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About Tara Grinna



Tara Grinna is the Original Designer brand of Swim Separates from their atelier in Conway, South Carolina. Tara’s vast knowledge of the female form is evident in her reputation as being the designer with the best “fit in the industry” for more than 30 years. Her use of vibrant and bold prints established her as a young designer to watch in the early 90’s and she quickly became a main supplier of the top swim specialty stores in the USA and neighboring islands to the south. Tara offered her customer a gorgeously luxurious fabrication with a style and fit that not only flattered most women but also accommodated women who were considered “the most difficult to fit” in bra sizes and styles which were not yet available in the industry at that time.

The brand is NEVER available in department stores and production is always limited, making Tara Grinna a very high quality and coveted fashion label and one which women love to collect and cherish for years.

Being voted a top 5 brand in North America by the renowned industry European magazine “Intima Magazine” in 2015, even after the company had withdrawn from the wholesale market, is quite remarkable since the voting was done by respected retail buyers from the USA and Canada. Tara Grinna has earned a reputation for being a brand which is “difficult to get” yet worthy of the effort for the 25 or so wholesale clients who refused to let go when the company decided that the wholesale segment was no longer its focus and stopped showing at major markets and began expanding by opening its own luxury boutiques.

While continuing to supply these loyal few better swim specialty retailers, Tara Grinna is no longer only swimwear and has expanded into a luxury resort brand for both warm and cold weather holiday travel. The current product line ranges from its vast swimwear and cover up style offerings to handmade raffia hats and totes, polarized sunglasses, footwear, resort and travel leisure wear, silk hand rolled hemmed scarves, linen and cotton scarves and pareos, handmade jewelry and even cashmere, lux fur and cashmere capes for the winter holiday getaway. Tara’s leather handbag and fragrance lines are on the horizon, making the shopping experience at a Tara Grinna Boutique a complete luxury resort fashion experience. No matter where your next holiday travel takes you, (to the Islands or to the Alps), Tara Grinna wants to be in your suitcase!

All Tara Grinna swimwear is currently manufactured at the company owned facility in the USA from Italian fabrics. All printed fabrics are exclusive designs. Other resort wear, some cover ups and most accessories are made in Italy by the hands of Italian Artisans. Annually, Tara spends a lot of time  in Italy working directly with her suppliers to bring her client the newest fashion with the best quality at a reasonable price. It is also not unusual to find her at one of her boutiques, to personally deliver and debut new products, to get to know her clients and to gather ideas for future fashion!


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