Looking to revamp your workout gear? Here’s where to buy activewear in Hong Kong.
The benefits of exercise have been proven time and time again, and now it’s just down to us to pull our weight (literally). We get it: an early morning yoga class or an after work gym session can sometimes feel like the last thing on our to-do list. But perhaps the promise of an athleisure shopping spree can persuade you otherwise. To get you started, we’re sharing our favourite places to buy activewear in Hong Kong. Available online and in-store, these picks stock everything from comfy-chic leggings to stylish tops and sports bras.
Introducing high performance activewear – with an eco twist. Good Days champions sustainability and affordability for a consciously-created athleisure collection that won’t break the bank. Everything here is made from recycled polyester and nylon in an effort to support a circular economy, diverting plastic waste away from oceans and landfills, and repurposing it into ethically-manufactured activewear instead. Whether you’re into running, yoga, hikes or HIIT, this local Hong Kong brand has you covered with timeless designs that can be worn as both co-ord sets and mix-and-match combinations. Stock up on beautiful minimalist leggings, sports bras, crop tops and more, all for under $500 (prices range from $300 to $480), and rest easy in the knowledge that your athleisure will have you looking, feeling and doing good.
Good Days, gooddaysactivewear.com
Looking for activewear that will take you from gym to brunch and beyond? Flow With Me has you covered. This local, family-owned pick stocks seven lust-worthy athleisure brands on its online store (with more to come!), showcasing everything from leggings, sports bras, tote bags, yoga mats and more. Suitable for a range of workouts, including yoga, pilates and HIIT, all of these high performance pieces can be mixed and matched for maximum versatility, with prices starting at just $150. Each item in this collection has been personally tried and tested by owner Jiwon Maxted, so you know they’re going to do the job. Did we mention that there’s a particular focus on sustainability too? Careful use of resources, ethical production and natural, recyclable materials are all prerequisites to be featured here. Time to get browsing!
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If you follow any global yogis on Insta, it’s likely you’ve seen them decked in Alo Yoga gear. This brand is all about encouraging mindful movement, wellness and organic community – goals we are in full support of. Alo creates yoga clothing “explicitly to inspire yogis (and yogis-to-be) to have more yoga in their life”, with a studio-to-street vibe we can’t resist. Though it’s on the pricey side, you can pay for items through interest-free instalments – it’s an investment, after all! As a bonus, all items are wear-tested by the in-house team, so comfort and quality are guaranteed.
Alo Yoga, www.aloyoga.com
Originating from the Canadian West Coast, Aumnie brings casual, cool and effortless activewear to the streets of Hong Kong. With monochromatic prints and flirty cutouts, this line will make a subtle fashion statement whilst you work up a sweat. Check out the block colour Logo Tanks ($339) and the wide selection of statement leggings (from $465) – perfect for those on the tall and petite side!
Performance-driven activewear is the name of the game at B.Y.O Active (or Be Your Own Active). Here, functionality meets style – each piece is multi-functional, designed to support you in whichever fitness endeavour you choose. Best of all, they’re chic enough to wear both in and out of our classes. We’ll be adding the Knees Up Leggings ($720) promptly to our wishlist. Made from 100% squat-proof and sweat-wicking material, they even have pockets! What’s not to love?
B.Y.O Active, byoactive.com
Caelum Greene is a lifestyle fashion store, featuring a range of athleisure pieces from a curated selection of high-quality brands (including the likes of Alo Yoga, Filippa K and more). We especially love that the store is committed to making active and mindful decisions; from the paper bags and business cards printed on recycled paper, to the energy efficient LED lighting in store. As for the activewear, we’re serious fans of the Daquini Skye Capri Legging ($990), which comes complete with hidden waistband pockets to store all of your essentials!
Caelum Greene (LANDMARK), Shop 304 – 305, The LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
If you’re on a budget, Cotton On is a great affordable spot for staple items and basic gear. The low prices don’t (necessarily) mean poor quality either! From sports bras to jackets, yoga mats and gym bags, Cotton On has you covered. We love the brand’s tank tops and sporty singlets, which are comfy enough to wear for chilling around the house too. It’s also worth taking a look at the cute accessories on offer, like the stylish Metal Drink Water Bottles and these Active Wireless Earphones – just what you need when squeezing in that lunchtime workout!
Sassy Tip: If you’re concerned about quality, check the inside label for the material and opt for items that use natural, breathable and lightweight fibres (like cotton!) over synthetics with unnecessary padding and elastic.
Catering mostly to yoga and running fans, lululemon needs no introduction. If you buy just one piece from the brand, make it the Wunder Under Hi-Rise ($880). Designed to fit like a second skin, these leggings are made to carry you through the most rewarding workouts, and look effortlessly modern to boot. After all, lululemon experts say it best: “The way you feel in your pants can affect the way that you train in your pants!”
If you’re finding yourself reaching for bold prints and bright colours, this pick is for you. From quirky shorts to comfy tanks, there are plenty of options to choose from here. We especially love the statement tops – featuring quotes like “Inhale, Exhale”, “Raise the Vibe” and “Salty Hair Don’t Care”.
Liquido Active, www.liquidoactive.com
Omberry is all about providing comfortable, fashionable and unique clothing for the modern day explorer. From yoga apparel to resortwear, the theme that runs throughout each collection is one of flexibility and versatility. For a pop of colour and a simple style, try out the Dorothy Tank in Indian Green ($486). The flattering empire cut keeps a classic silhouette, whilst the wide straps are ideal for giving extra support.
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As the sister company of Zara and Massimo Dutti, Oysho’s collection of activewear is as stylish as they come. We particularly love the selection of printed leggings, which are sure to make you stand out from the crowd. And the oversized tees are perfect for lounging around in – after your workout of course!
Oysho (Kowloon Tong), Shop L1-10, 1/F, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2448 9834
With the motto “constantly inspired, always dreaming, and forever moving,” it’s no surprise we can’t get enough of this brand. Bringing together high-tech fabrics, artistic design and affordable prices, POPFLEX is a winner.
Pure Fitness Gyms are a staple across the city, so it’s no surprise to learn that the brand’s apparel is equally as popular! With convenient locations all over Hong Kong, this is an easy store to head to when you’re already out and about. As well as its own collection, you can find pieces from partner brands Alo Yoga, Manduka and Spiritual Gangster.
Rising Lotus is a boutique women’s athleisure label that caters to the active individual. Designed right here in the 852, each piece is crafted from superior fabric and quality materials. Founder Vivien So aims for the brand aesthetic to represent Californian-casual meets Hong Kong city chic. As such, you’ll find that the styles are both comfortable and practical.
Rising Lotus, risinglotus.com
Versatility is key with Siva Active pieces. The collection of workout gear is designed to blend seamlessly in to your current wardrobe, making it a go-to for timeless essentials. Bestsellers include the FeelZero Crop Bra Top ($349), which comes in a classic Rose Terrazzo print, and the SoftTech High Waisted Legging ($368) in Dusk Blue. The prices are very reasonable too!
Siva Active, sivaactive.com
Popular London-bred activewear brand Sweaty Betty has finally landed in Hong Kong! Known for its quality workout basics and fashion-forward prints, this pick sells everything from tees to sports bras, knitwear, accessories and more. The star of the show has to be the leggings though. With different styles for different activities (including workout, run, yoga and studio), there’s bound to be a match made in legging heaven for you here. If you’re unsure where to start, take the brand’s Leggings Quiz to find your perfect pair.
Looking for styles that you can wear all day, every day? Canadian activewear brand TITIKA Active Couture will get the job done. The brand arrived on the scene in 2009, born out of the need for luxury activewear. It’s known for redefining how activewear is worn – simply because you’ll want to wear it from the gym to work, and everything in between. Designed for busy women, TITIKA strives to embrace the most demanding, active lifestyles. There are plenty of styles to love, but the Quinn Leggings ($780) and Karla Medium Impact Bra ($626) are amongst the best sellers.
TITIKA Active Couture, www.titikaactive.hk
Introducing activewear you’ll never want to take off. V Apparel delights with a packed selection of casual tops, chic bras and bum-sculpting leggings. We’re eyeing up this Off Shoulder Bra ($458), along with these pretty Blue Floral Leggings ($548). Compliments are guaranteed.
V Apparel, vapparelonline.com
You may have already heard of the Women’s Five for organising the five-week fitness programme and 5K/10K runs, but you probably didn’t know that it also has an online shop selling its very own brand of leggings. With fair prices, high quality materials and playful designs, these European-made pieces tick all the boxes. Take your pick from the Active, Yoga and Capri fits, each offering different cut variations in fun prints. We love the Yoga Leggings ($489), with a high-waist band and three alternative prints. Check out the Tribe Vibes edition if you’re looking for something bright and bold.
Women’s Five Store, www.womensfive.store
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 17 January, 2018 by Tania Shroff and was most recently updated in June, 2020.
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Featured image by Daisy Dudley for Sassy Media Group with images from Aumnie via Angel Lau, Miss Runner via Instagram, Rising Lotus via Instagram, lululemon and Oysho, image 1 courtesy of Good Days, image 2 courtesy of Flow With Me, image 3 courtesy of Alo Yoga via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Caelum Greene via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of lululemon via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Oysho via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Siva Active via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of V Apparel via Instagram.