Michele Casper, Lands’ End
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lands’ End Unveils the 4-Piece Bikini
SwimMates™ is a Revolutionary New Way to Layer Swimwear
DODGEVILLE, Wis. (March 23, 2012) – The simple statement overheard by a Lands’ End’s swimwear designer - “One suit does not fit all occasions” - may have sparked the next revolution in swimwear. Lands’ End listened and created, SwimMates™, an innovative swimsuit concept that will change the way women wear swimsuits. Labeled the “4-Piece Bikini,” SwimMates are swim layers that transform the notion of traditional swimwear. The concept starts with a two-piece bikini as the foundation and then offers layering swim pieces including a cami, swim shorts or swim skirt. While some women may want to sport a bikini with family in the backyard, a pool party with neighbors may call for layering on a swim cami or skirt.
“SwimMates is truly a unique approach to swimwear that has been missing from the swim category. Not since the introduction of the tankini has there been a new swim concept like SwimMates that will change the way women wear swimsuits,” said Erin McCormick, swimwear merchandise manager, Lands’ End. “This new collection of swim separates offers the chance to create individual looks while also choosing the amount of coverage. Best of all, women can even swim in all of the SwimMates layering pieces.”
McCormick believes SwimMates is for women who want to wear a bikini, but maybe not for all situations. The added layers allow for a new swim look and level of comfort without changing swimsuits throughout the day.
The SwimMates collection was designed to mix things up when it comes to styles, colors and patterns. Here’s how it works:
The Lands’ End SwimMates collection is currently available online at landsend.com and in Lands’ End Shops at Sears nationwide and pieces range from $30 to $55.
Just in time for spring, Lands’ End is hosting a Spring Sale offering up to 30 percent off thousands of styles for women, men and kids at landsend.com and at Lands’ End Shops at Sears. The Spring Sale starts on Friday, March 23, 2012 and runs through Friday, April 13, 2012.
About Lands’ End
Lands’ End® is a classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality, legendary service, real value and a simple two-word promise to stand behind everything it sells: Guaranteed. Period.® Lands’ End delivers timeless style for Men, Women, Kids and the Home at landsend.com, 1-800-800-5800, the Lands’ End Shops at Sears and around the world.