Are we there yet?
No, we’re not there yet. (But soon!)
Why is the sky blue?
Y’all, we’re just designing kids’ swimwear here. But this is how the folks at NASA explain it: Sunlight reaches Earth's atmosphere and is scattered in all directions by all the gases and particles in the air. Blue light is scattered more than the other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky.
Where are your swimsuits manufactured?
We’re so glad you asked! The patterns and fabric are beautifully brought to life in Virginia, and the manufacturing magic—think cutting, stitching, lining—happens in the garment district of New York City. As native Southerners who have both spent ample time in the Northeast, we find this South-meets-North meeting-of-the-minds fittingly in keeping with PRALINE’s mission: To create lively, colorful pieces with a subtle Southern accent that can effortlessly transcend the Mason-Dixon.
I’m a member of the media and would like an interview.
We’d be pleased as punch to connect. (Co-founder Rachel Barrett is a member of the media, too, and appreciates the fine art of a thoughtful soundbite.) Please send a handwritten message in a bottle—or, if time is of the essence, an email—to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a brick-and-mortar?
Not at this time, but an honest-to-goodness storefront is something we’d love to explore, as nothing fills us with more joy than choosing a vibrant paint color for a front door. Currently coveting: Kelly Green (2037-30) by Benjamin Moore.
Will you be offering more than swimwear?
Yes! We'll be creating playful patterns and colorways for year-round enjoyment, and we'll also be dipping our painted toes (Watermelon by Essie) into home and lifestyle goods. Upcoming collections include RALLY (Gameday), JINGLE (Holiday), and TWIRL (Everyday).
What's your return policy?
Say it isn't so! We will gladly accept returns or exchanges within 10 days of the purchase date. The item must be in the same condition as it was received. For returns, we will credit you the full amount of the purchase price.
For exchanges, please note the new size you would like, and we will ship it right out if we have it in stock. For orders outside of our 10 day return policy, we are happy to offer a store credit. (International orders and discounted items are final sales.
Is it “Pray-leen” or “Prah-leen”?
Well, that depends on who you ask! Throughout most of the South, you’ll hear the former, although thanks to French influences in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast, you’ll likely hear the latter.
I don’t see any emojis.
Technically, that is not a question. But this would be a good time to point out that this is an emoji-free site. Also noticeably absent: sequins, acronyms (LOL, SMH), hashtags, rhinestones, boy bands, and copious amounts of ruffles. We believe you can create kid-approved apparel without sacrificing a spirit of timelessness.