With activewear no longer restricted to the gym and wearing yoga pants to a bottomless brunch becoming more acceptable than ever, it’s never been more necessary to bulk up your wardrobe with epic activewear looks ready for every occasion. But if you're the type who actually sweats in your gym gear, we also know there’s no better motivator to get off the couch than a shiny new outfit.
So, whether you’re chasing comfortable athleisure looks for brunch or high-tech tights for your next HIIT class, we’ve done you a solid and rounded up all the best places to buy luxury activewear in Brisbane.
At Lululemon, science is at the forefront of everything they do. The Canadian powerhouse has unsurprisingly reached cult-level status for their high-performance activewear and now they’re about to drop an entirely new range. Enter, Everlux, Lululemon’s fastest-drying fabric yet. It’s your hottest workouts paired with their fastest drying fabric. Think hot yoga, HIIT classes, and generally surviving Brisbane’s balmy summers. The Everlux range drops 18 February. You know what to do.
Frances Hendrie Athleisure
Famed for their achingly cool luxury basics, Frances Hendrie has now entered the athleisure game, curating some of the world’s top activewear brands at their James Street boutique. Featuring the likes of LNDR, Lilybod, Le Coq Stortif, Nimble Activewear, Jaggad and more, its never been easier to edit a killer workout kit that will take you from yoga to coffee and everywhere in between.
Okay, we might be cheating with this one but it was too good to leave off our list. Though d+k active doesn’t have a physical store, their sustainable activewear is all ethically manufactured right here in Brisbane, and we think that’s certainly something to get behind. Plus their size-inclusive range looks damn cool too. That's what we call a win for you and a win for our environment.
This Aussie label is responsibly designing chic activewear and accessories for men. The best part about this local brand, though? SQDAthletica doesn’t subscribe to the fast fashion movement by only producing quality collections in limited quantities. Plus their designs are simple, functional and timeless so our fellow guys aren't missing out on the athleisure trend and can rock up to brunch in their gym gear too.
Last year we saw Kim Kardashian take to Tokyo streets sporting the iconic 2XU tights paired with knee-high boots that blurred the line between activewear and ready-to-wear looks worthy of anywhere but the gym. There’s no denying 2XU’s aesthetic is seriously cool but they also don’t sacrifice any of the function. If you’re in the market for a comfortable office look that transitions seamlessly to your spin class, 2XU is the brand for you.
You might know them for their epic puff jackets and cosy knits but we’re here to give this Japanese retailer’s activewear collection the attention it deserves. With a recent collaboration with luxury designer Alexander Wang, at UNIQLO you’re going to find fierce designer gym attire for less. Think seamless bike pants and quick-drying tanks with t-shirts boasting anti-microbial and anti-odour technology for seriously affordable prices.
Nike Flagship Store
Nike has been the authority on sportswear for decades and we’d argue it was one of the big players in pioneering the athleisure trend. So whether we’re chasing chunky kicks, a kit to sweat in, or killer streetwear looks, we turn to Nike. As for the flagship store in Brisbane’s CBD, it's a curated experience. The staff go through rigorous training sessions so they’re armed with expert intel on what sneakers will work for your body and what activewear will work best for your favourite workouts.
Adidas Flagship Store
Launching back in the 90s, Adidas’ covetable activewear, kicks, and streetwear quickly landed cult status—and for good reason. No matter if you’re stepping into the office, going for a run, lounging on the couch—whatever your activity—a quick comb through the collection and there’s every chance you’ll fall in love with each and every garment.
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Image credit: Lululemon