The Athleisure look that graced the runway in anticipation for spring/summer came in bold and hot. From DKNY’s sexy sport-tech hoodies to Versace’s color block tracksuits, the athletic + leisure standard have become staples in our wardrobe. But alas, if that ultra luxe price point is beyond your reach, fear not. The activewear market is still booming and with it comes a vast lineup of brands touting functional elegance, superior transitional sportswear, and high-tech performance fabrics. Below we round up the newest athleisure shopping spots to get you ‘in the new casual’ on the street or in the studio.
Where style meets wellness, look no further than Caelum Greene. A spacious lifestyle fashion storefront in Soho, this eco-friendly collective boasts an impressive selection of high-end activewear from London to LA (and almost everywhere in between). Stockpiling labels that fuse fashion and sports like MICHI, FP Movement, Vie Active, Koral Activewear, Monreal London, and Olympia, this Hollywood Road shop also has a Zen garden in the back for an afternoon om after shopping.
Founded by two Hong Kong fitness and fashion enthusiasts, Popsy Activewear sources tried and true brands they believe in. Currently carrying an array of bras, tanks, crop tops, printed and non-printed leggings from Emily Hsu Designs and Jala Clothing in the US, and Vivre Active Wear, which hails from Singapore, these high-performance and stylish active wear collections seamlessly (!) take you from barre class to brunch. Shop online here.
She Collective HK
One of Hong Kong’s first exclusively online athleisure shops, She Collective HK focuses on empowering women to live a balanced lifestyle from the studio to the street. Founded by childhood friends Olive Lee and Rosann Ling, who discovered personal growth through their respective workouts, yoga and barre, She Collective HK carries a variety of activewear, yoga-wear, and workout-friendly bags from both local and international brands like Karma, L’urv, Onzie, Rese, Running Bare and California cult fave, Sol and Selene. Shop online here.
Fire and Shine
Originally an Aussie e-commerce site but now based in Hong Kong, Fire and Shine was created when aspiring fashionista Jackie Dunn was going through her yoga teacher training. Inspired by her journey to feel good on the inside and shine on the outside, Fire and Shine carefully sources global brands and manufacturers that pay their workers a living wage. Striving to make a difference and enable all women to realize their potential, they carry an array of activewear, yoga wear, loungewear, tea, and accessories from labels like Body Language Sport, Sundry, Tomboy Sport, Vicious Body, Under The Same Sun, and We Are Handsome. Shop online here.
A Hong Kong-based online lifestyle apparel boutique, The Playground imports exclusive activewear lines and fitness apparel from all over the world. Featuring Slovenian brand MilaKrasna (big with pole dancers!), Port de Bras from Miami (inspired from ballet), and Arleo Wear in the US (made-to-order knitted dance-wear), The Playground offers free domestic shipping in Hong Kong and Macau. Shop online here.
Just Yogis stocks a array of globally-sourced yoga-wear and accessories from the US, Japan, Australia and Thailand. Featuring cult faves like Alo Yoga, Lorna Jane, Mika Yoga Wear and Om Shanti, Just Yogis also stocks promising newer atheisure brands like Flexi Lexi and Wakingbee. Check out their shop in Sai Ying Pun, but beware, they don’t list opening hours so contact them first before you decide to go! Or shop online here.
Images courtesy of Freepik (lead), Olympia Activewear, Vivre Active Wear, Karma Athletics, We Are Handsome, MilaKrasna, and Mika Yoga Wear.