Athleisure is the trend that isn’t pausing to take a breath. Long gone are the days of pulling on sagging tights and your boyfriend's old tee to jog in, now it’s all about technical, sweat-wicking fabrics and quality kit that works as hard as you do.
But more than just for gym class, living in your activewear has become a “lifestyle” and TBH, it’s the ultimate convenience. Whether you’re heading straight from class to running errands or grabbing coffee with friends after a long coast walk, you can do it all in lycra.
Luckily, as the market has exploded with home-grown Aussie athleisure labels, international exports and fit-focused boutiques, kitting yourself out in stylish threads, is literally no sweat. So, whether your hunting for the best crop top for vinyassa or just some flattering leggings to roll up to Sunday brunch in, we’ve got the low down on where to buy activewear in Perth.
North Beach, Applecross, Dunsborough
If it’s a luxe upgrade to your athleisure wardrobe you’re in need of, sprint into Hyperluxe. Kitting out the entire west coast, these family-owned boutiques deliver on premium sporty style and service. Curated with both active living and off-duty chic in mind, Hyperluxe will fit you out with active apparel that moves seamlessly from sweat to smoothies. Showcasing leading local brands, including cult favourites PE Nation and Jaggad, alongside major international players like LNDR, their lust-worthy selection includes both men’s and women’s ranges. So, you and bae can get matching fit-kit, cos #couplesthattraintogether…
Take a walk around the Golden Triangle and you’re bound to spy countless fit-mums and millennials head to toe in outfits from Motion Lifestyle. Nestled in buzzing Napoleon street, Motion is the on-trend boutique which carries premium local and international brands, including The Upside, Al Fenix and Camilla & Marc. Here you will find fit-kit to style you out for Pilates, a session at The Clubhouse, or just dashing up the aisles of The Boatshed. Stocking exclusively for women, the consistently high quality of their selection has captured the loyalty of the local community. Big tip: their curated Nike kicks selection is always on point, so if you’re in the market for some fresh sneakers, drop by.
LA Fit Studio
Highgate & Subiaco
Taking things to whole new levels of convenience, LA Fit stocks everything you could need for your next Pilates or spin class, right next door to the actual studios where you’ll be sweating it out! Curated by the team of expert instructors from LA Fit Studio, expect a performance-backed selection, suited for the demands of the workouts—which means there will be plenty of technical sweat wicking and flattering high waists here! Carrying local Perth label BAM.U alongside L’URV and LA export NUX, you have no more excuses to miss that workout if you forgot to take your gym kit to work today.
One of our favourite neighbourhood fashion boutiques, Savvy Brands stocks a curated selection of activewear for those wanting a more stylish workout look. Covering the athleisure trend, they carry upmarket, fashion forward labels known for elevating your sportsluxe clout. The kit here looks just as good with kicks as it will with your most-loved denims, ideal for the most trend driven of the fit-clique. Drop by to browse the racks after a Pilates class at neighbouring Pilates Centre WA or before drooling over the cakes at Ari & Esmay.
What started as Canadian yogi brand, household name Lululemon has successfully expanded to be the international player paving the athleisure trend. And now just about every studio in town will have a handful of fit fiends sporting the Lululemon logo. Beyond their “best for lifting and sculpting your bum” leggings, Lululemon dominates with their range of essential activewear and staple garbs for both men and women. It is here that you can find all the kit you need for near every athletic endeavour there is out there, with flattering cuts, highly technical fabrics (just ask an “educator” instore, they can give you all the tech deets!) and workout accessories galore.
The digital mecca of all things athleisure, Stylerunner holds a favoured place in the hearts of many fit-fashionistas. The fashion forward online store wins gold for both activewear you can’t wait to get sweaty and off-duty style ideal for kicking back on the weekends. From bootcamp to meditation, as well as a maternity section for those fit mums-to-be, Stylerunner has you covered. Plus, can we take a second for that killer selection of sneakers…With express delivery to the west coast in one to two days, you can be buying your next favourite workouts threads, all from the comfort of your couch—kinda ironic right?!
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Motion Lifestyle | Image credit: Elle Borgward