The Secret to Looking Good in the Gym: Hong Kong’s Hottest Activewear Stores
If you need an excuse for new clothes I’ll give you one. You’re more likely to be committed to your new workout if you’ve invested in a great workout wardrobe. You’ll also feel more comfy and confident in clothes that feel good. Hong Kong’s not quite the sportswear capital of the world, but we’ve still got some great places to pick up workout clothes for all styles and budgets.
These are a selection of my favourite places and brands around town that will stand you apart from the lululemon crowd but look equally stylish and feel fabulously functional.
Korean owned American fashion giant might be the place to pick up cheap fashion but the sportswear section, tucked in a corner by the escalators halfway up this mammoth store is surprisingly chic and durable. Their range of yoga and running pants, capris and shorts are well designed and won’t break the bank. Some of my favourite outfits are from this store. Ssshhh don’t tell anyone.
Address: Capitol Centre, 5-19 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
Low cost, stylish sports bras, jogging pants, yoga pants and baggy tees galore at this Aussie instituion. Fits can be hit and miss so try everything on. Handy to know that Cotton On will let you return things if you want to try on at home, including sportswear and sportsbras, which can save you from changing room queuing.
Address: 2-10 D’Agilar Street, Central and 36 Granville Road, TST
GAP’s activewear section is only in Central and consists of cool neutral colours in functional fabrics. Reasonably priced and with a good range of sizes the HK selections focus on tees and training leggings.
Address: 31 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Flex’s small but stylish range of clothing covers everything from barre-chic to yoga-wear. They import brands not found elsewhere in Hong Kong including Splits59, Vie Active and Beyond Yoga as well as stocking selected lululemon items. It comes with a price tag but is easily some of the most luxe gear I’ve seen in Hong Kong.
Address: 3/F 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, and 3/F One Island South, Heung Yip Street, Wong Chuk Hang
With hi-tech fabrics for the heat (you’ll be needing that in Hong Kong) this store houses menswear and womenswear for the active lifestyle. More function over fashion, it’s a great place to pick up a piece of kit that screams ‘I’m serious!’ in the gym.
Address: Shop 3B, G/F., 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay: L1-02, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong,: Shop OT244-247, Level 2, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
This Hong Kong based internet seller imports classic Brazilian activewear. I’m in love with this cute pair of workout shorts that combine running short style with the added security and comfort of a tight undershort and support band. Fabrics are high quality with colour and flair to match.
Feeling flush with cash and want to channel your inner Mockingjay? Turn to the hottest designer on the fitness block Lucas Hugh, the brand responsible for the Hunger Games outfits. Only available in Hong Kong via Net A Porter this brand makes a statement whilst sculpting you into a world class fighting machine. Or…. you could wear it to brunch.
Elle Kealy is an international business coach for fitness health and wellness professionals looking to launch their businesses with a bang and women’s fitness expert, personal trainer and nutrition coach helping women around the world eat better and feel fantastic in just 90 days or less. For more information on working with Elle visit