The New Year is here and good intentions are flying high… but the girls and I have no sports gear to support the cause! Our threadbare leggings and grey tank tops just won’t cut it anymore and we haven’t seen our trainers since before never. Hong Kong has a vast array of sports stores and we’ve sussed out the ten hottest spots that we swear by for all our fitness needs. From high to low, specialty to extreme you’ll find everything you need and more in the list of shops below!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND MORE
Sogo Causeway Bay
Hectic and busy Sogo might not be the most glamorous place to shop but it is home to some of the best sportswear in Hong Kong. This multilevel Japanese-style department store in the heart of Causeway Bay has everything you need to deck out your sports wardrobe from head to toe. All of the large name brands are represented (except for Asics) and it’s really great to have such super stock all in one place, (they even have Stella McCartney’s designs for Adidas!). Nike, Puma, Reebok, Columbia, The North Face and many more vetted labels have all set up shop here on the fourth floor. It’s impossible to leave empty-handed… trust us we’ve tried!
Sogo 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
2833 8338 www.sogo.com.hk
GigaSports has it all when it comes to competitive sports apparel. It is a sports superstore with premium brands and a complete selection of sports footwear and apparel. They also stock equipment and accessories from basketball and tennis, to soccer and outdoor sports. Customer satisfaction is key here and you will find teams of sports specialists in store, just in case you need a helping hand and some expert advice. They have a multitude of colours and styles in brands such as Puma, Nike, Adidas and 2XU just to name a few.
GigaSports 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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Talk about functionality! This little mecca in the heart of central services the die-hard triathletes, runners and fitness freaks on the island. From Garmin watches to Vibram Five Fingers this is the pinnacle place for supreme sports equipment. With Asics, Orca, 2XU, CompresSport and our beloved Shock Absorber sports bras, this shop might be small but boy is it mighty! They are serious about their sportswear, but there’s room for fun here too, and on our last visit we spotted some rainbow runners.
Escapade Sports 30-34 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
Escapade Sports 19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
For the fashion forward fitness bunny this small store is the place to go. With exclusive limited edition Nike id products and a computer where you can design your own shoes, this specialist store is a gem amidst the buzz of Causeway Bay. The selection is highly edited and some of the most unique Nike products in Hong Kong can be found here; including tanks, shorts, shoes and everything in between. If you’re looking for the latest trends and think that spotting a training twin is a total ‘mare than this hot spot is for you!
FOR THE YOGIS
Ah luxurious Lululemon… super soft and so stylish you’ll never want to take it off. Lets be honest, keeping active requires a lot of motivation and having trendy gear can really help get you up and on the treadmill at the crack of dawn! The original yoga turned multisport label offers exceptional support and stocks by far the most flattering sports gear on the market. Tops taper to conceal tummies while pants and shorts are cut to ensure lumps and bumps are kept to a minimum. Personal favourites include the run free shorts, basic tanks and the full-length wunder under pants. Every Lululemon purchase should be viewed as an investment as they last a lifetime thanks to their four way stretch signature fabrics. The Canadian brand now has showrooms in Central, Causeway Bay and Kowloon so you can get your Lululemon fix all around Hong Kong! (Ps- Check out the guide to Causeway Bay we created for them here!)
Lululemon Showroom Ground Floor, 53 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
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This yoga inspired lifestyle brand all the way from the West-Coast of Canada carries tops, tees, tanks, pants, accessories and everything else you need to get to your mat in style. Prices are reasonable and the clothing is cute! Shorts and bras cost approxamitely $300 and the sheer variety of styles, cuts and colours on offer make us want to practice our backward bend every day of the week!
Aumnie 99 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
BACK TO BASICS
Our fail safe one stop shop for basics on a budget truly can’t be beaten. The $100 crop tops are wallet friendly and stylish to boot – perfect for that spin class after work with the hot instructor! Their Body range offers fresh and fun slogan tanks, sports bras, shorts, pants, socks and accessories ranging from XS-L in most styles. If you buy one thing from here pick up the attack tank – it is versatile, supportive and oh so comfy! This is our secret spot to stock up on sports socks too.
Cotton On Shop A & B, G/F 2-10 D’aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
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On a bit of a budget but want to look like a million bucks?! Well H&M is the place for you. They don’t have the largest sports section but everything is good quality, washes well and offers great value for money. Their sports bras are particularly well designed and offer different support levels. If you find something that suits you it would be wise to bulk buy as things sell out fast here!
See all H&M locations in Hong Kong here
We’re quick to associate well-known high street brand Gap with white t-shirts and conservative denim jeans… but their basics don’t end there. Their super soft GapBody cotton tanks and sports shorts make for cool, cosy workout gear that is a nice relaxed alternative to scary spandex. Lots of black and white options are a great way to build a basic workout wardrobe. Prices are reasonable and sales staff will go out of their way to help you find what you’re looking for.
Gap 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
See more Gap store locations in Hong Kong here
Forever 21 proves that looking good while working out doesn’t have to cost the earth. Clever babes on a budget can stock up on stylish yoga, running and general training apparel here. Great for sticking to those New Year’s resolutions without breaking the bank!
Forever 21 Capitol Centre, 5-19 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
2890 4791 www.forever21.cn