Diane's Beachwear began in Spring of 1962. The first store opened was Mickie's Swim Shop located next to the Manhattan Beach Pier in Southern California. It was a tiny 150 square foot store opened by Diane's mother, Mickie Bandle. The store was outgrown in a very short period of time and was relocated to a larger location just one block up. Diane's custom made bikinis were the talk of the town. Each customer was fitted right there in the store and the bikini was then hand-sewn just above the store. The daring bikinis were 1" below the waist with crossover, reversible triangle tops which were all the rage in 1962! Little girls could also have a suit custom made to match their mom. Realizing this company was a unique specialty retailer that was in demand by women, the company began to expand. Diane Biggs took over the company and grew the number of locations to 16 throughout Southern California and an E-Commerce Website. Diane's tremendous success within the beachwear industry is due to the Company's true passion for swimwear and dedication to its customer base.