Ah January, the time of the year when everyone is setting new fitness goals they may or may not stick to. Whether you’re looking to hit the gym seven days a week, or you simply want to shake up your workout wardrobe this year, we’ve rounded up five local athleisure brands that will give you some extra motivation and help you look the part too.
Designed with both street style enthusiasts and gym junkies in mind, Koral is a luxury athleisure fashion line that’s sophisticated, edgy, and feminine all at once. Its stunning designs are thoughtfully engineered to gear you up for high-intensity workouts, as well as a night out on the town. You can easily pair some lustrous high-rise black leggings with a matching sports bra, a mesh bomber jacket, and a pair of heeled boots for a kickass look.
Price range: About $400 for sports bras and $1,200 for leggings
Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, (+852) 2118 2288
Lane Crawford, 8 Finance Street, Central, (+852) 2118 2288
Caelim Greene, 90-92 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, (+852) 2548 1827
Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central, (+852) 3968 2668
2. Ivy Park
Ivy Park is a sportswear line brought to us by Beyoncé in collaboration with Topshop. Queen Bey’s cult brand combines aspects of street style with functional workout gear that can be worn in or out of the gym. The designs fuse traditional hiking, running, and other sports gear with a slick utilitarian focus, deconstructed details, angled cut-outs, and bold logos. If you have things to do before a session at the gym, then Ivy Park will have you looking cute without needing to bring an extra outfit.
Price range: About $200 for runner shorts and $400 for leggings
TopShop, Shop 520-521, 5th Floor, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
TopShop, 59 Queens Road Central, Asia Standard Tower, Hong Kong, (+852) 2118 5353
3. Cotton On Activewear
If the thought of spending a lot on something you’re going to sweat through doesn’t sound appealing, then Cotton On is your go-to store for affordable, but still cute, workout gear. Cotton On’s style is usually pretty traditional, offering a staple of stylish activewear in minimalistic colours and prints, combined with subtle details like mesh panelling. You can wear the brand’s basic pieces to your Sunday Yoga class as well as your brunch date afterwards, and still look put together. The store occasionally offers other unique and fun designs with great discounts as well, so keep an eye out for some bargains.
Price range: About $100 to $200 for leggings or tops
Cotton On, locations vary
4. RUMI X
One of the most popular homegrown activewear brands in the city is RUMI X, which radiates a carefree and bubbly spirit through its signature bright, graphical prints. The thoughtful brand offers stylish workout gear for all – including maternity leggings for pregnant mamas who still want to work out or grow their bump in cute leggings. Not only is RUMI’s innovative activewear incredibly adorable, it is also made with sustainable fibres from recycled plastic bottles, water-based ink dyes, and upcycled coffee grounds (yep, you read that right) which helps keep both you and the environment in good shape.
Price range: About $300 to $500 for sports bras and $400 to $800 for leggings
RUMI X, 1801, 18/F, Waga Commercial Centre, 99 Wellington St, Central
5. Lily Ro
Lilly Ro‘s aesthetic is sporty but fashionable, often featuring geometric patterns and bold colours. The brand’s leggings and sports bras are designed with the same breathable material, with sweat reducing and compression features helping you to stay cool and dry while working up a sweat. Designed for everything from yoga to high-intensity workouts, these trendy pieces are stylish, but also don’t skimp on technical performance.
Price range: About $300 for sports bras and $500 for leggings
Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, (+852) 3196 8230
Online, Free shipping for Hong Kong – 1 to 3 days delivery