Find of the Month: Shan

It’s almost beach season Canada – what are you wearing? Might I suggest a swimsuit from Quebec-based Shan? Founded in 1985, this luxe brand creates highly coveted swimwear, resort wear, lingerie, and high end accessories for both men and women. Carried in renowned retailers like Le Printemps in Paris and Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC, Shan is synonymous with chic.

As part of my extra special focus on Canadian retailers for Canada Day, I’m highlighting a few of my fave items from Shan – all of which can be ordered online for just $12 in shipping costs. Whether you’re treating yourself, shopping for your besties for that vacay you’re taking together, or gifting your wife a new suit to look fab in by the pool, here are some awesome gift ideas from Shan!


Balnea Boucle One-Piece – $285
One of the coolest parts of Shan is the fact all of their prints are generally rendered in other styles. So if you love the bold Canadiana-inspired look of this classic red and white stripe, you can actually get it on a few different mix & match two-pieces, as well as a selection of one-pieces. Ditto goes for the nautical blue and white-striped ‘cousin’ of this look. Be sure to check out the back – it’s the look of a two-piece with the coverage of a maillot!


Classique Print Swim Trunks – $205
The same goes for the men’s products too. Love a print? You can get these cool trunks in a range of length and looseness. The sizing is pretty generous, with sizes range from S to XXXL – fashion should be a democracy after all! And if he’s a ‘solids’ kind of guy, rest assured, there are more than enough choices to keep him happy.

Shan His and Hers

Men’s Signature Classic Cut Trunks – $190 + Shan Bright Like a Diamond One-Piece – $340
Another nifty thing – matching prints and colours. Meaning you can totally be the cutest couple at the pool / beach / country club. This is one of my fave prints from the entire line, but fair warning, Shan’s styles sell out fast so if you spot something you love, nab it! Another thing of note – these desirable styles aren’t just designed in Canada, the brand makes them here too!

Blue Valentine Shan Swimwear

Blue Valentine Silk Tunic – $495 + Bikini Bustier Top – $235 & Bottom – $125
Mixing and matching also extends to Shan’s line of resortwear, as you can see with these perfectly coordinated items. Simply throw on one of their glam tunics for instant poolside panache or an appropriate outfit to wear to dinner or a beachside bar. Like with everything Shan, there are multiple styles available per print – this Blue Valentine print for example, actually comes in 7 styles of coverups, from a feminine maxi to a relaxed button-down style top.

Shan Black

Do You Think I’m Sexy Bodysuit – $215 + Go West Kaftan – $355
And hey. If bold prints and matching coordinates aren’t your jam – no worries. Shan has plenty of suits in simple solid colours (but dazzling cuts), as well as more neutral accessories that can work with virtually all of their suits. From a sexy sheer bodysuit to a western-inspired vest-robe, there’s plenty to peruse beyond their swimwear.

Shan Win it

Now folks, which of you would like to win a Shan swimsuit to add to your wardrobe? Here’s how to enter for your chance to win!

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by June 30, 2017 with a link to your favourite swimsuit(s) on the Shan website.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 1, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow  Canadian Gift Guide on Instagram and either Regram one of my photos or share a photo from this post onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag me in your photo! Leave a link back to your image in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Pick any of Shan’s social accounts, follow ’em, and tag at least one friend and the brand in a post (i.e. Send out a Tweet, Post something on Instagram, Post on their FB wall). Link back to each of your social posts in a separate comment below for up to 3 extra entries.

Facebook: @Shan Swimwear
Twitter: @ShanSwimwear
Instagram: @ shanswimwear

135 Responses to “Find of the Month: Shan”
  1. katydidit21 says:

    I like the detailing on this swimsuit. It also looks like it would hide a multitude of sins, which is always a plus.

  2. sojeles says:

    Those are beautiful suits…but i like this one best and i’m a subscriber as well. thanks.

  3. Dominic cloutier says:

    I love so much of their stuff but it’s definitely out of my student budget. Would be very grateful to own any of it but I’d choose these trunks :

  4. Julia H says:

    I like this one best. The little skirt/ruffles on the bottom are lovely, and I like that it has a strap you can add to the top if you want.

  5. DebP says:
    I like tankinis. I’m long waisted, so, if I want a one piece, I have to buy a tall, even though I’m only 5’3″.

  6. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My favorite is definitely the MAGGIE MAY bikini.

  7. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Maggie Way
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  8. Linda says:

    Love the back”””

  9. Alyssa says:

    I’m loving this black one piece!
    It looks like it only comes in size 12 though and I’m xs! Dissappointing because I actually wanted to buy it!

  10. debra l says:

    |Adele is my choice

  11. Joan G. says:

    I like so many of these I had a difficult time choosing but settled for the Shan Bright Like a Diamond 4750-06

  12. Deanna Barkley says:

    I really like the swim suits. One of my favourites is Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  13. Tom D. says:

    My 16-year old daughter would love the Balnea Techno for her competitive swim meets.

  14. intensev5 says:

    I like the JULIA tankini.

  15. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. Such beautiful designs. My favourite swimsuits on the Shan website would be:
    Do you think I’m sexy one piece 4730-15
    Vogue one piece 4790-10
    Charly one piece 4660-15
    Shan bright like a diamond tankini 4755-28
    Shan bright like a diamond bikini bottoms 4755-35

  16. Jolie says:

    I’m suscribed.
    Love the Shine like a diamond bathing suit 🙂

  17. Leah says:

    Love these clothes! Hard to choose a favourite, but I’d say it’s this one:

  18. Alison K says:

    Bonus @cdngiftguide Entry #1: Followed Canadian Gift Guide on Instagram and shared a photo from this post

  19. Alison K says:

    Bonus Twitter Entry #2: Followed @ShanSwimwear on Twitter and tweeted

  20. Alison K says:

    Bonus Instagram Entry #2: Followed @ShanSwimwear on Instagram and commented/tagged (soulseeker00)

  21. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like this swimsuit.

  22. Jason Quarrie says:

    My favorite in the men’s section was But SO many I’d get my gf in her own section!!

  23. Kim K says:

    Great swim suits! It was hard to pick just one style. Here’s my fave:

  24. Calvin F. says:

    This one caught my eye

    Classique Solid

  25. Calvin F. says:

    My twitter entry:

    followed them.

  26. Mary Warner says:

    My husband needs the classic print swim trunks.

  27. Linda Richter says:

    These swimsuits are lovely. One of my favourites is Blue Valentine 4780-05

  28. Maria Goulart says:

    I like the one piece black one

  29. Barbara B. says:

    I like the black and white print with the cover-up.

  30. Bonnie says:

    I like the red and white 2 piece

  31. EEVERG says:

    Love the versatile shorts. You can never go wrong with black.

  32. linda paley says:

    I really like the red / white stripped 1 piece = and red is not my favorite color – but this bathing suit is awesome

  33. janicour says:

    I had a hard time choosing just one, but I loved the colour on this one.

  34. janicour says:

  35. Kristen Macgregor says:

    I love this one – and just had to toss my beloved one piece!

  36. Lynn M says:

    What an amazing selection of bathing suits! I keep going back to Maggie May but there are so many it is hard to decide.

  37. Jeannette McMillan says:

    I love the Shan Bright Like a Diamond!! I’m a glitter girl.

  38. tess rosario says:

    They have so many nice designs but my favourite is the JULIA one piece

  39. Mary Danieli says:

    I like some of the cuts and designs for some of the one pieces but larger women with busts may need more supportive suits. I like this design:

  40. Bonnie-Jo says:

    I really like the onyx sequined one-piece swimsuit. Floating underwire is always a plus, and it would look so good with a simple sarong, for when you go to the beach bar!

  41. I like the Love Me Tender skirt bottom and top.

  42. Carole Dube says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide and my favourite swimsuits is the SHAN BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

  43. WENDY BARRETTE says: I would love this suit in size 14 please. They only thing wrong with the Shan collection is that they don’t have anything for women that are heavier 135 Lbs. and their isn’t many unique suit styles.

  44. lucy kabatoff says:

    love this red & white bathing suit

  45. kristen visser says:

    I am totally loving the Maggie May top and Maggie May bikini bottom

  46. krisha4444 says:

  47. Vicki says:

    i think I like this print, and I usually choose a tankini

  48. tennille fraser says:

    I really liked the Blue Valentine pattern and this tunic to go with the suits is absolutely gorgeous!

  49. Jessica eapen says:

    I like a printed tankini: safe coverage, and fun pattern!

  50. Elaine Beierbach says:

    Gotta love feeling sexy.

  51. Janette says:

    This is such a great site! And of course my fav is out of stock 😞

  52. Carol Oddy says:

    I really like the bright like a diamond swimsuit, very nice.

  53. Rob Bear says:

    The Men’s Classique Print Open Sea design looks great.

  54. Denae Boucher says:

    I love the although I couldn’t afford both pieces of it unfortunately.

  55. Carol Mccreery says:
    This suit is just so pretty and classic…love it!

  56. david wilby says:

    good contest

  57. Viv Sluys says:

    Wow! So many great suits! I love Three of a Kind and Maggie May but I think Blue Valentine ( is my favourite. I like that they have so many colour options in both plain and print and that the styles are so versatile!

  58. Viv Sluys says:

    Follow on IG (vhsys). Reposted

  59. Wanda B says:

    My favourite is “MUST HAVE” (4740-09). I love it!

  60. Lisa S says:

    I have no idea there were so many swimsuits in the world… it would take a day to look at them all. I liked this Onyx Tankini very much though..

  61. suzi says:

    I really like the JULIA one piece!

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