women’s Day

by | Mar 7, 2022 | Business, Fashion, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Photo: Ally B. Martin

New Yorker Jillian Bardo recently her unveiled her Bay 2 Swimwear line at a pop up at The Rockaway Hotel.

A former lifeguard at Riis Park, Bardo sought to develop an elegant, minimalist style line of swimwear that is New York made. She launched Bay 2 Swimwear in Nov. 2021, offering both two piece and single piece suits, ranging XS-XL. Pieces can be mixed and matched.

Photo: Lourenso Ramautar

“The ocean has always been my happy place. I constantly found myself searching for the ideal swimsuit—one that looked great and stayed put in the waves. I love swimwear and was often disappointed by my purchases that turned out to be made of uncomfortable fabric, see through when wet, or just not conducive to activity. This search eventually led me to create Bay 2 Swimwear, a unique line inspired by my experiences living and working on the beaches of New York City and the East Coast.  All of the swimsuits are designed with double lined luxe fabrics that flatter and support all body types and inspire confidence without sacrificing comfort.  The suits are sustainably designed and produced in New York City.” 

For the week of March 7-March 13, in support of International Women’s Day, Bay 2 will be donating 20% of proceeds from sales to Girls Inc. Foundation.

In June, Bardo will unveil Bay 2’s Summer 2022 line, that will include environmentally-friendly suits, made from recycled fabrics.

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Downtown Magazine