From chic sport bras to running shoes and yoga mats, we give you the low-down on how to work up a sweat in true style
We take our sportswear as seriously as our workouts. Kickass fitness threads can take us straight from the office to the gym or yoga studio (with one less bag to tote around). Below, we present a list of rad sports brands and stores in Singapore that will give you enough reasons to hit the elliptical.
This Canadian brand’s eclectic mix of leggings is a firm favourite amongst mat-toting, downward-dogging yogis, but Lululemon Athletica also stocks a comprehensive range of stylish running shorts, activewear bras, singlets, sport bags, and sweat bands for every type of sport for both men and women.
Under Armour exudes a tougher-than-nails vibe – so you can expect nothing less than high-performing fitness gear and accessories that are known for technologies such as heat dissemination and scent control. Must-buys include the brand’s staples like UA CoolSwitch tanks and shorts, HeatGear tees, and compression wear.
What’s not to love about this Aussie brand? Paving the way for fashionable activewear, Lorna Jane is every fitness-loving fashionista’s dream come true: think chic tights, colourful slogan tees, strappy sport bras, and stylish accessories to complete your look. Now you’ve got no more excuse for looking sloppy at your next spin class.
Lorna Jane, 4 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069786, p. 6221 8641. Open Mon-Fri 12-7pm.
RUMI X apparels are not only perfect for high-intensity workouts, but are super stylish too – all their yoga pants boast bright colours and pretty patterns. Plus point: Their yoga pants are also 100% made from plastic bottles – perfect for environmentally-conscious fitness enthusiasts.
RUMI X, available at Barre 2 Barre, Isetan Scotts, Kapok at National Design Centre, and online.
Touch the Toes
Helmed by yogis, Kelly Hotta-Moung and Wuen Lin Tan, this green and stylish co-venture brings in yoga apparel and accessories by international brands like Wellicious (London), Manduka (California) and Hanuman (Hong Kong). Apparel here are all sustainably produced with organic cotton, bamboo blends or recycled/upcycled materials. What’s more? The collections available are usually funky, colourful and fun – from snake prints to vibrant geometric patterns.
Touch the Toes, 4A Haji Lane, Singapore 189197, p. 6396 5025 . Open Mon-Fri 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 1-7pm.
With Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Cara Delevingne at its forefront, it’s no surprise that PUMA is one kickass sports brand. Whether your tastes veer towards PUMA’s more timeless styles like the Suede Classic or a more edgy vibe, courtesy of FENTY PUMA By Rihanna, there’s no denying that PUMA is also one of the leading contenders in the streetwear/atheleisure arena.
French mega sports retailer, Decathlon, has opened its first Southeast Asian flagship store in Singapore, and it’s unsurprisingly been a great hit amongst fitness enthusiasts. Head over to its 35,000-square feet store at Chai Chee, which houses more than 95,000 (!) workout apparel, equipment, and footwear. With its extensive array of sporting goods and accoutrements, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
Decathlon Singapore, two outlets islandwide.
In case you haven’t noticed, H&M stocks a pretty decent range of sportswear. Its outlet at Singapore Sports Hub has a dedicated section for that, offering lots of basics like leggings, running shorts, sports bras and tank tops. With racks replenished every week and a shelf-life of not more than five weeks, you’d be crazy to pass up togs that start from $9.90 and generally hover under $80.
H&M, Orchard Building, 1 Grange Road, Singapore 239693, p. 6235 1459.
Colourful and slick, the Adidas not only houses its cult Originals range, but also carries super-exclusive limited editions and big-name collaborations including Jeremy Scott, Opening Ceremony and Bedwin & The Heartbreakers. The standout in our books? You can never go wrong with the Miss Stan Shoes in white.
… never disappoints. We adore this sportswear behemoth for its expansive collection of highly coveted fashion and athletic gear such as Flyknit racers, Air maxes and Roshes. Their stuff doesn’t stay on the shelves for long, so we suggest you get that pair of sneakers, stat!
Since they’ve undergone a redesign, New Balance has been riding high on the sneaker fashion trend. Stop by its beautiful concept store at Bugis Junction that has an interior which evokes an industrial gym feel. Here, you can find high-quality running shoes and the lifestyle MadebyNB range we’d be happy to wear every day.
New Balance, eight stores islandwide.
Queensway Shopping Centre
If you’re not looking to make a dent in your wallet, head to Queensway for sneakers, racquets and sporting apparel at rock-bottom prices. Shops sell last season’s leftovers, but we can hardly resist the affordable price tags. We recommend visiting stores like Athletes Domain, X Alternative Sports and Lockers Bay.
Queensway Shopping Centre, 1 Queensway, Singapore 149053.
There’s no shortage of cheap sport stores in Peninsula, but if we had to choose, our favourite would be Weston Corporation (#04-09). This snazzy store is saturated with an extensive range of soccer jerseys from both past and current seasons, boots and accessories.
Peninsula Plaza, 111 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179098.