This summer, we’ve opened our doors of ‘the edit’, in the vibrant beachtown of Port Dalhousie. Our chic general store features a collection of Canadian brands, and here we take you behind the scenes to learn about the founders and their stories. Our pop-up, located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street), is open Thursday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Alexandra Rabbitte and Carling Liski; Co-Founders of Prairie Swim
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Prairie Swim was founded with the goal of creating swimwear & resort wear that made women feel like the best versions of themselves. Our dream was to create luxury classics for a capsule swim collection that was consciously designed & curated for everyday life.
Tell us the story behind your brand
Our co-founders met in the Prairies, coming from Calgary & Winnipeg and always had a love for travel and chasing the pink skies of summer. We wanted to create a brand that was inspired by the prairies, with a French countryside vibe and a little something different than traditional swim brands that focused more on the tropical look & feel.
What inspires you?
We are super inspired by European summers—linen, soft colours, versatile quality pieces that can be worn in multiple ways and mixed and matched with other pieces in your wardrobe.
Where’s your favourite spot to vacation in the summer?
Italy & France
What does 2023 hold for your brand?
We want to expand on the idea of what being on vacation means, the mindset, mentality and different kinds of pieces every women should have for a getaway. We want to be part of the journey for every kind of holiday.
Find Prairie Swim at our pop-up located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street) from Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last modified: July 9, 2023