Manhattan Beachwear can outfit you for tar beach and beyond. The company designs, makes, and markets women's and men's swimwear and beach accessories under its own La Blanca, 2 Bamboo, Bikini Lab, 24th & Ocean, and Maxine of Hollywood brands. It also makes private label merchandise and produces swimwear under license for Ralph Lauren, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Kenneth Cole New York, Sperry Top-Sider, and Nanette Lepore Swim, among others. The company distributes its products through department stores ( Macy's, Nordstrom), mass retailers, and specialty swimwear shops nationwide. Manhattan Beachwear is owned by Linsalata Capital Partners.
Private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners acquired Apparel Ventures, Inc. in October 2010 and combined it with Manhattan Beachwear. The merged company continued under the Manhattan Beachwear name.
The combination of the two companies created a large and diverse portfolio of swimwear brands, which Linsalata Capital Partners believes will enable it to become a leading supplier of women’s and men's swimwear.
California-based Manhattan Beachwear's swimwear is sold throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the UK. The company also operates a subsidiary in Portugal, which supplies swimwear to the European market.