JULY 17–Cia.Maritima, a Brazilian beachwear known for its sexy cuts, day-to-night cover-ups, and colorful swimwear, held the grand opening of its first brick-and-mortar U.S. store on the second floor of Aventura Mall.

Cia.Maritima also carries resort wear accessories such as large brim hats, beach bags, vegan leather sandals, and waterproof, vinyl clutches. The brand’s collection of cover-ups are highly addictive. Whether it’s a high-low sarong skirt or linen dress, each cover-up can transition your bikini from casual to play.

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Carolina Lindo shops the rack at Cia.Maritima’s grand opening of its first U.S. brick-and-mortar store in Aventura Mall after Swim Week.

Guests ate Brazilian tapas and cocktails by MG Events while perusing resort wear that includes dressy and casual cover-ups; teeny, tiny bikinis, and high-cut one-piece bathing suits made of linen, Dupont Lycra, or silk.

A family-owned company led by Ivo Rossetta and managed by Joshua Kohn, Cia.Maritima is best known in Brazil for its long-lasting durability.

According to Kohn, who runs Cia.Maritima’s U.S. division, the brand’s popularity stems from incorporating raw material such as DuPont Lycra in its beachwear. Mary Jo, his wife and brand consultant, says the family’s 14 facilities manufacture Lycra Rossetti by yarn.

Joshua and Mary Jo Kohn

“We have a lot of similar style in terms of colors and cuts,” Mary Jo says. “Miami residents tend to want comfort and style. Cia.Maritima brings both to the modern woman.”

The Kohns say South Florida customers can expect another store to open in Palm Beach County in the fall.


Photos courtesy of World Red Eye

For more information: You can shop Cia.Maritima online or call 786-320-5668. You can also visit Cia.Maritima’s brick-and-mortar location at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura on the second floor of Aventura Mall.