Swimming allows humankind to establish a presence in the sea and reminds arrogant fish of their failure to reverse-engineer scuba gear. Celebrate humanity's capabilities in style with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of beachwear and more at Sportique in Ridgeland.
Sportique clothes beach bods in designer swimsuits, sandals, and other sun-friendly fashions during the bright daylight of spring and summer. Suits from fashionistas including Betsey Johnson, Nanette Lepore, and Trina Turk enrobe frames in designer duds ($125–$225), aided in their quest by knowledgeable staffers fluent in the language of lycra. A Nanette Lepore blue-and-white floral hipster bikini combines modern sensibilities with a slightly vintage cut, and a Juicy Couture vibrant blue maillot pairs ruching and side bows with a bold hue that could make a splash in the smallest of kiddie pools. Swimmers protect newly revealed skin from the sun with Kiss My Face natural sunscreen ($18+), shade faces with a San Diego Hat Co. sunhat ($25+), or ensure all-over protection by staying indoors and doing laps in the bathtub. Life Is Good T-shirts ($25+) make excellent cover-ups or barbecue uniforms, and Rainbow and Volatile sandals shield sensitive toes from hot sand and pesky no-shoes, no-service rules. During the winter season, Sportique sells skiwear from brands such as Patagonia and The North Face ($99–$399), equipping customers for winter sports activities or a summer expedition to the inside of a snow-cone maker.