Athleisure and activewear is all the rage in Hong Kong these days. A pair of yoga pants is just as likely to see action outside the yoga studio as it will inside. From yoga clothes from popular brands like Lululemon Hong Kong to chic workout outfits from local labels like Caelum Greene and Miss Runner, we’ve hunted down the best activewear brands that’ll help you stay fashionable (and comfortable) at the gym and on the streets.
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Hong Kong’s best athleisure and activewear stores
As Hong Kong’s very first dedicated athleisure store (though its original Hollywood Road flagship store is now sadly closed), Caelum Greene scours the world to source items from quality athleisure brands, including Body Language, Filippa K, LNDR and L’urv. A store that puts a huge emphasis on sustainability and eco-consciousness, Caelum Greene carries plenty of chic athletic wear, beauty and lifestyle products made from natural materials. Plus, all the packaging is 100 percent recyclable. caelumgreene.com.
Fans of street fashion and androgynous style should turn their attention to this online platform, which specialises in black-centric minimalist clothes. CHSN1 labels itself as an active streetwear brand, which means everything from its collection of t-shirts, tank tops, pullovers and caps looks right at home at the gym. Essentially, it’s the perfect uniform for beast mode. Chsn1.com
Formerly named She Collective HK, Felosophie started out as
an online shopping site by two Hong Kong ladies selling women’s athleisure wear from North America. Brands like Alexis Mera, Rese, Onzie, Sol and Selene have all been part the collection here. As part of its rebranding and new philosophy (get the pun now?), Felosophie also acts as a platform for like-minded women athletes to connect and bond over a range of classes and workshops. felosophie.hk
It’ll be remiss of us to round up local activewear brands without mentioning Gourami. Best known for its array of vibrant and colourful swimwear, Gourami’s designs have even been showcased as part of Miss Hong Kong’s swimsuit competitions a number of times. Aside from bikinis, the local brand carries a range of sports apparel that comes in splashy patterns, making your workout style anything but bland.
This new Hong Kong-based brand is the brainchild of brothers James and Josh Shorrock. Utilising their experience in the footwear industry and their love of sneaker culture, the brothers decided to create their own line of stylish, comfortable footwear for everyday athletes. The first pair of kicks they’ve launched is the ADI Trainer ($1,110), which works in any setting, be it exercise or a night out. laneeight.com
Sure, everyone seems to be wearing Lululemon these days but there’s a reason why. Offering a versatile collection of chic designed leggings, tops, sports bras and accessories, Lululemon basically carries everything you need for a fashionable and functional wardrobe. But what wins over crowds is how any product can bring out our best shapes and curves. If you’re worried about clashing with other people, fret not, Lululemon updates their designs and collection regularly.
Mad for prints and patterns? Local women’s activewear label Miss Runner seeks out artists from Hong Kong and overseas to collaborate on various themed collections. The results are often some seriously gorgeous leggings and sports bras that are literally works of art. We particularly love the lace-up leggings ($438), featuring a ribbon cutting at the calves. missrunner.com.
With yoga being more popular than ever, there’s all the more reason to fill up our wardrobes with workout apparel that feels and looks great. Local fitness chain Pure Yoga makes this easier by establishing its own in-house apparel store, Pure Apparel. The shop offers yogis and gym rats alike breathable, fashionable and functional outfits and accessories. Pure members can enjoy discounts on any purchases, too.