In 2012, founder Lauren Carkhuff decided to take a leap of faith and move from Chicago to Brazil. During her time there, she spent most weekends and holidays exploring the beautiful beaches and lagoas. More often than not, she found herself wanting to go in the ocean with all of her friends, but nervous to leave her keys, money, and credit card unattended on the beach. Lauren searched everywhere for a swimsuit that would allow her to carry her valuables while in the water and surprisingly, she came up empty handed. She knew that she could not be the only person who had this problem and decided to come up with a solution.
Lauren moved to Los Angeles and began designing swimwear for the effortlessly chic girl who wants to keep her belongings safe! Lagoa Swimwear gets its name from some of the most spectacular lagoas in Brazil. A few of Lauren’s favorites are Barra da Lagoa, Lagoa da Conceicao, and Lagoa do Paraiso. The collection combines style and function with reversible designs and invisible zipper pockets to keep your valuables safe. Each piece is made with love in California with double lined high quality four way stretch nylon-spandex to fit your body like a second skin. We use eco friendly packaging materials to support sustainability and donate 10% of sales to help protect and preserve our oceans and beaches!