Toronto, Canada · 759 Sales



Toronto, Canada 759 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Use the code BOXBOX and receive 35% off this week. Happy holidays!


Last updated on Dec 26, 2016

Use the code BOXBOX and receive 35% off this week. Happy holidays!

Minnow Bathers

Contact shop owner

Minnow Bathers


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Brianne on Jan 19, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, I thought these came with a bikini lining on the inside, but they're just open shorts that you have to wear another bathing suit beneath. I also ordered a medium based off of the sizing and they're too big to wear in water. Quite an expense for a basic pair of shorts, and I was really looking forward to these :'( On a positive note, the shipping time was reasonable and the packaging was nice !


cooksonh on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous, flattering suit; the medium fit me like a glove (34"-27"-38"). I would definitely purchase from this company again!


upandholden on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really lovely suit - fits perfectly. Thank you!

View all 231 reviews


Minnow Bathers

Toronto swimwear company, Minnow Bathers, draws inspiration from youth and nostalgia, reflecting a keen interest in summer rebellion. Minnow experiments with the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, modesty and sexuality in their collections. They pair monochromatic and printed fabrics with classic designs to create pieces which exist as both vintage and contemporary in design. Minnow’s collections also demonstrates a love of craftsmanship and the ethical production of their products by having each piece manufactured by their talents local team of stitchers in Toronto.

Minnow Bathers is the vision of best friends Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack. Their bathers can be purchased all over the world including Victoire (Ottawa, ON), Mixed Business (Los Angeles, CA), and Verameat (New York, NY). They have been featured in such publications as The Fader Magazine, The National Post, BUST Magazine, and Fashion Magazine.

Karen Donaldson acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Costume Studies at Dalhousie University and has honed her design and tailoring skills as an independent costumer. She recently graduated from the Musuem Conservation and Collections Management program at Fleming College and specializes in art handling and mount making for museums.

Vanessa Warrack studied Fashion Design at LaSalle College in Montreal. Warrack also designs a line of vintage inspired lingerie, Bully Boy, acclaimed for high waisted panties and bras in mesh with lace accents. Check it out at https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/bullyboylingerie



minnowbathers [!at] gmail.com

@minnowbathers on Instagram

or check us out on facebook!


Shop members

  • Minnow Bathers

    Owner, Designer

    Best friends Vanessa and Karen are the masterminds behind Minnow Bathers.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2015
Minnow Bathers is a Toronto based swimwear line founded by Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack.

minnowbathers [!at] gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Minnow accepts payments via Paypal only. Items will be sent once Paypal payment has been received and cleared.

If payment is not made immediately after you place your order, please let me know when you plan to.
All Minnow bathers are handmade to order. This means when an order is placed it is added to the queue and shipping time will depend on how many orders are ahead of you. These are not factory made garments that are in stock, they are all made in house by the designers. We can usually ship out your item 1-4 days after payment.

We ship orders worldwide. All items are made to order and will usually arrive within 1-4 weeks. Larger orders of multiple pieces may take longer to deliver.

All parcels are posted via Canada Post or Fed Ex. Please contact us if you would like an item to be rushed. Please note that rushed items cost more and payment is expected before shipment. Minnow cannot be held responsible for items not received on time or if your parcel goes missing in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to health and hygiene regulations Minnow cannot accept the returns of worn bathers. We also do not accept returns simply for change of mind or custom orders. However, you may exchange unworn suits for a different size. In this case all shipment is paid for by the customer. It is best to choose your size correctly. If you are uncertain please send your bust, waist and hip measurements and any other details to us so we can help you choose the correct size.

Please pay attention to care instructions as we will not refund or exchange goods that have machine washed or otherwise mistreated.

In the event of a faulty product, please contact us immediately about your intention to return the item. If you believe your garment is faulty, we will only accept the return within 7 days of you having received the item.

The item must be returned in its original condition, unworn, unwashed and have all labels attached. Minnow reserves the right to refuse the return of worn or used items.

If the garment is found to be faulty a replacement garment or full refund will provided. Please mail all returns to –

Minnow Bathers
1482 Queen Street West
Toronto Ontario
M6K 1M4
Additional policies and FAQs
Cleaning instructions

Hand wash in cool water
Use soap or mild washing detergent
It is not necessary to use special cleaning agents
Try rolling in a towel to remove excess water
Lay flat to dry
Do not use bleach

Custom Orders

We understand that people come in all shapes and sizes and we are more than happy to customize your order. For an additional price we can make a pattern to fit you perfectly. Please contact us for more details.