Vilebrequin

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A Santa Monica Shop with Eccentric French Trunks

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Pop quiz:

What’s the best conversation piece when standing around attractive people at a party by the water?

A) Brown trunks.
B) Black trunks.
C) Gray trunks.
D) Purple-and-gold trunks covered in huge shrimp.

You’ve got this...

Because you know about Vilebrequin, an oceanside outpost full of Saint-Tropez’s legendary swim trunks covered in flowers and crustaceans and stuff, now open at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica.

This French company’s been making eccentric swim trunks since 1971—they’re double-stitched using durable, fast-drying spinnaker cloth from Spain that can survive rough weather at sea. And presumably, your gnarlier bodysurfing sessions.

So next time your Westside plans turn from something involving pants to something necessitating not-pants, you’ll make a quick pit stop into this sliver of a lobby shop across from Fig. You’ll find yourself faced with a cache of colorful shorts bursting from white cubbies. And lots of important decisions.

Like, do you get the yellow chili peppers or the bright-red octopi. The purple plaid or the purple flamingos. Or do you spring for the (extremely) pricey limited-edition Mistral trunks covered with circling great white sharks.

Thus freeing you to bring back Sharknado jokes.

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Vilebrequin
at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-899-8576
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