Some of the best activewear brands started in Bondi.
New workout gear is one of the best ways to motivate yourself to get out there and work up a sweat.
We have put together some of the best activewear labels that embody all things fashion, fitness and luxury and all of them drew inspiration from Bondi Beach.
Sophistication and Style | The Upside
Founded by Australian fashion icon Jodhi Meares, The Upside strives toward promoting the philosophy of a healthy and active lifestyle through practical yet stylish workout fashion for busy women. With its first highly successful pop-up store opening in Bondi, the brand is admired for its unique prints and sleek style that smoothly transitions from workout to casual daywear. With a signature line including chic muscle shirts and body-sculpting tights, The Upside inspires women to get out and be active in style.
Price Range: High End (tights: $120-$190, tanks: $80-$100)
Simplistic Design | First Base
A renowned urban sportswear label, First Base optimises back to basic, understated and slick fashion inspired by the authentic sand and surf culture of Bondi Beach. Offering a killer selection of minimalist muscle tanks, slouchy sweats and bright sweat jackets, the label suits women looking for alternatives to super-tight, girly workout gear. First Base will be sure to make you feel like an urban cool Bondi local.
Price: Mid range (tights $100-$130, tanks $80)
Affordable | Nimble Activewear
This new sportswear label was founded by Bondi duo Kasia Santilli and Vera Yan to inspire women to get active in durable yet stylish activewear with a focus on affordability. Taking inspiration from the iconic Bondi Beach and its healthy and active local community, Nimble Activewear utilizes innovative technologies to produce high quality training gear that pushes boundaries and motivates women to get moving. Check out their boutique retail store at 49 Hall Street Bondi for beautiful sportswear that doesn’t break the bank.
Price Range: Affordable (tights: $60-$100, tanks: $60-$80)
Retro Sportsluxe | PE Nation
Fashionistas and Bondi lovers Pip Edwards & Claire Tregoning have newly created their activewear label that translates the latest fashion trends into luxe sportswear for multi-faceted active woman. Uniquely recognisable by its retro inspired designs, this fresh Bondi inspired label provides functional performancewear fit for an everyday urban lifestyle. From crops and leggings, to raw cut tees, bomber jackets and bike shorts, these signature designs with a tomboy twist will be sure to get you recognised during your next workout.
Price: Mid range (tights $110-$120, tanks $70-$80)
Bold Printed Luxury | Athletiq
This new luxury activewear brand combines fitness and fashion to the highest of standards. Utilizing bold yet sophisticated prints and innovative high quality materials throughout a collection of crops, tanks and tights, Athletiq attracts confident, active and fashion forward women. A sportsluxe brand taking inspiration from all aspects of Bondi’s environment and culture, this is a unique sportswear label that will be sure to get you noticed.
Price Range: High End (tights $140-$160, tanks $130-$150)
Durable Yet Elegant | Vie Active
Created by personal trainer and fitness-obsessed mother Noa Ries, Vie Active is a performance driven, fashion forward activewear line designed to inspire and empower women to live an active and healthy life. Solely inspired by the health and wellness that Bondi portrays, this sportswear label combines technical fabrics, durability, fashion and practicality. Known for its feminine and elegant colour palettes and styles, Vie makes all women to feel fabulous from workout to daily activities.
Price Range: High End (tights $120-$140, tanks $70-$100)
Check out our one-on-one interview with Vie Active founder Noa Ries for more on Vie Active.
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