Luxe Athletic Wear Brands You Might Not Know

If you haven’t jumped on the athleisure bandwagon yet, now’s the time, because this trend definitely isn’t going anywhere! With the temperatures dropping, it’s time to stock your wardrobe with cozy cropped hoodies, light windbreakers, and of course, all the leggings your closet can handle. And in case you’re tired of shopping at the same old places, we’ve come up with a list of six athletic apparel brands you might not know, each of them seriously killing the athleisure game. 

 LNDR

 LNDR

LNDR was founded just three years ago in East London. Catering to the cosmopolitan woman, LNDR specializes in trendy athletic wear that can be worn all day long (to, from, and at the gym). All about the athleisure trend, its products range from your typical leggings and sports bras to hoodies, track pants, basic tees, and knitwear. Comfortable and majorly on-trend (we love the bold logo), we expect you’ll start seeing LNDR everywhere soon.

 P.E Nation

P.E Nation

Street-meets-sportswear is what P.E Nation is known for. Founded in 2016 in Sydney, Australia, this luxe athletic wear brand perfectly blends technical athletic wear with retro urban-inspired everyday clothing. Just this year, the label expanded its collection into menswear and now offers items for all types of activities, including swimming, yoga, boxing, tennis, and running. Its brightly coloured collection of T-shirts, leggings, jackets, and more will take you straight back to the early ’90s.

Olympia Activewear

Olympia Activewear

Strong, feminine, and streamlined are the pillars of Olympia Activewear. Its refined sportswear collection is intended for the modern woman, featuring simple yet high quality pieces in a neutral colour palette. With a hint of retro inspiration, Olympia Activewear’s offerings are effortlessly chic, and will take you straight from the gym to the beach. More than leggings, sports bras, and its signature bodysuits, Olympia also offers loungewear in the form of shirt dresses, midi dresses, wrap skirts, harem pants, and more.  

Ultracor

Ultracor

 

Fun and funky, Ultracor’s activewear is designed for the kid at heart. Based in Los Angeles, its vibrant collections all feature wildly unique motifs, ranging from flowers and stars to bumblebees and gingham. More than style, Ultracor uses the finest technical fabrics that promise to sculpt and enhance your body like never before. Think of Ultracore as a cross between sportswear and shapewear.

Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga

Move over Lululemon, there’s a new yoga brand in town! Alo Yoga was created specifically with yogis in mind. The brand was founded in Los Angeles in 2007,and in case you haven’t heard, it has become a favourite among celebs in recent years. (Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, and Hailey Baldwin have all been spotted leaving the gym in a pair of Alo Yoga’s trendy and modern leggings.) The label has lines for both men and women, and gear in every colour under the sun. It’s also known for its unique detailing, which in the past has included an acid wash motif, metallic panelling, rips, and cutouts.

Koral

Koral

 

Feminine and trendy, Koral was founded by Brazilian-born Ilana Kugel, and has become known for its luxe, fashion-forward workout wear. Its signature piece is the Lustrous Legging, made with the brand’s patented infinity fabric, which creates a liquid-like look that will make you feel as invincible as Catwoman herself. Koral’s Fall 2018 collection, dubbed “Into the Wild,” is inspired by autumn’s natural elements, with camouflage motifs reminiscent of fall foliage and athletic wear in shades of forest green, beige, cream, and black.

 

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.