Spotlight on Lagoa Swimwear Swimwear designer launches a line of stylish and functional swimsuits with invisible zipper pockets on Kickstarter

*Disclaimer: I have not been paid or received anything in return for promoting this company.  I simply like the company’s product and its business model.

Lagoa Swimwear Beach Shot

Lagoa swimwear is a women’s swimwear brand that offers invisible zipper pockets to keep your valuables safe at the beach, pool party, or just out and about! The patent pending pocket swimsuits are designed by seasoned fashion wholesale representative, Lauren Carkhuff.  The inspiration for the swimwear line began in 2012 while she was living in Brazil.  “I found myself wanting to go in the ocean with all of my friends, but nervous to leave my keys, money, and credit card unattended on the beach. I searched everywhere and could not find a swimsuit that allowed me to carry my valuables with me while in the water,” says Carkhuff.

Lagoa Swimwear 3 Bikinis Lay Flat


She decided that there had to be a better solution for keeping her valuables safe.  This led to the creation of Lagoa Swimwear.  After a year of refining the patterns and perfecting the fit, she has created her first collection offering two reversible bikini tops and bottoms that you can mix and match and a one piece.  The designs are made with high quality four way stretch nylon-spandex and available in sizes XS – L.  “It is a must have for every girl’s swimsuit drawer,” says Carkhuff.

Lagoa Swimwear One Piece

Swimsuit features:

  • A zip pocket – Keep your valuables safe in the zipper pocket. Problem solved!
  • Seamless – The suits fit like a second skin eliminating the feeling of elastic digging into your skin.
  • Adjustable – The tops have adjustable straps to ensure a perfect fit for your body.
  • Cool design – The designs are fashion forward, reversible, and offer mix and match options for the bikinis.
  • Quality – The suits are made with high quality four way stretch nylon-spandex.
  • Made in Los Angeles – Locally sourced labor

Lagoa Swimwear Model on Rock

“Our patent pending zip pocket design is strategically placed for ease of use and is large enough to hold a credit card,” says Carkhuff  The zipper is sewn between the two layers of fabric which make it invisible to the naked eye. It’s a project that she can’t wait to begin producing.  “Producing the collection requires large minimums from our manufacturer,” says Carkhuff.  Therefore, Lauren has decided to launch the first collection on in an attempt to raise $5,000 for the first production run.

Lagoa Swimwear Bikini Lay Flat

Kickstarter campaigns operate under an “all-or-nothing” funding model, so if Lagoa Swimwear doesn’t reach it’s goal, the project will not be completed.  Consider donating as little as $10 to help the project come to life.  Check out the Kickstarter Project here.  If you decide to donate more, you will be among the first get a suit and keep your valuables with you at the beach or pool.

Lagoa Swimwear Model In Water
Company Contact Information:

Contact: Lauren Carkhuff
Twitter: @lagoaswimwear
Instagram: @lagoaswimwear


  1. How neat that it has a zip pocket for your valuables! I always feel so anxious when leaving my stuff behind while going for a swim.

    • That’s definitely one of the swimsuit’s most valuable features! I love it too! xo

  2. Such a cute suit!! Love it. Definitely will be purchasing one! xx, gracie

    • It’s so beautiful and very functional! It’s hard to find both in one swimsuit! xo

  3. I love these suits! I might need to grab one for next summer!

    Taylor |

  4. Love all of them! I’m so picky when it comes to swimsuits, totally checking them out now 🙂

  5. Such beautiful suits!! Love them all!! xo

  6. I so need to own a few of these, what a great idea. I’ll definitely be doing more research! Hope they get fully funded!

  7. Great swimsuit recommendations! I especially like the mint green colors!

  8. I love the idea of a zip pocket! As a traveller who visits beach cities without visiting the beach for the very concern of safety, I need to get one of these swimsuits (hopefully enough money is raised)!

    • I hope so too! The owner is very nice and passionate about the collection. I’m glad to see that you are interested in the collection! xo

  9. The designs are simple, but I love the concept. I hate bringing a purse with me when I’m going to the pool or beach. I’m going to check out the Kickstarter campaign.

    • Yes, it’s definitely a terrific concept! I’m glad to see you’re interested!! xo

  10. Love these suits! Wish I had one for my trip to Maui!
    xo Jessica

  11. Cute. I like the blue two piece in the last photo. Lovely.

  12. Zip pocket looks amazing and I couldn’t identify it in your pictures. I bet, this will bring revolution in the swim-costume fashion industry!

    • They’re there! And they will be very handy to keep all your items with you (literally)! xo

  13. What a cool concept. I wish you could see me trying to imagine where these pockets are! I’m glad someone has thought of this awesome idea!

  14. I love that they have a zip pocket! This halter type style looks best on so many people. I love it!

  15. This is SUCH a good idea. I’m so surprised we don’t have swimwear like this out there already, especially since so many big brands devote so much money to designing the latest and best to fit with modern lifestyles.

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  16. I love the sporty and feminine look to them If only they made them in bigger sizes.

  17. Looks like cute suits, and I love the idea of pockets! I am such a pocket fanatic, and it annoys me when there’s no pockets on clothing so this IS brilliant! xx Adaleta Avdic

  18. It’s great that you are helping this campaign by spreading the word.The swim wear looks great.I love both the zip pocket and the adjustable straps.I think this is going to be a hit.

  19. Love this concept! Great looking swimwear as well. Tal xo

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