o, Roxy is a pretty new company as far as companies go. It all started waaaay back in 1990 when I was like 7 and probably obsessed with Joey from NKOTB. Don't do that math. I'm old. Anyway, the Roxy Swimwear line was launched in 1990, like I said. What happened was that Quiksilver, Roxy's parent company, wanted to release a line of women's surf line which was something that didn't really exist at the time. Then, in the next couple of years, as my obsession turned to Janet Jackson instead, Roxy rolled out a line of sportswear, then Roxy denim, and then Roxy winter outerwear. All excellent successes.
After a few years, the Roxy team had the world's best idea: women's Roxy boardshorts. They wanted Roxy boardshorts to perform flawlessly, provide flexibility, fit perfectly, and look awesome. And guess what? They totally do. Roxy basically changed the women's surf clothing industry for good.
Today, in whatever year it is (I'm too old to remember anymore), there's a full line of Roxy clothing, including their famous teeny weeny bikinis, hoodies, shorts, and tops. Plus, there's Roxy Snowboard Gear, including Roxy Snowboards, bindings, boots, and Roxy snowboard jackets.
Roxy doesn't just make awesome clothes, they really support the sports that their wearers are active in. Roxy provides sponsorships to snowboarders, skiiers, and surfers, supplying clothing and gear. That makes them pretty legit in my book.